Truth, the first casualty

Editor, I appreciate the editor of the Mariposa Gazette for printing Thomas Jones’ letter entitled, “Poor Bill Collier” (April 1) ridiculing me and my letter that was published in Gazette on March 18. The letter was in defense of our Constitutional rights, particularly the Bill of Rights. I genuinely appreciate the Gazette for consistently supporting free speech. Yes, Mr. Jones, […]

Tell us the truth, doctor

Editor’s note: This letter was sent to Dr. Eric Sergienko, the Mariposa County Public Health officer. Editor, I saw that you clearly implied in the Yosemite Gateway meeting today (last Thursday) that there is a correlation between outdoor recreation and covid transmission. You also stated something to the effect that data matters not dates. However, you never bothered to state […]

What’s up, MPUD?

Editor, I attended the last two MPUD meetings regarding the much-needed Creekside Terrace affordable housing project. I was disturbed to say the least. MPUD is endangering this project because “horizontal drilling” is not in the 15-year-old “standards.” Horizontal drilling is a common practice. The NPS uses horizontal drilling in Yosemite. Caltrans has required horizontal drilling for at least 15 years. […]

Enough is enough

Editor, My name is Donald Stanford and I live across the street from Stage Stop gun store. We pay our taxes, we abide by the laws but these people in the tents right behind our property build big bonfires, putting the whole community at risk. They are drunk and on drugs, they have been caught on camera stealing from Pioneer […]

Poor Bill Collier

Editor, I just read the commentary by Bill Collier, yet another canned right wing diatribe of overly dramatic hand-wringing paranoia, with full-on demonization of all things Democratic. According to Mr. Collier, he has suddenly lost all of his rights. He can no longer practice his religion, has no freedom of speech or free press (even though the Gazette published his […]

HHS does tremendous job

Editor, A big shout out to the staff at Mariposa County Health and Human Services. My husband and I recently had our second vaccination round with Mariposa County HHS agency. We wanted to thank each and every one of the staff involved in both clinics. They were not only exceptionally professional, but also very friendly and wonderfully organized. It’s so […]

McClintock vote gives ‘the finger’

Editor, On March 18, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021. One-hundred seventy-two Republicans voted against it, including our own Tom McClintock. Republicans cited two issues with the bill: 1. It closes the “boyfriend loophole.” You see if a spouse or former spouse is found guilty of beating up his wife or ex-wife, […]

Militia article disgusting

Editor, I guess my question now is why am I subscribing to the Mariposa Gazette. A front page main article to “Meet the Militia?” Really? I guess these men are supposed to protect me from tyranny. Who is going to define tyranny? These self appointed law enforcers? This is not a good idea and the fact that the Gazette is […]

The fun and the ridiculous

Editor, Re last week’s Gazette: In these sad days of Covid-19, this despairing time of the Bill Colliers and the macho militia, with its blustering bravado, how refreshing was it to read about the coming of spring and the planting of bulbs, written so poetically by Price Little. And such fun: reading “Bones,” your satirical fairytale fantasy, with the last […]

Blasting principal makes no sense

Editor, It doesn’t make sense why several disgruntled parents are creating this erroneous situation for our excellent, caring and overworked principal, Erin Vereschagin — and Mariposa Elementary School! Dissatisfied parents should sit in the classroom for one day and see the overwhelming demands that are put upon teachers. As a classroom aide, I am aware of Erin’s concern over bullies […]

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