2020-04-30 E-Edition

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Board shutters classes for remainder of the year

FREE School’s out for summer

After considering the latest information related to Covid-19, the Mariposa County Unified School District board of trustees has decided to close schools through the end of the school year, which is June 11. Students will continue to receive their education through the district’s distance learning program. District officials had previously decided to shutter schools through May 1 but needed to […]

First county resident is Covid-19 positive

FREE Woman in her 20s was tested in Madera County, is now isolated

A Mariposa County resident has tested positive for Covid-19 — the first recorded case since the outbreak of the pandemic. The person was tested in Madera County, according to Dr. Eric Sergienko, county health officer. She is a female who is age 23. Sergienko said it is the “first case” of a person who lives in Mariposa County. He said […]

Don’t wait

FREE Carter says people should still make appointments, get care

In the era of Covid-19, there’s one thing people should not do: Be complacent about their healthcare. “We know your illness or chronic medical problems have not gone away,” said Dr. Mimi Carter, chief of staff for the John C. Fremont Healthcare System. Carter said “people have put everything on hold” including their healthcare needs and that’s something that should […]

Detwiler victims’ situation will be discussed at meeting set May 5

Supervisors in Mariposa County will be weighing options on how to handle the housing situation involving several victims of the Detwiler Fire. A public meeting will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 5 about the subject. The meeting will be available through teleconference with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. To access the meeting, call (224) 501-3412. The access code is […]

Hospital now feeling effects of pandemic


According to numbers released during last week’s John C. Fremont Healthcare District financial board meeting, the district has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. “It’s massive losses happening right now,” said JCF Chief Executive Officer Matthew Matthiessen. The month of March’s net loss in revenue alone was $488,000 to the district. “In the middle of March, we started seeing […]

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. April 20 – No bookings. April 21 – David Eugene Cahow, 23, Merced, was arrested for vehicle theft, receiving known stolen property and unlawfully possessing a vehicle registration. […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

April 20-26 • EMS – 4 • Fires – 6 • Public Assists – 1 • Auto Collisions – 0 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 […]

Eastern Madera businesses adjust during pandemic


In February of 2020, before Covid-19 dominated the daily conversation, two best friends put their heads together and opened an online boutique with a name that perfectly captured their bond: Soul Sisters. The plan was to sell handmade items like bags and jewelry but, by March, Melissa Phillips and Cherish Yhalkee noticed a need in the community for a product […]

Gilbert Dellamaggiore

Gilbert R. Dellamaggiore, 88, peacefully entered into rest April 27, 2020 at the V.A. Hospital in Fresno. Born Dec. 21,1931 in East Palo Alto, he was the son of Archie and Lorraine Dellamaggiore. Gilbert was a long-time resident of Mariposa where he enjoyed a peaceful lifestyle. He loved working on his acreage He was honorably discharged from the Army in […]