Opinion

PG&E makes pole ‘raptor safe’

The top photo show the pole before it was modified and the bottom photo is after the work was done.Editor, We would like to thank PG&E for retrofitting the power pole on our property to make it safer for perching raptors and other large birds. Many months ago, we had noticed several dead ravens at the base of the pole. […]

When is enough enough?

Editor, I recall just a few years ago our supervisors asking for a 1.25 percent increase in the TOT, or bed tax, that was expected to raise $1.2 million. They told us if they had that much more money they would stabilize county finances for the future. We voted it down, and with that tourism prospered. In fact, tourism did […]

Applauds McClitnock on water issue

Editor, On Oct. 1, 2018 Congressman Tom McClintock, along with Congressmen Jeff Denham, David Valadao, Devin Nunes and Kevin McCarthy met with President Donald Trump as he signed a water memorandum that will return water to the Central Valley of California. It will also address water projects in Washington and Oregon. As we have seen the choices we made two […]

If it’s not broke, don’t fix it

Editor, I am supporting Judy Eppler to represent District 3 on the Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Education. Judy has served our school district in many ways over 40 years. In retirement she worked with the Fresno County Office of Education, staying in the loop of the education system. She has brought back that knowledge to Mariposa. However, […]

Morse right choice for change

Editor, Wildfires are getting bigger, stronger and more frequent. Six of the most destructive wildfires in California’s history have occurred in just the past 10 months. Ninety-seven percent of the world’s scientists agree the major cause of increased fires is global warming. Our congressman, Tom McClintock, doesn’t want to believe them. He is a climate change denier. McClintock insists that […]

Sellers right on the mark

Editor, Following Ruth Sellers’ eloquent revelation in the Mariposa Gazette on Oct. 18, it crosses one’s mind and certainly a growing of others’, that a recall may be in order. It is unconscionable the board of supervisor’s apparent affinity to the disastrous conditions created in Sacramento and Silicon Valley are considered workable for improving living conditions in Mariposa. Key experience […]

Maybe Wall can help board

Editor, I want answers to questions. I have asked the school board why we don’t have a psychologist in special education. Title 1 is a federal program but can use state and county funds. Read Title 1, Section 36.32. We need a lunch program and the campus to be closed. And we need to fix the waste. School buses can’t […]

Bad speller? No problem

Editor, Re: Greg Little’s “Between the Lines” column. Telling you that you misspelled a word is like telling Garrison Keillor or Mark Twain that they misplaced a comma. (I could add, sometimes these bad spellers can give us a lot: think John F. Kennedy.) A fan. Ruth ClarkMariposa … An online subscription is required to view news content on this […]

‘Trumped-up’ is on target

Editor, Webster’s New World Dictionary, 1970, page 1,527, reads: “Trumped-Up,” to devise or make up (a charge against a person, etc.) fraudulently; trumped-up, fraudulently devised or concocted; false. Thus, I describe the worth of (President) Donald Trump. God save America. Again, union shops and those working in union shops, like I did for 20 years at Pickering Lumber Corp., in […]

Measure M supports students

Editor, Measure M is good for our students and our schools. The dollars generated from this small tax on tourists who stay in our communities and use our roads and public safety services will provide much needed road improvements across Mariposa County. Well over half of our 1,800 students across the county ride our buses daily. The Mariposa County Unified […]


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