Descending into hate

Editor, This is in reference to Mr. Price Little’s piece on how elections actually work in the Nov. 10 edition of the Mariposa Gazette. Over the past three-plus years, I thought I had seen every pejorative word that could be used to denigrated the president of the United States of America. Mr. Little has used quite a few of those […]

Debunking Price’s theories

Editor, A 36-year veteran of teaching English and communications to public high school students, I’m saddened to read Price Little’s Nov. 19 diatribe condemning Trump and his supporters. It’s a rant against misinformation by the classically misinformed. It is rarely the fault of the young, whose inexperience is used against them at many of today’s educational institutions, where factual evidence […]

Gazette sinks to new low

Editor, With the publication of “Price Point” in the Nov. 19 edition, the Gazette has crashed to a new low. The bulk of the composition is of no consequence, and falls within the purview of President Reagan’s comment that the problem with those on the left is that they know so much that isn’t so. The problem is in the […]

Collier needs a history lesson

Editor, This is a short response correcting Mr. Collier’s correction of Mr. (Price) Little’s opinion piece from Nov. 18. While there is no “office” of the “president elect” this title is legitimate and meaningful. For one thing, once the president-elect has been determined it allows that person to be briefed on important matters of national security and other essential matters […]

Trump lost, get over it

Editor, Mr. (Bill) Collier presented some facts as a counterpoint to Mr. (Price) Little’s commentary. However, much of what was said is either common knowledge or is not at odds with the original commentary, or in some cases, is wrong. We are a republic and republics are a system of government most likely to support democracy. In short, they are […]

A lesson for Price Little

Editor, This short comment is in response to the commentary in the Mariposa Gazette on Nov. 18. First, I appreciate Price Little expressing his opinion. However, I could not resist writing a short response to encourage and correct Price Little on his comprehension of election law and our dear Constitution. I have attached a copy of the U.S. Constitution in […]

Tell us what to expect

Editor, Surrounding counties have a 10 p.m. curfew. The Fresno County sheriff and Fresno police chief have stated that they will not enforce it. I hope we never need one, but if it happens, then our health officer, sheriff, and district attorney should get together and offer a single unified statement that tells us what they expect from us and […]

Fire team thanks residents

Editor, As the Alaska Type 2 Incident Management Team departs California after two weeks managing the Creek Fire, we would like to extend our thanks to the residents of Fresno, Madera and Mono counties who were impacted by the fire and our presence managing it. Your support, cooperation, patience and resilience has been appreciated and inspiring. We would like to […]

What is future of hospital?

Editor, It is not surprising that the attempt to increase Mariposa sales tax was opposed by so many residents of this county. For the many years I have resided in Mariposa, the hospital has continued to have financial problems. Approximately 15 years ago we were told the 1/2-cent sales tax increase would solve their financial shortage yet today the billing […]

Give the gift of time during this holiday season — and all year


Look back into your childhood during the holidays. What were your traditions? Did your family grow closer around these holiday months? Perhaps it was the comfort of home that you remember most. Coming in from playing outside and warming up on the couch. Hot cocoa in your favorite mug. Now, imagine you are a young child, staring out the window […]

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