2020-12-24 E-Edition

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A real shot in the arm

FREE Vaccine arrives in county

It was a true moment in Mariposa County history — and that’s saying something. Last Thursday morning, in the discreet offices of the Mariposa County Health Department, the first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine were stored away in coolers with dry ice, waiting for distribution. There was no fanfare, but there was no denying the excitement. “It’s exciting,” said Kristina […]

Regional order likely to stay


Subject for review on Dec. 28, the likelihood of the San Joaquin Valley, which includes Mariposa County, reverting out of the regional stay-at-home order is little to none. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Dec. 21 that based on the data reported and projected in regards to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) capacity, the order will likely be extended. “They (the state) […]

Will sports happen this year? State officials release blueprint

Soccer coach Adam Finney, left, is shown in this file photo during one of the camps he hosts annually. When sports might once again resume remains a big question.Youth sports contests may soon return to Mariposa County. Last Monday, the California Department of Public Health released guidance laying a blueprint that would allow athletic competitions to resume following a lengthy […]

Fagalde sworn in for another six year term on court bench

Judge Michael Fagalde, center, is sworn in to office on Tuesday morning by Judge Dana Walton, right, with Fagalde’s wife, Sharon, looking on. It’s the first time the swearing in ceremony has taken place outdoors, said Walton. Photo by Nicole W. LittleFirm. Fair. Consistent. Michael Fagalde promised he would uphold those qualities when he was first sworn in as judge […]

The ‘Eyes’ have it

 Inside this week’s newspaper you’ll find this school year’s first edition of The Yosemite Eye, the student newspaper from Yosemite Valley School. Even during a pandemic, the students have been working hard to produce this newspaper, which covers a wide variety of topics. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please […]

Traffic disruptions set in downtown area Jan. 4-8

There will be minor disruptions for motorists in downtown Mariposa starting in early January. According to Mariposa County Public Works Director Mike Healy, there will be brief disruptions from Jan. 4-8, 2021, in the downtown area. The reason is a contractor will be doing inspections at various locations throughout the downtown as work proceeds on what will be a major […]

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. December 13 – Joel Botello Gonzalez, 56, San Lorenzo, was arrested for DUI. • Emily Rochelle Kluth, 23, Sonora, was arrested for assault (not a firearm), threatening to […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

December 14-20

• EMS – 6 • Fires – 0 • Public Assists – 1 • Auto Collisions – 2 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 […]

Binnewies hangs up badge

Supervisors pay homage to sheriff in his final days on job

In the top photo, Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies is shown accepting a plaque from Kevin Cann, chairman of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors, during Tuesday’s meeting. Also shown are the family members of Binnewies, who were there to watch the retirement ceremony. The sheriff’s final day on the job will be Monday. Below, Binnewies and his wife, Laurie, […]