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Glacier Point Road In Yosemite National Park Opens

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park will open the Glacier Point Road to all vehicular traffic at 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 11. There will be limited visitor services available at Glacier Point. The Glacier Point Store will be open at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 12. There is no projected opening date for the Bridalveil Creek Campground. Due to a ...

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Sleepy Driver Causes Single Vehicle Rollover On Highway 41

COARSEGOLD — An early-morning crash snarled traffic today on Highway 41 after a Fresno man rolled his SUV near Black Hawk Lodge. According to CHP, the 32-year-old male was southbound on Highway 41 just south of Yosemite Springs Parkway in a Nissan SUV. The accident occurred at approximately 6:10 a.m., when the driver reportedly fell asleep at the wheel. He then traveled across ...

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Jessica Rudd Is Reedley College Female Athlete Of The Year

CLOVIS — The 21st Annual Kiwanis Torch of Excellence Banquet was held Monday, May 1 at the Clovis Veterans Memorial Building. The event recognized scholar athletes from Reedley College, Fresno City College, and Clovis Community College for exceptional academic performance. Jessica Rudd, Yosemite High School graduate and sophomore member of the Reedley College women’s golf team, and Sawyer Pittman, a Sanger High ...

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Yosemite High School Community Awards 2017

OAKHURST — The theater was full, as was the stage, where nervously excited young people sat facing the audience of loved ones while their names were called during Community Awards, given to members of Yosemite High School Class of 2016 on Monday, May 8. Principal Randy Seals greeted the students and families, expressing appreciation for the citizen and community groups and individuals who are ...

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Escaped Burn Pile Threatens Homes In Yosemite Lakes Park

COARSEGOLD — A burn pile that escaped the control of a homeowner today in Yosemite Lakes Park, sparked a vegetation fire in a neighborhood on Glacier Court. At 12:10 p.m. firefighters were called out to reports of a grass fire threatening several homes in an area just off Yosemite Springs Parkway. Cal Fire Engines 4255, 4294 and 4295 responded, along with ...

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Oakhurst CPR’s Kevin Stafford: Called To Serve

MOUNTAIN AREA — Oakhurst CPR owner Kevin Stafford seems destined to provide service to the public, and he was just a young man still in his teens when the idea of how he would do that began to take form. Kevin stepped foot into the medical field at just 17 years old, when he took a first responder course in Boot ...

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Search Continues For Missing Man In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park Rangers continue to search for Alexander Joseph Sevier, 24 years old, who was last seen in Yosemite Valley on Wednesday morning, May 3. Sevier, an active member of the U.S Navy, traveled to Yosemite alone, and arrived in the park on Monday, May 1. He was staying at Housekeeping Camp and neighbors in the camp ...

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Bass Lake Fishing Derby Results

BASS LAKE — The 37th Annual Bass Lake Fishing Derby took place this past weekend under dark skies, and that didn’t seem to prevent excited people from having a good time. Anglers like these were hoping to win a share of $55,000 worth of prize money by plucking tagged fish from the clear mountain lake on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7. Many of ...

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Yosemite High Honors 18 Students At Pitman Awards

BASS LAKE — The mama-razzi and the paparazzi were out in full force for a time-honored tradition, taking pictures of the 18 students who are deemed Pitman Award recipients for Yosemite High School’s graduating class of 2017. Click on images to enlarge. Photos by Virginia Lazar. The 31st annual Paul and Martha Pitman Awards Banquet was held on the Gazebo Deck at ...

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Inflatables And Free Live Entertainment At Gold Rush Days

By Anita Johnson — COARSEGOLD — Live music, extreme inflatables, and a special dance to honor a local celebrity will be just part of the fun that visitors can expect to experience by attending Gold Rush Days at the Coarsegold Historic Village, organized by the Coarsegold Rodeo Association. The CRA says Wild Hare is playing a free concert Friday night starting ...

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