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Bighorn Sheep Star In New Episode Of Yosemite Nature Notes

YOSEMITE — A new episode of Yosemite Nature Notes entitled “Bighorn Sheep” is now available for viewing. The video features stunning footage of Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep, interviews with wildlife biologists, and a special focus on the re-introduction of these magnificent animals to the Cathedral Range in Yosemite National Park in March 2015. The video is posted on the park’s ...

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Teen Drivers Have More Fatal Accidents

SACRAMENTO – The use of a cell phone while driving increases your chances of being involved in a collision by 400 percent, says the CHP. Is it really worth losing a family member or loved one, getting into a collision, increased insurance rates, or getting a citation? For the past four years, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has partnered with ...

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Catherine Ann McGoldrick

Catherine Ann McGoldrick better known as Cappy, of Oakhurst, Calif., passed peacefully on Monday morning Dec. 14, at home surrounded by family. Cappy was born on May 5, 1933, in Providence RI. She entered the Sacred Heart Society of nuns when she was 23 years old. She had a Bachelors in English from Newton College which is now a part ...

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Planning Dept. Seeks Input On Transportation System

MARIPOSA COUNTY –  The Mariposa County Planning Department is conducting a survey of employee and resident transportation needs as part of the “Town of Mariposa Transit Center Feasibility Study.” Input from the community is very important to the process. The study is funded by a Caltrans planning grant. The community is asked to please take a moment to download the ...

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Yosemite Distributes 1,000 Free Passes To 4th Graders

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park has distributed approximately 1,000 free park passes to Fourth Graders through the “Every Kid in a Park” program. Fourth graders from across the country brought their vouchers to Yosemite to receive the free park pass. The passes are intended for fourth grade students and their families to visit more than 2,000 federal recreation areas through ...

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Audubon Christmas Bird Count

MOUNTAIN AREA – Bird lovers, photographers and others are invited to join the National Audubon Society’s 116th Christmas Bird Count (CBC). The CBC is an annual international bird census that began on Christmas Day in 1900, and now takes place in more than 1,500 locations throughout the Americas. This season the Christmas Bird Count will be held in the foothill ...

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Permit Exemption For Dead Tree Removal Extended

SACRAMENTO – As California’s severe drought and bark beetle epidemic has left millions of trees dead, the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection last week voted to extend a drought mortality exemption to the state’s tree removal permitting process. “With massive tree mortality across California, this exemption streamlines the process for landowners who are working to reduce their wildfire ...

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Campaign For Families Of Those Lost In SkyLife Tragedy

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA — Anyone wishing to support the families of the SkyLife crew that was lost last week in a tragic accident, can do so by donating to a YouCaring fund that has been set up by their colleagues. On Thursday, Dec. 10, Skylife H4, a medical helicopter based out of Visalia, Calif., was on an emergency flight from Porterville ...

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Sierra National Forest Addresses Tree Mortality

Submitted by the Sierra National Forest SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – Following four years of drought, forests throughout the Southern Sierra are experiencing a tree mortality event at a scale unprecedented in recorded history. Locals and visitors to the Sierra National Forest (SNF) are well aware of this event, as dead trees are visible in staggering numbers throughout the landscape. Beyond ...

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Dashing Through The Snow With MSO

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming Festive Holiday Concert features no fewer than four musical sleigh rides. And considering both the weather forecasts and season to date, a sleigh may be a suitable way to negotiate the Yosemite region, suggests MSO Founder/Conductor Les Marsden. The MSO’s popular annual concert event will be held in Mariposa County High School’s Fiester ...

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