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IN BRIEF

By ohtadmin | April 15, 2021

Price photos featured at Gallery Award-winning photographer Kay Price is the featured artist for April at the Sierra Artists Gallery in downtown Mariposa. Price has traveled internationally, photographing landscapes. He photos are often printed on metal, giving a stunning, bright and sharp look to objects. She also prints many of her pieces and mounts them in framing mats. The photos […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

By ohtadmin | April 15, 2021

Jail Booking Report Here are some of the highlights from the recent booking reports at the Mariposa County Jail. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. April 5 – Jeffrey Dean Libercajt, 54, Mariposa, was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance and failure to appear. April 6 – No bookings. […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

By ohtadmin | April 15, 2021

• EMS – 4 • Fires – 2 • Public Assists – 0 • 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 and […]

The ‘Long’ and short of it

By ohtadmin | April 15, 2021

 This wasn’t my original idea for my column this week. In fact, I was going to write about how excited I felt about applying for the preseason lottery to go up the Half Dome cables. I thought it would fit my theme of staying true to my New Year’s resolution of hiking that north-facing granite rock. But instead, I attended […]

The hypocrisy of the NCAA

By ohtadmin | April 15, 2021

 Even though I’m not a big college basketball fan, for the lack of anything better to do, I recently did watch a little bit of the action from the NCAA tournament. In actuality, it was interesting for me because the entire tourney was held in Indiana, my home state. How fitting, I felt, that the heart of basketball in the […]

Learning a language is for everyone

By ohtadmin | April 15, 2021

Learning a language, any language at that, is difficult and it’s especially so the older you get. This is why it’s imperative in other countries to learn foreign languages when the learners are young. Thus, in countries across Europe, Africa, etc., you see a higher proportion of bilingualism/ polyglots. By the time we in America start learning languages in our […]

Truth, the first casualty

By ohtadmin | April 15, 2021

Editor, I appreciate the editor of the Mariposa Gazette for printing Thomas Jones’ letter entitled, “Poor Bill Collier” (April 1) ridiculing me and my letter that was published in Gazette on March 18. The letter was in defense of our Constitutional rights, particularly the Bill of Rights. I genuinely appreciate the Gazette for consistently supporting free speech. Yes, Mr. Jones, […]

Tell us the truth, doctor

By ohtadmin | April 15, 2021

Editor’s note: This letter was sent to Dr. Eric Sergienko, the Mariposa County Public Health officer. Editor, I saw that you clearly implied in the Yosemite Gateway meeting today (last Thursday) that there is a correlation between outdoor recreation and covid transmission. You also stated something to the effect that data matters not dates. However, you never bothered to state […]

Correction

By ohtadmin | April 15, 2021

Information provided to this newspaper in last week’s newspaper was incorrect. The information was about the Sarah Priest Heirs Land Committee of the Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation. The information listed members on the committee. Sandra Chapman, chair of the tribe, said that information is not correct. She said the committee is just now forming and the official members have not […]

James Rhodes has a different view of Vietnam

By ohtadmin | April 15, 2021

 The experiences of American soldiers who fought in Vietnam are quite different. For almost all of them, their time in combat shaped the rest of their lives. That is true for James Rhodes of Coulterville, who served two years in Vietnam. Rhodes was in the 6th Special Operations, Search and Rescue, serving in Pleiku, Da Nang and Loas and some […]