Opinion

Sharing the democratic pain

Editor, I read with interest Congressman Tom McClintock’s recent column regarding cloture in the U.S. Senate. I also have been concerned about the erosion of democratic principles in our country. A few recent examples: • In North Carolina, Democrats received 48 percent of the statewide popular vote, but only won three of 16 congressional seats. • In Ohio, Democrats received […]

Joan Crosby will be missed

Editor, Joan Crosby had been a member of Sierra Artists Gallery for more than 30 years. The Sierra Artists’ Gallery mourns her passing as Joan has been a longtime member and was a valuable helper in our many activities. Joan was born in Kentucky on July 5, 1934, as the oldest of three daughters. Her father contracted tuberculosis and it […]

Card of Thanks

A warm “thank-you” to the Mariposa Community from St. Joseph’s Ladies’ Guild to all those who shopped and/or worked at our annual St. Joseph’s Rummage Sale held on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1-2. You shoppers made this a most successful event, in spite of the torrential rains on Saturday! Your support is most appreciated. Bless You! See you next year! […]

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 […]

What’s McClintock thinking?

Editor, Can anybody tell me what in the world our Congressman McClintock is doing? I’ve written to him asking, now twice. Crickets. Just in the last few days, while almost all the federal government work in Mariposa is stopped or unpaid, McClintock has voted — against a majority including Republicans — to lift sanctions against Russian oligarch thugs. Then he […]

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 […]

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 […]


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