DISASTER IN GREELEY HILL

FREE Greeley Hill Market fire results in heavy damage

The scenario probably could not have come at a worse time. “Saturday was one of our best days of the year,” said Jesse Figueroa. Figueroa is the manager and part-owner of Greeley Hill Market, a business that is the heart of the community. It’s where people from Greeley Hill, Coulterville and many rural areas go to get necessary grocery items. […]

Clinic also impacted by blaze

FREE Officials working to continue medical services

When fire broke out at the Greeley Hill Market last Sunday, it also had a major impact on medical services in northern Mariposa County. “The district is in this for the long game,” said Matthew Matthiessen, CEO of the John C. Fremont Healthcare District. The Northside Clinic, which has been in operation since 2007, is part of the market building. Although […]

Hopper faces DUI charge after wreck

Superintendent of schools involved in single-vehicle accident at Planada

Robin HopperThe superintendent of the Mariposa County Unified School District has been charged with suspicion of DUI. Robin Ann Hopper, 53, Catheys Valley, was charged following a sin gle-vehicle accident this past Sunday afternoon. Hopper had previously announced she was leaving the district at the end of June and a search for a new superintendent is currently underway. According to […]

Parachutes will soar into Mariposa



This scene shows the parachute team jumping above the Statue of Liberty in New York City. Submitted photoEvery year, the Mariposa Butterfly Festival is one of the biggest draws in the county. This year, the event’s parade will be spiced up by the addition of a world famous professional parachuting group. Team Fastrax will be performing four times over Butterfly […]

Crime victims recognized during annual ceremony


Paula Stadter, left, speaks to the audience last week while Jessica Minmaugh, the local crime victim office director, looks on. Photo by Nicole W. Little It can all change in an instant. That’s a lesson Paula Stadter of Merced so painfully learned. “It rips you to shreds,” said Stadter. She was speaking last week during the annual National Crime Victims’ […]

County intends to implement hemp zoning ordinance



For over an hour last week, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors went back and forth on a topic that has been a focal point over the last few weeks. That topic is the industrial cultivation of hemp. Hemp has great potential as a “cash crop” and can be produced for things such as rope, clothing, body care products and […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log April 8 – A minor was found in possession of alcohol at Mariposa County High School. April 9 – ID theft was reported on 10th Street in Mariposa. April 10 – There was a dead raccoon reported on Ben Hur Road in Mariposa. April 11 – Elder abuse was reported on Banderilla Drive in Lake Don Pedro. […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

April 8-15

• EMS – 6 • Fires – 2 • Public Assists – 1 • Auto Collisions – 2 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 14 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 […]

Yosemite Chapel sets services for Holy Week

The Yosemite Chapel in Yosemite National Park has scheduled various services for Holy Week. There was a Palm Sunday service at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday, April 14. A Maundy Thursday service is set for 7 p.m. on April 18. Good Friday services will be at 12:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. on April 19. On Sunday, April 21, there will be […]

IN BRIEF …

Grave topic set for Museum Sharon Giacomazzi will host the next Fireside Chat at the Mariposa Museum and History Center on April 20 at 2 p.m. Her topic will be “The Tomestone Tourist,” and discussion will center on abondoned burial sites in the Sierra. Admission is free for this event. The Museum is located at 5119 Jessie Street. For more […]