Opinion

Support efforts of tribe

Editor, The Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Mariposa County is writing this letter to publicly support the effort of the Tribal Council of the Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation in their effort to secure status as a Federally recognized Native American Tribe. As we all know, the Southern Sierra Miwuk were the first inhabitants of this part of the […]

Collins right for the job

Editor, I have known Bob Collins for over 20 years. Our relationship began on the Mariposa little league fields where we coached against each other for several seasons. It was his ability to connect with kids that stood out right from the start. Bob was an outstanding educator and coach, totally committed to the youth of our community for as […]

Thanks for business help

Editor, Thanks to the Gazette for the full-page shop local splash in a recent edition of the paper. Yes, we need local support. Now with all the heat and intense smoke, merchants are hurting. Seems it’s hard to get a break. I was touched when I saw the ad. Thanks for your generosity and thoughtfulness. Kris CastoMariposa … An online […]

A threat to democracy

Editor, “Enemy of the people” is a phrase that has been used since ancient Roman times. In more modern times it has been used by three notable “great leaders” of the 20th century: Hitler, Stalin and Lenin. In all three regimes those who were identified as enemies of the people were imprisoned and/or executed. So when one hears the term […]

McClintock bad choice

Editor, Tom McClintock is not a good representative for Mariposa. We have a larger than-average population that relies on social security either as their only income, or as needed income to supplement other retirement income. Tom has opposed Social Security since 1977 when he called Social Security “morally bankrupt.” Then in 1979 he said that Social Security is the “theft […]

Don’t blame climate change

Editor, The fires plaguing California are not the result of climate change. They are the result of extraordinarily stupid land management policies put into place by politicians in thrall to environmentalists. They blame climate change even though they allowed dead trees and dried brush to build up and become fuel for catastrophic fires. Fires won’t burn without fuel. How hard […]

Vote yes on Measure N

Editor, I know you’ve heard about the health and safety issues that we will experience if we lose John C. Fremont Hospital in 2030. But as a real estate broker working in Mariposa for 32 years, I want to discuss the economic issues we would face. Our JC Fremont Hospital in Mariposa employs approximately 250 people. If the hospital closes […]

Rockwell best choice

Editor, Rarely do small towns like Mariposa have the opportunity to elect people with the kind of world class experience that has been the hallmark of Lisa Rockwell’s career. Her resume is long, and her sober perspective comes from the grounding that can only be obtained by being in the trenches. From teacher, to principal, to independent consultant, Lisa has […]

Hospital means good economy

Editor, The issue seems fairly simple. Do you think it would be good to have a business located in Mariposa that provides 250 jobs and a payroll over $1 million a month? If that sounds good for Mariposa then you must vote yes on Measure N to keep the hospital here. Otherwise, it will close and the economy will never […]

Solving JCF billing nightmare

Editor, A few months ago we were informed that John C. Fremont Healthcare had contracted a new billing contractor. I welcomed the change, expecting improvement with their process for handling insurance claims. Or more to the point their mishandling of claims that were denied payment by the insurance company. In this case, United Healthcare. Trying to explain how our healthcare […]


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