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Come on and rescue me

Search and Rescue volunteers ‘train for the worst’

Jim Bishop of Mariposa County Search of Rescue throws a line to a volunteer who needed “rescued” while training at the Merced River while training April 18. Photo by Allen LamanIn the early morning hours of a mid-April Saturday, search and rescue crews scoured the bank of the Merced River, prodding for a missing swimmer. Volunteers who make up the […]

Boogaloo Bois training never confirmed in county

Following an article released by Talking Points Memo (TPM) on April 13, it was never officially confirmed a branch of the Boogaloo Bois, known as the Grizzly Scouts, were training in Mariposa County in May of last year. Reported by TPM, it was stated that 32-year-old Steven Carrillo, a former Air Force sergeant and Boogaloo Bois member, traveled with his […]

Murder-suicide incident probed, victims identified

Couple found dead in Yosemite West

A likely murder-suicide in Yosemite West remains under investigation. The incident in the resort area located adjacent to Yosemite National Park sent shock waves through the community, which is normally a quiet retreat with higher end vacation rentals and some permanent residences. The victim in the case, according to Mariposa County Sheriff Jeremy Briese, was Ronald Goldberg, 31, of Lebanon, […]


Prom, graduation are on

Prom is coming back. And graduation will look more like normal in 2021. Mariposa County High School upperclassmen will soon have the opportunity to attend spring gatherings they may remember for the rest of their lives. Though not all the finer details have been set, school leadership is moving forward with plans for modified prom and graduation gatherings. In-person student […]

Priorities set for next year

What will Mariposa County Unified School District classes look like next school year? It’s still too early to say. But district leadership has already begun formulating a plan. Relieving stressors placed on students, staff members and parents will be a priority in Mariposa County School District’s fall reopening plan. When it comes to formulating that guiding document, Superintendent Jeff Aranguena […]

County leaning closer to Red

Mariposa County will remain in the Orange Tier of the Blueprint for Safer Economies guidance due to a spike in positive Covid-19 cases over the last few weeks. This past week the Mariposa County Health Department reported 13 cases with one case this week so far as of April 27 at 10 a.m. “I am not pleased to say we […]

Defensible space critical, CAL FIRE officials stress

This CAL FIRE graphic depicts how defensible space is determined. Officials are urging people to make sure they have defensible space, especially given the ongoing drought conditions.We all know it’s coming. “It’s not a matter of if, but when.” Those were the words of Natasha Fouts, a defensible space inspector for the Madera-Mariposa Merced Unit of CAL FIRE. Of course, […]

Burn permits to be required on May 1

Burning permits will be required in Mariposa County beginning Saturday, May 1. The CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit has announced that effective at 8 a.m., all hazard reduction burning will require a burning permit. CAL FIRE is accommodating Covid-19 social distancing protocols and permits are available online at burnpermit.fire.ca.gov. Residents can also obtain permits at their local CAL FIRE station. Property […]

Your photos

Submitted photoReader Rebecca Mock sent in this photo. She said “we all know” that this time of year, “spring flowers are incredible, even in this drought year.” Mock lives in Idle Wheels and one of her neighbors, CJ Tomaino, asked her to take a photo of “a beautiful climbing rose in another neighbor’s backyard” and submit it to this newspaper […]