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Classified management employee from MCUSD resigns, reaches settlement

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At Thursday evening’s Mariposa County Unified School District board meeting, the school board took action to accept a resignation and settlement agreement tied to a classified management employee in the district. The vote was approved with four yes votes and one abstention from board member Judy Eppler. The employee wasn’t identified. MCUSD Superintendent Jeff Aranguena said more details should be […]

Creek Fire battle continues with progress reported from officials

Blaze far from over, but some are allowed to go back to property


A U.S. Forest Service vehicle is shown in the Sierra National Forest near Minarets Pack Station in North Fork. Crews are making progress on the Creek Fire, but there is still a long road ahead in getting it contained and most likely years of cleanup efforts. Submitted photo/U.S. Forest ServiceAmid heavy tree mortality and with some evacuations still in effect, […]

Smoke covers region


This graphic shows the air quality in Ponderosa Basin (top) as compared to in Mariposa, over a seven-day period. The Basin is known for having smoke linger for a longer period than many other places around Mariposa County. Unless you have been living in a fortified bunker waiting for a nuclear war, you’ve probably been in the midst of a […]

County moving to better status on Covid-19, more openings are slated



Eric SergienkoMariposa County Health Officer Dr. Eric Sergienko continues to wear many different hats in his roles for the county. Sergienko serves as Mariposa County Health Officer, interim Mariposa County Health and Human Services Agency director, air pollution officer and as a volunteer firefighter. On Tuesday, he provided updates about three important topics tied to the many hats he wears: […]

Several community members give credit to John C. Fremont Hospital for lifesaving care



Editor’s note: Measure N is on the ballot in the upcoming election and would, if passed, provide sales tax revenue to John C. Fremont Hospital. This newspaper has been featuring various stories over the last few weeks about the hospital. This is the third of a four-part series. If you’re having a difficult time deciding whether to vote for Measure […]

Collins points to experience, continuity with school board



Bob CollinsEditor’s note: Bob Collins is the incumbent candidate for the Mariposa County Unified School District board of trustees in District 5. He submitted the following information about his candidacy. Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Bob Collins and I am the incumbent running for the Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees in District 5. […]

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. September 14 – Tyler James Logan, 24, Coarsegold, was arrested for violation of an order to prevent domestic violence and violation of probation. • James Edward Palladino, 54, […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

August 31-September 6

• EMS – 4 • Fires – 1 • Public Assists – 0 • 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 […]

Cases decline in Madera County with hopes of moving up one tier



Dr. Simon PaulThe Madera County health department is recording a decrease in the positivity rate of Covid-19 cases, officials said on Monday. That’s a trend that could lead to the county moving up a tier to a better position in the state’s color-coded system of economic recovery. On the other end of the news spectrum comes the report of four […]

Unique art along creek parkway pays tribute to Miwuk



Clay River, one of the people involved with bringing the artwork to fruition, talks to Mikey Goralnik, a county employee who has helped spearhead the project. In the background are Sandra Chapman (left) and Jakki Hagans Gutierrez. Photo by Matt JohnsonIf you’ve taken a walk along the Mariposa Creek Parkway in the last week, or parked in one of the […]


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