Opinion

Shutting off power is risky

Editor, I am concerned for the citizens of rural California. PG&E intends to turn off electric power when conditions become hot, dry and windy, in other words, summer and perhaps early fall. I understand PG&E is saying the power outage can last for as long as five days. I am wondering, what if the hot, dry, windy conditions last longer? […]

Thanks for putting on play

Editor, I would like to thank the Mariposa County Arts Council and the Mariposa Theatre Alliance for preforming “All My Sons” in Coulterville. The performers did a great job and was enjoyed by all. Director Fred Friedland made the play work perfect in our Coulterville Park amphitheater. A big thank you all for their time and driving over to our […]

Card of Thanks

On behalf of the Paseo de Mariposa Committee we would like to thank the generous sponsors, donors, and community partners in supporting the fourth annual Paseo de Mariposa Community Health Collaborative Event. The Paseo event promotes the health of Mariposa families, specifically women and children, and showcase the resources available within our county to support a physically active lifestyle. The […]

Card of Thanks

Once again the community of Mariposa stepped up and generously helped their little Special Olympics team host the 2019 Tri-County Special Olympics Regional Track Meet on May 18. The Mariposa Miners would like to thank everyone who donated and/or volunteered. Merced and Stanislaus Counties loved coming here and their athletes thoroughly enjoyed themselves. There are so many people and organizations […]

Irony in Long’s statement

Editor, In the article “Into The Weeds” from May 30, regarding the situation of local landowners not reducing their overgrown brush, Supervisor Marshall Long was quoted by the Gazette as saying, “We need to take a hard look at this ordinance before we implement it” and “A couple of my concerns are forcing property owners to allow someone else onto […]

Take housing advice seriously

Editor, As usual, it would have been an interesting and worthwhile experience for everyone in Mariposa County to have read Leroy Radanovich’s extraordinary account of our housing situation (Gazette, May 16). His understanding of the matter from the experiences of the past and present should be repeated at every public affairs meeting including the board of supervisors, the office of […]

Time for new blood

Editor, Well it’s election time rolling around again soon. We’ll again be embroiled in partisan rhetoric, and a divided pile of opinions. I moved to Mariposa in 2000 to raise a son and live in peace and it was a great place to do so. Nevertheless, while doing so, I never paid attention to local politics. After my son graduated […]

Alternative travel suggestion

Editor, As a San Franciscan who recently visited Mariposa, I enjoyed picking up the Gazette and reading Greg Little’s column, “The Irony That is Gridlock in the San Francisco Bay Area.” I’m truly sorry for people stuck in vehicles, crawling along in crowded highways. Greg, for your next visit to San Francisco, might I suggest the YARTS/AMTRAK San Joaquin combination […]

Pow-wow was big success

Editor, The Mariposa Pow-Wow committee needs to be commended and recognized for hosting and making the 2019 pow-wow a successful event on Mother’s Day weekend. Many tribes from many areas and other states participated. Five drummer groups participated from Nevada, Canada and California. We would like to thank the previous pow-wow committee for the dedication and commitment in keeping the […]

Apraxia needs recognized

Editor, I am the proud mom to two children at Lake Don Pedro Elementary. May is Apraxia Awareness Month, and Mariposa County has declared May 14 as Apraxia Awareness Day. Imagine living in a world where you knew what you wanted to say, and you understood your peers perfectly well, but you could not say what you thought using the […]


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