Take the time to listen to yourself


 One of the reasons I’ve attempted to stay away from social media over the past six months seems pretty obvious: Too many people don’t have a clue what they are talking about. This became very apparent to me last week after we published a story about Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies. The sheriff graciously agreed to field questions from members […]

Time to restore calm and decency


As I write this, a dozen turkeys just scurried by and hummingbirds are swarming our feeders in between dogfights and dive bombings. I hadn’t intended my introduction to Gazette readers last month to be so political. I was going to write about biking to Yosemite’s entrance and hiking over 100 miles on trails from Hetch Hetchy to Roosevelt Point since […]

Women’s suffrage movement steeped in history

Much of it, though, has not been implemented

On Aug. 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified by the U.S. Secretary of State as having been approved by congress and ratified by three quarters of the states. This amendment declared that “The right of the citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or […]

The uncertainty of the times calls for certain measures from us all


Price LittleFrom my house is where I’ll be writing these pieces for the next three to six months, maybe more. I was to attend the University of San Francisco this fall — and I am, but virtually from my bedroom. Zoom University here I come. I will say that I’m ecstatic to hear that they’ve prioritized public health over more […]

Master Gardeners now on YouTube


This is a screen shot of the YouTube page now available to anyone.Have you noticed the UCCE Master Gardeners of Mariposa County are now on YouTube? In this era of Covid-19, we are expanding as much as possible our virtual efforts to continue to serve county wide home gardeners. Adding to our in-print and online outreach efforts (Over the Garden […]

County needs to think about all of its people


Last week, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors voted to close down a portion of 7th Street in Mariposa in order to help local restaurants and other businesses. The concept is to have tents and tables on the street so visitors, or even locals, can get takeout orders from downtown restaurants and have a place to sit and eat. The […]

Political Cartoon

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There’s only one way to rock


 As I have written before, I am now hosting a radio show on our local station, KRYZ 98.5FM and online at As I have also mentioned before, I decided to do this because it has always been my dream to be able to play classic rock on the radio. When the opportunity presented itself, I could not resist. Each […]

The Holy Bible has the answers


I am beyond sad about what is happening in America today. Where is the great America that began in 1776? Certainly, there have been terrible things that have happened since that time, including the Civil War which killed thousands. But I happen to be a descendant of Abraham Clark, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and he, along with […]

Close denial box tightly


 The phone jangles me up from some pleasant dream. The nurse in the John C. Fremont Emergency Room has a man with chest pain and an abnormal EKG. At that time, we community physicians covered the ER for the hospital, so I get up, tip-toe from the bedroom, get dressed and drive down. The guy is very uncomfortable, sweating and […]

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