Opinion

Fiscal priorities based on greed

GUEST OPINION

Greg Little’s commentary in a recent issue provoked some thoughts. He mentioned our crumbling infrastructure juxtaposed to exorbitant military spending. I think the feds are in full possession of their senses but their motives are incompatible with repairing our country’s infrastructure. When was the last time we heard that repairing bridges and roads led to large profit gains in the […]

Arborworks is professional

Editor, I would like to thank CAL FIRE, Mariposa County Fire Safe Council and Arborworks for an outstanding job of removing 25 dead trees from my property as well as hauling away the stacks of downed trees that were sitting on my property from previous PG&E work. I am extremely thankful that CAL FIRE provided the funds to Mariposa County […]

A parable for America

PASTOR’S CORNER

Dave GundersonJesus once told a story which makes me think He had America in mind. Do you have a hard time picturing Jesus calling a person a fool? In the parable of the rich fool, Jesus did that very thing! He said a certain man was extremely successful one year. His farm produced a bumper crop. In fact, his barns […]

Reelect Long as supervisor

Editor, I’ve gotten to know my neighbor, Marshall Long, over the past 13 years. I’ve been impressed by his work as District 3 supervisor throughout the past three years. As a majority of citizens, I had no idea how much time, effort and energy are required to perform the job of supervisor at a level that actually makes a difference […]

Long best choice for supervisor

Editor, I wanted to encourage everyone to vote for Marshall Long. Ken and I were so thankful when we had difficulties with an individual in the county, that were seriously affecting us financially, we could go to Marshall, who immediately started researching the situation, and went to bat for us. We’ve seen many supervisors come and go over the past […]

Kehoe is right for the position

Editor, Please join me in supporting Vince Kehoe for Mariposa County Assessor-Recorder. During the more than 35 years that I have lived in Mariposa County, I have known Vince and his family. I admire his intelligence, professionalism, honesty, fairness, kindness and integrity. Vince Kehoe is perfectly suited to be assessor-recorder with his robust work experience of over 25 years in […]

Bernikoff is not the right choice

Editor, In reviewing the position posed by Heather Bernikoff, it is quite obvious she is not the right person for the position of county supervisor. It is well known Heather opposes mining. She was recently a strong advocate for the additional Conditional Use Permit for mining operations even though stringent state requirements were already in place. She then addresses land […]

Support Bernikoff for supervisor

Editor, I plan to vote for Heather Bernikoff. As a cattlewoman whose family has been in this area for a long time, ag and the rural way of life are important to me. Heather has a proven record of working with us for ag. She is a hard worker and has been in the trenches with us to solve issues. […]

Why can’t we fix the restroom?

Editor, There is a debate to take place at McCay Hall in Catheys Valley. The building has a restroom being used as storage. So we build a new restroom only to be replaced with a portable restroom. To the three people running for District 3 supervisor: How do we flush the toilet with the new well we just put in […]

A ‘Witch Hunt’ you say?

Editor, The FBI raid of the multiple offices of Michael Cohen, President Trump’s personal attorney, is a landmark event. The raid appears related to the payment Michael Cohen made to adult film star Stormy Daniels in order to buy her silence in regards to the one-time affair she had with Trump soon after his third wife, Melania, gave birth to […]


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