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Mariposa Utility District Upgrades Wastewater Treatment Facility

MARIPOSA — There’s a popular misconception about the capacity of Mariposa’s wastewater treatment plant on Miller Road. Reportedly a number of Mariposa County residents don’t believe the Mariposa Public Utility District’s (MPUD) decades-old sewage management system could provide service to potential new motels or hotels and multi-family housing units. That perception is false. In fact, upon completion of the current ...

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Mariposa Supervisors’ Pay Hike Riles Residents

MARIPOSA — Last month, four members of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors voted to increase their base pay by $30,000 per year — and now a significant number of county residents are expressing their displeasure on social media, and through the referendum process. Despite a number of local residents speaking out against the action, the board passed an ordinance ...

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‘Multiple Factors’ Key to Success in Rescue of Mariposa Man

MARIPOSA COUNTY — According to area law enforcement officials, “multiple positive factors” influenced the successful rescue of 74-year old John Van Dinther in Mariposa County on Jan. 25. On Wednesday, Jan. 22, Van Dinther was last seen on Bear Clover Road in the Jerseydale area of the county. Later that day, his children reported him missing shortly after 4 p.m., ...

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State FFA Organization Offers Free ‘Ag’ License Plates

SACRAMENTO — The California Future Farmers of America (FFA) state-wide organization is giving away 500 free California Ag license plates to the first 500 individual who submit completed applications. Those applying must complete the so called Reg. 17 application, which is available online from the DMV under Special Interest License Plates. Only completed applications will be accepted for a sequential ...

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Mariposa County High School FFA and ASB Plan Barbecue Fundraiser for Injured Student

Audrey Ogilvie

MARIPOSA — Mariposa County High School’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) and Associated Student Body (ASB) have planned a fundraiser to support Audrey Ogilvie, who injured her spine in a fluke incident and required emergency surgery. The barbecue is set for Saturday, Dec. 14. Ogilvie was a member of the MCHS Future Farmers of America and graduated last June as ...

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Mariposa Mother of Six Awarded Habitat for Humanity Home

MARIPOSA — Thanksgiving this year will be particularly memorable for Mariposa resident Sarah Philips and her family. In mid October, Habitat for Humanity (HFH) of Mariposa County announced that Philips and her family would be the residents of Habitat’s fifth home. “I’m absolutely ecstatic, we’re extremely blessed,” said Philips of her selection. “This just couldn’t be more of what we ...

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Mariposa Sheriff’s Office Expands County Connection with New App

MARIPOSA — As digital technology constantly alters the modes and methods of communication, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has rolled out a new app that Sheriff Doug Binnewies describes as “a key tool to keep us connected to the community we serve.” “More and more of our society is really looking to apps and other methods of communication for information, ...

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