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Animal Disaster Team Training Workshop

OAKHURST – Last year’s fires inspired lots of mountain folks to ask how they could help. Before this year’s fire season gets underway, an opportunity to participate is available with the Central California Animal Disaster Team (CCADT). CCADT is currently recruiting members, and is offering training at a workshop in Oakhurst on Wednesday, May 27, from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Smokey Bear Run/Walk Returns To Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – The Smokey Bear Run / Walk returns to Bass Lake on Saturday, Sept. 26, and now is the time to register to get the early bird discount by June 30. This is an annual event held in the transition period between summer and autumn, and this fall, organizers are celebrating the 28th year of the race.

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Wingsuit Flights Claim Two Lives

YOSEMITE – Two men were killed in an accident on Saturday, May 16, after BASE jumping in wingsuits from from Taft Point in Yosemite. The bodies of Graham Hunt, 29, and Dean Potter, 43, were recovered on Sunday, May 17, by Yosemite Search and Rescue and the California Highway Patrol after they were reported missing the night before.

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HOW Dinner In Support Of Kari Burton Smith

AHWAHNEE – The nonprofit organization Helping One Woman (HOW) will meet on Wednesday, May 20, to honor and support area resident Kari Burton Smith. “On the morning of Apr. 11, Kari heard a knock at the door and was told the news no one ever hopes to hear,” say HOW organizers.

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Tioga & Glacier Point Close At 8 PM Tonight

YOSEMITE – With rain and snow predicted this evening through tomorrow, Tioga Road and Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park will temporarily close at 8 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, May 13. This is due to a significant storm predicted for the area that will potentially produce several inches of new snow at higher elevations. Both roads will remain temporarily closed ...

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Rain And Snow Forecast This Week

COUNTY – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the higher elevations around Yosemite starting late Wednesday. Hanford Weather Forecast Office confirms another cold storm system is coming in late on Wednesday, May 13 and continuing through late Thursday, May 14. As a result, snow is expected to impact the high country on Thursday and Friday.

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Author Jennifer Moss Talks Writing At WIB

BASS LAKE – Jennifer Moss is the speaker for this month’s meeting of mountain communities’ Women in Business (WIB). Jennifer is an author and web designer expected to expound on the subject, “Write that Book! The New Publishing Industry.” WIB is an offshoot of Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce, meeting monthly at different restaurants for about 90 minutes of networking, ...

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Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Art & Wine Festival

MARIPOSA – Art, wine, food and smooth jazz will be the order of the day as the Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club presents the 11th annual Art & Wine Festival on Saturday, May 23, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. . The 2015 Festival blends fine art and wines of the Sierra Foothills near Yosemite. This year the setting returns to ...

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Farmer's Market Returns To Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — The Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce has officially announced the opening of the 2015 Certified Farmer’s Market at the Pines Village in Bass Lake starting on Wednesday, May 13, from 4 to 7 p.m.. Organizers say this ongoing event has proven to be one of the most popular in the mountain area and has been eagerly awaited ...

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