Opinion

Card of Thanks

The Yosemite Miwok Indians thanks everyone who supported the Wahoga Committee on Feb. 8, giving your time generously, helping in the Indian Taco Booth and to the people who purchased our tacos. A special thanks to Bill Lowe and Mike Hall. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To […]

Card of Thanks

A big thank you to California Highway Patrol Officers Matt Chance and Luis Lugo for allowing us the opportunity to attend their most excellent class, “Age Well — Drive Smart,” on Feb. 22 at the CHP office in Mariposa. The presentation was well thought out and quite interesting. It was a lot of information packed into a two hour class. […]

Use time more effectively

Editor, Is it really any wonder the community as a whole is responding to the recent actions by the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors to increase their salaries, while ignoring the fundamental services they were elected to provide to us, the taxpayers? Look at the facts. The only growth in Mariposa County is the government itself. Look at the government […]

Get definitions correct

Editor, Now that the word socialism is being bandied about by both the left and the right, here is the actual definition according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary: “Any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods.” There is not a single candidate for president advocating such […]

Crossing a moral red line

Editor, I am writing this in response to SB145 and other state sponsored bills to promote the LGBTQ agenda in our schools. I believe the state of California has passed a moral red line with these bills. The reason why I believe this is because the consequences of these bills will in fact promote child pornography and pedophilia in our […]

Poo, pooing (some) dog owners

Editor, Those of us who live in town watch the parade of dogs everyday. Most people pick up the dog poo, the the rest just leave it. They do not know it is against the law. Ellie McQuarrieMariposa … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password […]

Don’t re-victimize people

Editor, A small number of community members, victims of the Detwiler Fire, received notice they will not be allowed to continue to reside in the RV provided after Detwiler as of July 18, 2020. It is my understanding this notice applies to somewhere between six to eight individuals/families. I attended a meeting on Feb. 29 to address this issue. Due […]

Can’t imagine life without hospital

Editor, We have lived in Mariposa since 1970, and during that time we have used the services of JC Fremont Clinics and Hospital, including the ER. We have always appreciated the professional care we have received from doctors, nurses and staff. Frankly, I can’t imagine our town without our hospital, can you? No ER, no helicopter, no acute care, no […]

Vote no on Prop 13

Editor, Most of us are aware of the 1978 Proposition 13 that saved many taxpayers from losing their homes because they could not pay their property taxes. However, there is an effort underway to get a measure on the November ballot that would attack Proposition 13 in an attempt to strip its protections, and interestingly, it is also called Measure […]

What is competitive pay?

Editor, About the pay for supervisors. David Silverman seems to believe (Gazette, Feb. 20) the supervisors should be volunteers “like members of the Armed Forces” who serve “for a small pittance.” Okay. The new pay scale for the supervisors is about what an non-com E-8 or E-9 makes. In other words, the cash pay is what we give an Army […]


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