2020-05-21 E-Edition

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Graduation options for MCHS discussed, no decisions made

FREE Final choice
may be made this week by school board

One question which has been on the mind of many parents, students and other stakeholders in the county is what form graduation will take this summer for Mariposa County High School. With the Covid-19 pandemic still a concern, school officials are discussing many options for how to handle graduation, which is one of the biggest events in any young student’s […]

Officials say county fair is canceled

FREE Options are being discussed to have some type of alternative

After seeing various county fairs around the state canceled over the last few weeks, it wasn’t much of a surprise on Tuesday when it was announced the Mariposa County Fair would be canceled this year. But that doesn’t make it any less disappointing for the community, which looks forward to the event — one of the biggest weekends of the […]

Cox attorney says emails show collusion with county, receiver

The attorney for former Mariposa County landowner Jerry Cox says emails exchanged between the county and its hired lawyers show bias and possibly collusion. The emails in question are between Mariposa County officials, the law firm of Silver & Wright, which was hired by the county to handle the case and California Receivership Group, whose president, Mark Adams, handled the […]

Testing ramping up in Mariposa County


When it comes to the Covid-19 pandemic, one thing is certain: it’s a fluid situation. Whether it’s new positive cases being announced, new recommendations from health experts or a new Stage being initiated by government officials, the situation changes quickly. Because of the rapidly-changing nature of the situation, Mariposa County Health Officer Eric Sergienko has been giving weekly updates to […]

Borgeas asking Newsom to help protect businesses


There are so many aspects to the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s almost impossible to get a grasp on the issues. But Sen. Andreas Borgeas, who represents Mariposa County in the California Legislature, says one issue needs to be addressed quickly — legal immunity for business owners and their employees. “As we get off our knees economically and begin opening up our […]

‘Best of’ ballots are in; announcement delayed

The players are cast … all that remains is the wait. How long that wait might be is still in question when it comes to announcing the winners in our annual “Readers’ Choice” awards which honor the “Best of” in Mariposa County. Each year, this newspaper features the winners, which are voted on by our readers. But with the Covid-19 […]

Grizzly Sports Stars will still be honored by Mariposa Gazette

The second annual Mariposa Gazette Grizzly Sports Stars awards will still be given out, despite the current Covid-19 complications. The Sports Stars event was supposed to be held in June on the campus of Mariposa County High School, but out of respect for social distancing guidelines and stay-at-home orders, the ceremony itself has been called off. The awards, however, will […]

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. May 11 – David Leon Pegrum, 48, Hornitos, was arrested for domestic violence and spousal battery. May 12 – No bookings. May 13 – No bookings. May 14 […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

May 11-17

• EMS – 3 • Fires – 8 • Public Assists – 5 • 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 fire/medical and […]