2020-05-28 E-Edition

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Veterans Memorial now in place

Photos by Nicole W. LittleAfter two years and many meetings, the Mariposa County Veterans Memorial was officially put in place on Tuesday morning on the grounds of the historic courthouse in Mariposa. The photo shows workers guiding the memorial into place with the help of a boom truck provided, for free, by Steve Allison of Allison Sierra, Inc. The inset […]

The slow path to opening up

FREE Another case is reported of man who traveled to Bay Area; churches, hair salons may be able to open doors this week

There is another case of positive Covid-19 in Mariposa County, though it appears the man was not in the county when infected. Mariposa County Health Officer Eric Sergienko said Tuesday morning the 64-year-old man “who had medical needs” traveled to the Bay Area. “It is associated with community transmission but not in Mariposa,” said Sergienko during Tuesday’s meeting of the […]

Final graduation plans to be unveiled this week

MCHS principal Celeste Azevedo is shown on the Zoom call which took place last week across the Mariposa County Unified School District. Azevedo and other school officials have been contemplating the safest way to honor high school graduates. Despite the occasional barking dog in the background, the Mariposa County Unified School District navigated through an online video conference and discussed […]

Eastern Madera accelerating steps for reopening the region


Madera County officials announced this week that the county has now been approved to accelerate reopening after Covid-19 shutdowns brought local tourism and business to an abrupt halt more than two months ago. “Madera County has obtained approval from the state to move more quickly through Stage 2 on the roadmap to reopening,” the county’s department of public health stated […]

Yosemite will reopen; how is the big question

This was the scene a couple of weeks ago at Yosemite National Park when there were no people on the trail to Lower Yosemite Falls. Though that is still the case, it appears the park will be reopening to the public in the near future. Photo by Greg LittleIt’s clear Yosemite National Park is going to reopen. When, however, remains […]

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 18 – No bookings. May 19 – No bookings. May 20 – No bookings. May 21 – Lawrence Albert Myers, 69, Mariposa, was arrested for sexual exploitation […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

May 18-25

• EMS – 10 • Fires – 5 • Public Assists – 0 • Auto Collisions – 3 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 […]

Home of the free — because of the brave

Photo by Matt JohnsonAlthough Memorial Day had to be observed a bit differently this year, a few groups in the county still found a way to honor veterans. The VFW, along with assistance from the Mariposa Friends of Veterans and CAL FIRE, using the Mt. Bullion Camp crew, distributed flags at graves of veterans. VFW member Steve Meadows is shown […]

Woman saved from overdose; boy electrocuted at his home


A young woman survived a nearly lethal drug overdose in Oakhurst after quick-acting deputies revived her with a nasal spray antidote, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO). On Friday, May 22 at 6 p.m., Deputy Michael Lewis was flagged down near Central Valley Community Bank just off Highway 41 at the southern entrance to the town. The man […]