2020-08-20 E-Edition

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Don Pedro couple disgusted with ruling from supervisors

This is the home where the Taylors live in Lake Don Pedro. The couple has lived there 40 years but say they are getting frustrated by officials from Mariposa County. Submitted photoA Lake Don Pedro couple says members of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors are “not impressive at all” following a contentious discussion recently involving the possible abandonment of […]

New alcohol rules give green light for 7th Street area

This is the new seating area on 7th Street in Mariposa, where patrons can eat after getting meals and alcohol from local establishments. Photo by Matt JohnsonLast week, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors took action to allow alcohol to be consumed at the new 7th Street outdoor dining pavilion in Mariposa. The street was originally closed on Aug. 4 […]

Attorney says county stretched the law in putting item on last agenda

Brittney BarsottiAn attorney who specializes in public meetings says Mariposa County officials may have stretched the meaning of the law last week when they placed an item on the agenda regarding alcohol consumption at the newly established eating area on 7th Street in Mariposa. “I think it’s a bit of a stretch, if they are holding weekly public meetings,” said […]

County continues doing well with Covid pandemic


Mariposa County continues to be beating back the Covid-19 virus with low case counts but officials continue to warn people not to let down their guard. Mariposa County Health Officer Eric Sergienko said on Tuesday morning, the county has just one active case in the 14-day rolling average. “This puts us in a very good position for continuing the levels […]

One race, hospital tax request to be on ballot

There will only be one contested local race — as well as a major ballot initiative — on the general election ballot this November. Filing is complete for the various positions which were up this year. The only contested race will be for Mariposa County Unified School Trustee in District 5. In that race, incumbent Robert Collins is being challenged […]

Woodland water woes are now being resolved

An emergency repair project was recently approved after it was discovered that Woodland Elementary School had no water pressure. At last week’s Mariposa County Unified School District board meeting, the trustees unanimously approved the replacement of water tanks at the school after hearing a report from MCUSD facilities director Linda Mayfield. Mayfield said it was discovered on Aug. 3 that […]

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. August 11 – David Allen Martin, 53, Mariposa, was arrested for violating probation. • Philip Stephen Martella, 55, Mariposa, was arrested for violating probation. • Manuel Plascencia Camarillo, […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

August 10-16

• EMS – 13 • Fires – 6 • Public Assists – 2 • 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 […]

Two charged in murder case

 One man is dead and two people are in custody as the Madera County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) investigates a murder and subsequent investigation in North Fork over the weekend. On Saturday, Aug. 15, MCSO received multiple calls about a shooting, according to the public information officer, between 7:30 and 7:45 p.m. “A 20-year-old male was found deceased in the yard […]