2020-10-08 E-Edition

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How the SS Mariposa became part of a major maritime rescue legacy


  Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series about a shipwreck, a rescue and how Mariposa County is likely a part of the story. Shown is the cover of the book which features the SS Mariposa. The book can be ordered at standard outlets, including Amazon and Google Books, among others. It’s a fact Mariposa County abounds […]

‘Through the roof’

Voter registration hits all-time record in Mariposa County

Interest in the upcoming general election is “through the roof.” That was the word from Courtney Morrow, chief deputy county clerk in Mariposa County, who said registration is soaring for this election cycle. As of last week, a record-setting 11,609 people were registered to vote and Morrow said more are coming in on a daily basis. “This is the highest […]

Pavilion to stay: board

Public works will have discretion to remove

This is a new generator which was installed near the county complex in Mariposa. Funded through the state, the generator is part of a program to make sure election offices can count the ballots on election day — even if the power goes out. Photo by Greg LittleThe eating — and drinking — pavilion on 7th Street in Mariposa will […]

More details emerge for school reopening



Navigating the reopening of schools is no easy task for all involved. For school administrators, it’s difficult planning all of the logistics and safety measures. For teachers and other staff members, it’s scary wondering whether they will be safe. For parents, it’s also worrisome, wondering if their children will be put in a position to succeed while also staying safe. […]

Creek Fire now a month old, still just 50 percent contained

Some will be allowed to go in, prep cabins for winter


This Sept. 22 photo from the Creek Fire shows members of the Austin Fire Department working with a strike team engine crew from CAL FIRE San Diego. Firefighters are shown cutting a downed log that is clearly burning on the inside. Submitted photo One month in, the Creek Fire burning on the Sierra National Forest, in Fresno County and Madera […]

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. September 28 – No bookings. September 29 – Cheryl Marie Miller, 50, Fish Camp, was arrested for reckless driving. • Clifton Cash Flowers, 53, Fresno, was arrested for […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

September 28 - October 4

• EMS – 5 • Fires – 1 • 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 […]

Covid-19 returns in wastewater tests

Health officer says findings are a reminder the disease is still among us


After a few weeks of Covid-19 not being found in samples taken from local wastewater treatment facilities, the virus is again present in the samples. “The virus is back,” said Mariposa County Health Officer Dr. Eric Sergienko. “What that tells us is that doing the surveillance of wastewater is important because it lets us know what the impacts of visitors […]

Covid-19 numbers fall some in Madera County, but numbers still high: officials



Madera County Covid-19 numbers continued to show a decrease in positive cases this week, even as five new deaths were reported and some schools were given waivers with the go-ahead to reopen. As of Monday, Oct. 5, the total number of logged Covid-19 cases in the county rose by 103 patients to 4,642, according to the Madera County Department of […]