Opinion

An inspiring idea

Editor, Taxing the rich: These are the same types who led to the massive inequality and Great Depression. Greed never learns. To the horror of Republicans, soaking the rich is an increasingly popular idea. The vast inequality in wealth among Americans is one of the most serious economic problems facing the country, but there is a very simple solution: a […]

Economic restructuring needed

Editor, During his State of the Union address of 2018, President Trump predicted an additional $4,000 of income to all workers would result due to the tax cut. After 22 months, the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that wages for nonsupervisory workers, 80 percent of all workers, have increased by $1,145 after 22 months, since January 2018, an increase of […]

Card of Thanks

Middle school volleyball players are shown in front of a banner that will hang in the Grandpa Doug Gym on Silva Road. In the front row, from left, are: Heely Williams, Emelia Williams, Kyla Butcher, Kayde Williams, Maegan Matchett, Emma Mero-Kuryla and Paisley Allison; second row: Mia Hansen, (kneeling in blue) Haley Hatcher, Jade Bondshu, Sage Hawley, Pria Wellcome, Paige […]

Forsythe right for position

Editor, It doesn’t appear that Wayne Forsythe will have a challenger in seeking the Mariposa County Supervisor District 4 position. Whether he does or not, for those who may not know him, I would like to enlighten your awareness of his incredible background. Having known Wayne for many years and serving on several committees with him, I have first-hand knowledge […]

In search of military dog tags

Editor, On or about Nov. 8, 2019, I lost my wallet in the parking area of Catheys Valley Post Office. I have filed a police report and started the replacement process for all my cards. What I can’t replace is my 1952 Marine Corps Dog Tag that I have had on my person for the past 67 years. The wallet […]

Card of Thanks

We would like to thank the Mariposa community for all of their love and support over the many years. It was truly an honor to have served the community in which we were born and raised. We were humbled and extremely grateful for the outreach the community had shown us while in business. We would once again like to thank […]

A Catheys Valley solution

Editor, What has the ranchers surrounding the Catheys Valley Community Planning Area got to complain about? Well, according to those who actually attended our last meeting, it was having to go through the Advisory Committee before continuing on through other agencies when they desired to make changes to their land. As a member of the Catheys Valley Community Advisory Committee, […]

Don’t blame the victim

Editor, This letter is in response to the article in the Oct. 10, 2019 issue titled “Couple in fatal wreck enter pleas.” I feel that the writer of this article is guilty of “victim blaming.” James Ankenbruck was killed in the accident, and the article said he was drunk when he was killed. Ankenbruck did the right thing that day; […]

Thanks for Yosemite Eye

Editor, Thank you so very much for your wonderful new newspaper, the Yosemite Eye. I am 73 with Alzheimer’s and have a hard time reading. I used to love the Mariposa Gazette but now find it mostly hard to follow. But when I tried reading the paper by the Yosemite kids, I just couldn’t stop. The stories were not only […]

Thanks McClintock’s help

Editor, My wife and I would like to say thank you to Congressman Tom McClintock and his staff, especially Danielle and Daniella, for the help they gave us with a problem we were having with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. We were getting nowhere and they were able to get the matter resolved in a matter of days. We appreciate […]


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