2020-03-12 E-Edition

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Election setback not stopping officials at school in Raymond

Proposed bond measures likely failed


Michelle Townsend checks in with students during break while she does double duty as superintendent and principal of the one-school district in Raymond. Photo by Kellie Flanagan Under the bright blue sky in Raymond, students and teachers at the local school make their regular daily rounds cheerfully, despite the recent apparent defeat of two local bond measures that could have […]

Coronavirus continues to be major focus for officials

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Though some people are claiming the coronavirus is being overplayed by the media, it’s hard to argue the facts about the disease which has no known vaccine. One fact to consider is how quickly the virus seems to be spreading, including throughout cruise ships in the country. One cruise ship was finally allowed to dock on Monday in Oakland, but […]

Flying high: The X-15 and U.S. spaceflight

Author to present program in Mariposa

The X-15 rocket plane is shown in this artist’s rendition. The program will be the subject of an upcoming talk in Mariposa.Editor’s note: Michelle Evans is the author of “The X-15 Rocket Plane, Flying the First Wings into Space,” and will be the featured speaker at a program about the plane and her book. That program will be held at […]

Petition to revoke raises for supervisors presented to clerk

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County officials are now in the process of verifying signatures from a petition turned in by a group of citizens trying to halt a raise recently approved by the board of supervisors. That raise, which could not go into effect until July 1, would boost the salary of supervisors by about $30,000 a year. It would bring their base salary […]

Roberts obtains counsel, new date is set in matter

Faces attempted murder charge; other counts

Jeron RobertsA Greeley Hill man accused of attempted murder has hired an attorney and his case has been reset for April. Jeron Daniel Roberts, 41, remains in the Mariposa County Jail under $500,000 bail following an appearance Tuesday morning in Mariposa County Superior Court. During his most recent hearing, Roberts told Judge Michael Fagalde he was seeking an attorney and […]

School district plans to move forward with new classroom building at MCHS



Mariposa County Unified School District officials are moving forward with plans to construct a new classroom building on the lower portion of the Mariposa County High School campus. District officials have been eying the possibility for the last two years, and now, it appears as though it will come to fruition. At the most recent school board meeting, the board […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Jail Booking Report Here are some of the highlights from the recent booking reports at the Mariposa County Jail. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. March 2 – Richard Anthony Pena, 22, La Grange, was arrested for selling harmful matter to a minor. March 3 – Phillip Earl Brooks, 52, Kingman, was arrested […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

March 2-20

• EMS – 1 • Fires – 2 • Public Assists – 4 • Auto Collisions – 2 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 […]

IN BRIEF …

Veggie seminar scheduled On Saturday, March 21, renowned bearded iris grower Doug Kanarowski will discuss some of the cheapest and easiest ways to grow vegetables in the area. The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at a local Mariposa farm. He will discuss successful vegetable gardening in the Sierra foothills, easy and cheap resources for year-round gardening […]