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In spite of struggles, Pine Tree Market continues to serve Wawona community



Local twins Jocelyn and Jaiden Stansberry painted an intricately drawn mural around the fridge (it continues on the other side) at Pine Tree Market as their community service project before graduating from Yosemite High School this year. Photo by Kellie Flanagan Considering it’s been a year not unlike Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, the owner of Pine Tree Market in Yosemite […]

Madera County hits 20,000 Covid-19 patients mark



As Madera County hovers around the 20,000 total patients mark this week, even Mary Poppins was affected by Covid-19 when her musical opening at Golden Chain Theatre was postponed after company members tested positive for the virus. An as-yet-unknown number of students were tested and quarantined at Yosemite High School after a Badgers football game was canceled due to positive […]

Locals wanted to boot Newsom from office

California Gov. Gavin Newsom addresses the crowd in Sacramento following his decisive victory in the recall election last week. Submitted photoAlthough the majority of Mariposa County voters wanted Gov. Gavin Newsom recalled, the vast majority of people in California did not. Last week, Newsom, a Democrat, was the subject of a statewide recall election. Though some felt it might be […]

Open for business

Photo by Christina ManuelCourtney Twiss cut the ribbon last Friday to officially open the doors to Twiss Realty’s new location in downtown Mariposa. Both staff members, standing behind Courtney, and the community came out to celebrate the occasion with glasses of wine before the ribbon was cut. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. […]

Mental health diversion nixed in Roberts case



Jeron RobertsA Mariposa man accused of attempted murder was recently denied a request for mental health diversion and remains in jail roughly 18 months after his arrest. Jeron Roberts, 43, is charged with attempted murder stemming from a Feb. 14, 2020, incident in northern Mariposa County. He has been in jail with bail set at $500,000 since his arrest. In […]

EDC, Coulterville community looks to Asian investor for further opportunities in business



Downtown Coulterville is shown in this photo. Local residents and concerned citizens are hoping for some economic revival in the small, northern Mariposa County town. Submitted photoCommunity members of Coulterville have a like-minded want of bringing more business to their town. The question at hand is how they will make that happen. Last week, Coulterville business owners came together to […]

Group seeks input through Merced River Trail survey



Representatives from the Bureau Land Management, U.S. Forest Service and National Parks Service meet at the Merced River Trail for an interagency site visit. A local working group is currently developing a vision plan for a project that could enhance and conserve the existing trail. Submitted photos Members of the Merced River Trail Community Working Group have put out a […]

Most forest orders lifted but Jerseydale area, Creek Fire region remains closed until Nov. 17

A large chunk of the Sierra National Forest has reopened to public use. However, there are still swaths of the forest which will be closed at least until Nov. 17 following a new order released by the National Forest Service last week. One of those sections includes the area where three members of a Mariposa County family were found dead […]

Annual trout derby set for Oct. 2-3

Submitted photoThe Lake McSwain Fall Trout Derby is planned for Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 2-3. Based on the overwhelming interest from anglers in the Spring Derby, it will again rely on the smart phone app FishDonkey. “Our anglers really had a good time and expressed their desire for additional derbies through FishDonkey,” said Brooke Gutierrez, director of MID Parks and […]

Soroptimists celebrate organization milestone

Mariposa club commemorates international group’s 100-year anniversary Sept. 25 and 26

 Soroptimist International of Mariposa has invited the community to an upcoming celebration of Soroptimist International’s 100th anniversary. This two-day event will be held at the office of Summit Tax & Financial Services on Saturday, Sept. 25, and Sunday, Sept. 26, at 3 p.m. each day. That office is located at at 5176 Highway 140 in Mariposa. At Saturday’s event, attendees […]


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