Opinion

Please help struggling businesses

Editor, As a local businessman myself, I find it extremely important to help other local businesses in times of crisis. With our community being as tight-knit as it is, the other local businesses feel like a family to me. Every time I see another local business person, they always ask, “How is your business doing?” They are showing the genuine […]

Finding the right answers for your gardening questions

OVER THE GARDEN FENCE

In Mariposa we can access answers to gardening questions through the University of California’s Master Gardener Helpline. Belinda Gilbert and Diane Timmins, UC Master Gardener Helpline volunteers, explain the helpline process. What is the purpose of the U.C. Master Gardener’s Helpline? We receive calls from people wanting help identifying insects or plants. Sometimes people bring in samples, others email us […]

Tree mortality work is on track

BLUE RIDGE UPDATE

Welcome to the Mariposa County Tree Mortality Weekly Update. Blue Ridge Services (BRS) was selected by Mariposa County to oversee and manage their tree mortality mitigation project, and each week, we will be posting project updates in this column. Due to a number of factors — including additional budgeting — our teams are now on track to fell 100 percent […]

Political Cartoon

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I love my job. I love my job. I love my job. I love my job. I love my job.

BETWEEN THE LINES

 If there’s one thing I have learned being in the newspaper business more than 40 years it is I love this profession. Hands down. Some might (rightly) call me crazy, but the variety and satisfaction that comes with this job is so rewarding. And that’s true even when the critics come out and start casting stones. To be in journalism […]

A recipe for disaster

Editor, Republicans have been in control of the House for over three years and the Senate for over seven. They cut taxes and increase spending. That sounds like a perfectly logical economic plan — for disaster. Easiest way to keep Social Security afloat is to raise the cap, perhaps by the inflation rate. Duane BryantBootjack … An online subscription is […]

Would’ve run him out of town

Editor, Re: Jeanetta Phillips’s letter of May 24. “Join the Chamber,” they said, and life would be a bed of roses. And so I did — spent 50 bucks and a lot of time and I’m still waiting for some action. “He’s in a meeting, on the phone, out to lunch, out of town. Give me your number and he’ll […]

Thanks for offering college credits

Editor, As a parent of two students at Mariposa High School, I wanted to give special thanks to Celeste Azevedo, principal at MCHS, and Robin Hopper, superintendent at MCUSD, for being instrumental in offering select high school classes that also count toward college credit. As a result of this program, my oldest daughter was able to receive 13 college credits […]

Solutions are out there to address issue plaguing U.S. for many years

BETWEEN THE LINES

 As I stood in Yosemite Valley last Friday morning watching a ceremony where Native American people were being given the “right” to rebuild a historic roundhouse and village, many memories came flooding back. For five years, I lived on the Ft. Peck Indian Reservation in northeastern Montana. It’s home to the Assiniboine and Sioux tribes. It’s also rife with poverty, […]

Political Cartoon

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