Solving the housing problem not easy, but there are steps which can be taken


Greg LittleHousing in Mariposa County is one of the biggest issues facing everyone who lives here — and those who would like to live here. The issue is the topic of discussion at a wide variety of meetings, at local coffee shops and in the aisles of stores. Everyone knows it is an issue. But what can be done? That […]

Bernikoff is problem solver

Editor, My wife, Vicki, and me are supporting Heather Bernikoff for supervisor. Why? She is responsive, nice and a hard-working, self-made person. We have known Heather through volunteer work in Hornitos. When she heard about the big debris pile next to the creek in front of our house, she became concerned because of the predicted second large storm. Like us, […]

Public works did right thing in getting key bridge repaired


I would like to express sincere gratitude for the reopening of the bridge at Italian Creek on behalf of those of living near that bridge and the junction of Hirsch Road and Indian Peak Road. Even more to be congratulated is Mariposa County Public Works Director Mike Healy for giving up waiting for FEMA to do another of their “Botch […]

We all need a sheep dog


Allison ByerleyOne of my favorite sites when I visited Israel a number of years ago was a chance encounter with a modern shepherd at the side of the road. His flock was grazing in a field adjacent to the highway and he sat on the back of a donkey, watching them. He could have stepped out of the days of […]

Long has done much for area

Editor, Marshall Long was raised in Mariposa County. He attended Merced College. Marshall has done volunteer work in the county for years. We believe he votes for what he believes will benefit his district as well as the county. What more can you ask for? That is why we would like the voters in District 3 to join with us […]

Bernikoff best choice for the job

Editor, Heather Bernikoff is my choice for District 3 supervisor. Quite simply, I don’t know anyone more committed to the common good. In all the years I’ve known her, Heather has demonstrated time and again her love of the land and her commitment to the people of her community. She has been a tireless advocate for agriculture, sustainable growth, rural […]

Commissioners looking out for selves

Editor, On reading the article dated April 12, 2018, about the Mariposa County Planning Commission, they seemed very conflicted. I do not know how many commissioners or supervisors have summer rentals. Commissioner Mark Becker says that he wants to build three vacation rentals but won’t if there are any restrictions. It does not seem very ethical for a commissioner to […]

Amundson best candidate for job

In about six weeks there will be an election. As a voter, I like to look at the candidates as though I was a manager and they were job applicants. I look at their education and experience and decide who I think is most qualified for the job. There are two candidates running for assessor and there is one that […]

Help veterans at turkey shoot

Editor, Politics these days is running hot and heavy in the letters to the editor. Time for a change: I want to invite every member of the public, especially those running for political office and those who were elected to a political office to take a couple of hours to attend and participate in the American Legion Turkey Shoot on […]

Board refuses to act in key issue

Editor, I read where the county is going to have a weed abatement campaign this year. I’m not sure what all they have in mind but we had a very efficient method last year called the Detwiler Fire. Remember that? Cleared the weeds off 82,000 acres in just a few days. Lost only 68 homes in the process, but that […]

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