Shocked at funding level

Editor, I am shocked by what I learned today at the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting to discuss the possible affects of ordinances to clear land. The Fire Safe Council quoted dismal numbers in terms of finances allocated to them from the county. In this heightened time of what fire can do to a small community, our board did […]

Missing his gas can

Editor, I live on Smith Road near the California Department of Motor Vehicles. On Aug. 8 at 3 p.m. a woman knocked on my door and said she was out of gas and needed to get to the hospital. I loaned her a five gallon galvanized red gas can about half full. She did not return the can. She was […]

Thank god for fake news

Editor, The “Fake News Media” is at it again. On Saturday, Aug. 31 alone, the fake news reported of massive Category 5 hurricane Dorian approaching Florida and of seven people killed, 20 wounded by a crazy, mid-30s, white male gunman in Texas, at least 10 high school kids shot and wounded at a high school football game in Alabama and […]

Slow down on local roads

Editor, I am a resident on St. Andrews Road and have noticed that people are driving faster than the speed limit on Smith Road and Hospital Road. We go for walks and we like to sit on our lawn and enjoy conversing and sometimes we fear for our lives as there are speeders. If they lose control, they could come […]

Tune in to public radio

Editor, Greg Little’s editorial on conspiracy theories was both amusing and disturbing. It’s easy to make light of “wacky” opinions, but, sadly, they seem to predominate in this current fractured media environment. I have had no TV or computer for over 20 years, but I have been able to stay well informed by listening to public radio for more than […]

Same old rhetoric

Shown is a photo of weeds along Yaqui Gulch Road.Editor, First of all I need to commend the editor and staff of the Mariposa Gazette. I also want to commend the thoughtful opinions of concerned citizens who submit their concerns for printing in the opinion, and letters to the editor section of the Gazette. Now I would like to address […]

Card of Thanks

A mighty thank you to all who joined us for the 12th Annual Catfish Dinner on Saturday, Aug. 24 at the La Grange Odd Fellows Hall. A big shout-out to the cooking crew who kept the catfish jumping out of the kettle, perfectly fried. And special thanks to the kitchen workers who served generous portions, with ears of corn, slaw […]

Respect needed by all

Editor, It is through reading and hearing of the negative things said about our District 2 Supervisor Merlin Jones that I wanted to respond. I can’t speak on the “He said, She said” aspects about Merlin, but only on the Merlin I know. I think it is fair to bring a positive view of Merlin to the forefront. My wife […]

Eight generations of experience

Jack Bertram is shown with his cow (above) and pig.Editor, My name is Jack Bertram, I am 16 years old, and a second year member of the Mariposa FFA. This is my sixth year raising pigs for the fair and my second year in the beef project. My family has lived in Mariposa County for eight generations, and has been […]

Winnie’s a winner!

 Editor, My name is Claire Bertram, I am 12 years old, and I am a member of the Don Pedro Rattlers 4-H. This is my third year in the Swine Project and sixth year in 4-H. My family has lived in Mariposa County for eight generations and has been involved in ranching that entire time. I am showing a Hampshire […]

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