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Yosemite Music Festival Rocks The Mariposa Co. Fairgrounds

MARIPOSA — Songwriter Don McLean’s 1971 hit release American Pie asked, “Can music save your mortal soul?” Come and find out the weekend of July 7-8, at the Yosemite Music Festival, a beloved Sierra foothills tradition presented by the Carter Ranch since 2002. Originally held on the grounds of the Carter Ranch, the event has changed its venue, but not ...

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A Bit Of Planning Helps Avoid An Ugly Detour

SACRAMENTO — The call of the open road may be one of summer’s great attractions. But preparation can make all the difference between a relaxing summer getaway and roadside misadventure. Before drivers head off on a road trip, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) would like everyone to remember some crucial advice for a safe trip. “Prevention and planning may take ...

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Be Inspired At The Central California Women’s Conference

FRESNO – Tickets are now on sale for a day of inspiration, growth and knowledge planned for women across the Valley at the 30th Annual Central California Women’s Conference (CCWC). CCWC is the largest women’s event in the region and will be from 7:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center. The ...

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Cedar Valley Volunteer Fire Dept. Pancake Breakfast

OAKHURST — One of the favorite events of the July 4th weekend is the Cedar Valley Volunteer Fire Department Pancake Breakfast, held beside the lake at the Cedar Valley Fire Station on Saturday, July 1, from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Not only does one get to enjoy a fantastic pancake breakfast with ham and sausage, eggs, juice and coffee, you ...

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Come Out And Love The Animals At Yosemite Wine Tails

Written by Karen Bauer — OAKHURST — Come out and love the animals this Saturday, June 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Yosemite Wine Tails in Oakhurst. Among the adoptable dogs who’ll make a personal appearance at the Eastern Madera County SPCA/ Friends of Madera Shelter (FMAS) “Love the Animals” event will be Artemis, a lovable Pit mix; ...

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Reserve A Parking Space In Yosemite Valley On Busy Weekends

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park announces the second phase of a multi-year pilot program where visitors will be able to reserve a limited number of parking spaces. Reserved parking spots will be at the Yosemite Falls Parking Area, located directly west of Yosemite Valley Lodge and south of Camp 4 in Yosemite Valley, for four weekends, including Saturdays and Sundays, ...

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Road Damage On Sierra National Forest – Whisky Falls Washout

NORTH FORK — As folks plan outings into the Sierra National Forest this summer, they need to be aware of the damage done to access roads across the Forest due to this winter’s heavy rains. Many are asking specifically about the road to Whisky Falls (Forest Road 8S09) from Cascadel Woods, which is washed out about 1.6 miles up the ...

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Vegetation Fire Burning In Fish Camp Area

FISH CAMP — Firefighters have contained a vegetation fire burning off Summit Road just west of Highway 41 in the Fish Camp area. The Fir Fire was reported at about 6:30 a.m., and was estimated at about one acre by first resources at scene, with a slow rate of spread. Crews from the U.S. Forest Service, Cal Fire, Madera County ...

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North Fork Mourns The Loss Of Jimmy Quilter

The community of North Fork is deeply saddened by the loss of a dear friend, neighbor and lender of helping hands, James Patrick Quilter. Jimmy passed away on June 17, 2017, surrounded by family. He was 65 years old. Born in Santa Monica, Calif., on Nov. 19, 1951, to James and Jean Quilter, Jimmy grew up in southern California in ...

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