2020-07-16 E-Edition

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Abandoned property in Midpines draws local ire

Former Muir Lodge is in shambles; compliance not happening

This photo is of an abandoned house trailer and camping trailer which is on the property of the old Muir Lodge. Photos by Greg LittleIt’s easy to see the attraction visitors, or locals, might have to the former Muir Lodge in Midpines. The old style “motor inn” was once a unique place to stay for the traveling public. Even today, […]

Covid likely to grow: Doctor

Restaurant worker tests positive, didn’t wear a mask

A Mariposa County woman worked at one restaurant, then another — not wearing a mask at either — and then tested positive for Covid-19. That was the word from Mariposa County Health Officer Eric Sergienko, who added during a Monday night Facebook Live meeting that “a lot has happened in the last 24 hours.” He also reported Tuesday morning the […]

Cox attorney shot to death at SoCal home

Acclaimed lawyer was known for national fight for the rights of men

Marc AngelucciLess than two weeks before a crucial hearing involving former Mariposa County landowner Jerry Cox, the attorney who represents Cox was gunned down and police suspect it was murder. Marc Angelucci, 52, a high-profile attorney who has been involved in the Cox case for quite some time, died last Saturday at his home in Cedarpines Park in San Bernardino […]

FBI probes troll from school online meeting

A Facebook user who posted racist and other inappropriate comments during a video presentation by the Mariposa County Unified School District is being investigated by law enforcement. In fact, the Federal Bureau of Investigations has been notified of the incident and is looking into it. On Tuesday, July 7, the school district hosted a Facebook Live event to solicit input […]

After loss in court, county to try again with Yosemite West rates

County had to pay $75,000 following recent legal decision

If at first you don’t succeed … That is the case when it comes to the water and sewer rates charged to property owners in Yosemite West. Yosemite West is a unique community in Mariposa County. It sits just outside the boundary of Yosemite National Park — but you have to travel into the park to access the community. That […]

Area man dies after fall in Madera County

A family trip to cool off in the forest on a hot summer day ended tragically when a man slipped and fell into the water at Lewis Creek in Madera County. Just before 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, authorities were alerted to a possible drowning near the Lewis Creek National Recreation Trail, in the vicinity of Highway 41 and […]

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. July 6 – No bookings. July 7 – Manuel Rodriguez Plascensia, 21, Delhi, was arrested for receiving known stolen property, possessing an open container while driving and possessing […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

July 6-12

• EMS – 5 • Fires – 1 • Public Assists – 1 • 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 […]

Madera has to roll back opening

County’s cases continue to rise; governor issues new order shuttering businesses

The demand for Covid-19 testing in Madera County continued to expand this week, as more residents were diagnosed with the illness and two new deaths were reported, while the region’s positivity rate continued to be of concern and public restrictions were renewed by the governor. The Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) announced on Monday, July 13, that a […]