Opinion

Trump feeds the fear, hate

Editor, What bothers me most about the wall is that when first candidate Trump, and now President Trump, leads his audience in a chant of “build the wall!”, he does it out of and to spread fear and hate. Those are two emotions that I do not want fueling my life. They also are two emotions not reflected in our […]

There are some adults in the room

Editor, President Trump loves to brag about how great he is, and he has no shame about the lies within his boasts. He said that he had the largest inaugural attendance (he lied). He said he’d hire all the “best people.” (Gen. Michael Flynn, plea deal, heading to prison; best person “fixer,” lawyer and friend Michael Cohen, plea deal, heading […]

McClintock sows mistrust

Editor, I find it outrageous that Congressman McClintock accuses the U.S. Forest Service of not having public safety as a priority. In the letter you printed Jan. 17, he falsely writes the USFS is “sluggish” to respond to emergencies while CAL FIRE is not. The reason implied is that the Forest Service “often view(s) catastrophic fire as a management tool.” […]

Don’t give in to temper tantrum

Editor, The wall isn’t needed as the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement both state illegal immigration across the southern border has been decreasing for over a decade. Next it was said the Democrats are dishonest, but the occupant of the oval office is being dishonest, and is spreading lies and fear. Facts count and here are […]

Some food for thought

Editor, Food for thought to those with hatred. You cannot pass through the golden gates into Heaven with hatred in the heart nor think the wall of Heaven is immoral. It is evident that Satan is on a mission, he is full of hatred, has no shame, no morals and there are no borders to enter into hell. Think about […]

Appreciates history column

Editor, I would like to extend a personal thank you to Leroy Radanovich for his “Back in Time” column, and to the Mariposa Gazette for including Mariposa’s colorful history in our local newspaper. I have always been interested in the history of the Old West, and I look forward each week to reading Leroy’s articles. We are very lucky to […]

County bites hand that feeds

Editor, I own/operate a B&B inn in Mariposa County. As a result of the recent voter-approved 2 percent increase in Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT), I received the following notice from Keith Williams, Treasurer/Tax Collector, dated Jan. 15: “As an operator and/or owner of a Vacation Rental in Mariposa County you will be required to submit 12% TOT and 1% TBID […]

Cemetery issue needs discussed

Editor, On Dec. 18, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors considered the issue of where to locate a new county cemetery. A site in Mt. Bullion between the Conservation Camp Road and the east side of the airport was proposed. This location is less than ideal. The Airport Master Plan states, “land uses on or around the Airport should be […]

Thanks, Leroy, for all you do

Editor, What a treasure Leroy Radanovich is. His knowledge of Mariposa and the surrounding area is fascinating and I look forward to every column of his that is published in the Gazette. I sincerely hope that he is passing down this history to someone who will continue informing us in the years to come. And on a personal note, Leroy […]

The misinformation about water

Editor, Prior attempts for coverage of Lake Don Pedro Community Services District (LDPCSD) unethical special benefit water service failed. The problem was created by county LAFCOs of Tuolumne and Mariposa which refused to follow state water regulations or uphold rights of thousands within LDP Common Interest Development, Property Owners Association and CC&R (Covenants, Codes & Restrictions) governed subdivision — created […]


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