The question Dems fear most


Tom McClintockAs the tax reform bill entered its final consideration in December, one congressional Democrat confided to a colleague that the reason they so vehemently opposed it was that they were afraid it would work. With the bill now signed into law over unanimous Democratic opposition, every American family is about to find out. According to polls, most people believe […]

McClintock gets it all wrong

Editor, After reading the letter from Congressman Tom McClintock posted in the Gazette, it became apparent that he really has no grasp of economics despite his years in Washington. The first clue is his use of the word Marxist to describe those that do not subscribe to supply side economics. Either he truly has no concept of what views the […]

Walter Wall best person for position

Editor, I would like to speak on behalf of Walter Wall who is running for Mariposa County District Attorney. He is a good friend of mine and has been for a long time. Our children grew up together. I have worked side by side with Walter and seen his incredible work ethic, I have laughed and joked with him, shared […]

McClintock has reader’s vote

Editor, Recent negative “letters” in the Gazette regarding Congressman Tom Mc-Clintock verify there is a concerted effort on the part of the political left to inundate the public with their drive to unseat the congressman, disregarding actuality. In response to the critic of the recent tax revisions. Making negative assumptions, with a “chicken-little” attitude, is a bit far-reaching when the […]

Gazette political letters policy

It’s the season again — the political season. The Mariposa Gazette encourages citizens to get involved in the election process. As has been witnessed recently, every vote does matter. The primary election this year is June 5 and will feature local races on the ballot. We will accept and print endorsement letters for candidates. However, there are strict guidelines. The […]

Hanebury joins team at Blue Ridge Services


 Our company, Blue Ridge Services (BRS), was selected by Mariposa County to oversee and manage their tree mortality mitigation project, and each week, we will be posting project updates in this column. Our team has completed work on Jerseydale Road and 175 high-risk trees were felled. We have completed job walks for the next project areas: Greeley Hill Community Center, […]

Maximum production time


In the last article of OtGF, we covered the proper techniques for planting bare root fruit and nut trees. If you have not yet, now is the time to prune such trees. By pruning at the time of planting (or close to it), you will more easily shape it to a desirable structure that will encourage better fruit production and […]

County needs pot dispensaries

Editor, Pot is now legal in California. People with a lot of pain or who suffer from nausea or who need it for emotional reasons can now get it without having to get a medical card. But there is a catch. They won’t be able to buy it in Mariposa County. Mariposa County’s sheriff is vehemently opposed to any dispensaries […]

Founders would not like tax plan

Editor, Congressman Tom McClintock’s letter published in the Dec. 28 edition of the Mariposa Gazette was largely a defense of his vote in favor of the recent tax overhaul bill; within his statement, however, are multiple assertions that anybody opposing the legislation was a “Marxist.” The defense of tax restructuring was not surprising; there have grown unassailable and dogmatic beliefs […]

Time for ‘carpetbagger’ to go

Editor, The very real and persisting danger that tree mortality poses to the people of Mariposa is ever-present to those of us who live and work here. The increasing severity of fires and their financial consequences have been experienced by all of us. All of us, except of course, Congressman Tom McClintock. It is unfathomable how a “representative” of a […]

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