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Safety Tips For High Wind Warning In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — The High Wind Warning issued for parts of the Sierra Nevada starting tonight meets Yosemite’s threshold of closing Valley Campgrounds for visitor safety. Yosemite Valley Campgrounds are closed for tonight, Thursday, Dec. 1, and officials will reassess the situation tomorrow. Gusting winds can bring down trees, power lines and signs and turn unsecured objects into dangerous projectiles. Below are tips ...

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Tioga And Glacier Point Roads Close For Season

YOSEMITE — The Tioga and Glacier Point Roads in Yosemite National Park are closed for the season, say park officials. The series of storm systems that passed through the Yosemite area over the last several weeks have resulted in snow accumulation throughout the park.  These roads close each fall and remain closed throughout the winter months, until weather conditions permit ...

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Katie Davis Sentenced In Elder Abuse Case

MADERA COUNTY — The former Director of Sierra Senior Center in Oakhurst, accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from a 90-year-old man afflicted with dementia, was sentenced in Madera Superior Court on Monday, Nov. 28. Pursuant to a plea agreement, wherein the original charge was reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor count of financial elder abuse, Kathryn (Katie) Davis, 54, was was ...

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Joyous Christmas Tea At Fresno Flats

OAKHURST — Fresno Flats has a new board of directors, new ideas and is planning a revival of old traditions. In the spirit of the season to come, the community is invited to join together for an afternoon Christmas Tea in the school house at Fresno Flats, on Sunday, Dec. 4, with seating at 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 ...

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Agencies Respond To Campers Stranded In Snowstorm

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — What began as an exciting post-holiday trip to the mountains turned into quite an ordeal, and ultimately required the services of teams of rescuers this weekend. On Sunday, Nov. 27, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office received a call from some campers requesting assistance. According to the Sheriff’s Office, these campers had neglected to check the weather report ...

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Local Choirs Dazzle At Songs Of The Season Concert

NORTH FORK — The tradition continues as Squirrel Cage Theatre Co. presents the 17th annual Songs of the Season holiday concert on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. at the North Fork School. The show will feature crowd favorite, the Mountain Choral Company from Sierra High School, led by Bruce Weinberger; the talented students of the Minarets High School & Charter ...

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Winter Storm Warning From Yosemite To Kings Canyon

YOSEMITE — A winter storm warning goes into effect at 4 p.m. today for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon, including Bass Lake and Fish Camp. The winter storm warning remains in effect through 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27. According to the National Weather Service in Hanford, snow showers will develop this afternoon, becoming more widespread and intense ...

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25th Annual Christmas Tree Celebration And Parade Of Lights

BASS LAKE – Kick off the holiday season at Bass Lake with the 25th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Parade of Lights on Saturday, Nov. 26 at The Pines Village. Festivities start at 4 p.m. with holiday music, a holiday bazaar, raffle, and free kid’s bike raffle. That’s followed by the electric Parade of Lights at about 6 p.m., along with ...

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Light Up Oakhurst! Holiday Decorating Benefits BGC

OAKHURST – Love the look of holiday lights but not looking forward to getting out the ladder to put up your Christmas display this year? The nonprofit and always-busy Boys & Girls Club of Oakhurst (BGC) has a great idea for area businesses in a clear case of win-win. “Get into the holiday spirit and light up Oakhurst. We’ll do ...

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Toys For Tots Drop-Off At Oakhurst Chiropractic

OAKHURST — Oakhurst Family Chiropractic is an official Toys for Tots drop-off location for the mountain area communities, and they’re collecting toys now through Friday, Dec. 7. “One of my special joys for the holiday season is collecting toys for the under privileged children and the Marine Corp Reserve’s Toys for Tots program,” says Dr. James E. Starnes, who has ...

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