Letters

Certainty is scarce

Editor, Ego-minds thrive on comfort, convenience and CERTAINTY. Certainty is scarce, which is why while we remain caught in our world’s upside down values, people value it and ignore the abundance of uncertainty. And how do we gain this scarce certainty we habitually desire? We assume that we possess it. And these assumptions become cultural and “scientific” paradigms, until the […]

Current administration killing JCF

Editor, The District is paying agencies about $65,000 per travel nurse PER THIRTEEN WEEK contract with no holiday or overtime requirements, in contrast to acute unit staff nurses being paid about $75,000 PER YEAR. Staff nurse shifts are canceled and forced to use their sick and vacation pay to cover the time off in order to ensure travel nurses have […]

Doesn’t understand Republicans

Editor, From what I understand, Republicans have historically worked to keep the power of government limited. And yet, today they are grooming a man who admires dictators and who longs for unlimited power himself, at any cost. I don’t get it. Somehow it seems as though many people are floating around in space, without the gravity of TRUTH to help […]

Card of Thanks

We live in a small community but are very fortunate to have an emergency room available. Dr. Evan Hirsch and Nurse Teresa Over provided the very necessary help I needed, on December 29, in order for me to recover from a very serious bacterial event. This letter is to publicly thank Dr. Hirsch and Nurse Over for their thorough and […]

Card of Thanks

2021 was a successful year forHabitat for Humanity Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County was grateful to have received so much support from the community during 2021. Late last year, Habitat was gifted office space at Grace Community Church of the Sierra at 3367 Woodland Drive. This is a real game changer for the affiliate because it will reduce Habitat’s […]

Mariposans are a blessing

Editor, To the good Samaritans at the Westamerica Bank on Nov. 30, thank you for coming to my aid when I fell on the outside stairs; holding my head and neck and retrieving my purse and keys. Thank you Mercy Ambulance and Mariposa County Fire for kindness, care and transportation to the hospital. Mariposa people are a blessing. Mary WylyMariposa […]

Go Brandon (I mean Biden)

Editor, As we turn the corner into a New Year, let’s take a look at the state of America with President Biden at the helm, less than a quarter of the way through his first term. First the economy. The prediction is that the economy will have grown by 5.5 percent by the end of this year. Despite a Covid-driven […]

In search of information

Editor, I wrote an article in today’s paper regarding the violence that brought multiple traumatic brain injures to my brother. This letter refers to events laid out in that article. I am writing this letter to ask the following: Tony had a conversation with then acting District Attorney Thomas Cooke on Sept. 1, 2017. In that conversation, Cooke told Tony […]

Anger, greed creep into county

Editor, I have loved and been proud of Mariposa County all of my life. I remember as a little girl, the family get-togethers at Elliott’s Corner and my tiny grandmother and her three daughters and three daughters in-law in the large kitchen cooking dinner. The stove, I recall, was an upgraded one that was part wood and part propane. (Probably […]

The rest of the story

Editor, Honestly, I do not often read the editorial section of any newspaper. Sometimes I hear about things in the Gazette’s editorial pages when people I know start talking to me about what “I” wrote in the paper. This week was another such case. My dad (also named Tolley Gorham) contributes with some regularity. After reading my dad’s submission titled […]


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