2021-01-07 E-Edition

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New year’s board

Photo by Nicole W. LittleThree members of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors took the oath of office on Tuesday morning in the board chambers in Mariposa — two of them for the first time. Mariposa County Superior Court Judge Michael Fagalde, right, sworn in supervisors, from left, Miles Menetrey, Wayne Forsythe and Tom Sweeney. Forsythe and Sweeney are new […]

Lack of second means Jones not on planning commission



Merlin JonesAfter ending his Mariposa County Board of Supervisors District Two position, the future remains unclear for Merlin Jones. Jones was the only applicant of the District Two representative for the Planning Commission, in which his successor Tom Sweeney previously filled. Sweeney was the only supervisor to move the item at the Jan. 5 Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting, […]

Holidays likely cause of spike in Covid cases



Eric SergienkoTotaling 13 cases by Monday of this week so far, Mariposa County has seen an increase in positive Covid-19 cases, with a total of 46 cases last week — a surge predicted most likely due to holiday gatherings. The new cases reported since Dec. 29 are associated with both travel and “multi-generational” family gatherings according to Dr. Eric Sergienko, […]

Borgeas is driving force behind proposal to aid small businesses


Andreas BorgeasIn a statehouse dominated by Democrats, one Republican state senator is trying to bridge some of that divide — and help struggling small businesses. “I have never seen legislators come together like this,” said Sen. Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno), who represents California’s 8th District, which includes Mariposa County. “This isn’t non-partisan, it is bi-partisan.” Borgeas is speaking of the Keep […]

Doctors fear cases will continue to rise

ICU capacity also a major concern

 Patients and patience. Though the meanings of these words are completely different, in the age of Covid-19, they go hand in hand. Just ask two of the top doctors in Mariposa County. “There is a lot of Covid fatigue,” said Dr. Mimi Carter, chief of staff at John C. Fremont Healthcare District. “The unknown brings a certain amount of stress.” […]

Cann reflects on his many years serving on board of supervisors



Kevin CannMoving to Mariposa in 1990 for what he thought would be a possible three-year job in the engineering and maintenance department at Yosemite National Park, Kevin Cann, the 2020 chair of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors, could have never could have predicted his eventual career in the Mariposa County government — a profession he took part in for […]

Rotary club hosts speech contest

The Rotary Club of Mariposa Yosemite will host its annual high school speech contest through an online Zoom call on Thursday, Jan. 28. The contest will begin at 10 a.m. According to a flier, this year’s speech topic is “Together we open opportunities.” The contest is open to all high school students in Mariposa County. Applications can be sent to […]

Annual Lions Crab Feed slated Feb. 6

The 31st annual Mariposa Lions Club Crab Feed is set for Feb. 6. The event, held at Building A at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds, will feature drive-thru meals this year. Takeout and drive-thru meals will be served from 3-6 p.m.. Orders are due by 5 p.m. on Jan. 21. Pre-sale tickets are on sale now by calling Earl at 966- […]

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 28 – James Paul McCready, 34, Mariposa, was arrested for disorderly conduct, toluene and violation of probation. December 29 – No bookings. December 30 – Rebecca Anne […]