2020-07-09 E-Edition

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FREE Minneapolis reporter with Mariposa roots has had a front-row seat to the major changes unfolding there and across the nation

Being an investigative reporter is one thing. Being an investigative reporter in Minneapolis is an entirely different level these days. Tom Lyden, who has deep roots in Mariposa, has been an investigative reporter at KMSP-TV in Minneapolis for 26 years. To say the least, the last month has certainly changed many things across America and it all began in Minneapolis. […]

Covid-19 continues local march

FREE First case of community transmission is reported

Mariposa County has reported its first case of community transmission of Covid-19. It happened over the weekend of June 27-28, according to Dr. Eric Sergienko, county health officer. The man was at Lake McClure, said Sergienko, and was assisting another boater. Sergienko said the man “had prolonged contact” with the other boater and “neither were wearing facial coverings.” In addition, […]

Madera County going backward in Covid battle


Two steps forward, one big step back. On the heels of a busy Independence Day weekend in the foothills around Bass Lake, and a surge in the local number of positive Covid-19 test results, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday placed Madera County on California’s growing watch list of counties noted for their increasing number of reported coronavirus cases. As of […]


FREE Official Veterans Memorial dedication held at courthouse

It was low-key and with no fanfare. But what took place early last Saturday morning at the historic courthouse in Mariposa was one of the most significant events in decades. There was a formal dedication ceremony for the Mariposa County Veterans Memorial, a project more than two years in the making to honor all veterans from Mariposa County — those […]

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. June 29 – Mindy Lynn Bamburg, 41, Midpines, was arrested for DUI. • Jonna Leann Williams, 47, Mariposa, was arrested for possessing unlawful paraphernalia, tampering with a vehicle […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

June 29-July 5

• EMS – 0 • Fires – 3 • Public Assists – 0 • 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 […]

Search continues for missing area woman


Authorities are seeking the public’s help in locating a woman said to be missing from her campsite in the Sierra National Forest. Family has not had contact with Sandra Johnsen Hughes since June 26, according to a social media post made by the woman’s niece on July 5 and corroborated by the sheriff’s office. “I received a call from the […]

Helen Saulman

In the early morning hours of July 3, Helen Esther (Ryland) Saulman passed peacefully in her sleep. She was the oldest living resident of Mariposa, Calif. at a respectable 107 years of age. She was born Dec. 30, 1912 to Richard Ryland (passed) and Cassie Clark (passed) in Sullivan, Ind. where she still has surviving nieces and nephews. She is […]

Eleanor Radanovich

Eleanor Doloris Radanovich was born March 4, 1938 in Patterson, Calif., to Cesar Nick Mazoni and Emma Pomyer Mazoni. She was married to Charles (Bud) Rickey. They had three children: Rita Rickey Thomas, Keri Ann Rickey and William Thomas Rickey. Divorced, she married Leroy Radanovich on Aug. 19,1978. Eleanor first worked for Roy Radanovich at the Mariposa Drug in 1957, […]