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Supervisor Pay Hike Spurs Riled Residents to File Referendum

MARIPOSA –Proponents of the referendum to reverse an ordinance granting members of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors a substantial salary increase easily surpassed their goal of 823 petition signatures, and on March 4 they presented the measure to Mariposa County Clerk of the Board Rene LaRoche and Mariposa County Registrar of Voters Keith Williams. At issue is an ordinance ...

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Fremont Hospital Starts Screening Visitors for Fever, Respiratory Issues

MARIPOSA — With cases of the coronavirus spreading in California — and local health officials noting “increased respiratory illnesses” around the community — beginning this week all John C. Fremont Hospital patients, visitors and staff are being screened for fever and respiratory symptoms prior to entering the hospital. “Visitors under the age of 14 will not be allowed into the ...

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SNF Offers Seedling Program to Mountain Residents

NORTH FORK – The Bass Lake Ranger District is set to begin its 2020 reforestation program. During the next two months, contract and Forest Service crews will be planting approximately 700 acres focusing on the areas of the 2014 French Fire. Approximately 200 to 320 seedlings per acre will be planted, totaling up to 175,000 seedlings on the district during ...

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9th Annual MS Bike-A-Thon Set for April 26 in Hornitos

HORNITOS — Organizers of the Mariposa County 4-H Citizenship project have scheduled their 9th Annual Multiple Sclerosis Bike-A-Thon for Sunday, April 26 in the historic town of Hornitos. The popular event is open to the public and all ages are invited to participate. This year’s event again will also include runners and walkers. The course starts at Hornitos Park where ...

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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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Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested Saturday in Modesto

MODESTO — A Mariposa County man wanted for attempted murder following a shooting Friday in Greeley Hill was apprehended by Modesto police officers Saturday. Jeron Daniel Roberts, 41, was taken into custody without incident in the Walmart parking lot on McHenry Avenue in Modesto about 11:45 a.m., according to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. Roberts was involved in a fight ...

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‘Winter Wonderland’ Nets $30K for Hospital Foundation

MARIPOSA – The John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation raised over $30,000 on Jan. 11 at its Winter Wonderland fundraising dinner. Proceeds from the successful event, according to Foundation officials, will help support scholarships for local students interested in pursuing an education in health care, purchase new hospital equipment and fund community education and other needs that arise for 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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Actress Helps Local Students Prep for ‘Poetry Out Loud’

MARIPOSA — Mariposa County High students participating in the Mariposa County Arts Council’s Poetry Out Loud (POL) program — a national poetry recitation contest — welcomed actress Lynn Herring Northrop (Lucy Coe of General Hospital) to their classroom last week. The experienced actress volunteered over seven hours of her time, coaching 21 students in performance, body language, emotional cadence and ...

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