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Mariposa Man Arrested, Charged With Having Sex With A 13-Year-Old

MARIPOSA – Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a 24-year-old Mariposa man on charges that include unlawful sex with a minor. Miles Imamura was taken into custody on Friday, Mar. 1, outside the home of his alleged victim – a 13-year-old whose gender is not being specified by the Sheriff’s Office at this time. During the course of their investigation ...

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Inmate Who Escaped From Mt. Bullion Camp Apprehended

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Law enforcement officials today arrested Joseph Speakman, an offender who walked away from the Mount Bullion Conservation Camp in Mariposa County on Mar. 1. At 1:55 p.m., Speakman was found hiding near a vacant cabin located in a rural area about three miles from the Mount Bullion camp, say officials. He was taken into custody without incident, ...

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Officials Searching For Inmate Who Walked Away From Mount Bullion Camp

MARIPOSA — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are searching for a minimum-security inmate who walked away from the Mount Bullion Conservation Camp in Mariposa County today. CDCR officials say that inmate Joseph Speakman, 46, was last seen during an inmate count at 3:15 a.m. on Mar. 1. He was discovered missing at 4:20 a.m. and officers immediately ...

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Submit Your Artwork For Mariposa Art & Wine Festival

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club invites artists to submit artwork that may be used for promotional materials associated with the 2019 Art & Wine Festival. The selected art will be utilized in various promotion materials including postcards, posters, brochures and in social media. The 15th Annual Art & Wine Festival will be held on Saturday, May 25, on ...

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Open Auditions For Arthur Miller’s Classic Play “All My Sons”

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Theatre Alliance will hold auditions for Arthur Miller’s American classic play, “All My Sons” at the Mariposa Park Amphitheatre on Friday, Mar. 1, from 5 – 9 p.m. and Saturday, Mar. 2, from 1 – 5 p.m. Audition materials will be provided at the time of the readings. Performance dates are May 24, 25, 26 in ...

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AAUW Hosts Exotic Moroccan Nights Event

Written by Jody Sergienki – MARIPOSA – Mariposans can take a magic carpet ride to the ancient land of the Arabian Nights at the “Moroccan Nights” fundraiser hosted by Mariposa American Association of University Women (AAUW) on Saturday, Mar. 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Adventurers will experience the colorful sights, spicy aromas and tempting ...

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Fire Destroys Home On Highway 49 In Mariposa County

MARIPOSA – A Mariposa County resident is without a home after a fast-moving fire completely destroyed his house near the Mariposa Coffee Roasting Company last night. Firefighters were called out just after 7:30 p.m. to reports of a structure fire in the 2900 block of Highway 49 South. Within minutes, a Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputy arrived at scene and reported ...

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Flash Flood Warning For Parts Of Mariposa County

MARIPOSA – The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a Flash Flood Warning for northwestern Mariposa County and southwestern Tuolumne County until 1:30 p.m. At 11:59 a.m., Doppler radar indicated a line of thunderstorms providing very heavy rain across the warned area. Radar estimated half- to three-quarters of an inch per hour. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly. ...

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Highway 140 Reopens In Mariposa County

MARIPOSA COUNTY – As of 10 a.m. today, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has reopened State Route 140 in and near the Ferguson Fire burn scar. The preemptive closure was implemented at 3 p.m. yesterday and extended for approximately 17 miles from Bear Creek near Midpines to Foresta Road in El Portal. The highway remained closed for about 19 ...

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Highway 140 To Close West Of Yosemite Ahead Of New Storm

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Once again, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is planning a preemptive closure of State Route 140 in and near the Ferguson Fire burn scar ahead of a major storm. The highway will be closed beginning at 3 p.m.on Wednesday, Feb. 13. “This closure is being prompted by an ongoing storm that could impact the roadway, and ...

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