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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 […]

Next election will have new look

Mail-in system being implemented, new equipment also in place

Things are changing when it comes to voting processes in Mariposa County and officials believe it is for the better. “I’m super excited,” said Courtney Progner Morrow, chief deputy county clerk. Morrow is in charge of elections in the county and two major changes have her believing the process is going to work more smoothly and be easier for voters. […]

Earth Day activities slated in Yosemite National Park

People of all ages are encouraged to visit Yosemite National Park on Saturday, April 20, to celebrate Earth Day and other events. Park rangers will be on hand, including some who might provide musical entertainment. National Park Service photo by Al Golub Yosemite National Park will be celebrating Earth Day, National Junior Ranger Day, National Park Week and John Muir’s […]

Fairgrounds hanging on financially



Brian BullisThe financial picture of the Mariposa County Fairgrounds is solid despite a tough 2018. That was the word from Brian Bullis, chief executive officer of the fairgrounds. Bullis provided his annual update to the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors last week. Bullis did not request any funding from the board, despite the fairgrounds enduring many events over the past […]

Mariposa Grove to reopen this Friday

The Grizzly Giant is the centerpiece of the Mariposa Grove. Photo by Nicole W. Little Yosemite National Park officials announced last Friday the Mariposa Grove Road will reopen to automobiles on Friday, April 12. The free visitor shuttle to the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias will also resume service for the busy summer season on Friday, April 12. When the […]


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