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Career centers in region help both companies and those seeking skills



Shown from left are Steve Jacobs, Daniel Henderson and Jon Boyer, who are all participants in Mother Lode Job Training programs. Submitted photo by Rebecca AdamsA system of career centers designed to assist job seekers with job search, education and skills development opportunities that were established by The Mother Lode Workforce Board are located in, Mariposa, Calaveras, Tuolumne and Amador […]

Ferguson Fire is declared out; activities in national forest can resume

The Sierra National Forest is now open once again in the area of the Ferguson Fire burn scar. With heavy rains in the area, the National Forest Service has declared the Ferguson Fire officially out. The order closing parts of the forest was terminated last week by forest service officials. Visitors can once again travel in the Sierra National Forest […]

Your photos

Submitted photoReader Gary Brown snapped this photo, calling it “Animals in the fall.” Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. Please include your name and a short description of the photo. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and […]

Tierney family welcomes new granddaughter

Shown with new baby Elora Lee are parents Craig Tierney and Hannah Lee along with their son, Truman. Submitted photoMariposa grandparents Patrick (Smiley)and Lori Tierney have welcomed their first granddaughter into their circle of love. Elora Lee Tierney was born Sept. 29, 2018, to Craig Tierney, a native Mariposan, and Hannah Lee. Craig is a high school history teacher in […]

Annual gift

Submitted photoShown is Randy Brower (left) of Randy Brower Construction making his annual $500 donation to Will Atkinson from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office for the Kops for Kids program. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not a subscriber? Please click here to order a […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Nov. 26 – A civil issue over trees was reported on Royal Arches Lane in Mariposa. • A fire was reported at Suburban Propane in Mariposa. • Deputies investigated a report of vandalism on Cuneo Road in Greeley Hill. • Illegal dumping was reported on Sherrod Road in Mariposa. • Reckless driving was reported on Greeley Hill […]

Pioneer spirit

Submitted photoThe Mariposa Senior Meals program recently received a $752.23 boost from Pioneer Market. The senior meals program participates in Pioneer Market’s receipt reimbursement program. Pictured are Senior Home Delivered Meals program volunteers, Keith Stowell (left) and Hugh Carter (right), with a check from Pioneer. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Nov. 26-Dec. 2

• EMS – 2 • Fires – 0 • Public Assists – 4 • Auto Collisions – 1 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 14 volunteer stations located throughout the county. If you are 18 years of age and possess a valid CA driver’s license, we would love to hear from you! Positions are available for fire/medical and […]

A real sweetheart

Submitted photoBarbara Geiger was voted to be the new Sweetheart of the year for the local Beta Sigma Phi Xi Phi Upsilon chapter at the chapter’s November meeting. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not a subscriber? Please click here to order a subscription. Existing […]

Rural, urban, homelessness near same


  November was national Homeless Youth Awareness Month, and a new study shows rural youth are experiencing homelessness at similar rates of urban youth. The national study by Chapin Hall challenges the narrow image of homelessness as an urban problem. Further, Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness in Rural America finds that rural youth experiencing homelessness are less likely than urban youth […]


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