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Placemaking group gives update on installation planned at creek parkway


Shown is a concept of an installation that is being planned along the Mariposa Creek Parkway. Courtesy photoWorking together and collaborating can lead to big things. Such is the case with the Mariposa County Creative Placemaking project. The placemaking project is almost two years old now, but is making some major headway of late. It is an effort by the […]

History center focus of discussion at meeting

North county residents are facing many challenges this year


It’s been a difficult year for just about everyone due to Covid-19. Whether it’s monetary challenges, fires, distance learning issues, worries about getting the illness, you name it — 2020 has been no cakewalk. But the people in northern Mariposa County have been hit especially hard. It’s tough to run a business in Coulterville in a normal year, let alone […]

Little change reported in local Covid-19 cases

Supervisors meet remotely as one tested positive for virus

Little change has been reported when it comes to the Covid-19 pandemic in Mariposa County. Though audio was difficult to hear on Tuesday morning from the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors, Dr. Eric Sergienko, county health officer, did give a brief update. Sergienko updated supervisors on the current state of the virus, including the fact there were only two active […]

Fire in north county 40 percent contained, evacuations are lifted

More than 750 residents were evacuated, sheriff says

Residents of northern Mariposa County may have mostly dodged a bullet thanks to the efforts of firefighters battling a blaze in Tuolumne County. However, power outages did cause evacuations and spoiled food, according to local officials. The MOC Fire ignited Aug. 20, according to CAL FIRE, near Highway 49 and Highway 120 at Moccasin. The fire quickly spread in that […]

County officially applies for $130,000 grant in order to complete 7th Street pavilion project



A grant that will cover expenses related to Mariposa’s 7th Street Pavilion has officially been applied for. Mariposa County Economic Development Specialist Tara Schiff made the announcement at last week’s Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting. “We have worked very, very quickly,” said Schiff. The 7th Street Pavilion is a tented, blocked off area that is used to accommodate for […]

Former superintendent gets probation in DUI case

Robin Hopper also sentenced to 60 days in jail though records unclear if she has served that time

Robin HopperFormer Mariposa County Superintendent of Schools Robin Hopper received three years probation after being found guilty of felony battery with injury on a custodial officer, and misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol. She has also been sentenced to 60 days of jail time with two days credit for time served, and has been ordered to attend nine months […]

Coulterville resident part of deadly Merced Co. collision

Three vehicles involved in Aug. 23 incident

A Coulterville woman was involved in a major traffic collision involving three vehicles in a rural part of Merced County on Sunday. On Aug. 23 at 9:21 p.m., the Merced Communications Center of the California Highway Patrol dispatched units to a traffic collision at the intersection of Oakdale Road at Turlock Road, in a rural unincorporated area of Merced County, […]

Search and rescue are staying busy in Eastern Madera County region



Madera County Sheriff’s Office search and rescue was very busy last week with back-toback calls in the mountains. Assisting agencies included Madera County Fire, Mariposa Sheriff, SkyLife, CHP air operations and CAL FIRE. Photo courtesy Madera County Sheriff’s OfficeWhether it’s because forest visitors are overestimating their own skills or underestimating the rugged environment, a combination of both these mindsets or […]

Committee forms to gain support for Measure N



Roger Biery, who is helping on a newly-formed committee to support the construction of a new hospital in Mariposa County, is shown on a Zoom call during last week’s John C. Fremont Hospital board meeting.In close to two months from now, voters in Mariposa County will make an extremely important determination. Voters will decide whether to support a 1 percent […]

Rotary installs its final historic plaque



Here in front of the district attorney’s office on Bullion Street are, from left, Roger Leonard, Chery Davis, Tom Cooke, Susan Robinson, Walter Wall, Eric Weihe and Sue Weihe. Submitted photo Many people are drawn to Mariposa because it is a quaint historic gold mining town. Some of them wonder about the history of the buildings and therefore, Mariposa Yosemite […]


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