Letters

A light in the darkness

Editor, For a number of reasons, it has taken me a long time to write this letter. An obituary will be coming later for my wife. Joanne Elizabeth Rogers Knowles died, technically, Dec. 8-10 in the John C. Fremont Hospital, but officially, Dec. 10 in Modesto. I relation to this sadness, I’d belatedly like to sincerely thank the Mariposa County […]

County pot calls kettle black

Editor, It was an interesting to read in the Gazette about the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors conversation of proposing an ordinance requiring all landowners to reduce their overgrown brush and vegetation. The perfect example of the “pot calling the kettle black.” What about their responsibilities? Yes, overgrown properties are a definite problem and extreme fire hazard. I know since […]

Library is a great resource

Editor, I have lived in Mariposa for 40 years and we have a lot to be proud of in this little town. What I am writing about today is our marvelous library. I don’t know if everybody knows, but many areas do not even have a public library. Funds got cut and they were history. We are so fortunate to […]

The county corruption scandal

Editor, The Bison Creek Ranch issue has come to an end. On Wednesday, June 12, Judge Dana Walton sold Jerry Cox’s entire 437-acre-ranch to an “anonymous buyer” for about one-half its value. This is despite the ranch being legally divided into three parcels, and despite that another buyer has offered the same price for one of the parcels. But waiting […]

Card of Thanks

Many thanks to our librarian, Janet Chase-Williams, and her assistant, Karen Dusek, and the entire staff of the Mariposa Public Library for an event well handled and an ongoing program of considerable interest. It is and was a joy to participate in the June 8 Author Fair held at our main library and a big success as evidenced by the […]

Card of Thanks

“Cousin” Jack and Glenn wish to thank everyone who teamed up to make Mariposa’s Annual “Cousin Jack Birthday Party” a huge success. First, thank you to the audience, who made it a pleasure to put on this show. Thank you to performers Bill DeWitt and Jay Rymer, Brent Schroeder, Claire, JNX; Andy Roberts and the Bill DeWitt Band. Thank you […]

Shutting off power is risky

Editor, I am concerned for the citizens of rural California. PG&E intends to turn off electric power when conditions become hot, dry and windy, in other words, summer and perhaps early fall. I understand PG&E is saying the power outage can last for as long as five days. I am wondering, what if the hot, dry, windy conditions last longer? […]

Thanks for putting on play

Editor, I would like to thank the Mariposa County Arts Council and the Mariposa Theatre Alliance for preforming “All My Sons” in Coulterville. The performers did a great job and was enjoyed by all. Director Fred Friedland made the play work perfect in our Coulterville Park amphitheater. A big thank you all for their time and driving over to our […]

Card of Thanks

On behalf of the Paseo de Mariposa Committee we would like to thank the generous sponsors, donors, and community partners in supporting the fourth annual Paseo de Mariposa Community Health Collaborative Event. The Paseo event promotes the health of Mariposa families, specifically women and children, and showcase the resources available within our county to support a physically active lifestyle. The […]

Card of Thanks

Once again the community of Mariposa stepped up and generously helped their little Special Olympics team host the 2019 Tri-County Special Olympics Regional Track Meet on May 18. The Mariposa Miners would like to thank everyone who donated and/or volunteered. Merced and Stanislaus Counties loved coming here and their athletes thoroughly enjoyed themselves. There are so many people and organizations […]


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