Opinion

Don’t trust in federal traitors

Editor, As one of the readers and subscribers to the Mariposa Gazette, I must express my deep appreciation to the Gazette and, particularly Nancy Main, for publishing the article “Big Pharma, Media wrong.” Ms. Main exposes the truth about the media bias against hydroxychloroquine and in favor of the corrupt pharmaceutical companies. Thank you both. In support of Ms. Main […]

Check your campaign donations

Editor, Facts from the observer. In the 2016 election cycle I donated $500 in cash to Marshall Long, not knowing with the campaign finance laws that it is illegal to donate anything over $99 in cash and it needed to be a check. At that time we were on speaking terms, you know, the kind politicians do to get money. […]

Listen to our Black citizens

Editor, I am responding to Mr. Wells’ letter bemoaning the unrest in our country and the lack of respect for law enforcement. I agree that law enforcement personnel are underpaid and risk their lives. There is unrest because we have many problems: an out-of-control pandemic, 30 million unemployed, small business closures, etc. Our “awesome” country began when protesters destroyed property […]

The scorpion and the swamp

Editor, Once upon a time there was a frog named Joe standing at the side of a pond, preparing to cross to the other side. A scorpion named Donald asked if he could catch a ride on his back to get to the other side. The frog was skeptical, and asked why he should do this, afraid that the scorpion […]

Trust yourself to research

Editor, Since moving here over nine years ago, I have found that most of the people in Mariposa are warm, caring, helpful, intelligent people. Lately, there are forces that are starting to divide us. We must remember that human connection is one of our greatest strengths as a community. One way we can reconnect is through science because it is […]

Thanks to corrections officers

Editor, I would like to give thanks to all of the Mariposa County Jail corrections deputies. They come in every day, through Covid-19, to keep inmates and the public safe. They are not the arresting officers, the judge or the lawyers, but they get a lot of retaliation from some inmates because of their jobs. It is not their fault […]

Be a patriot, support hospital tax

Editor, I support the John C. Fremont Hospital 1 percent sales tax increase. Though I have not yet seen all of the mathematics required to fund a brand new hospital, I can say that I will vote for the sales tax increase if it’s deemed absolutely necessary. The bottom line is that we need a new hospital to serve the […]

Making good Price points

Editor, Writing the “Price Point” for the next three months from home won’t be the worst thing in the world as we all have to adjust. Congratulations on being named a valedictorian at MCHS and getting enrolled at the University of San Francisco even though it will be from your bedroom via Zoom technology. With any luck, the new normal […]

Time to shop around

Editor, We are thankful for the board statement in the Gazette that we are no longer looking for a new pipe dream hospital to the tune of $60 million to $90 million. It may be determined quite far in the future the hospital district will have those resources, but for now, preservation is a good decision. I can’t say enough […]

Help needed in Greeley Hill area

Editor, Greeley Hill has always had a wealth of folks willing to volunteer their time and effort in a variety of ways. In the realm of emergency services, three shining examples are Cpt. Karen Wilson, Tom Sweeney and Brenda Sweeney, currently the only active members of County Fire Station 31. As I write this, they are staffing a strike team […]


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