Email sparks spat for supervisors

FREE Long admits sending message, Menetrey responds with ire

A Mariposa County Supervisor is dealing with the fallout from remarks he made in an email message to a constituent. District 3 Supervisor Marshall Long, responding to an email from constituent Jerry Cox, wrote the following to Cox in an email on Nov. 1. The email was made public by people close to Cox: “Tired of your lies and threats. […]

County moves forward with temporary homeless shelter

Mariposa County is well on its way to establishing a temporary shelter for homeless people, and plans are in the works for a more permanent solution. That was the result of action taken last week by the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors, which has been wrestling with the controversial issue for years but even more so in the past few […]

Reward offered for information about theft of cedar rails intended for charity

This picture shows the remaining rails at the site. Someone took many of the rails and there is a reward for information. Submitted photoThough it’s that time of year for fellowship and giving, some area thieves didn’t seem to get the message. “We had an idea about six months ago to do a donation for the county,” said Sam Bolton […]

Inside this edition

Inside this edition is our annual “Home for the Holidays” edition which features stories written by area students as well as a story about a couple in Coulterville who have built a successful food business. See our special insert…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password […]

Luke Willey could be re-sentenced: judge

The prison sentence of an area man convicted of violent crimes is getting a second look. Judge Robert F. Moody, who sentenced Luke Willey, 38, to prison in September, is taking another look at the sentence. He called for a hearing last Thursday to examine what he called “technical” issues that were “troublesome” in the case. “There’s a possibility I […]


FREE Three local Rotarians make the journey to help children

Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series about a recent trip taken to Pakistan by members of the Mariposa-Yosemite Rotary Club. It doesn’t take long to realize what an impact a trip to Pakistan had for two Mariposa County residents. For Ophelia McInturff and Bill Lowe, the trip was not only eye-opening, but in some ways, life-changing. […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Nov. 12 – There was a bear sited on Chilnualna Falls Road in Wawona. • Petty theft was reported on Lake McSwain in Lake Don Pedro. • Broken glass was reported on Highway 49 North. • There was a missing person report taken on Granite Dome in Lushmeadows. Nov. 13 – A pony and a mini horse […]

Earl VonDe Upton

A decorated veteran of the Vietnam war, Earl VonDe Upton, 73, entered the gates of Heaven on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at his home in Rogue River, Ore., after suffering from cancer for several years. The son of Johnnie Dale and Myrtle Arlene (Pemberton) Upton, Earl was born in Oroville, Calif. on March 26, 1945. He was raised in Catheys […]

Norman Miller

Norman Walter Miller passed away Nov. 15, 2018. He was born on June 15, 1934. He was a native Californian born to George Miller, a Borden Milk Co. truck driver, and Minnie Swift, a housewife. He is survived by his two children, Deanna DeGough and Tim Miller and grandson Garrett DeGough. Norman was hard working and over his lifetime was […]

Edna Lorraine Munoz

On Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, Edna Lorraine Munoz, beloved wife, mother, daughter and sister passed away suddenly at the age of 60. Edna will forever be remembered by her husband and best friend, Martin “Tony” Munoz and her precious children, Christina Patrick of Reno, Nev., Holly Patrick of Modesto, Calif., and Carolyn Stafford of Manteca, Calif. She will also be […]