2020-04-09 E-Edition

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FREE Mariposa County High School seniors dealing with new reality and uncertainty

Editor’s note: Five seniors from Mariposa County High School were interviewed on Monday afternoon about their thoughts on school being shut down for the last several weeks, and about how it has affected them. To stay in compliance with social distancing recommendations, the interview was conducted through Zoom, an online video conferencing tool. Imagine working for 18 years toward a […]

County still without case of Covid-19


For Dr. Eric Sergienko, the message could not be more clear. “It is up to the community. It really is,” said Sergienko, the Mariposa County health officer who has been front and center when it comes to the battle against Covid-19, the pandemic sweeping the nation. So far, the numbers in Mariposa County continue to be strong. As of Tuesday, […]

School chief says no rush to close for rest of the year


If you’ve driven by any local schools lately, there is an eerie feeling. Where there would normally be students moving to their next classes, or recesses being held, there is silence. There is obviously no activity within the school system with school sites being shuttered due to the Covid-19 pandemic, other than the district office, where administrators continue to hash […]

Second death marked in Madera County, more uncertainty remains


A collective sigh of resignation could be heard across the foothills as Eastern Madera County settled into the fourth week of staying home due to restrictions surrounding the novel coronavirus, Covid-19. Second death reported, post office closed briefly Madera County currently has a total of 30 Covid-19 cases on the books, including 20 active cases, eight recovered case and two […]

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 30 – Gabriel Luna Delatorre, 22, Winton, was arrested for driving without a license and violating probation. • Derrick Alan Jones, 51, Mariposa, was arrested for inflicting […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

FREE March 30-April 5

• EMS – 3 • 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 […]

Planned blood drive will not take place


A blood drive that had been scheduled for this week in Mariposa has been canceled. Officials from the Central California Blood Center said staffing issues were the reason the blood drive had to be canceled. Local resident Kris Casto was organizing the blood drive and said many people had volunteered to give blood. “Thank you to all of the Mariposa […]

Taste of Mariposa is reset for July 3


The Mariposa Butterfly Festival Committee has announced that the annual Taste of Mariposa, which had been scheduled for April 4, has been moved to Friday, July 3 due to the ongoing Covid-19 concerns. The Taste of Mariposa is the main fundraiser for the Mariposa Butterfly Festival that has also been rescheduled to July 4-5 at the fairgrounds. Other changes to […]

Your photos


With the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, some of our regular features have not been in the newspaper recently. However, because everyone longs for some sense of normalcy, we are featuring these two photos which were submitted in recent weeks. At right, reader Mike Brenner sent in this photo after seeing a story we did recently about a mountain lion […]