We need to reclaim government

Editor, Aside from all the national political turmoil and the serious pandemic present, let us not lose our focus on what is occurring in Mariposa’s county government. News this week of the county’s remedy to the upcoming shortfall of tax income (approx $5 million), verifies the inept management in place, referring of course to the recent obscene salary increases granted […]

Where are my rights?

Editor, This is getting bad here in Mariposa. I’ve called CAL FIRE and the sheriff’s office because of the homeless people directly behind our house by the Mariposa Creek. Every night they are drunk, yelling, cussing, banging and climbing our fences and waking us up at all hours of the night. They are drunk and fighting, you name it, but […]

Wear the darn mask

Editor, I’m going to the grocery store a lot lately. It’s because the kind people at the Chamber of Commerce have solicited volunteers to shop for people who feel vulnerable to the Covid-19 virus. I volunteered because just sitting around my house made me feel purposeless, and that was a feeling I just couldn’t stand. So I put on my […]

Think about risky behavior

Editor, On Sunday, May 24, I was driving to Mariposa from Bootjack and noticed something interesting and potentially terrifying: • Lutheran Church — parking lot empty• Set Free Church — parking lot full• Catholic Church — parking lot empty• Methodist Church — parking lot empty• Church of Christ — parking lot full• Assembly of God — parking lot full If […]

Knowledge is power

Editor, It is said with knowledge comes power. But, it is up to you as an individual how that power is used. If power is placed into the wrong hands, it can cause destruction. If placed into the right hands, it can create progress and prosperity. There are all kinds of knowledge that the world offers. You have street knowledge, […]

Beef idea is a good one

Editor, Marshall Long’s beef raising and processing plan is reminiscent of an economic principle used by men like Henry Ford. It was called vertical integration. It doesn’t sound bad compared to growing dope fostering the indiscretions brought upon us by elitists from Silicon Valley, Sacramento and Los Angeles. We should be able to create a viable economy commensurate to open […]

I’ll take the scientist

Editor, Re Matt Johnson’s May 7 story: If the old cliche, “Ignorance is bliss” is true, then surely Cara Morrison must, indeed, be one happy lady. Her broad brush rationale and her cavalier attitude about the deadly Covid-19 virus is appalling, i.e., her opinions, not facts, as: “There are rooms for the hospitals, and we have ways of taking care […]

Bird is the word

Editor, Re Nicole Little’s picture last week: A raven is a raven and not a “blackbird.” Thanks to our human activities ravens appear to be far more numerous than before. We do have different kinds of blackbirds, but none of them are ravens. Country folk should know who their neighbors are. Best wishes. Ralph MendershausenMariposa … An online subscription is […]

Thanks to a great deputy

Editor, Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Osenbaugh is an awesome deputy. He is very a respectful deputy with a wonderful personality. He treats everyone equally. He goes over and above his call of duty to ensure everyone is safe and their needs are met. Thank you, Deputy Osenbaugh, you are my favorite deputy. Stephanie AdamsMariposa … An online subscription is […]

Stand up to Sacramento

Editor, If Mr. (Matthew) Matthiessen ( John C. Fremont Hospital District CEO) does not have the fortitude to confront Sacramento with their stupid seismic requirement due in 2030, he should be looking for another job. Sacramento is currently facing bankruptcy that the U.S. Senate is contemplating. Fred BottinoMariposa … An online subscription is required to view news content on this […]

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