Smile and say ‘pedal’


Allison ByerleyThis is one of my favorite devotions, and it is appropriate as my time in Mariposa draws to a close. I am off to Tulare to serve as pastor of Tulare UMC and I have decided to let Jesus sit in the front seat of the tandem bike and lead me where the Spirit says go. The Tandem Bike […]

A response to white fragility and racism


Price LittleHow can I trust you when all I see is hypocrisy? You’re not racist, but your boyfriend is. You’re not racist but you don’t say anything when he says the n-word. You’re not racist but you let your family tell American citizens “Go home” because they aren’t white like them. You’re not racist but you use racial slurs as […]

We’re still here for you


While we shelter in place, gardening can be the perfect pick-meup. The UCCE Master Gardeners of Mariposa County are available to help answer your gardening questions. Directly access the UCCE Master Gardeners of Mariposa County website ( to obtain information. You can see what we are doing, access our radio show, send a question to our helpline or browse the […]

Class of 2020 showed the best side of young people


 Whew, what a year it has been. No one could have foreseen all the crazy things that have happened since the start of the 2019-20 school year. Think about all the things that have transpired: fires, a pandemic forcing school closures, economic turmoil. And those are just a few. But through it all, the Class of 2020 has stuck with […]

Your wishes should be put in writing


Anita Starchman-BryantI regularly advise that anyone over the age of 18 should have an Advance Health Care Directive. An Advance Health Care Directive informs your doctor, your family and your friends of your health care wishes when you are unable to make those decisions for yourself. This important legal document also identifies who you choose to make those decisions for […]

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Radio show slated to debut Friday

A few weeks back, I wrote a column about my new radio show featuring classic rock songs. I also said I would announce when the show will begin on KRYZ-FM, 98.5 in Mariposa. (Also, you can listen online at The first airing of “Greg’s Little Rock Show” will be at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 12. The show will […]

Let’s get out the truth when it comes to mail-in ballots


 Last week, I had a chance to sit down with election officials from Mariposa County. Mariposa County Clerk Keith Williams and Mariposa County Chief Deputy Clerk Courtney Morrow are always accommodating when it comes to interviews. One reason I wanted to chat with them was to do a story about where things stand when it comes to the November election. […]

County must explain reasons much better


Our privacy, quiet enjoyment of our properties and wallets are at stake. If Mariposa County officials intend to reintroduce items K1 – K6, withdrawn from the Board of Supervisors agenda for May 19 (probably as a result of numerous objections: see their website), I believe property owners would appreciate a more detailed explanation by the sponsors for the necessity of […]

Responding to census is key for the county’s future


Once every decade the U.S. Census Bureau takes a snapshot of our nation, a freeze frame if you will, of where everyone is living. While the U.S. Census takes months to complete, the data is meant to capture where we were living on April 1. As we are all aware, Covid-19 severely disrupted the nation around mid-March, just as Census […]

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