Mail-in voting likely in county

Work progressing toward changing system


County officials are moving toward a mail-in system for submitting election ballots, which they say would be a more secure form of voting. The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors discussed last week the implementation of the Voters Choice Act (VCA), which would allow for all mail-in voting. In 2016, Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB450 in law in California, allowing six […]

Sunday, March 10

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MCHS students reach out and serve meals to area homeless



MCHS student Emma Newman (left) opens an oven for Kim Monson to put enchiladas in on Monday evening. A few months ago, Monson heard about a need for community members to help serve the homeless. As a former teacher, she thought it would be beneficial to enlist the help of the area’s youth. Photo by Matt JohnsonWhen community member Kim […]

Officials hope to find new piece of land for cemetery


The burial of the dead has been a custom for humans since they first walked on earth. It is a rite of passage to honor the dead; a tradition that continues to this day. In Mariposa County, the tradition of burials is a tradition unlike many other places because getting a plot in the county cemetery is virtually free. But […]

Controversial Methodist vote addressed by pastor


Allison Byerley The controversy surrounding the United Methodist Church should not have much of an impact locally, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t concerns. At issue is a vote by the church’s general conference last week which prohibits same-sex marriage and LGBTQ clergy. The vote came in spite of a recommendation from a specially-formed panel to adopt the “One Church […]

Mariposa man arrested for sexual crimes with teenager

Miles ImamuraA Mariposa man was arrested outside of the home of a minor who he is accused of having sex with on multiple occasions. He was caught by law enforcement officials when he was waiting to meet the victim. Deputies from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office arrested Miles Imamura, 24, of Mariposa on Friday, March 1, outside of the minor’s […]

‘Creek Week’ celebration set to include local youth


Shown are members of the Nature Force program working on an area project. Submitted photoEditor’s note: This is another in a series of stories about the Mariposa Creek Parkway. The Mariposa Creek Parkway has been discussed, implemented and planned for expansion for decades. Now, local officials are making a concerted effort to implement that expansion — and showcase the benefits […]

Tickets now on sale for Taste of Mariposa

Are you ready to get a “taste of Mariposa?” If so, the time is quickly approaching. The annual “Taste of Mariposa” is scheduled for Saturday, April 6 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Doors will open at 5:30 a.m. Many Mariposa restaurants will be providing appetizers and desserts. A tri-tip dinner is on the menu for the event. Also, organizers said […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Feb. 25 – There was a cat in a power line on Paraje Way in Mariposa. • There was a residential fire on Ben Hur Road in Mariposa. Feb. 26 – A dog bite was reported on Whitmore Road in Mariposa. • Deputies investigated a report of sexual battery at the Bug Hostel in Midpines. Feb. 27 […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Feb. 25-March 3

• EMS – 8 • Fires – 3 • Public Assists – 1 • Auto Collisions – 3 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 14 volunteer stations located throughout the county. If you are 18 years of age and possess a valid CA driver’s license, we would love to hear from you! Positions are available for fire/medical and […]