Letters

A Catheys Valley solution

Editor, What has the ranchers surrounding the Catheys Valley Community Planning Area got to complain about? Well, according to those who actually attended our last meeting, it was having to go through the Advisory Committee before continuing on through other agencies when they desired to make changes to their land. As a member of the Catheys Valley Community Advisory Committee, […]

Don’t blame the victim

Editor, This letter is in response to the article in the Oct. 10, 2019 issue titled “Couple in fatal wreck enter pleas.” I feel that the writer of this article is guilty of “victim blaming.” James Ankenbruck was killed in the accident, and the article said he was drunk when he was killed. Ankenbruck did the right thing that day; […]

Thanks for Yosemite Eye

Editor, Thank you so very much for your wonderful new newspaper, the Yosemite Eye. I am 73 with Alzheimer’s and have a hard time reading. I used to love the Mariposa Gazette but now find it mostly hard to follow. But when I tried reading the paper by the Yosemite kids, I just couldn’t stop. The stories were not only […]

Thanks McClintock’s help

Editor, My wife and I would like to say thank you to Congressman Tom McClintock and his staff, especially Danielle and Daniella, for the help they gave us with a problem we were having with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. We were getting nowhere and they were able to get the matter resolved in a matter of days. We appreciate […]

Treat homeless humanely

Editor, I recently read an article in the Economist about Sheriff Tom Dart (Cook County, Illinios), a new breed of law men who are trying to clean up their jails by identifying the many offenders who are mentally ill. He appointed psychologists as jail directors and hired medically trained staff in place of guards. As I read Tom’s story, I […]

Environmental groups are the real threat

Editor, A lot has been in the news lately about the Pacific Gas & Electric blackouts. They are very inconvenient, to say the least, but I find it hard to understand people who would try to harm the men and women on the line trying to fix the power lines in an emergency. I find these workers much like the […]

McCord contradicts herself

Editor, Regarding the letter “Cox was in Violation” in the Oct. 24 Mariposa Gazette, Charli McCord states she is a “believer in private property rights,” then goes on to contradict that statement in the rest of her letter, citing alleged code violations and advocating that county officials “intervene.” Ms. McCord, you can state and think you support private property rights […]

Card of Thanks

The Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds Board wishes to thank the community for its support at the 2019 Sausage & Suds Fundraiser. A special thank you to those that made this event happen. They are table sponsors: AMJ Cattle Ranch, Mariposa County Board of Supervisors, Bryson Family, Chase Petroleum, Coast Hardware, 1850 Restaurant and Brewery, FFA Boosters, Foster Ace Hardware, […]

Are you McKiddin’, Charli?

Editor, Re: Charli McCord’s Oct. 24 letter about Jerry Cox. A man losing 437 acres over a few code violations and county greed? Too much evasiveness going on here; too many gray areas and too much vagueness. C’mon Charli McCord, ya gotta be McKiddin. Ruth ClarkMariposa … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To […]

Welcomes change at park

Editor, Welcome Yosemite Superintendent Cicely Muldoon. Better yet, goodbye Superintendent Mike Reynolds. Recently, my visiting disabled 86-year-old mother asked to spend the day in Yosemite. I live in Midpines, just 37 miles from the visitors center, but I knew that on a Saturday the drive would be a three-hour stop-and-go disaster. We would have taken a YARTS bus, but I´d […]


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