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Realtor: Area Home Prices Rise Average 43% Since 2010

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Real estate prices in and around eastern Madera County have continued their slow but steady climb over the past decade, according to Ed Bailey of Ed Bailey Realty in Oakhurst. Between 2010 and 2019, the overall gain in the median price of an area home rose 43 percent, Bailey reported this week. The price tag on properties ...

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John C. Fremont Hospital Now Offering ‘Telemed’

MARIPOSA — Starting today (March 23), patients at John C. Fremont Hospital will have the option to use “telemed” via any phone (landline, smartphone, flip phones) if they meet the criteria. To find out if a patient meets the criteria and to make an appointment, please call John C. Fremont at 209-966-3631 and press option 2 for appointments. Telemed — ...

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Mariposa County Declares Local ‘Health Emergency’

MARIPOSA — Late Friday, officials in Mariposa County issued a local health emergency declaration in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Here is the county’s complete emergency declaration statement: “Today, Mariposa County is proclaiming a local health emergency to ensure public health professionals have all necessary tools at their disposal to keep the community safe in its response to the novel ...

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Supervisor Pay Hike Spurs Riled Residents to File Referendum

MARIPOSA –Proponents of the referendum to reverse an ordinance granting members of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors a substantial salary increase easily surpassed their goal of 823 petition signatures, and on March 4 they presented the measure to Mariposa County Clerk of the Board Rene LaRoche and Mariposa County Registrar of Voters Keith Williams. At issue is an ordinance ...

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Fremont Hospital Starts Screening Visitors for Fever, Respiratory Issues

MARIPOSA — With cases of the coronavirus spreading in California — and local health officials noting “increased respiratory illnesses” around the community — beginning this week all John C. Fremont Hospital patients, visitors and staff are being screened for fever and respiratory symptoms prior to entering the hospital. “Visitors under the age of 14 will not be allowed into the ...

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SNF Offers Seedling Program to Mountain Residents

NORTH FORK – The Bass Lake Ranger District is set to begin its 2020 reforestation program. During the next two months, contract and Forest Service crews will be planting approximately 700 acres focusing on the areas of the 2014 French Fire. Approximately 200 to 320 seedlings per acre will be planted, totaling up to 175,000 seedlings on the district during ...

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9th Annual MS Bike-A-Thon Set for April 26 in Hornitos

HORNITOS — Organizers of the Mariposa County 4-H Citizenship project have scheduled their 9th Annual Multiple Sclerosis Bike-A-Thon for Sunday, April 26 in the historic town of Hornitos. The popular event is open to the public and all ages are invited to participate. This year’s event again will also include runners and walkers. The course starts at Hornitos Park where ...

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Mariposa Utility District Upgrades Wastewater Treatment Facility

MARIPOSA — There’s a popular misconception about the capacity of Mariposa’s wastewater treatment plant on Miller Road. Reportedly a number of Mariposa County residents don’t believe the Mariposa Public Utility District’s (MPUD) decades-old sewage management system could provide service to potential new motels or hotels and multi-family housing units. That perception is false. In fact, upon completion of the current ...

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Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested Saturday in Modesto

MODESTO — A Mariposa County man wanted for attempted murder following a shooting Friday in Greeley Hill was apprehended by Modesto police officers Saturday. Jeron Daniel Roberts, 41, was taken into custody without incident in the Walmart parking lot on McHenry Avenue in Modesto about 11:45 a.m., according to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. Roberts was involved in a fight ...

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AAUW Program to Spotlight Rural Health Care Access, Overall Health Determinants

MARIPOSA — AAUW Mariposa (American Association of University Women) is hosting a symposium later this month focusing on access to rural health care, including some of the issues that impact local residents’ overall health. The “Rural Access to Health Care Part 2 – Social Determinants of Health” program is scheduled to take place Feb. 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. ...

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