Opinion

Great news about River Rock

Editor, To Keith and Stephanie Erikson, new owners of the River Rock Inn. Good news! You have already done some wonderful things with The Alley and it’s great to know that you have room to expand what you’re already doing. I look forward to see what you will bring to the River Rock. We’re not very old timers, having moved […]

Marijuana codes not enforced

Editor, Since last April, I’ve had next door neighbors living in a tiny old travel trailer on property owned by the young woman’s deceased grandparents. Almost immediately, they began building an industrious marijuana growing area a few feet from their boundary with my property. My home is up on a hill, but only 25 feet from the property boundary. So […]

Thanks to board for tribute

Editor, I would like to thank the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors for the tribute paid to my mother, Ursula Graber. They ended the Feb. 12, 2019 meeting in her memory. The tribute was unexpected and certainly appreciated. Thank you for remembering my mother and mailing the tribute to her family. Sincerely, Michele RodriguezMariposa … An online subscription is required […]

The strange case of Jerry Cox

Editor, It’s a mystery why Jerry Cox of the Bison Creek Ranch is being treated so badly. It reads like a personal vendetta, but is being handled by the county; strange indeed. Jerry Cox was thrown in jail for rape, when a quick investigation of the “victim’s” cell phone had already proven her a liar; strange. Then the district attorney […]

MCHS should be proud

Editor, Elsewhere, as a high school teacher, for many decades, I accompanied students on countless field trips. This past Saturday, Feb. 23, I traveled to Sacramento on one of the two buses for the Mariposa County High School girls basketball game. So, fellow Mariposans, we have still another reason to applaud our Grizzlies: They were polite, respectful, not loud and, […]

PG&E job isn’t easy

Editor, My wife’s grandfather was a decorated World War I war hero and successful businessman. As age caught up with him, he needed full-time, in home care at his remote Virginia farm. It was up to his children to find and select someone appropriate as “Grandpa” could be challenging at times. During most of the interviews grandpa would listen in […]

Good experience at DMV

Editor, I received in the mail a notice that my driver’s license would expire in two and a half months and went to the DMV office to pick up study materials. I tried to register from home online on the state DMV website, but it would not allow me to do so because my wife had used our only email […]

Public rightfully rejected Morse

Editor, Why didn’t Jessica Morse simply say she’s for open borders with a simple explanation of the benefits? I’m guessing her bureaucratic experiences in government are merely a diversion for a lack of a solution to a serious immigration problem, which amounts to no more than a nonsensical, self-serving political ambition. Thankfully, the voters from the 4th District didn’t buy […]

Not accepting what is true

Editor, The other day I was reading the “Funny Times,” a monthly newspaper of humor. In it an article began with a quote from Kierkegaard. If you don’t think that comedy and philosophy go together you haven’t seen “The Good Place,” a TV series starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson at his best. The quote: “There are two ways to […]

The irony of the Republican Party

Editor, The irony is too thick. While reading through the Mariposa Gazette, I noticed an advertisement for the Mariposa Republican Central Committee’s Lincoln-Reagan Dinner. Two guest speakers are listed: our U.S. House of Representatives member Tom McClintock (R) and a gentleman from Hammer Stryke, a respected, local gun training company and firearm conceal carry permit educator. First irony: President Lincoln […]


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