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Clampers Add Another Piece Of History To Museum

RAYMOND — It was the perfect way to spend a beautiful spring day — taking a drive through the Sierra foothills to the historic town of Raymond, and sharing in the festivities as another piece of history was dedicated by the Grub Gulch Chapter 41-49 of E Clampus Vitus. The “Clampers” are well known for their ribald merrymaking and love ...

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The North Fork Totem Pole Has Not Been Stolen

NORTH FORK – First, we would like to clarify right off the bat that the item in question is not a totem pole. However, since the locals refer to it as such, we want everyone to know what we’re talking about. Residents are accustomed to seeing the beautifully designed and painted cultural monument at the intersection of Roads 274 and ...

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North Fork Scouts Plant Trees Near Bass Lake

Written by Dave Smith — NORTH FORK — A prolonged drought not experienced in many decades has resulted in highly significant conifer and oak mortality. Over the winter, in an effort to reduce hazards to the public, U. S. Forest Service crews felled dead conifers in the area around the Bass Lake boat ramp near the dam. Once these hazard ...

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Guided Outdoor Adventures In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Visitors to Yosemite National Park can revel in its natural wonders like never before through Yosemite Conservancy’s guided Outdoor Adventures involving high country camping, bird watching and backpacking, among 60 unforgettable experiences offered in 2016. “Our Outdoor Adventures are led by naturalist guides who share lifetimes of experience and insider knowledge of the park,” said Frank Dean, president ...

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Antique & Classic Boat Show At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — Saturday, May 14, sees the return of the Antique & Classic Boat Show to the beauty of Bass Lake, California. Sponsored by the Bass Lake Lions Club and Tommy & Tammy Tuso of Bass Lake Water Sports, the show will feature the finest preserved and restored watercraft to be found on the West Coast. The show is ...

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There’s Nothing Better Than True Friends

No matter what you’re up to in life, one thing everyone needs is friends. They make the successes even more inspiring, and the struggles so much easier to bear. I want to personally thank each and every one of the many new True Friends who made a difference and became members during our SNO FriendRaiser. There are truly no words ...

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USFS Joins Cal Fire In Wildfire Awareness Week Events

CALIFORNIA – The U.S. Forest Service and other federal agencies will be joining Cal Fire for a series of events across the state to celebrate Wildfire Awareness Week, May 1-7. Despite near-normal rain and snowpack in some areas, long term drought conditions continue to affect large parts of the state, including many of California’s 18 national forests. Jeanne Wade Evans, ...

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Are You Getting Real-Time Updates On Breaking News?

CENTRAL SIERRA — When news is breaking, you want the very latest, most up-to-date, accurate information, and we have just the thing! For breaking news with up-to-the-minute notifications, join our little group of 14,386 Facebook Fans (oops, I looked away, it’s now 14,390 fans) who follow us for news as it’s happening. While responding to a scene, getting a story ...

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Crash On Highway 41 Causes Major Injuries, Road Closure

O’NEALS – A trip to Yosemite turned tragic this morning as a family was caught up in a accident on Highway 41 just south of Road 200. Three vehicles were involved in a crash at about 10 a.m. that resulted in several people being airlifted with major injuries after a big rig overturned near Road 406. Traffic was stopped for ...

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Big Rig Crash Closes Highway 41

O’NEALS — CHP and other emergency vehicles are responding to a major crash on Highway 41 just south of Road 200 near Road 406. Reports that a fully loaded septic cargo tanker is on top of another vehicle, resulting in several pin-ins. SkyLife Air Ambulance and CHP helicopter H40 are both landing at scene. Motorists are being directed to use ...

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