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County, chamber team up to provide outdoor dining area along 7th Street



Volunteers are shown last Saturday morning on 7th Street in Mariposa, setting up a new outdoor seating area that is being paid for with taxpayer funds. The county is working with the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce to install the seating to help downtown businesses. Submitted photo Nine months ago if you had driven through Mariposa and seen people eating […]

Many issues arise in sheriff forum

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The sheriff of Mariposa County addressed a wide variety of issues during an hour and a half session this past Saturday morning. Sheriff Doug Binnewies took questions during a forum hosted by the Mariposa County Democratic Cub which was open to the public. One of the big topics discussed and the first question asked by club president Jaye Howes was […]

From a distance

School district announces plan for distance learning protocols


Jeff Aranguena Mariposa County Unified School District Superintendent Jeff Aranguena is usually the master of analogies. Over the last few months, he has likened distance learning to many different things, such as building a plane while in the air, or to playing Russian roulette. He didn’t have any analogies to share this week. He was very direct when it came […]

It’s official: County voters will be asked to approve sales tax to support hospital



It had been a while since the chambers of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors were filled up with members of the public. But that was the case last week when several people showed up to voice support for John C. Fremont Hospital ( JCF). Hospital officials were seeking approval from the board of supervisors to place a ballot measure […]

County remains in good shape on virus control

Heath officer emphasizes other counties in region are spiking

Mariposa County continues to be an “island” in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic. However, that doesn’t mean county residents should let down their guard — not even close. “We are looking good within our county,” said Dr. Eric Sergienko, county health officer, in his weekly report Tuesday morning to the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors. Sergienko was also quick […]

Little progress is made in hearing involving Cox case


Jerry CoxA scheduled hearing concerning the controversial Jerry Cox matter was brief and missing the presiding judge last week. The matter regarding Cox took an unexpected turn last month when his attorney, Marc Angelucci, was gunned down at his home in rural Crestline. The high-profile murder of Angelucci made national headlines, especially since the accused killer also is alleged to […]

Firefighters continue monitoring fires in Sierra National Forest and Yosemite area

Officials from the Sierra National Forest say a week of hard work has paid off when it comes to a fire burning in a remote area. The Trimmer Fire is now 90 percent contained, according to forest officials. The fire began on Aug. 3, officials said, and by Aug. 9 had burned 600 acres. A total of 304 personnel were […]

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. August 3 – Jamie Lew Chamberlain, 56, Merced, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of controlled substance and driving with a suspended license. August 4 – […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

August 3-10

• EMS – 2 • Fires – 3 • Public Assists – 4 • Auto Collisions – 3 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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Reader Bob Ummels snapped these photos recently near Bear Valley. According to Jaime Williams, public information officer for the Madera-Mariposa Merced Unit of CAL FIRE, firefighters were dispatched to Highway 49 North near Pendola Gardens at 4:38 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6 to a report of a fire with a structure threatened. Firefighters quickly responded and by 5:03 p.m., it […]


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