2020-12-10 E-Edition

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FREE Cases rising as health officer says it’s now ‘ultra-purple’

Regardless of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy colored tiered system, Gov. Gavin Newsom, alongside the California Department of Public Health, announced the new Regional Stay Home Order on Dec. 3, and became effective on Dec. 6 at 11:59 p.m. for regions with less than 15 percent Intensive Care Unit (ICU) capacity available. Mariposa County is grouped into the San […]

The simple things

FREE Local doctors say people need to do just that to control virus

The recent surge in Covid-19 cases in Mariposa County has many people worried — including the top two doctors at John C. Fremont Healthcare District. “We don’t see any improvement in sight over the past week,” said Dr. Kenneth Smith, the chief medical officer and also an emergency room doctor at JCF. “It likely will be another couple of weeks.” […]

Schools remain open — for now

Jeff Aranguena With Covid-19 cases continuing to rise in Mariposa County, how will the increasing number of positive tests impact operations at the county’s school district? Tuesday, Dec. 1, local education and public health leaders hosted an online forum to share how the county’s changing color-coded Covid-19 tiers could affect operations at the local school district. The gist is this: […]

Local businesses hit hard by new order


Some businesses will be OK. For others, the San Joaquin Valley’s second widespread shutdown of 2020 could be catastrophic. Monday marked the beginning of a three-week regional stay-at-home order that includes Mariposa County. The Mariposa Gazette spoke to owners of a motel, restaurant and grocery store about how they are approaching the future. “Obviously, health and safety is incredibly important,” […]

For whom the bell tolls

Go inside the inner workings of the historic bell tower that sits atop the courthouse in Mariposa

The bell is dated from 1861 and is still the original bell to ring in every hour used since. Photo by Christina ManuelIt has kept time for a long time. The 154-year-old clock tower that sprouts from the top of the Mariposa County Courthouse is iconic. Since 1866, the bell inside the long-standing structure has tolled for the people of […]

Residents starts new fund to help displaced workers


Greeley Hill resident John Kirby has organized a fundraiser to help Mariposa County displaced employees due to the Governor Gavin Newsom’s Regional Stay-At-Home Order. Kirby said that 100 percent of the funds raised will go to assist displaced employees in the restaurant, bar, hospitality and salon industries due to recent stay at home order. “The majority of income for these […]

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. November 30 – No bookings. December 1 – David Richard Bymers, 39, Mariposa, was arrested for driving without a license. December 2 – Jerry Lee Jones, 56, Coulterville, […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

November 30- December 6

• EMS – 4 • 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 […]

Helping a good cause

Submitted photoMembers of the Catheys Valley Baptist Church Youth Group would like to thank the Pioneer Market for their recent donation through the store’s receipt program. Shown, from left, are Ellie Ross, Kevan Ross, Justin Ross, Ioen Cornec, Autumn Blagg and Lainy Trujillo. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please […]