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Being a good human is more important than taking credit

BETWEEN THE LINES

 Shallow people. Now I realize that’s a wide open statement, but we all know the type. They do things and want to make sure the entire world knows. To be fair, all of us probably get some satisfaction about doing things and getting recognition. We are proud at this newspaper that we hosted a debate, have an awards show upcoming […]

A tribute and a new season of local music

INSIDE THE ARTS


Ronnie Sweeting shreds it up with Bootstrap Circus on the Music on the Green stage. Submitted photosIt’s almost summer, which means the Arts Council’s Music on the Green Summer Concert series is right around the corner — kicking off May 31, to be exact, as always, in Mariposa’s beautiful downtown Art Park. Music on the Green has a special place […]

We can have peace with God

PASTOR’S CORNER

Wynter Sturtevant IIIWhat is an important part of the Christian faith is the idea that we are not perfect covenant keepers with God. As we all know, we fail miserably in keeping the Law of God that is both written down in Scripture and in our hearts. We try so hard to forget that we do indeed fall short of […]

The month of April ends as it began — stable

MAKING IT REAL

Shown are sales prices for smaller lots in Mariposa County.April 2019 ended as stable as it began. Mariposa’s median home value through the previous 12 months fell from $306,500 to $305,500, and the current median three month sales price ended April at $289,900. The total number of active listings increased to 148, a 23 percent increase. A total of 174 […]

Teach the value of good behavior

GUEST OPINION

Drunk driving is definitely a very serious crime, and a preventable one. If anybody sets out and plans to drink alcohol in any setting, a designated, completely sober driver is needed.! I commend the two who wrote the very thoughtful letters to the editor recently, Megan Pitman and Malissa Reed. Drunk driving is inexcusable and kills more people every year […]

The history of Mariposa’s housing crisis, part 2

BACK IN TIME


Judge J.J. Trabucco and his wife Eleanor (Ridgeway) Trabucco are shown on the porch of their home on 8th and Bullion Streets. . Outside industry facilities not under the control of Yosemite National Park are destined to increase simply because of demand and marketing. For the park employees, larger numbers of housing units were started in El Portal and acquired […]

Lowe making a difference for all of the county

OUR VIEW

This past weekend saw a new and improved Mariposa Butterfly Festival. In fact, over the past couple of years, the festival has grown in size and significance. One person deserves the credit: Bill Lowe. Lowe came to Mariposa with the intent to volunteer in organizations and try to make a difference. He has done just that. This year, the festival […]

Political Cartoon

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Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society

MARIPOSA COUNTY, ESQ.

Anita Starchman-BryantIn 1958 President Dwight E. Eisenhower proclaimed May 1 to be Law Day, stating “it is a day of national dedication to the principles of government under law.” In recent times, the American Bar Association has designated a new Law Day theme each year. An annual theme is chosen to spotlight a particular aspect of law or the legal […]


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