Bernikoff has the experience

Editor, I submit this letter in support of Heather Bernikoff to the voters of District 3. I have been Heather’s supervisor since 2006, and we have worked together since 2002. Heather has assisted in allocating nearly $35 million in grant funds and was directly responsible for overseeing projects worth more than $19 million. She is accomplished in reviewing complex organizational […]

Plant a tree on Arbor Day

Editor, Arbor Day is Friday, April 27. We have lost thousands of trees to fires, floods, bark beetles and drought. I encourage you to plant a tree to help keep our forests beautiful and healthy. Our wildlife will thank you, too. Donna MarksMariposa … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please […]

Yosemite is a star among parks

Editor, Mariposa County residents as well as visitors from around the world enjoy one of the crown jewels in the National Park System, Yosemite National Park, which is internationally recognized for its amazing granite cliffs, world-class hiking, giant sequoia groves and biological diversity. April 21-29 has been designated National Park Week. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Park Stars,” […]

Bernikoff is the best choice

Editor, I’ve never written a letter to the editor before, but I want to add my support to Heather Bernikoff, who is running for District 3 supervisor. I’ve known Heather and her husband David Raboy for many years. As a general contractor, I was hired to do several remodeling projects at their home in Catheys Valley. They are honest, likable […]

Long right choice for supervisor

Editor, I support Marshall Long for District 3 supervisor because he is the most qualified candidate. Marshall is a longtime resident who knows our area in its current capacity, as well as its history. He has our health, welfare and safety at heart and believes the rights of citizens should be protected. Government officials have a responsibility to encourage growth […]

Kehoe best choice for position

Editor, I first became acquainted with Vince Kehoe when we were both involved in real estate sales here in Mariposa more than 25 years ago. We became closer friends when my late husband, Richard Theodore, and Lorna Webb were leaders of the 4-H Equine Project and Vince’s daughter, Kate, was a participant. I know him to be an honest man […]

Fiscal priorities based on greed


Greg Little’s commentary in a recent issue provoked some thoughts. He mentioned our crumbling infrastructure juxtaposed to exorbitant military spending. I think the feds are in full possession of their senses but their motives are incompatible with repairing our country’s infrastructure. When was the last time we heard that repairing bridges and roads led to large profit gains in the […]

Arborworks is professional

Editor, I would like to thank CAL FIRE, Mariposa County Fire Safe Council and Arborworks for an outstanding job of removing 25 dead trees from my property as well as hauling away the stacks of downed trees that were sitting on my property from previous PG&E work. I am extremely thankful that CAL FIRE provided the funds to Mariposa County […]

A parable for America


Dave GundersonJesus once told a story which makes me think He had America in mind. Do you have a hard time picturing Jesus calling a person a fool? In the parable of the rich fool, Jesus did that very thing! He said a certain man was extremely successful one year. His farm produced a bumper crop. In fact, his barns […]

Reelect Long as supervisor

Editor, I’ve gotten to know my neighbor, Marshall Long, over the past 13 years. I’ve been impressed by his work as District 3 supervisor throughout the past three years. As a majority of citizens, I had no idea how much time, effort and energy are required to perform the job of supervisor at a level that actually makes a difference […]

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