Attention to detail crucial for new AutoCamp facility

Air apparent

Rochelle Dunn, left, the adventure guide for AutoCamp Yosemite, greets incoming guests in front of the Airstream where they stayed. Shown are San Francisco residents Derrick and Natalie Plotkin with their daughter, Avalon, age 2. The couple said they were impressed with the AutoCamp facility. They were here vacationing over the Easter holiday. Photo by Nicole W. LittleIt’s been a […]

Cox back in court over land issue

Lawyers have major disagreement over property, next date set for May 29

After a lengthy hiatus, the controversial case against Mariposa County landowner Jerry Cox was back in the courtroom this week — and had no shortage of controversy. It’s been a few months since the case was before Mariposa County Superior Court Judge Dana Walton, and representatives on all sides of the issue had differing viewpoints during the hearing. That’s not […]

Questions still open in matter of Hopper’s DUI



Calls for forgiveness from several community members couldn’t save the highest ranking education official in the county from punishment last week. A special meeting was called last Thursday to determine Superintendent Robin Hopper’s future. Hopper was arrested on April 14 on suspicion of driving under the influence by the California Highway Patrol in Planada. She has since admitted to driving […]

Greeley Hill Market future is up in the air


It’s not unexpected, but it’s still frustrating. “We just don’t know what direction to go,” said Jesse Figueroa, co-owner and manager of Greeley Hill Market. “We need to get a definitive answer.” He’s talking about the disaster which happened on Sunday, April 14, when a fire broke out in the mechanical room of the market. The fire eventually spread to […]

Highway 49 North to be closed for 12 days

Work will begin Monday on Highway 49 North, which will be closed for 12 days. Submitted photo Highway 49 North between Bear Valley and Coulterville will be closed for 12 days starting Monday. Caltrans has announced the full closure of the road from 7 a.m. Monday, April 29 to 7 p.m., Friday, May 10. It will be closed in both […]

Business license possibility discussed

Supervisors ponder implementation of program in county


After a lengthy discussion last week, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors directed county staff to continue looking into the possibility of establishing a business license requirement. Currently, Mariposa County does not require business licenses. However, that hasn’t always been the case. The first ordinance adopted by the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors was a business license requirement. That requirement […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log April 15 – There was a white horse reported on Highway 140 and Hummingbird Lane in Mariposa. April 16 – There was a tree in a power line on Peg Leg Road in Mariposa. • A dog attack was reported on Allans Way in Coulterville. April 17 – Deputies were asked to check on the welfare of […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

April 15-21

• EMS – 7 • Fires – 6 • Public Assists – 3 • Auto Collisions – 1 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 […]

IN BRIEF …

Lincoln-Reagan fete slated The annual Lincoln-Reagan dinner, hosted by the Mariposa County Republican Central Committee, will be on Saturday, May 11 at the Masonic Hall at 5154 Jones Street. The dinner will begin at 6 p.m. The featured speakers will be Rep. Tom McClintock and Dave Givens of Hammer Stryke. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at Trent’s Styling […]

Laurali Campbell

Laurali Campbell was born on Oct. 15, 1943 in San Francisco to Ester Grider-Richey and Herman Grider. Her adopted mother/aunt was Marie Anne Grider-Weber. She died in Roseville, Calif. on March 30, 2019. She served in the United States Air Force and reserves for three years, was a care taker and independent Mariposa business owner for 16 years. She was […]