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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. January 4 – Christopher Michael Wilson, 48, Coulterville, was arrested for infliction of injury on a spouse and was placed under $75,000 bond. • April Amelia Guy, 41, […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

January 4-10

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

Details emerge about economic proposal offered up by Borgeas


A few more details have surfaced about a bill in the California Legislature that could provide a financial lifeline to small businesses and nonprofits across the state. SB 74, also known as the Keep California Working Act, was introduced by Republican Sen. Andreas Borgeas, who represents Mariposa County along with Sen. Anna Caballero, a Democrat of Salinas and Assmblywoman Cottie […]

Thankful for Taco Tuesday

Submitted photoThe crew at Tacos Sonora helped raise $2,000 during a recent fundraiser for the Wall Family. Franz Wall was injured in a skiing accident nearly two months ago and has been in medical care since. There was also $67 in cash donations given during the event. “Thank you from the depths of our hearts,” said Walter and Christy Wall, […]

Supervisors to continue meeting in person



With a new year and pandemic precautions rolling over, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Dallin Kimble last week pressed the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors for further guidance regarding how they want to conduct the weekly board meetings. “In regards to our lobbies, we have closed,” Kimble reiterated. “Our strategy at this point has been to be open in the orange […]

Board gives LTC and public works updates



To begin a road striping project in the county, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors unanimously authorized a request for $133,415 of Highway Infrastructure Program (HIP) funding. The areas proposed for roadway striping including: Mt. Bullion Cutoff, Summit Road, East Westfall Road, East Whitlock Road, Ben Hur Road, Triangle Road and Merced Falls Road. Roadway striping is the process of […]

January again proclaimed human trafficking awareness month



January is once again dedicated as the month for human trafficking awareness, with Jan. 11 as the specified day for recognition. The dedication of the month was implemented at the Jan. 5 Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting after Program Specialist of Mountain Crisis Services, Katy Wardle, went before the board to request the change. “I proclaim this month, as […]

Boosters need boost



Carla Shelton, president of the Mariposa Grizzlies Boosters Club, accepts a $1,288.74 check from Steve Hempflinger, an employee at Pioneer Market. The funds were donated through the grocery store’s receipt program, which allows local organizations to receive a percentage of receipt amounts. Submitted photoThe teenage dancing, the goofy obstacle courses and the innocent gambling. For decades, Sober Grad Night has […]

County case rate drops some, vaccine rollout is continuing



Dr. Zafar Sheikh from Internal Medicine Associates Inc. in Madera is shown receiving the Covid-19 vaccine this week. Submitted photoHealth officials in Madera County continued to roll out Phase 1A of Covid-19 vaccine distribution, and the county’s case rate dropped from its record high the last two weeks. Nine deaths were reported in the past seven days, including those of […]

Bass Lake issue focus of town hall meeting



This sign inside Yosemite National Park near Wawona recently cautioned visitors with a suggestion of “Ice Ice Maybe,” which did grab the attention of motorists. Photo by Joelle Leder PhotographyAgencies and individuals met recently to discuss solutions to the myriad problems that surfaced last summer at Bass Lake, including issues with parking and other results of extreme congestion. The occasion […]


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