August 13, 2015 RSS feed / Letters

Let us have peace

Some 500 or 600 years ago, the Shah of Persia, (now known as Iran), crossed the border between his country and another tiny neighbor and abducted several hundred families, some say forcibly, but of this I am not sure, and brought them into central Pe More...

Keeping score after debate challenging

It’s difficult to get excited for or against any particular candidate. Keeping score with so many is almost impossible. More...

Special interest doesn’t constitute conflict of interest

My Webster’s New World College Dictionary, Fourth Edition, gives only one definition of “conflict of interest.” “A conflict between one’s obligation to the public good and one’s self-interest, as in the case of a p More...

Conditional use permit for mining should be dropped

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors have voted for another layer of bureaucracy in regard to condition use permits (CUP) requirements in the county for mining.  The one to three vote, with Marshall Long recusing himself and Merlin Jones the More...

Clarifying what MERG stands for

This is a reply to Evie Wilson’s letter in the Aug. 6, 2015 of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE.  Wilson has made a number of comments which I will address. More...

GOP event wasn’t a debate

What is a debate?  Debate. Definition  1.To engage in argument; discuss opposing points.  2. To discuss or argue formally.  The definition goes on. What we saw last Thursday was not a debate of any kind. More...

Mt. Bullion Community Steps up to the plate

As a resident of Mt. More...

Videos look at poverty in Mariposa County

Neighbors and friends, I was shocked recently to learn of the great number of minimum wage jobs in our county. Not only poverty wages but unemployment at least double the national rate.  More...

Supervisor Smallcombe Owed an apology

There seems to be a lot of misinformation about what constitutes a conflict of interest warranting a public office holder to recuse herself from voting.  More...

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