Opinion

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 […]

Plant a tree on Arbor Day

Editor, Arbor Day is Friday, April 27. We have lost thousands of trees to fires, floods, bark beetles and drought. I encourage you to plant a tree to help keep our forests beautiful and healthy. Our wildlife will thank you, too. Donna MarksMariposa … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please […]

Yosemite is a star among parks

Editor, Mariposa County residents as well as visitors from around the world enjoy one of the crown jewels in the National Park System, Yosemite National Park, which is internationally recognized for its amazing granite cliffs, world-class hiking, giant sequoia groves and biological diversity. April 21-29 has been designated National Park Week. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Park Stars,” […]

Bernikoff is the best choice

Editor, I’ve never written a letter to the editor before, but I want to add my support to Heather Bernikoff, who is running for District 3 supervisor. I’ve known Heather and her husband David Raboy for many years. As a general contractor, I was hired to do several remodeling projects at their home in Catheys Valley. They are honest, likable […]

Long right choice for supervisor

Editor, I support Marshall Long for District 3 supervisor because he is the most qualified candidate. Marshall is a longtime resident who knows our area in its current capacity, as well as its history. He has our health, welfare and safety at heart and believes the rights of citizens should be protected. Government officials have a responsibility to encourage growth […]

Kehoe best choice for position

Editor, I first became acquainted with Vince Kehoe when we were both involved in real estate sales here in Mariposa more than 25 years ago. We became closer friends when my late husband, Richard Theodore, and Lorna Webb were leaders of the 4-H Equine Project and Vince’s daughter, Kate, was a participant. I know him to be an honest man […]


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