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. October 19 – Andrew Richard Bertel, 32, Brentwood, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and driving on a suspended license. • Lorein Michell Boomer, 34, Mariposa, […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

October 19 - October 25

• EMS – 4 • Fires – 1 • Public Assists – 0 • Auto Collisions – 1 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 […]

Creek Fire continues to burn, now at more than 337,000 acres

Shown is the Creek Fire near Lake Thomas A. Edison on Monday, Oct. 26. Firefighters continue to staff and monitor for any spread. Photo courtesy U.S. Forest Service Despite cooler temperatures and the efforts of more than 1,600 personnel still on the job, the Creek Fire continues to burn on the Sierra National Forest, in Fresno and Madera counties. As […]

Marjo Goodwin

Marjo Mynttinen Goodwin died of rapidly progressing cancer Oct. 9, 2020 in Culver, Oregon. She was 61 years of age, born in Finland, Jan. 15, 1959. Marjo had a happy childhood filled with laughter. Family travel throughout Europe each summer sparked Marjo’s curiosity for travel early in life. She enjoyed time shared with her grandmother and her beloved aunt. Attending […]

Mark Law

Mark Dale Law was born on Sept. 11, 1953 in Yosemite National Park and passed away on Oct. 19, 2020. Mark was a lifelong resident of Incline and graduated from El Portal Elementary and Mariposa County High School. He had a long career with the National Park Service in Yosemite as a heavy equipment operator and truly loved his job. […]

Board tackles tough issue of operating event venues

In California, and Mariposa County as well, being able to conduct outdoors events is critical. It’s also something that happens a lot because of the dry conditions which happen during many months of the year. That’s why the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors has been wrestling with how to regulate those events but at the same time make it friendly […]

Homekey project granted funding

Mariposa County Health and Human Services has been awarded state funding as part of the Project Homekey program. This is an opportunity to keep residents safe and slow the spread of Covid-19, officials said. Mariposa County Health and Human Services was scheduled to present Project Homekey information to the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors earlier this week. Project Homekey is […]

Board decision a recipe for disaster


At least one out of five got it right. Last week, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors forged ahead with plans to beef up its code enforcement procedures. Supervisor Miles Menetrey was the only board member who voted against moving forward, saying he thought it reasonable to take a little more time because of the overwhelming public input that happened […]

How overpaying for a shirt can help our local economy


 Twice in six days last week, I did something I should do more of on a regular basis. This might sound shocking, but what I did was visit Yosemite National Park. That might sound ridiculous to many people in Mariposa County who go there on quite a regular basis. It’s only one of the premier parks in the world. You […]

Have all faith in God’s word


Darden GilbertIn this world of trouble, anxiety and fear for the future, there is no man on earth that can make an eternal plan for peace. No government, religious priest, or preacher, president, ruler of any country can do this because all are sinners. Scripture says “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Roman’s 3:23, […]