The local train, it kept a rollin’ all week long


 As I sit at my keyboard on Monday morning, my brain is pretty much fried. And it is all of my own making. Last week was one of the busiest I have had in a long time. We hosted a political debate on Thursday night, had a Main Street Mariposa coffee event on Friday morning and then Clean Sweep was […]

Vote Bernikoff for Supervisor

Editor, Although I am a conservative Republican whose family has been ranching in this area for five generations, I cannot support our current supervisor. He is not a friend of agriculture. He tells people what they want to hear, but sold out agriculture for mining and demonstrated during the conditional use permit Board action. Marshall was encouraged to fully disclose […]

Sellers is misinformed

Editor, The rumor that Heather Bernikoff wants to put meters on private wells is false. I have known her for 15 years and have never heard her say she wanted meters on private wells. What I have seen her do is take an active role in organizing public meetings around water issues to let homeowners know what resources are available […]

No hesitation to support Long

Editor, On June 5, I ask you to vote Marshall Long for county supervisor in District 3. Marshall has done and will continue to do an outstanding job for his district and Mariposa County. I have known Marshall for the past 48 years. I know him to be very knowledgeable, personable and have excellent moral values. Marshall understands fiscal restraints […]

Johnson, Kehoe have right qualifications

Editor, I am writing in support of Ed Johnson as Superior court judge. Not so much in opposition to Judge Walton, as for the platform Mr. Johnson is proposing on his web site, edjohnson4judge.com. The two processes that Mr. Johnson proposes which speak loudly to me as steps forward in justice and efficiency in the courtroom are restorative justice, which […]

Honoring teachers for hard work

Editor, The week of May 7-11 is Teacher Appreciation Week, and we encourage everyone to find a way to thank a teacher who is a part of your life or the lives of your children. As retired teachers, we recognize and applaud the efforts of our teachers — not just during school hours but far beyond. Teaching is not just […]

Trust your vote in Marshall Long

Editor, Mariposa County has recently survived three major devastations: the current drought, a major fire and a catastrophic flood. Each have had an impact on our people and our economy. Pulling together we will re-open and repair our county, but to achieve this it will take personal sacrifice and neighbor helping neighbor. Through all this, Marshall Long’s leadership has led […]

Kehoe logical choice for position

Editor, I wholeheartedly support Vince Kehoe for Mariposa County Assessor/Recorder. I have known Vince for over 35 years. I was his secretary for 4-1/2 years while he worked as director of Yosemite Institute in Yosemite Valley. In my long working career he was without a doubt my all time favorite boss. He is well educated, very professional, kind, thoughtful, easy […]

Kehoe’s integrity is unmatched

Editor, This letter may come as a surprise to many, especially since we moved from Mariposa County to Memphis, Tenn., over a decade ago. However, Mariposa still occupies a place in our hearts, and we have kept abreast of Mariposa news by subscribing to the Gazette. We look forward to its arrival every week. Although we have never written a […]

Bernikoff has the experience

Editor, I submit this letter in support of Heather Bernikoff to the voters of District 3. I have been Heather’s supervisor since 2006, and we have worked together since 2002. Heather has assisted in allocating nearly $35 million in grant funds and was directly responsible for overseeing projects worth more than $19 million. She is accomplished in reviewing complex organizational […]

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