2020-09-03 E-Edition

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Restaurant owners blast Covid rules

Jim Platto of Savoury’s in Mariposa makes a point during a meeting last week while Dr. Eric Sergienko, county health officer, looks on. Photo by Nicole W. Little It appears concerns of local restaurant owners may be easing a bit after California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new “tiered” system for how businesses can reopen. The announcement came last Friday, […]

State is now allowing openings

The day after a group of county restaurant owners said the statewide rules related to Covid-19 closures were unfair, those rules were changed. Gov. Gavin Newsom last week announced a new system in which each county is given a “tier” status that directly relates to when and how businesses can reopen — many with various restrictions. “This is important for […]

Deputy shoots suspect after being shot at during incident

Douglas Popke A Mariposa man is in jail under $500,000 bond after being shot in a standoff by a deputy from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. According to law enforcement officials, the incident began on Friday night at around 8:35 p.m. when sheriff’s deputies were attempting to serve an out-of-state temporary restraining order at a residence in the 4000 block […]

Long claims Dr. Fauci is ‘enemy’

Marshall LongA Mariposa County supervisor blurred the line between his role as a government employee and politics during a meeting last week focused on the closure of indoor dining at restaurants. District 3 Supervisor Marshall Long spoke during the meeting, held at the Airport Inn in Mt. Bullion, at one point calling the nation’s leading infectious disease specialist an “enemy.” […]

Officials now gearing up for election, post office says it can handle volume


It would be hard not to find anyone who thinks the next election may be one of the most crucial in the history of the country. The political climate in America is toxic — on both sides — and the interest is high in the Nov. 3 election that could go a long way in shaping the future of the […]

Man accused of raping young girl


Little information has been released about an incident in which a local man is charged with sodomy and incest on a person under the age of 16. According to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, on Aug. 24, Nicholas Jacob Quiroz, 23, was arrested for sodomy on a person under 16 as well as sexual penetration with a foreign object. Both […]

Rowney turning final tap with MPUD tenure

    Mark Rowney has never liked the spotlight. He’ll tell you that in a split second. But for residents of Mariposa, he has been a behind-the-scenes genius when it comes to making sure water flows from the tap and the toilets flush. Rowney, 64, is retiring this week from Mariposa Public Utility District after nearly 43 years of service […]

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 24 – Nicholas Jacob Quiroz, 23, Mariposa, was arrested for sodomy of a person under the age of 16 and sexual penetration by foreign object. August 25 […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

August 10-16

• EMS – 7 • Fires – 1 • Public Assists – 0 • 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 […]