Opinion

Do something about it

Editor, I am asking every Gazette subscriber to read, digest and pass on the following to your friends, children and grandchildren. It is a fact that each of us have the seed to spread a more serious and everlasting virus than Covid-19. It breaks hearts, causes misery, mental harm, hatred and even death. All mankind has the ability to spread […]

A lesson from momma

Editor, I think that we could all learn a lesson from the longest living Mariposan (age 107) in recent history on health, lifestyle and faith. Everyone is scared of Covid-19, but the Spanish Flu (H1N1) killed hundreds of thousands in America in 1918. My mother caught it when she was only 5, so why did she survive? There were not […]

Let’s take steps to open

Editor, Mariposa County residents have done a great job of following the safety guidelines. The streets appear a ghost town, the public is being courteous with their distances and many wear masks in close spaces. Testing is happening, protocols are working. Our current brush with the virus proves the system works — identify, contact trace and quarantine quickly. Our local […]

Thanks for National Day of Prayer

Editor, Amidst all the changes in our country due to the virus, it was with great pleasure to gather on the courthouse lawn with 34 Mariposans, including six pastors, to pray for our country, families, communities and businesses together. It was the most unified and peaceful event that we have ever had with this day of prayer. Pastor Eric from […]

Won’t give up liberty

Editor, I am thankful that I live in a community that still allows public debate in its “View” section of the paper. It is refreshing that we have citizenry that is engaged even in these dark times. Recently, the Gazette chose to publish, in its April 25 edition, a comment I wrote entitled “I Do Not Consent.” In response to […]

Patrick Henry Brigade?

Editor, The “Your View” section of last week’s Gazette displayed a page-wide opinion piece with a large title of presumably headline importance, in size just millimeters short of an announcement of war with Russia (and generating questions: Is this a paid l’annonce? An op-ed favored especially by the editorial staff? The first chapter of a vanity novel?) announcing instead a […]

Pay forward stimulus funds

Editor, As an RN, I completely support the stay at home policy and other advice of medical expert epidemiologists to keep us all well during this pandemic. Since it is a brand new virus, we have to be patient and give them the time to do needed research. Our Public Health Officer, Dr. Eric Sergienko, is doing a great job […]

Grateful most follow rules

Editor, It has become weirdly popular to compare the number of deaths from flu to those from Covid-19. An opinion piece in the Gazette last week made that argument, claiming the flu kills as many as 500,000 Americans every year. I can’t even guess where that number came from. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate of flu deaths […]


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