County gets it backwards


Greed is modulated by a balance between benefits and risks and a risk/benefit analysis provides a sound basis for the proper evaluation of any “greedy” enterprise (using greed in an objective, practical sense with no moral implication here). Having followed the biomass project debate and reading about the recent denial of a permit for a boutique hotel near Mariposa Creek, […]

TOT should not be raised; workers need fair wages

Editor’s note: The following letter was sent by a local resident to the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors. Dear Board Members, I’ve lived in our beautiful county 18 years and have generally been pleased with and appreciate the way the county workers and board perform. Thank you for the hard work you do. I’m traveling and unable to attend your […]

Support sisters at fair

Nina Sharrar, right, and Robyn Sharrar hope to see you at the fair this year.Editor, My name is Robyn Sharrar. I am new to 4-H this year and I am very eager to show and sell my birds at the Mariposa County Fair. I am raising Grimaud Hybrid Pekin ducks. My sister and I got them at the Mariposa Feed […]

Cooke should resign

Editor, I believe District Attorney Tom Cooke should either resign or be removed from office. I brought a complaint to the sheriff last summer alleging a false lien was recorded against my property and that the perpetrator refused to remove it except for money I did not owe. Lots of money. That’s attempted extortion, which is a felony (penal Code […]

Clean air important

Editor, California has led the nation in clean air efforts for the last 50-plus years, including setting standards for automotive pollution and fuel economy levels more stringent than the national standards. Those efforts cleaned up the air and have helped keep it clean in spite of the huge increase in population and traffic over that period. Those efforts have also […]

Help local merchants

Editor, There’s an attractive, attention grabbing new “Welcome to Mariposa County” billboard near the county line along Highway 140. Kudos to the Yosemite-Mariposa Tourism Bureau for the designing and implementing this striking greeting. Other billboards are in the works for the other entrances. The Mariposa County Business Association and Main Street Mariposa would like to take this opportunity to encourage […]

Foreclosure request outrageous

Editor, The county is supposed to be trying to lift homeless people out of the gutter, not take away a man’s home, savings and source of income over code violations, and throw him in the gutter. According to reports in the Gazette, the receiver, Mark Adams, has filed a non-judicial foreclosure on Jerry Cox’s property. This outrageously excessive punishment for […]

Thanks for road paving work

Editor, I want to offer a thank you to our District 5 Supervisor, Miles Menetrey, for his assiduous pursuit of the repaving project on Chowchilla Mountain Road. I also want to thank Lee’s Paving Company for their excellent work. Steven WrightMariposa … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your […]

County should not green-light biomass


Editor’s note: The following letter was sent by the owners of Nativearth in Mariposa to the board of supervisors. It is printed in its entirety. TO: The Honorable Mariposa County Board of Supervisors Re: Conditional Use Permit APP# 2017-117 We are members of the Mariposa Industrial Park Association and an affected property owner within the proposed Mariposa Biomass Project. Based […]

This is the downfall of the American Constitution

Editor, In Matthew 25:40, Jesus said “I tell you the truth, when you refused to help the least of these, my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me.” I’ve been a lumber union president in Tuolumne County — 20 years (and shop steward) 1963-83; a union member and dining room captain, business owner (sporting goods), and genealogical society […]

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