Children should get benefits

Editor, Why can’t the county supervisors give park and recreation the money for the children? Swimming pools were meant to keep the kids out of the Merced River. Measure M reads the money go to all the people. Why waste our tax dollars on printing the ballot? Like at past board meetings, I have told the board to stop living […]

Puzzled at Grand Jury situation

Editor, I was interested yet puzzled to read the recent article entitled: “Supervisor at center of probe by the Grand Jury.” The complaint prompting the subject investigation was received toward the end of the 2017-2018 Grand Jury session, where I had the honor of acting as foreperson. This complaint was placed on the “continuation agenda” to be investigated by the […]

Empty lot issue needs addressed

Editor, A few years ago during the midsummer months (forgive me if I cannot remember exact dates), I returned home from a medical appointment in Oakhurst to find an uproar of fire trucks and personnel close to my home. I live right in the town of Mariposa close to John C. Fremont Hospital. A privately owned acreage immediately below my […]

Prediction was right

Editor, I’m the El Nino predictor. I was interviewed by a reporter from your office last fall. My prediction was for the next seven years, we would have plenty of rain and not too much cold. My rain total here on Jerseydale Road is 80.33! This breaks a 103 year (record) for this area. I have one of those automatic […]

More we get, more we’re short

Editor, July 11 headline news in the Mariposa Gazette outlined how we are dealing with the dire circumstances of our roads in large part, because of the recent fires and floods. Cost-wise, the question of the bidding process should be a foremost consideration in doing business with such large numbers. Therefore Mr. Healy and the CAO and the board should […]

Card of Thanks

The members of Mariposa County Fire Department, Lushmeadows Company 29, would like to thank the following businesses and individuals who donated items to help make our ice cream social and raffle a great success. Heartfelt thanks go to the Fremont House, Yosemite Liquors, Yosemite Treats, Mariposa Gem and Mineral Club, Subway Sandwiches, Charles Street Dinner House, Mountain Fitness, Ridgeline Gallery, […]

President is a racist

Editor, Now we know definitively, with his recent tweet telling elected representatives to “go back where they came from,” that Trump is a racist. It is shocking to hear a schoolyard taunt that would be punished at school coming from our president. He has decided that he is duty bound to make America great for the 61.3 percent of the […]

Will miss Mariposa

Editor, I moved to Mariposa a little more than a year ago after having spent five years in Oakland, and four years before that in New York City. In cities like Oakland and New York, it’s easy to romanticize life in a small town — to assume that people in a small town will be friendly and familiar, and enjoy […]

Park deal leaves bad taste

Editor, The announcement Monday that we can start calling the Ahwahnee Hotel the Ahwahnee Hotel again brought a large ho hum. The assumption was that Delaware North handed the National Park Service its hat by registering all the place names in Yosemite, including Yosemite National Park, raised a chuckle which now has become somewhat a level of anger. Anger because […]

Which policy is preferred?

Editor, Our Mariposa sheriff, district attorney and members of our board of supervisors have said they need more tools to ensure public safety due to lax immigration compliance. However, it would appear that the current White House administration wishes to take away jobs from Americans, and stress the resources of the Department of Homeland Security and our local law enforcement. […]

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