2019-06-20 E-Edition

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A moment in time

Photo by Matt JohnsonMCHS faculty member Brian Moczygemba (right) hugs a student at the conclusion of the Mariposa County High School commencement ceremony, which was held on Friday at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Over 100 students graduated in this year’s class. Moczygemba was the keynote speaker at the ceremony. More photos are featured on page A-16. … An online subscription […]

Cox property sale ordered by judge

But major clause in order could also kill the deal, attorney says

It looks as if landowner Jerry Cox is about to lose his 437 acres of property. The Cox case has been a high-profile matter for more than two years — including another case in which he was charged with 15 felonies and faced life in prison before those charges were dropped by the former district attorney. Not long after that […]

Power down

PG&E outlines new power shutoff program

Mark Lopez of PG&E discusses various issues with residents during a meeting Monday evening at the fairgrounds in Mariposa. Lopez focused on how PG&E can assist people with disabilities when there are emergencies, including power outages. Photo by Greg Little Information overload. That may be one way to describe Monday night’s “open house” put on by Pacific Gas & Electric […]

School board appoints county superintendent

The confusion surrounding the almost odd position of county superintendent of schools may now be resolved. When former Mariposa County Unified School District Superintendent Robin Hopper was arrested for DUI in April, the school board immediately placed her on paid leave until the end of June, when she had already announced she was leaving the district. However, Hopper also serves […]

Tennis players cry fault about courts

Shown is a crack in one of the tennis courts at the Mariposa County Park. Local players are hoping the county will fix up the courts. Photo by Matt JohnsonA group of avid tennis players “volleyed” the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors for improved tennis courts in Mariposa. The group of close to 20 tennis players from the county attended […]

Man pleads guilty in sex-related crimes against two local minors


A local man has pleaded guilty to two counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a minor and will likely be headed to prison for a substantial amount of time. Miles Lee Imamura, 25, entered the plea in Mariposa County Superior Court last week. He will be formally sentenced on July 16. Mariposa County District Attorney Walter Wall made the […]

With all due respect

Photos by Nicole W. LittleAmerican Legion Post 567 hosted a ceremony last Friday to retire tattered and torn flags that needed proper disposal. It was held in the parking lot at Steve’s Sporstman Cafe. Also participating were members of Boy Scout Troop 94 and Cub Scout Pack 94. At left, Scouts Wesley Takahashi, left, and Brenn Cornec are shown properly […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log June 10 – Loose dogs were reported on Silver Bar Lane in Mariposa. • There was a report of a missing calf on Hunters Valley Road in Mariposa. • Trespassing was reported on Old Oak Lane in Mariposa. • Petty theft was reported on 10th Street in Mariposa. June 11 – There was a bear problem on […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

June 10-16

• EMS – 9 • Fires – 2 • Public Assists – 3 • Auto Collisions – 0 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 13 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 […]