2019-07-25 E-Edition

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Not your average visitor

 A young black bear (cinnamon in color) was hanging around Carleton Road recently. Newspaper reader Kay Price said the bear visited their house in the morning on July 14. She said the bear spent time climbing the tree in the front yard, trying to get to the bird feeders. The bear then came onto the back deck of the house […]

UC Merced, park debut program to aid veterans

FREE Will assist veterans in finding career paths, furthering education; enrollment is limited

A new program being offered by UC Merced is targeted at helping veterans. The four-day Yosemite Veterans Education and Leadership Seminar will be held next month and will focus on helping veterans transition into the workplace. “It’s a new program,” said Steve Shackelton, executive director of the Gallo Management Program at UC Merced. “It has taken a long time to […]

Man gets eight years for having sex with two minors


Imamura A Mariposa man was sentenced to prison last week for having sexual relations with minors. Miles Lee Imamura, 25, was sentenced to a total of 16 years in prison. However, his two eight years sentences will run concurrently, meaning he will serve at least 85 per- cent of that time, or just under seven years. Imamura was given credit […]

County seeking grant to construct new rec center



From left, Mariposa County grant writing specialist Molly Stephens and county assistant chief administrative officer Leigh Westerlund donned headbands as part of their presentation about a potential recreation center in Mariposa. This rec center, if it moves forward, would start off with the construction of aquatic facilities. Photo by Matt JohnsonLast week at the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting, […]

Cox case just keeps on going


The case involving local landowner Jerry Cox is like the Energizer Bunny. It just keeps going and going and going. That was the case on Monday of this week when it was continued for another 30 days. The Cox case has been ongoing for more than two years. It involves his 435 acres of property being placed into receivership for […]

Menetrey announces bid for a second term

Miles Menetrey Miles Menetrey is seeking his second term on the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors. Menetrey, the supervisor from District 5, recently made the announcement to seek the seat. His name will be on the ballot in the March primary, which was moved up this year by state officials. “My top priority has always been serving the people of […]

Ribbon cutting ceremony held at AutoCamp facility


Many people were involved in the ribbon cutting last week at AutoCamp Yosemite. Shown, from left, are Taylor Micaela Davis (AutoCamp), Sonia Greenlee (AutoCamp), Paul Whitman, Scott Fiester, Ryan Miller (AutoCamp), Brendon Haffner (AutoCamp), Scott Gediman of Yosemite National Park, Chris Curtiss (Quiring), Carl Sanders (AutoCamp), Robert Smit (AutoCamp), Supervisor Kevin Cann, Supervisor Rosemarie Smallcombe, Derek Heule (AutoCamp), Supervisor Marshall […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log July 15 – Loose cattle were reported on both Ben Hur and Buckeye roads in Mariposa. • Loose dogs in the road were reported on both Miller Road and Indian Peak Road, both in Mariposa. • Deputies investigated a report of vandalism on Highway 49 South in Mariposa. • There was a report of an abandoned dog […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

July 15-21

• EMS – 7 • Fires – 1 • Public Assists – 2 • Auto Collisions – 2 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 […]