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Your Back To School Photo Album

MOUNTAIN AREA — Alarm clocks went off early last week and continue to do so this week too, as kids across the have districts started back to school. We asked parents to send in first-day pics and you did. The SNO community sends a big “thank you!” to all the kids, parents, teachers, staff and administrators who make school happen ...

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Rim Fire Now Nearly 150,000 Acres

TUOLUMNE COUNTY – As the Rim Fire continues its advance to the north and east, over 15,000 of the 149,780 acres burned are inside Yosemite National Park, and new evacuation orders have been issued. According to Park Superintendent Don Neubacher, most of the fire activity in Yosemite is near Cherry Lake, Lake Eleanor and the Hetch Hetchy area.

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Rim Fire Advances East

TUOLUMNE COUNTY – The Rim Fire has now burned 133,980 acres on the Stanislaus National Forest and in the northwest corner of Yosemite National Park. Though the fire consumed another 8,000 acres since yesterday, fire officials report that good progress was made constructing and securing firelines along the southwestern, northwestern and northern portions overnight, and they now have 7% containment.

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Update On The Rim Fire Aug. 24

TUOLUMNE COUNTY – Firefighters on the Rim Fire have now gained 5% containment of the 125,620 acre blaze. There have been 23 structures lost in the fire that started on Aug. 17, and some 4,500 are still threatened. The number of personnel assigned to the incident has reached 2,672, and cost to date for suppression efforts is now $7.8 million.

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Rim Fire Consumes Over 125,000 Acres

TUOLUMNE COUNTY – The Rim Fire has now grown to 125,620 with just 5% containment. Crews continued to arrive throughout the day, with the number of personnel assigned to the incident now reaching 2,672. Throughout the day, trees were crowning, the fire was running along the surface of the ground, and the torching of trees sent sparks out ahead of ...

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City Of Tuolumne Evacuation Advisory

TUOLUMNE COUNTY- An evacuation advisory has been issued for the City of Tuolumne and Ponderosa Hills. This advisory has been issued by the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office. An evacuation order is issued when there is an immediate threat to life and/or property. The Rim Fire has been raging through the Groveland Ranger District of the Stanislaus National Forest, and entered ...

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Rim Fire Scorches Over 63,000 Acres

TUOLUMNE COUNTY – The Rim Fire, burning on the Groveland Ranger District of the Stanislaus National Forest, has more than tripled in size since Wednesday, growing to 63,366 acres. So far 9 structures have been destroyed, with some 2,500 more threatened just to the west of Ferretti Road north of Highway 120.

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Clampers, Blacksmiths, Red Shirts And More

AHWAHNEE – Take a peek back in time to the days a hundred years ago and more, as the history-loving Grub Gulch Chapter 41-49 of E Clampus Vitus dedicates a monument at an old blacksmith shop and cottage located off Road 600. On Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10 – 11 a.m. local “Clampers” are meeting to honor the legacy of ...

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New Grief Support Group Meets In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – For those grieving the death of a loved one, Hinds Hospice Center for Grief and Healing has announced the addition of a new grief support group in the foothills. “It can be very helpful and supportive to meet with others who also have experienced the loss of a loved one,” say the experts.

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Evacuations Lifted Along East Westfall

MARIPOSA COUNTY – An order to evacuate homes along East Westfall Road has been lifted as of 7 p.m. this evening, and residents are being allowed to return to their homes. Firefighters have the Westfall Fire contained at approximately five acres, with a one-acre spot fire and several smaller ones, according to Cal Fire spokesperson Karen Guillemin.

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