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Volunteers Invited To Yosemite National Park Annual Facelift

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park and the Yosemite Climbing Association invite the public to participate in the 14th Annual Yosemite Facelift, an event held each fall to clean up trash and debris from around the park after the busy summer season. Volunteers are needed to help pick up litter at various locations in the park, including roadways, in the river ...

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Yosemite Mt. Sugar Pine Railroad Reopens After Namesake Fire

FISH CAMP – After more than three weeks without the sounds of the steam locomotive whistles in the forest south of Fish Camp, the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad will open the gates this Saturday, Sept. 23. When the Railroad Fire started on Aug. 29., just across the road from the popular destination, everyone was forced to evacuate with just ...

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Tioga Pass Road Closed Due To Snow

UPDATE: Please call 209-372-0200 (press 1 then 1) for current road conditions in the park. YOSEMITE — The Tioga Pass Road in Yosemite National Park has been temporarily closed due to a snow storm overnight. For the most current road conditions within the park, call 209-372-0200 (press 1, then 1). For roads outside the park, call 1-800-427-ROAD (7623). Remember that ...

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Crews Respond To Vegetation Fire South Of Raymond

RAYMOND — Firefighters responded this morning to a vegetation fire burning just south of the community of Raymond. At 11:25 a.m., crews were dispatched to reports of a fire on Road 600 near Road 407. Nine engines, two hand crews, one dozer and a water tender responded, along with Air Attack, two air tankers and two helicopters. The first unit ...

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30th Annual Smokey Bear Run/Walk At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — For the 30th year, beautiful Bass Lake is the setting for the annual Smokey Bear Run/ Walk, happening this Saturday, Sept. 23. There are races for the entire family to come out and enjoy. Race day features all types of activities for everyone’s fitness level. There is a 2-mile walk, a 2-mile run, a 10K run (6.2 ...

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Fire Destroys Motorhome In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — A motorhome was completely destroyed in a fire just off Road 425B in Oakhurst this morning. Just before 6:30 a.m., firefighters were called out to to reports of a motorhome on fire in a driveway at the end of Chapel Hill Drive. The first unit on scene reported the vehicle fully engulfed in flames, and incoming crews were ...

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Property Tax Relief For Victims Of Wildfires And Disasters

MADERA COUNTY — Property owners who have been affected by the recent fires in Madera County, or have suffered a disaster or calamity as defined in Revenue and Taxation Code Section 170, such as fire, earthquake, flood or accident – may be eligible for property tax relief. To qualify for property tax relief, you must file a claim with the ...

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Clampers Building New Monument In Yosemite Lakes Park

COARSEGOLD — The Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus (ECV), otherwise known as the Clampers, is working hard on another monument to the history of the west – this time in the community of Yosemite Lakes Park. While the Clampers are always open to some good old fashioned merry-making, they do have a very important mission – the ...

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Free Child Safety Seat Check-Up Event By Local CHP

OAKHURST — Officers from the California Highway Patrol, along with other certified technicians, will be conducting a car seat check-up event on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church. Did you know that critical misuse for child restraints is about 73 percent? Don’t put your child in danger – let the experts ...

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Boat Registration Required Year-Round On Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – As the summer season winds down, boaters on Bass Lake are reminded that registration stickers are required year-round on the lake. Now that the purchase of stickers has been made much easier with the lakeside businesses selling them, rather than boaters having to work their way over to “Sheriff’s Island,” all one need do is stop in ...

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