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March Audubon Program Spotlights Great Gray Owls

Written by Len McKenzie — The charismatic Great Gray Owl, an iconic species in Yosemite National Park, is the largest owl in the world by length, and for most birders seeing one is a breathtaking experience. With a wingspan that can exceed five feet, these majestic, nocturnal birds of prey typically perch in trees on the edges of meadows at ...

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Went To Bed In Camp Curry, Woke In Half Dome Village

YOSEMITE — While today marked the first day of Aramark’s takeover as concessioner in Yosemite National Park, the dispute over the historic names of several iconic properties continues. But as that issue works its way through the legal process, for many long-time employees it was a sad day and the end of an era. “Badger Pass had a quiet day ...

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The History Mystery #38

The Clampers (E Clampus Vitus Grub Gulch Chapter #41-49) are generously donating a Monitor Hydraulic nozzle to the Raymond Museum and setting up a display to explain how they worked and why their use had to be banned due to their destructive nature. Because the monitors worked with gravity fed water lines they needed to have water lines that dropped ...

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Public Comment Invited On OHV Grant Applications

CLOVIS — The Sierra National Forest will be submitting the OHV (Off-Highway Vehicle) preliminary 2015/2016 grant cycle applications on Mar. 7, to the State of California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division. Beginning Mar. 8, and running through Apr. 4, the OHV preliminary 2015/2016 grant cycle applications will be available for public comment at OHMVR Division’s website http://www.ohv.parks.ca.gov. Public comments ...

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Carport Fire After Explosion Under The Hood

NORTH FORK — Firefighters had no sooner finished their job dealing with a car fire on Deadwood and returned to quarters, when they were called out to another car fire, this one in Teaford Meadow Lakes . At about 3:20 p.m., George Hathaway, 87, long time resident on the cul-du-sac known as Chipo Poyah, had gone out to the carport ...

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Bring Your Spoons To The Children’s Story Concert

Written by Cara Goger — MARIPOSA — Hey Kids! Are you going to the Children’s Story Concert on Saturday, Mar. 12, at Mariposa County High School, in the Auditorium? It starts at 2 p.m., and it’s FREE, for up to four children who come with one adult. Adult tickets are just $4. The Children’s Story Concert is part of the ...

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Aramark Replaces Delaware North In Yosemite Tuesday

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park will have a new primary concessioner tomorrow, Mar. 1. Yosemite Hospitality LLC begins its 15-year contract to provide lodging, retail, recreational services, and food to over four million annual visitors to Yosemite. Yosemite Hospitality LLC was selected to be the park’s new primary concessioner in June 2015, following a competitive bid process. “This is a ...

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Don’t Miss The Bus!

MADERA COUNTY — Yes, Madera County does have public transportation, with several options available. MCC and YARTS serve the general traveling public, and there’s also a Senior Bus, and an Escort Service for doctor’s appointments. Your car may be in the shop, you may not want to drive during bad weather, you may not have reliable transportation, or you may ...

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Quilters Sew Up Love And Comfort

Written by Diane Martin — MOUNTAIN AREA — The members of the Sierra Mountain Quilters Association have revved up their sewing machines to support and comfort those in need in the Sierra foothills and Central Valley. The quilters know that lovingly made quilts can help those in stressful situations feel more relaxed, comfortable, and secure. Since 1981 the members of ...

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4th Annual Oakhurst Chamber German Fest

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the 4th Annual Chamber German Fest will take place Saturday, Mar. 5, at the Oakhurst Community Center. The event is proudly sponsored by Sullivan’s Tire Pros, Vulcan Materials Company and Sierra Tel. “This special themed event will feature a German style dinner with German beers and wines available at the ...

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