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Graduation Trip Ends In Search & Rescue At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — A graduation outing to Angel Falls ended in a Search & Rescue mission yesterday in the Bass Lake area. On Sunday, June 18, around 10 a.m., a group of young men from the Bay Area were hiking near Angel Falls on Willow Creek above Bass Lake as a part of a graduation trip. One of the young ...

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PG&E Begins Daily Aerial Patrols To Spot Wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.— Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced today that they have begun daily aerial fire detection patrols across hundreds of miles of their service area. The patrols are intended to assist the U.S. Forest Service, Cal Fire and local fire agencies with early fire detection and response this summer. PG&E says they are launching the patrols this ...

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Bluegrass And Blues At The Mariposa Art Park

Written by Ronnie Sweeting — MARIPOSA — Now in it’s 26th year, the free summer concert series — Music on the Green — continues into the 2017 season with a weekend of great Bluegrass on Friday, June 23 with The GrassKickers, and powerful electric Blues on Saturday, June 24, with Steve Johnson & Those BobTones. We welcomed the return last ...

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Two Wildfires Burning Along Road 400

MADERA COUNTY — Just as some resources were being released from a vegetation fire in Yosemite Lakes Park, reports came in of another burning near Hensley Lake and a third near Road 33. Just before 2 p.m., a fire was reported just south of Hensley Lake on Road 400. The first engine at scene estimated 6-7 acres burning in light, ...

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Vegetation Fire In YLP On Running Deer Court

COARSEGOLD — A vegetation fire in Yosemite Lakes Park today was quickly handled by firefighters. At 12:46 p.m., crews were dispatched to report of a fire in the 43000 block of Running Deer Court. A full wildland dispatch was called up, including Cal Fire, Madera County Fire and Fresno Fire engines, dozers, hand crews from Mt. Bullion, and aircraft out ...

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Heat Stroke Or Heat Exhaustion: How To Tell The Difference

CENTRAL SIERRA — The forecast for extremely high temperatures has raised concern for the health and safety of Central California residents. The Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH) urges residents to take precautions to avoid heat illness as well as to know the signs that indicate the need to seek medical care. Persons who work outdoors should be aware ...

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Highway 140 Into Yosemite Now Reopened

YOSEMITE — Park officials are reporting that Highway 140 (El Portal Road) into Yosemite National Park is now open, after a rock slide at Dog Rock closed the roadway on Monday, June 12. Work was completed earlier than expected. The scheduled time to reopen had been set at 6 a.m. on Sunday. The first two miles of the road from ...

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Highway 140 Into Yosemite Scheduled To Reopen

YOSEMITE — Conditions permitting, El Portal Road (Highway 140) into Yosemite is scheduled to reopen tomorrow, Sunday, June 18, at 6 a.m. The first two miles of the road from the park boundary will be signed as a no-stopping zone. Hopefully, this will help to ease the miles-long backups at the Highway 41 south entrance that motorists saw today. As ...

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Major Traffic Delays Into Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE — With Highway 140 (El Portal) closed into Yosemite National Park, we are receiving reports that as of noon today, traffic is backed up 4 to 5 miles on Highway 41 at the south entrance. Highway 140 will be closed at least through the weekend due to a rock slide, so anyone planning a trip to the park should ...

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An Evening With California’s State Poet Laureate

Submitted by Daisy Phillips — MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council is pleased to bring California State Poet Laureate, Dana Gioia, to Mariposa for a free evening of poetry on Thursday, July 13. The event will be held at the Alley Beer and Wine Bar on their outdoor stage at 5027 Highway 140 in Mariposa, at 6:30 p.m. Complementing ...

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