2019-08-29 E-Edition

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It’s fair time in Mariposa County

FREE This marks 80th year of the annual celebration

Leave it to Brian Bullis to describe the Mariposa County Fair the way a poet would. After all, Bullis knows it better than anyone else. “The fair is a living, breathing thing,” he said. “The facilities are the body, and the people are the heart and soul. It takes on its own life and motion.” The fair has returned once […]

Liberty, rights focus of long-distance walk

Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies, left, is shown walking with Shannon Poe of Greeley Hill last Saturday in Mariposa. Photo by Nicole W. LittleThey had signs, chairs, flags and even dogs. They waited patiently last Saturday afternoon in Mariposa, taking advantage of the shade provided by trees lining Highways 140/49 near the office of Dr. Timothy Barnes. Some shouted about […]

Cox files federal suit; may seek $150 million, or more

Local officials named in court filing

A federal lawsuit has been filed by local landowner Jerry Cox against Mariposa County. The suit was filed last week in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, which is located in Fresno. Though specific dollar amounts are left open, one section of the suit says Cox believes the damages “to be in excess of $150 million.” The suit was […]

More drama now unfolding in proposal by lawyer in Cox case

It appears Mariposa County is on the line for more than $230,000 in legal fees in the Jerry Cox receivership case. In addition, the California Receivership Group has made an about-face in its position on selling the property owned by Cox and now claims it will take a major reduction in fees. Or will it? In a filing with the […]

Two face involuntary manslaughter charges after death of elderly man


Two local residents have been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of an elderly man. Stephanie Ann Adams, 51, and Eric Albert Augsburger, 53, both face multiple charges in the case. The victim was Wayne Franklin Adams, 74. Besides the involuntary manslaughter charge, a felony, both also face felony counts of elder or dependent adult abuse and […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Aug. 19 – There was a landlord/tenant issue on Mary Harrison Mine Road in Coulterville. • Petty theft was reported on Vista Verde Way in Coulterville. • Threats were reported on Live Oak Road in Mariposa. • There was a report of suspicious circumstances on Dogtown Road in Mariposa. • Someone found some kittens on Old Highway […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Aug. 19-Aug. 25

• EMS – 2 • Fires – 1 • Public Assists – 1 • Auto Collisions – 1 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 13 volunteer stations located throughout the county. If you are 18 years of age and possess a valid CA driver’s license, we would love to hear from you! Positions are available for fire/medical and […]


Join the Mom Squad Mariposa County Parks and Rec will be offering the “Mom Squad,” a fitness program for moms and kids. The program will begin on Sept. 9 from 9-10 a.m. Parks and Rec will provide workout equipment (dumbells, resistance bands, etc.), but parents are asked to bring water and their child’s stroller. The classes will be $3 per […]

Ervin Quinn

Ervin Lee Quinn was born Jan. 10, 1932 and passed away Aug. 18, 2019. Ervin served in the U.S. Navy During the Korean War and was a part of the Plumbers Union for 32 years. He retired in 1991 and was an avid endurance rider; he also enjoyed fishing and bowling. He cherished his family and friends most of all. […]