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Highway 41 To Remain Closed For At Least A Week

FISH CAMP — Caltrans says Highway 41 will remained closed south of Yosemite National Park through late next week, at least. The road was closed to traffic in both directions north of Fish Camp and all the way to the park on Tuesday, Feb. 21, due to erosion causing failure following heavy rains. Roadway repairs on State Route 41 south of Yosemite ...

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PG&E Opens Annual “Better Together” STEM Scholarship Program

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today is inviting high school and college students throughout central and northern California to apply for a Better Together STEM Scholarship. The program awards a total of $100,000 in scholarships annually to local high school, community college and non-traditional students pursuing higher education in the engineering, computer science, cyber security and environmental sciences. ...

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Family Medicine Physician Joins Adventist Health

OAKHURST — Dr. Sue Stone has joined Adventist Health / Community Care – Oakhurst East and Madera Ranchos. Dr. Stone has been practicing family medicine for 35 years. “My approach to medicine is to first find out what’s causing the problem,” says Dr. Stone, “whether it’s diet, emotional issues, or underlying infections, and try to correct it.” Dr. Stone grew up ...

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Yosemite High Badger Music Holds “Nite On The Town”

OAKHURST – Yosemite High School’s award winning Badger Music Department is holding their 9th annual “Nite on the Town” and the community is invited to attend, spend, and enjoy. This is a fundraiser event for them and an evening of pure enjoyment for you, say organizers. The extravaganza is held in the YHS gymnasium, transformed for one night only into a ...

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Update On Highway 41 To Yosemite Road Closure

FISH CAMP — Caltrans anticipates Highway 41 north of Fish Camp will remain closed in both directions for the rest of the week and into next week. Click on images courtesy of Caltrans to enlarge. The closure is located north of the town of Fish Camp and south of the turnoff to Mt. Raymond Road. The Tenaya Lodge is still ...

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Highway 41 Temporarily Closed To Yosemite

FISH CAMP — Highway 41 is temporarily closed in both directions near the south gate of Yosemite National Park, as crews wait for a break in the weather in order to continue assessment of a seriously compromised roadway, following a series of storms. “SR-41 is officially closed in both directions where the shoulder washout occurred,” says Caltrans spokeman Cory Burkarth. “This ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Feb. 19

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Feb. 13 to Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017: Fish Camp lost firearm On Monday, Feb. 13 at 4:33 p.m. a deputy was dispatched via telephone for a reported;y lost firearm. There are no leads in this case, and report was written and the ...

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Fresno Flats Historic Park Reduces Rates For Events

OAKHURST — The newly reorganized Board of Directors in charge of Fresno Flats Historical Park wants community members and visitors alike to know they are open from dawn to dusk daily, and are now offering newly reduced rates at very competitive prices with newly reduced fees. In some cases, the cost for rental of facilities for parties, weddings, graduation celebrations, meetings and special ...

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Getaway: Monarchs In Pismo (The Wanderers Live Longer)

CENTRAL COAST — With our only child in college now, it’s almost like my husband and I are dating again. We met and married relatively late in life, and spent our child-free time wisely, taking trips around the state. We lived in southern California then, and concentrated our weekends toward the south, between the desert and the sea. We enjoyed ...

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Winter Storm Warning Remains In Effect

CENTRAL SIERRA — A winter storm warning remains in effect for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon – Tulare County Mountains, until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21. The warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for areas above 7,000 feet. Heavy snow and blowing snow are expected, with accumulations of 20 to 40 inches from Kings Canyon ...

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