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Conserve, Restore, Educate: Yosemite Area Audubon Society

MOUNTAIN AREA — The season of giving continues and so far, we’ve profiled an educational foundation, a theater company, an artists’ coalition, radio station, and more, as we invite readers to join in celebrating twelve local community organizations and nonprofits, and the people behind them who are making a difference. For our eighth spotlight, we focus on the Yosemite Area Audubon Society, a group ...

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Friendship Circle Of Grace Community Church

MOUNTAIN AREA — In the busy days leading up to Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 25, we invite readers to join in celebrating twelve local nonprofits and the people behind them who are making a difference. For our seventh day, we look at the The Friendship Circle of Grace Community Church, whose members endeavor to uphold the worth and dignity of every individual and seek ...

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NORAD Tracking Santa Includes Mobile Apps, Christmas Countdown

COLORADO — He sees you when you’re sleeping, and knows when you’re awake, but does Santa know we’re watching him, as well? The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) out of Peterson Air Force Base has been tracking Santa’s yuletide journey for more than 60 years, with a family-friendly program to follow Santa on Saturday, Dec. 24 around the world, using military sensors and ...

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8th Annual Oakhurst Outpouring

OAKHURST – The community is invited to a free Christmas dinner on Friday, Dec. 23 from 4 – 8 p.m. at the Oakhurst Community Center. Organizers promise food, fun, and fellowship, throughout an afternoon and evening that is perfect for the whole family. This will be the eighth year for The Outpouring, a free community feast open to everyone. Individuals and groups ...

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Stars Shining Brightly Together: Vision Academy Of The Arts

MOUNTAIN AREA — For many, this is a season of giving. In the busy days leading up to Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 25, we invite readers to join in celebrating twelve local nonprofits and the people behind them who are making a difference. For our sixth day, we look at Vision Academy of the Arts, Day #6 Vision Academy of the Arts What ...

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Avoid Burst Pipes When It’s Freezing Outside

MOUNTAIN AREA – With temperatures expected to continue below freezing for the next couple of nights, it’s still not too late to insulate exposed plumbing and execute other measures to keep the disaster of burst pipes at bay. Residents who have not already done so are reminded to take precautions such as wrapping exposed metal or plastic pipes that carry water, ...

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Building Philanthropy: Mariposa Community Foundation

MOUNTAIN AREA — For many, this is a season of giving. In the busy days leading up to Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 25, we invite readers to join in celebrating twelve local nonprofits and the people behind them who are making a difference. For our fifth day, we look at the Mariposa Community Foundation, an organization that helps others to help us. ...

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“Our Wish For The World,” Sierra Chamber Singers Concert

OAKHURST — Sierra Chamber Singers will perform their annual Christmas concert, “Our Wish for the World,” on Sunday, Dec. 18 at New Community United Methodist Church. As always, the concert is free, and all donations benefit the Vision Academy scholarships fund. The program starts at 2 p.m. and the Methodist church is located at 49223 Road 426 in Oakhurst. Concert-goers may wish ...

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EMC SPCA Holds Ice Chest Drive For Cold Kitties

BASS LAKE — The EMC SPCA has a question for you. “While you were in the garage looking for Christmas decorations, did you notice that big old ice chest you are no longer using?” It turns out, the EMC SPCA just might have a use for it. They recently received permission from The Pines Resort owners to trap, neuter and return all ...

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Park Reopens Roads To Yosemite Valley

YOSEMITE — After being closed overnight due to winter storm warning and flood watch, all roads in Yosemite have been reopened as of 9 a.m. today, say Park officials. Tioga Pass and Glacier Point remain closed for the winter. The Merced River crested below flood stage early this morning, resulting in no major damage to park roads or operations. All roads leading into ...

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