Opinion

Bernikoff best choice for the job

Editor, Heather Bernikoff is my choice for District 3 supervisor. Quite simply, I don’t know anyone more committed to the common good. In all the years I’ve known her, Heather has demonstrated time and again her love of the land and her commitment to the people of her community. She has been a tireless advocate for agriculture, sustainable growth, rural […]

Commissioners looking out for selves

Editor, On reading the article dated April 12, 2018, about the Mariposa County Planning Commission, they seemed very conflicted. I do not know how many commissioners or supervisors have summer rentals. Commissioner Mark Becker says that he wants to build three vacation rentals but won’t if there are any restrictions. It does not seem very ethical for a commissioner to […]

Amundson best candidate for job

In about six weeks there will be an election. As a voter, I like to look at the candidates as though I was a manager and they were job applicants. I look at their education and experience and decide who I think is most qualified for the job. There are two candidates running for assessor and there is one that […]

Help veterans at turkey shoot

Editor, Politics these days is running hot and heavy in the letters to the editor. Time for a change: I want to invite every member of the public, especially those running for political office and those who were elected to a political office to take a couple of hours to attend and participate in the American Legion Turkey Shoot on […]

Board refuses to act in key issue

Editor, I read where the county is going to have a weed abatement campaign this year. I’m not sure what all they have in mind but we had a very efficient method last year called the Detwiler Fire. Remember that? Cleared the weeds off 82,000 acres in just a few days. Lost only 68 homes in the process, but that […]

Long supports the local issues

Editor, I support Marshall Long, because he supports us. As our supervisor, Marshall has displayed nothing but honesty and integrity. He has placed the needs of his constituents first and foremost above all outside influences and propaganda. We do not need a supervisor to tell us what we need, we need a supervisor like Marshall Long to help us with […]

Learn more about Apraxia

Editor, Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a speech disorder that seriously interferes with a child’s ability to develop clear speech. CAS makes it difficult or impossible for an affected child to plan the movements of the lips, tongue, jaw and mouth that are needed for speech. Children with CAS generally have a good understanding of language — they know […]

Bernikoff gets things done

Editor, District 3 residents who value dedication to community, integrity, hard work, and equity, please join me in voting for Heather Bernikoff for supervisor. When Heather sees a need, she takes action. As a partner in Capacity Consulting, Heather brought in industry leaders to teach free workshops to local nonprofit personnel, expanding their skills. As a participant, nonprofits I was […]

Turns away from gangs to Christ

Editor, My name is William Matthew Green. I am a 2003 graduate of Mariposa County High School and have spent most of my life living in Mariposa. In 2009, after being injured in the Coast Guard and medically discharged, I came home addicted to pain killers which led to other drugs and eventually a prison sentence. While in prison, I […]

Trust Kehoe for assessor position

Editor, Having known Vince Kehoe for 24 years in myriad situations, I am heartened to hear that he is a candidate for Mariposa County Assessor. As Mr. Kehoe and his wife, Lisa, utilized my wife’s daycare in the 1990s for their children’s care, we were in daily contact with each other. During that time, I came to know a principled […]


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