Opinion

Advocacy group needs volunteers

Editor, Mountain Crisis Services is hosting a Virtual Spring Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Training. MCS has a long history of encouraging volunteers to contribute to ending domestic violence and sexual assault in our community. Mountain Crisis Services is seeking volunteers to join our dedicated team to make a change in countless lives that come through our agency. Currently, Mountain […]

We are not the enemy

Editor, Everyone, on both ends of the political spectrum, claims to want government of the people, by the people and for the people. Yet one side seems to think that it was patriotic of their side to attempt to ignore constitutional procedures and overturn the presidential election results. First through court challenges that were based on falsehoods, then through legislative […]

Don’t publish outrageous claims

Editor, Lies that threaten public health should not be published by your newspaper, even under the guise of “opinion.” We are referring to the Feb. 18 “A rush for vaccines?” letter that makes outrageous claims about Covid-19 vaccines and “cells from aborted babies.” We are Mariposa residents and professors of molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Merced. […]

Hold the potholes, please!

Editor, I had my front end alignment damaged from two very deep holes in the Burger King drive through. I talked to Chris, he is day manager, who said he had talked to headquarters several times and it did no good. I feel they have made hundreds of thousands off dollars of the people of Mariposa when for a time […]

Change your Kool-Aid

Editor, In response to the Mendershausen’s exaggerated ranting regarding our congressman, Tom McClintock, your hate for Tom, no doubt, propelled you to the outrageous accusations you have stated. Insurrection? If you have read all the press releases Tom has given, you would have knowledge of where he stands and what actions he has taken. It is true that many of […]

Elections? We should be proud

Editor, It was refreshing to read Rob Fox’s discussion of elections (Gazette, Feb. 20), especially his conclusion that whatever errors may have occurred in the conduct and count of our last election, they were insignificant and had no bearing on the outcome. Good to hear because more than three months later one can still turn on the radio or TV […]

Don’t force your beliefs, Max

Editor, Dear Max DeBoer: The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, known as the DSM-5, the medical reference used by medical doctors explains gender dysphoria as “…a marked incongruence between one’s experienced/expressed gender and their assigned gender, lasting at least 6 months. …” You may learn more and verify the source at psychiatry.org by typing “gender dysphoria” in the […]

No evidence, no crime

Editor, A few weeks ago Ruth Sellers accused our board of supervisors of “crony capitalism.” This is an accusation of a potential crime. The definition of crony capitalism is “an economic system characterized by close, mutually advantageous relationships between business leaders and government officials.” This from the online Oxford Dictionary. Think Putin and his Oligarchs. Other sources go on to […]

Card of Thanks

With great appreciation, Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa wants to acknowledge and thank the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors for their generosity and support of Habitat’s mission to build affordable housing. The supervisors recently approved a waiver of fees on new house builds up to $100,000 for the next five years. This is greatly appreciated by Habitat and shows recognition […]

Card of Thanks

Dear Mariposa County Board of Supervisors: I wanted to express huge and sincere thanks to the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors for sending me their deep sympathies and condolences on the death of my Mama, Radmila Vreca, due to Covid. A Memorial Certificate was sent indicating that, “In whose memory the Board adjourned in tribute and reverence at its meeting […]


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