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Here’s What To Expect In Yosemite During Gov’t Shutdown

YOSEMITE — As we head into the first full day of the government shutdown, employees in Yosemite National Park are busy implementing the guidelines set out by the Department of the Interior as to how the Park will operate going forward. The gates are open, but there is no National Park Service (NPS) staff on duty for the most part. ...

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Cal Fire Provides Funding For More Hazard Tree Projects

SACRAMENTO – Residents of the Central Sierra will soon see more crews on county roadways as new funding from Cal Fire helps with the removal of hazard trees. Six million dollars have been awarded in a one-time grant to aid high-priority counties impacted by California’s historic tree mortality. Cal Fire’s Local Assistance for Tree Mortality (LATM) Grant Program will provide ...

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We Have Government Shutdown; What Happens In Yosemite?

YOSEMITE — With the failure of U.S. congressional leaders to reach an agreement and stop a government shutdown, the situation in Yosemite National Park remains unclear. Despite dozens of phone calls, emails and texts to Park officials in Yosemite throughout the day, no one has yet responded to our repeated requests for detailed information on closures and services, or the ...

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Northern Mariposa Co. History Center Reopens With Gala

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Northern Mariposa County History Center will be reopening its doors to the public on Thursday, Feb. 8, with a similar schedule as in 2017 – Thursday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., plus Memorial Day and Labor Day. There will be a Gala Reopening preview on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 2 to 5 p.m., ...

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Driver Suffers Major Injuries In Single-Vehicle Crash

NORTH FORK — A single-vehicle crash south of North Fork this evening sent the driver to the hospital with major injuries. At about 6:20 p.m., a couple in the 59000 block of Road 225 heard a crash and the sound of a horn blaring up on the road near their house. They rushed up to the roadway and located a ...

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Preliminary Hearing In North Fork Murder Case

BASS LAKE — North Fork resident Mary O’Keefe was back in Bass Lake Superior Court today, this time for a long-awaited preliminary hearing on the charge of first degree murder with an enhancement of elder abuse in the killing of beloved North Fork citizen Bonnie Hale. Hale was found deceased on the back patio of her home on Road 225 ...

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Early Morning House Fire On Golden Ball Drive

OAKHURST — Firefighters were called out just after 5 a.m. this morning for reports of a structure fire in the 38000 block of Golden Ball Drive just off Road 426. The first engine at scene reported heavy smoke and flames on one end of the single-story, 1500 square foot home. The two residents were asleep when the fire broke out, ...

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Pamela Brittsan Booth

Pamela Brittsan Booth, 62, passed away suddenly after complications with surgery on Jan. 9, 2018. Born on Oct. 21, 1955, in La Habra, California, she was the daughter of the late Donna Steiner Brittsan and Gary Thomas Brittsan. Pamela is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ronald Charles Booth; brother-in-law, Charles Booth; and nieces Jennifer Prisco Randolph and Holly ...

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My Life-Changing Mission To Help The Women Of Nepal

Written by Terry Caruthers — NORTH FORK — Many of you may know me. My name is Terry Caruthers. I have lived and worked as a hair stylist in North Fork for over 28 years. In the fall of 2016, after the Nepal earthquake, I was blessed with the opportunity to join a team from my church – Calvary Chapel ...

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Prescribed Burning Operations On Sierra National Forest

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Prescribed burning operations have resumed on the Ponderosa fuelbreak east of Cascadel Point near North Fork. Smoke has been visible for the last few days. “We still have a fair amount of acreage of tree mortality burn piles to finish up, and have a contract burn crew with a Forest Service representative on scene each day ...

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