Back in action

Photo by Tammi Richards The Mariposa County High School cheerleaders were out in full force last Sunday afternoon at the Gold Bowl as the Grizzlies recorded a league-opening win in a topsy turvy season because of Covid-19. See more sports coverage beginning on page A-10…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading […]

Covid cases still linger from Labor Day

Impacts of the Labor Day weekend are still being felt, with secondary Covid-19 cases from the Mariposa County Fair being reported. The secondary cases are stemming from close contacts of those who attended the fair, with a cluster associated with the demolition derby, Dr. Eric Sergienko, the Mariposa County Health officer, informed the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors last week. […]

Board discusses athletic director position’s future

Insight offered on how to approach the key post in district

Mariposa County High School’s athletic director position could potentially be expanded and overhauled in the future. The responsibilities of the position — which is now promoted to teachers with a few-thousand dollar stipend and a prep period — have morphed during the past two decades. District administrators and school board members recently discussed how the role could continue to evolve. […]

Census info key to redoing districts

A late release of U.S. Census data isn’t stopping the current Mariposa County redistricting efforts. Last week redistricting public hearing three of five was held at the government center in Mariposa, and only one public comment was given. Redistricting takes place every 10 years to accurately reflect any Census data changes and ensure the districts are as similar as possible […]

MPUD agrees to settlement

After seven months of pending litigation, the case between Mariposa Public Utility District (MPUD) General Manager, Susan Wages, and the Nevada Policy Research Institute (NPRI) has been settled. Last week a case management hearing was held before Mariposa County Superior Court Judge Micheal Fagalde, in which Neal Costanzo was present to represent MPUD. “We have settled the case, your honor, […]

Hornitos Flea Market all set to go on Oct. 3

One of Mariposa County’s biggest events of the year is just around the corner. The 34th Annual Hornitos Flea Market will take place on Sunday, Oct. 3, in the small western Mariposa County hamlet. It will be from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event always draws throngs of people to the tiny town where they can browse for hours […]

Fire danger remains high throughout area

Citizens asked to remain vigilant

As this photo illustrates, wildfires can burn anywhere — including inside of trees. This photo is from the Dixie Fire, where local CAL FIRE public information officer Jamie Williams spent time this year. Submitted photo The weather might be a little cooler, but fire danger persists. “It has been an absolutely horrible fire season for California in general,” said Jaime […]

MID partners with Yosemite to install new weather station

Shown is the New Exchequer Dam, located at Lake Mc- Clure, which provides power as well as irrigation water. Submitted photoMerced Irrigation District joined with Yosemite National Park officials last week in announcing the installation of a new snow and weather station in the high reaches of the Merced River watershed in the central Sierra Nevada. The data it provides […]

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. Sept. 13 – Will Travis Lord, 42, Mariposa, was arrested for violation of a court order-domestic violence with injury, obstruction of a peace officer, spousal battery, three counts […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

September 13 - September 19

• EMS – 2 • Fires – 1 • Public Assists – 0 • Auto Collisions – 0 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 […]

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