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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. October 12 – Leeandra Marie Dupzyk Dias, 39, Delhi, was arrested for disorderly conduct under the influence of drugs. • Grant Michael Richards, 23, Mariposa, was arrested for […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

October 12 - October 18

• EMS – 5 • Fires – 2 • Public Assists – 0 • Auto Collisions – 1 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 […]

Madera Covid- 19 rate is still high, officials report

Another week has passed in which Madera County remains the color purple when it comes to being in Tier 1, the most restrictive category in the state’s road map to economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The county’s positivity rate dropped a bit this week as Covid-19 testing continued, while the deaths of two additional Madera County residents in the […]

Sheriff ’s Office drug take back day is this Saturday

On Saturday, Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be set up at several locations in Mariposa County allowing local residents to return their unwanted, unneeded or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal. Bring your medications for disposal to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office located […]

Bootjack Stompers annual sale set to be held Nov. 6-8

 A three-day rummage sale sponsored by the Bootjack Stompers will proceed as scheduled. The event will be Friday, Nov. 6 through Sunday, Nov. 8. Hours for the annual event are 5-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds go to benefit the organization. Sunday is “3 Bucks-A-Bag” day. […]

County has three Covid-related grants to aid local businesses


In response to current economic challenges, Mariposa County has made three new grant programs available to support local businesses and nonprofit organizations that have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Details of the grants are below, however, some changes may have happened after they were reviewed by the board of supervisors this week after our publication deadline. The first available […]

Realtor board has photos of past scholarship winners

Pictures of past scholarship winners from the Mariposa County Board of Realtors and the group would like to give them back to the winners. The photos of the winners are from 1994 to 2012. Officials said they would like to get the pictures back to families and friends. Contact the office at (209) 966-4937 or email mcbr@sti.net to make arrangements […]

County, state to monitor virus

Mariposa County has entered an agreement with the state to enhance monitoring of the Covid-19 virus. The nearly $159,000 award is through the CARES Act, which was passed by Congress to assist with activities related to the pandemic. “This seems to support the action we have been doing for quite a while and adds new ones,” said Kevin Cann, chairman […]

Board adopts policy to appoint elected officials

Mariposa County officials now have a new process when filling vacancies of elected officials. The policy was presented last week by Rene LaRoche, clerk of Mariposa County Board of Supervisors. The policy applies to the elected positions of assessor/ recorder, auditor, district attorney, sheriff/ coroner/public administrator, and treasurer/tax collector/ county clerk. “This body is responsible for filling those offices,” said […]

Workshops are scheduled for locals to assist in adopting crucial fire plan

Through a CAL FIRE grant received by the Mariposa County Fire Safe Council and county funding, the Mariposa County Fire Advisory Committee is updating the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). This plan assesses local wildfire risk and creates prioritized actions to improve public and first responder safety, manage forests and watersheds, protect critical infrastructure and reduce property losses. Mariposa County’s […]

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