Fay Ann Turner

Fay Ann (Martin) Turner passed away in her home Nov. 1, 2019, with the people that she loved the most surrounding her. Fay was 75 years old at the time of her death. She lost her battle of five years to cancer. She was born June 30, 1944 in Cleveland, Tenn., and moved to Mariposa when she was three months […]

Greg Snee

Gregory C. Snee, age 75, of Reno, Nev., passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 after a lengthy illness. He was born in Santa Monica, Calif., on June 12, 1944 to Charles and Mildred Snee. In 1962 he joined the Air Force and served for four years as crew chief during the Vietnam War. Greg had a long and varied work […]

Franklin “Frank” Edward Buzbee

Frank Buzbee passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 at the age of 74 after a lengthy illness. He was preceded in death by his parents Eva Lois Tull Buzbee and Franklin Elmer Buzbee, of Atwater, Calif. and his sister Martha Rose, of Mariposa. He is survived by his sister Jaunelle Christie of Waxhaw, S.C. and his brother James […]


Ho, ho, ho! The annual Christmas Open House at the Mariposa Museum and History Center will be held on Sunday, Dec. 15 from 1-4 p.m. Children will have a chance to see Santa and Mrs. Claus from 1-3:30 p.m. Cookies, hot cider and popcorn will be served. The gift shop will be open with toys, gifts and books on sale. […]

Engineer inspects Northside Clinic, update is still to come

It has been a frustrating year for the residents of northern Mariposa County when it comes to healthcare. The John C. Fremont Healthcare District continues to search for answers after a fire in the spring damaged its Northside Clinic, located in Greeley Hill, and the residents continue to hope for answers. The clinic was part of the Greeley Hill Market […]

Annual home tour all set to go

One of the homes from last year’s Christmas home tour is shown. Submitted photo by Anita Starchman BryantSoroptimist International of Mariposa is planning a one-day-only Christmas home tour for Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This tour combines a mix of traditional, contemporary and unique homes. A soup lunch is included in the price of the ticket. […]

Community Foundation hands out yearly grants

From left, Soroptimist members Oralee Phillips and Debbie Lester receive a $300 donation from Mariposa Community Foundation member David Butler.Every year, the Mariposa Community Foundation awards grants to local nonprofits to aid them in their goals. The Mariposa Community Foundation has awarded $15,000 in community enrichment grants since 2011. Of that, $13,000 was awarded from 2015 through 2018. The other […]

Holiday craft show set Dec. 6-7 at fairgrounds

A major holiday craft show is coming to Mariposa. This annual Christmas Craft Show is sponsored by Soroptimist International of Mariposa and has gained a reputation as the “season’s best.” Crafters will be showing off their skills and wares in two buildings. The two-day show will be Dec. 6-7 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds on Fairgrounds Drive. On Friday, Dec. […]

Special edition showcases best of this county


National Banana Day. Did you know that existed? If you look inside this week’s paper, you’ll find our annual “Home for the Holidays” special edition. The edition features stories from area youth who describe “holiday memories.” Ethan Briese, a fifth grade student at Woodland Elementary, knew about the day and he had a story to tell. In fact, he says […]

Adjusting to marriage can be a big challenge; heed that Mr. Johnson


Greg LittleI have wondered for many years whether the day would finally come. And then last Friday, I walked into my office and in my basket there was the “official” announcement. Matt Johnson, who I’ve known now for about five years, is getting married. It must be true because there will be an announcement in next week’s newspaper. For people […]