Spotlighting the Alliance staff


Audrey DavisThis month and next, our Alliance for Community Transformations column will be a “Staff Spotlight.” In order to learn more about the people who work at the Alliance, we asked a few staff the same three questions. Here are the questions: 1. What do you enjoy about working at the Alliance? 2. What do you wish people knew more […]

Hopefully, history won’t rear its ugly head once again


I was recently having a conversation with a couple of friends (yes, even I have them), and the topic of the ongoing government shutdown rose to the surface. It’s quite understandable because Mariposa County has a large percentage of federal government employees. Being home to a national forest and premiere national park, it’s only logical our percentage would be significant. […]

Cloture in the Senate remains the biggest obstacle in progress


Tom McClintockWhittier’s lament is an appropriate epitaph for the 115th Congress: “Of all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these: it might have been.” In 2016, the American people voted at a pivotal moment in the life of our country with a simple mandate: to “make America great again.” As a practical matter, this meant reviving the […]

Highway 140 — continued


This is a postcard of the Del Portal Hotel, built by the Yosemite Valley Railroad in 1908.The closing of the big mines, World War II and the economic depression following the war caused a significant decline in the economic vitality of the town of Mariposa. While the Yosemite Valley Railroad was transporting visitors to Yosemite, the quality of accommodations and […]

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