2021-07-15 E-Edition

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River Fire erupts, still burning in hot weather

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  Editor’s note: The River Fire was listed as 9,500 acres by CAL FIRE as of Thursday morning. It was also listed as 36 percent contained. All evacuation warnings have been removed but officials caution drivers to stay clear of the area because there is a lot of fire personnel and equipment on the roadways. We’ll have more about the […]

Drug dispute turns into murder charge

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Editor’s note: The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday afternoon released the names of those involved in the incident outlined in this story. The victim in the murder case in Mariposa County is Abel Alvarez, 44, of Modesto. The suspect, who has been charged with murder, is Miguel Alcazar, 50, also known as Marco Jimenez, of Modesto, who is now […]

School students will have to wear masks, state officials say



The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has been pretty much on the same page with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about Covid-19 guidance. But not on wearing masks in schools. Concurring there are benefits of returning to in-person instruction for students, what the CDPH did not align with is the CDC’s recent masking update for K-12 […]

County preps for recall election


Gov. Gavin NewsomIt’s official. A special election is scheduled for September in California. It is an election where voters in the state will be asked to decide whether or not to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom. It is set for Tuesday, Sept. 14. “Everything is condensed,” said Courtney Morrow, Mariposa County Chief Deputy Clerk who is in charge of elections […]

New judge appointed in Cox case


It’s an ongoing saga in Mariposa County. How it might end remains anyone’s guess. The Jerry Cox case has been ongoing for years in the county. Cox was found in violation of 101 code violations by former Mariposa County Superior Court Judge Dana Walton. In addition, county officials asked for and were granted a receiver to be appointed to the […]

Candidate for Eagle Scout builds Manna House sign

Flint McGrath is shown with the sign he made for Manna House Submitted photo Eagle Scout candidate Flint McGrath has just installed two new signs for the Mariposa Manna House. He had the help of many individuals and businesses including the MCHS Metal Shop class for letter cutting, Eastwood Industries for powder coating, McGrath Arts, Eagle Eye Tree Service for […]

David Adamcik

Rev. David Jonathan Adamcik passed from this earthly life on May 7, 2021, at the age of 88. He was born July 28, 1932 in Minneapolis, Minn., to Rev. Daniel and Margaret Adamcik. David was proceeded in death by his parents; a sister, Mary Lantz; and his first wife, Carol Conger Adamcik. He is survived by his wife Kathy McGavran […]

Marian Woessner

Marian Polhemus Woessner was born on July 27, 1927, and died June 23, 2021. Marian was born in San Francisco to Anna and Arvin Polhemus and grew up in the San Ramon Valley, which Marian remembers as “really country.” After high school at San Ramon Valley High and the Anna Head School for Girls, Marian followed the path laid by […]

Adam Langley

Adam Don Langley was born Feb. 11, 1988, and passed away suddenly on June 29, 2021, at the age of 33. Adam is survived by his mother, Stephanie Lindquist Sullivan; his father, Edward (Ted) Langley and step-­mother, Janet Langley: brothers: Kyle Langley, Kevin Langley and Spencer Sullivan; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Adam spent his childhood between […]