Letters

Please support pig sale

Editor, My name is Carson Arebalo and I would like to invite you to the fair this Labor Day weekend. I will be showing my two market pigs this year. This will be my ninth year showing pigs. This is my fourth year showing with the FFA. I have showed in the past years as a 4-H member as well […]

Supports Jones fully

Editor, We moved to Greeley Hill five years ago and became acquainted with the Joneses both as advocates for, and benefactors of, Greeley Hill. As property owners and tax payers, we have been happy with the direction Merlin has helped to take our county, striving to keep our taxes amongst the lowest of any California counties while lobbying and working […]

Petunia wants to see you

Bella Twiss and PetuniaEditor, My name is Bella Twiss and I am 13 years old. I am in the eighth grade at Woodland Elementary. This is my fourth year showing swine. This year, I have one pig named Petunia. Every morning and night I like to walk Petunia to keep her exercised. Sometimes she is very good at walking, but […]

Thanks, Supervisor Jones

Editor, Thank you, Supervisor Merlin Jones. Many people appreciate your community service of two terms as District 2 supervisor. The list is long of the ways in which you have served the interests of county citizens. These specific items immediately come to mind: • Support of local youth, i.e., schools including Greeley Hill School, Mariposa High School FFA. • Support […]

Jones works hard for district

Editor, It saddens us to see so much negativity directed at Merlin Jones. Merlin has worked very hard, both before becoming supervisor and while serving as supervisor, to help our community. He and his wife, Mimi, helped raise funds to build the library at Greeley Hill, do improvements in Coulterville and renovate the Greeley Hill Community Hall. In addition to […]

The default setting

Editor, When the subject is “Yosemite,” the memory banks of most locals possess a default setting, so to speak. A few years ago, my recently departed friend, Jim Tucker, shared his: “Standing on Stoneman Bridge near sunset awaiting the aplenglow to battle Half Dome.” William FiskeMariposa … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To […]

More civility needed

Editor, I live in Greeley Hill and I, along with many others, do not agree with some of the negative comments written about our supervisor Merlin Jones. Mr. Jones drives over an hour (both ways!) about 15 times every month to work for our needs in the county. Some of the things he’s contributed include arranging funding for Love Greeley […]

Supports effort of Jones

Editor, I have known Mr. (Merlin) Jones since he became a member of the Greeley Hill Community. He has always played a prominent role in helping the community such as organizing fund-raisers to rebuild the Greeley Hill Community Hall. When MCUSD closed Greeley Hill Elementary school, he worked with a charter school so that once again we would have a […]

Wrong about husband

Editor, My name is Miriam Jones and my husband is Supervisor Merlin Jones. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry about two letters written to the editor last week. This has gotten to be like the old game of “gossip” that we used to play as kids. Catherine Linnea Kimball is an angry constituent because Merlin wouldn’t support a […]

Enforce litter law

Editor, Strictly enforce the litter law! Not only would it bring revenue for California, it may also make people think twice after shelling out a $1,000 fine. Next time you go to litter, try to think of what this land does for you. It provides your water, food, shelter, etc. And how do you repay it? You just throw your […]


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