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Forest service closes developed recreation sites

USDA Forest Service officials said they appreciate the public’s interest in outdoor recreation, particularly in light of current events. The Pacific Southwest Region of the Forest Service, in response to the recent statewide shelter-in-place order issued by the governor of California, is joining the cause to aggressively mitigate the spread of Covid-19 by closing developed recreation facilities on national forests […]

MASS CONFUSION

FREE Governor issues statewide order because of global pandemic; local economy takes major blow with closure of park and more

To say society has changed drastically in the last couple of weeks would be an understatement. The Covid-19 pandemic has swept across the world and even remote Mariposa County is not immune from the impacts. Far from it, in fact. With sweeping orders coming from California Gov. Gavin Newsom, and backed by federal officials, the economic impacts of the current […]

No cases reported locally, but caution remains key

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To date, there are no reported cases of Covid-19 in Mariposa County. But that doesn’t mean the disease isn’t here, though the numbers so far are positive. As of Tuesday morning, there had been 24 Covid-19 tests administered in Mariposa County, with 14 negative tests and 10 tests pending. “At this point they are all county residents (that have been […]

The most vulnerable

FREE JCF Healthcare skilled nursing facility, home health and hospice departments taking special precautions


There are still so many unknowns when it comes to Covid-19, the novel coronavirus which has swept across the world. What is known is that the virus is especially dangerous for the vulnerable population, particularly the elderly. With that in mind, the John C. Fremont Healthcare District is taking steps to keep its skilled nursing residents and home health/ hospice […]

Pioneer Market adjusts hours, makes alterations for seniors

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If aliens came to Mariposa right now and were hoping to observe human life, they’d want to go to Pioneer Market. That’s because with the current shelter in place mandate in California tied to the Covid-19 pandemic, most of the activity in Mariposa is at the grocery store. That included Tuesday morning, when dozens of seniors came out in the […]

Mountain Crisis Services continues aiding victims

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In times of high anxiety, there are certain portions of society which must keep functioning — and maybe even more than usual. One of those is Mountain Crisis Services in Mariposa, which deals with victims of domestic violence. “Our goal is to keep them safe and to be there,” said Kristen Fiester, director of programs for Mountain Crisis Services, noting […]

Building the airplane while in the air: MCUSD is adjusting while on the fly

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Mariposa County Superintendent of Schools Jeff Aranguena used a great analogy on Tuesday morning. He likened the current situation which the Mariposa County Unified School District is in, to building an airplane while in mid-flight. That’s an accurate analogy. MCUSD officials continue to adjust on the fly with every day that passes in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. “Basically, […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

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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. March 16 – Salvador Daniel Tafoya, 40, Modesto, was arrested for DUI. March 17 – Daniel Eric Griffen, 23, Stockton, was arrested for having a loaded concealed weapon. […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

FREE March 16-22

• EMS – 3 • Fires – 2 • Public Assists – 2 • 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 […]

Businesses in county make various changes

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With the Covid-19 virus pandemic disrupting everything from schools to businesses, the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce has compiled a list of information concerning various local businesses. The list is being continually updated and can be viewed at mariposachamber.org. Dining• 1850 Restaurant (209) 966-2229 closed untilfurther notice.• 9 Diamonds BBQ (North County) (209) 878-3677 open for pickup and curbside.• Airport […]


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