Commentary

National Newspaper Week has big ramifications


 In two weeks, the industry in which I practice my profession celebrates “National Newspaper Week.” Since my early days in this business, wherever I have worked we marked this week each year. I believe it is important. Some may believe newspapers are not the same as they were years ago. I agree with that assessment. But it doesn’t mean newspapers […]

Political Cartoon

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Get the vaccine, it saves lives

GUEST OPINION

It is understandable that some people are concerned about the safety of the Covid-19 vaccines, because the virus appeared only in 2019. They may not know that, despite the recent onset of Covid-19, mRNA was advocated as a vaccine platform as early as 1994. Since then, research on mRNA vaccines has continued, allowing for the rapid development and emergency use […]

It’s hot; time to start winter veggies

OVER THE GARDEN FENCE


It’s 90-plus degrees outside. Yep, time to prepare for your winter veggie garden. What? Winter veggie choices include beets, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, chard, garlic, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, onions/shallots, parsnips, peas, potatoes, radishes, rhubarb, rutabaga, spinach, turnip and other leafy greens such as bok choy and kale. The above veggies can be direct seeded into a prepared garden bed, and […]

What does recovery mean to you?

FORGING AN ALLIANCE

Katy Hefner and Abby MillerIn the past, when we, (and maybe you), have thought of the word recovery, the recovery from addiction has been the focus. This year we have all experienced so many losses and struggles to regain, return and accept different issues and situations in our own lives and those of people close to us — in our […]

Grieving and Mourning; The Expression of It

LIFE’S RHYTHMS

Deni KraussWhen we think of loss, we usually think of death. There is death-related loss and non-death-related loss. We can feel the loss of people, things, places. It doesn’t take the death of a loved one or a pet to feel a loss. The loss could be a favorite piece of jewelry or an heirloom that’s been in the family […]

The Last Journey, Part 8

Editor’s note: This is part eight of a 20-part series featuring the book, “The Last Journey,” from the “Read it to Me Again Grandma” series written by Jeff Hamilton, the former superintendent for the Mariposa County Unified School District. The next 12 parts will be featured in consecutive editions of the newspaper. All of the stories are copyrighted by Hamilton. […]

Blaming messenger is easy; truth telling not so much

BETWEEN THE LINES

 Recently, someone in our local government decided to do something so many others do all to often — blame the messenger. We had produced a local story that was important and informative. The subject of this interview decided we didn’t do a very good job. It is one thing to say we didn’t do a good job; it is another […]

My weekly epiphany

FIRST DRAFT

 Opposed to all other things I could ponder while filling out my mail-in ballot for the Gov. Gavin Newsom recall, at the forefront of my mind was how quickly time is moving. It was my younger brother, specifically, who made me think on this. No, he wouldn’t be able to vote this time around because he was 17 years old. […]

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