Learn the past for the future

Editor, We’re thankful for Mariposa County Chief Administrative Officer Dallin Kimble’s optimistic achievements for Mariposa, with more in his forecast for near term planning. However, perhaps in overly simplistic terms, we would hope his plans would also consider the unresolved filthy roadside conditions that members of the Mariposa Clean Sweep group address each year. We would also suggest his review […]

Pay close attention to water issue

Editor, In the Jan. 24 issue of the Mariposa Gazette, there was a report on the snow levels in our area. While it is always good news to hear that our snowpack is above normal, and the drought has been declared over by state officials, the extra snow and water we will receive will do little to solve California’s water […]

Some housing food for thought

Editor, Growth of our local economy is stunted by a shortage of affordable housing. Park employees and workers for new local businesses cannot find housing locally, so they tend to live (and shop and dine) outside of Mariposa. But to play devil’s advocate, I’ll state an “old codger’s” point of view — probably not uncommon: “I’m retired and moved here […]

Governor lives hypocrisy

Editor, The good people of California just elected the man hugely responsible for turning San Francisco into a drug-addled outdoor mental facility that needs maps to avoid needles and poop on the streets. He is a climate change activist, pro-illegal immigration and a strong proponent of diversity. To this end, living what he believes, he has declined the governors mansion […]

County changed rules mid-stream

Editor, As a bed and breakfast owner near Yosemite, we are very upset that we are being asked to charge an additional 2 percent to the B&B guests who reserved early, regardless of the fact that they made their reservations well before the county announced raising the transient occupancy tax on Jan. 15. We have many reservations for guests planning […]

Cloture is minor issue

Editor, The Gazette recently ran an article by Congressman Tom McClintock in which he laments the use of the cloture rule in the U.S. Senate that obstructed passage of many Republican proposals. Eight years ago the Republicans were using the same tactic to block Democratic proposals. He had eight years to complain but was silent. This is a hypocritical double […]

Sharing the democratic pain

Editor, I read with interest Congressman Tom McClintock’s recent column regarding cloture in the U.S. Senate. I also have been concerned about the erosion of democratic principles in our country. A few recent examples: • In North Carolina, Democrats received 48 percent of the statewide popular vote, but only won three of 16 congressional seats. • In Ohio, Democrats received […]

Joan Crosby will be missed

Editor, Joan Crosby had been a member of Sierra Artists Gallery for more than 30 years. The Sierra Artists’ Gallery mourns her passing as Joan has been a longtime member and was a valuable helper in our many activities. Joan was born in Kentucky on July 5, 1934, as the oldest of three daughters. Her father contracted tuberculosis and it […]

Card of Thanks

A warm “thank-you” to the Mariposa Community from St. Joseph’s Ladies’ Guild to all those who shopped and/or worked at our annual St. Joseph’s Rummage Sale held on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1-2. You shoppers made this a most successful event, in spite of the torrential rains on Saturday! Your support is most appreciated. Bless You! See you next year! […]

What’s McClintock thinking?

Editor, Can anybody tell me what in the world our Congressman McClintock is doing? I’ve written to him asking, now twice. Crickets. Just in the last few days, while almost all the federal government work in Mariposa is stopped or unpaid, McClintock has voted — against a majority including Republicans — to lift sanctions against Russian oligarch thugs. Then he […]

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