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Andreas Borgeas will not seek re-election to senate

Says he will remain engaged politically but gives no specifics

Andreas BorgeasRepublican State Senator Andreas Borgeas recently announced he will not pursue re-election later this year. “It has been an extraordinary honor and privilege to serve the nearly one million residents in the eleven counties of the 8th Senate District,” he said in a press release dated Jan. 11. “Our team is beyond proud of what we have been able […]

Le Grand children killed by mother in case that made national headlines

According to the Merced County Sheriff’s Office, the three children found deceased in a Le Grand apartment last Wednesday were killed by their own mother, who then tried to take her own life. On Jan. 12, 2022, at approximately 2:10 p.m., the Merced County Sheriff’s Office was called to the 13000 block of Brice Street regarding a welfare check. When […]

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. Jan. 10 – No bookings. Jan. 11 – Forrest Anne Sakkinen, 39, Merced, was arrested for grand theft. • Barbara Lea Barnett, 58, Mariposa, was arrested for disorderly […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

January 10-January 16

• EMS – 4 • 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 […]

Scam events advertised in Mariposa

At least two special events are being advertised in Mariposa for local vendors to sell their handmade goods. A “Winter Festival” is said to be taking place at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds on Feb. 19 and Feb. 20; crafters can rent a space for $80. Simultaneously, a “Valentine Pop-Up Shop” is planned to be held at the Mariposa Marketplace in […]

Health officer, community members talk Covid-19 issues

Covid-19 presentations from Dr. Eric Sergienko, Mariposa County’s public health officer, as well as concerned community members, again took center stage during a recent Mariposa County Unified School Board meeting. The meeting took place last Thursday — just days after local district leadership announced the suspension of in-person learning at six county school sites. Sergienko told attendees “we are probably […]

Grateful Grizzlies

Submitted photoThe Mariposa County High School Academic Boosters Club recently extended a heartfelt thank you to everyone who donated to the organization’s year-end fundraising campaign. Given the community’s generosity, ABC is able to continue its mission of supplementing and enriching academic experiences and providing educational tools for Mariposa County High School students. Helping ABC express its gratitude to all its […]

End of an Era for Habitat ReSale Store

Al Johnson sold the first items for the Habitat ReSale store off the front porch of his rental property on Marshall Road in April of 2012, nearly 10 years ago. Since then the ReSale store has earned Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County tens of thousands of dollars to help the affiliate build five houses. On Monday, Jan.10, the store […]

Supervisors in favor of proposed glamping site

Another glamping (glamorous camping) site is coming to Mariposa County in a conjoined operation with Yosemite Ziplines and Adventure Ranch. The new camping site will be located at the same site as the 36-acre zipline property, situated at 4808 California Highway 140 in Mariposa. The glamping operation has already been reviewed by the Mariposa County Planning Commission and jumped its […]

Bond committee members sought

The Mariposa County Unified School District recently announced it is seeking applicants for vacant positions on its Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee. Those positions are open to community members active in a senior citizens organization. Interested readers are invited to submit an application for consideration. This citizens committee is a legal requirement associated with the passage of Measure L, which authorizes […]

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