Opinion

I’ll take the scientist

Editor, Re Matt Johnson’s May 7 story: If the old cliche, “Ignorance is bliss” is true, then surely Cara Morrison must, indeed, be one happy lady. Her broad brush rationale and her cavalier attitude about the deadly Covid-19 virus is appalling, i.e., her opinions, not facts, as: “There are rooms for the hospitals, and we have ways of taking care […]

Bird is the word

Editor, Re Nicole Little’s picture last week: A raven is a raven and not a “blackbird.” Thanks to our human activities ravens appear to be far more numerous than before. We do have different kinds of blackbirds, but none of them are ravens. Country folk should know who their neighbors are. Best wishes. Ralph MendershausenMariposa … An online subscription is […]

Thanks to a great deputy

Editor, Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Osenbaugh is an awesome deputy. He is very a respectful deputy with a wonderful personality. He treats everyone equally. He goes over and above his call of duty to ensure everyone is safe and their needs are met. Thank you, Deputy Osenbaugh, you are my favorite deputy. Stephanie AdamsMariposa … An online subscription is […]

Stand up to Sacramento

Editor, If Mr. (Matthew) Matthiessen ( John C. Fremont Hospital District CEO) does not have the fortitude to confront Sacramento with their stupid seismic requirement due in 2030, he should be looking for another job. Sacramento is currently facing bankruptcy that the U.S. Senate is contemplating. Fred BottinoMariposa … An online subscription is required to view news content on this […]

Do something about it

Editor, I am asking every Gazette subscriber to read, digest and pass on the following to your friends, children and grandchildren. It is a fact that each of us have the seed to spread a more serious and everlasting virus than Covid-19. It breaks hearts, causes misery, mental harm, hatred and even death. All mankind has the ability to spread […]

A lesson from momma

Editor, I think that we could all learn a lesson from the longest living Mariposan (age 107) in recent history on health, lifestyle and faith. Everyone is scared of Covid-19, but the Spanish Flu (H1N1) killed hundreds of thousands in America in 1918. My mother caught it when she was only 5, so why did she survive? There were not […]

Let’s take steps to open

Editor, Mariposa County residents have done a great job of following the safety guidelines. The streets appear a ghost town, the public is being courteous with their distances and many wear masks in close spaces. Testing is happening, protocols are working. Our current brush with the virus proves the system works — identify, contact trace and quarantine quickly. Our local […]

Thanks for National Day of Prayer

Editor, Amidst all the changes in our country due to the virus, it was with great pleasure to gather on the courthouse lawn with 34 Mariposans, including six pastors, to pray for our country, families, communities and businesses together. It was the most unified and peaceful event that we have ever had with this day of prayer. Pastor Eric from […]

Won’t give up liberty

Editor, I am thankful that I live in a community that still allows public debate in its “View” section of the paper. It is refreshing that we have citizenry that is engaged even in these dark times. Recently, the Gazette chose to publish, in its April 25 edition, a comment I wrote entitled “I Do Not Consent.” In response to […]

Patrick Henry Brigade?

Editor, The “Your View” section of last week’s Gazette displayed a page-wide opinion piece with a large title of presumably headline importance, in size just millimeters short of an announcement of war with Russia (and generating questions: Is this a paid l’annonce? An op-ed favored especially by the editorial staff? The first chapter of a vanity novel?) announcing instead a […]


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