Opinion

Grateful for support

Editor, On behalf of Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County, I would like to sincerely thank the 11 restaurants who have been participating this week in our annual Dining-Out Event. Many of these restaurant owners had gone through hard times this summer with the Ferguson Fire, but when we asked if they wanted to participate this year, they readily agreed. […]

McClintock view wrong

Editor, I listened with shock during the Morse/ McClintock debate as Tom McClintock bemoaned the good old days and stated that schools were better off when the management and funding of the schools were all local. That has to be the silliest thing I’ve ever heard him say. You see, I am a retired teacher, so I do have some […]

Vote yes on Measure M

Editor, We urge the voters of Mariposa County to vote “yes” on Measure “M.” With the passage of Measure “M,” it is promised that the money will be used for law enforcement, fire protection and road improvement. Mariposa County residents cannot afford to neglect this opportunity to increase funds for the safety of our county. Our sheriff has been doing […]

Eppler good choice for board

Editor, I have known and worked with Judy Eppler for over 40 years. Currently, I serve with her as a board member for the Mariposa County Schools Foundation (Kids First). When I first met her, she was a teacher and counselor at Mariposa County High School. She then went on to become principal at Mariposa Middle School and now serves […]

Hospital saved her life

Editor, On July 30 of this year, I had a stroke. I had never been aware that I had a heart problem. A friend who I was with at the time noticed signs that I was having a problem of which I was not aware. We’d been working in a downtown gift shop all day and had just closed. She […]

Highway 140 needs visitor center

Editor, I attended the candidates’ debate last Sunday at the Mariposa County High School. Either Rep. Tom McClintock lied or hasn’t the foggiest idea about our end of his district. Highway 140 is the only one of the four main entrances to Yosemite that does not have a visitor center. When Representative McClintock was asked about the visitor center that […]

Morse right for education

Editor, I intend to vote for Jessica Morse for District 4 Congress rather than Tom McClintock and I urge you to do the same. While many issues separate the two candidates, public education is a key one. Jessica, whose parents were both public school teachers, believes public education is the pathway into the middle class. For our businesses and families […]

Morse is hands-on candidate

Editor, The debate on Sept. 23 should have helped you decide on whom to vote for, but here is some food for thought: Tom McClintock has represented this area for 10 years and has almost nothing to show for it. He named a couple of post offices, a mountain and would like to euthanize wild horses. Meanwhile, he has voted […]

Happy to endorse Eppler

Editor, As a retired Mariposa teacher of many years, I am happy to endorse Judy Eppler for the Mariposa school board. I worked with Judy over the years as a parent and a teacher in various capacities, and always found her to be a conscientious professional. Judy has integrity, strong leadership capabilities, a willingness to listen and an approachable demeanor. […]

Send McClintock home

Editor, Our democracy is in some danger right now. We must have a much larger than normal voter turnout in this fall election. The future depends on it; your vote does count. The person we send to Congress will have a say in which direction the country goes. Please vote. California District 4 is currently represented or misrepresented by Tom […]


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