2021-01-21 E-Edition

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An behind-the-scenes look at Mariposa County
You are arrested, then what’s next?

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Sean Land is shown inside the program room at the Mariposa County Jail. With Covid-19, the use of the room has changed as court appearances now take place on a regular basis. Photo by Greg Little Catching the last glimpse of the direct, overhead sunlight, outside greenery, the lingering smell of what’s left of burn […]

Covid cases are slowly decreasing

Case numbers are beginning to slowly decrease in the county, with 25 Covid-19 cases reported last week — less than half of the 54 cases reported in the week prior. The newest cases this week as of Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 10 a.m. total three so far. Seventeen cases are active, with only one hospitalization. Kristina Allen, the deputy director […]

Challenges are constant at the 1995 county jail

The laundry facilities were recently upgraded at the jail, but issues remain with again equipment throughout much of the facility. Photo by Christina ManuelEven though the Mariposa County Jail is one of the “best smelling” jails in the state, it still needs a lot of improvements. In fact, there probably needs to be a new one. Not to mention those […]

Former SCOPE treasurer arrested on embezzlement and theft charges

Ronald GlennA former member of a volunteer law enforcement group has been arrested and charged with embezzling funds. Ronald Glenn, 80, of Mariposa, was a member of the Sheriff’s Community Organized Policing Effort, or SCOPE, for many years. Glenn was the treasurer of the group, which is a volunteer organization, for nine years. According to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, […]

Winds wreak havoc


High winds blew into Mariposa County in the early morning hours of Tuesday, causing widespread power outages as well as various brush fires and downed trees. The Mono winds, as they are known, had been predicted by the National Weather Service and they were correct. Mariposa County Sheriff Jeremy Briese said Lushmeadows was hit hard by the winds with multiple […]

Lions Crab Feed set 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 only will be served from 3-6 p.m. Orders are due by 5 p.m. on Jan. 21. The dinner will include 1-¼ pounds of crab, cole slaw, […]

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. January 11 – No bookings. January 12 – No bookings. January 13 – Edwin James Gonzalez, 38, Mariposa, was arrested during a “flash incarceration” which are conducted by […]

William Davis

William Edward Davis, age 68, was born in Leesville, La., on Oct. 7, 1952, and succumbed to pancreatic cancer at home in Mariposa on Jan. 7, 2021. Bill grew up in Houston, Texas, where he was known as “Buddy.” During the Vietnam War, Bill joined the Marine Corps and served two years. The Marines selected him for candidacy to the […]

Clara Ashworth

Clara (Claire Aleen) Ashworth passed away in Fresno on Jan. 11, 2021, at the age of 97. She was born in Mariposa to Dick and Florence Wass. Clara was raised in Jerseydale and Usona in Mariposa County. She married John Ashworth of Merced and in 1944 they settled in O’Neals, Madera County. Clara was an employee of Ponderosa Telephone for […]