Opinion

Spider bite?

Editor, Rattlesnake bite? How about smallpox, rabies, tetanus, polio or high blood pressure? Would you categorize these diseases, bacteria and viruses as something that you would want treatment or vaccination for? Yes? But not so much for Covid? Anti-vaxxers have probably been around as long as vaccines have been, but what might have been historical opposition based on ignorance or […]

Thank you, community

Editor, We would like to thank the community for selecting us as Mariposa County’s male and female volunteers of the year. Giving back to the community was ingrained in us at an early age by our parents. Both of our families were business owners and supporters of the betterment of Mariposa. Thank you again for this honor. It’s our pleasure […]

Doesn’t trust the vaccine

Editor, I wasn’t going to jump into this fray: To vax or not to vax. I happen to land on the “bad” side of the debate so feel I need to add my two cents worth. At first, I was very proactive for those without allergies and people over 18 years of age. A month ago, I read a book […]

Don’t need the hospital

Editor, We have gone to the JCF hospital and interacted with many in our community who have also, and within that context, it seems that many if not most cases that are serious are transferred by ambulance or helicopter to another hospital. All parents that I know take their children to Fresno Children’s Hospital. Our community is small and our […]

People doing stupid things

Editor, I worked for years for newspapers and TV and I learned that some people will do really stupid things to get on the news. Really dumb. Dangerous. I covered a story in Anniston, Ala., where a guy literally set himself on fire to attract the TV cameras. And now here we are — people make a loud public show […]

New hospital a waste of money

Editor, The Mariposa area does not have the tax base to warrant a hospital such as John C. Fremont is trying to create. The vast majority of neighbors I have talked with say that they will always try to get to one of the major hospitals in our surrounding cities rather than go to John C. Fremont. Continuing down the […]


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