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Cal Fire Already Staffing Up For Fire Season

SACRAMENTO – With spring now taking hold in California, Cal Fire is already staffing up for fire season, while focusing the efforts of its crews on preventing large and damaging wildfires. Recent rains have been a welcome sight to drought parched California, but Cal Fire says their firefighters are not letting their guard down; instead they are training for another ...

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Now’s The Time To Become A Cal Fire VIP

MOUNTAIN AREA — Cal Fire is recruiting for their Volunteers In Prevention (VIP) program, made up of citizens who offer their time and unique skills to serve the public through education, communication, patrols and defensible space inspections. Each year more than 5,600 wildfires burn over 172,000 acres of California’s watershed, timber, and grasslands. As a result, millions of dollars in ...

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Ride YARTS Free To Yosemite On Earth Day

MOUNTAIN AREA — Yosemite Area Regional Transportation (YARTS) is celebrating Earth Day by offering free rides on YARTS buses into Yosemite National Park. In 2015, the Park experienced an all-time record number of visitors, welcoming 4,150,217 people. “At YARTS, we want to do our part to help visitors be good stewards of the park and enhance their Yosemite experience by ...

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Giving Trail Memorial 10K Run In Raymond

RAYMOND — Everyone is invited out to the Pleitez Ranch in Raymond for the first annual Giving Trail Memorial 10K Run on Sunday, Mar. 20. The cross-country run winds through the beautiful foothills of the Sierra and the historic town of Raymond at approximately 1,000 ft. elevation with gentle slopes and a well defined trail. Registration begins at 7 a.m. ...

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What Is An Amador Cal Fire Station?

Guest Column written by Bill Ritchey —  NORTH FORK – Sitting at the end of the cul-de-sac of Chipo Poyah Road in Teaford Lakes Meadow stands a 3-story house that 87-year-old retiree George Hathaway has called home since 1986. Like other homes in the cozy neighborhood, Hathaway’s sits nestled among dozens of dense pines. Similarly as well, many of his ...

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Are You Missing Live Local News Notifications?

CENTRAL SIERRA — One of the most important jobs here at SNO is letting you know when breaking news happens. When a major accident delays your commute, when a downed tree blocks a roadway, or when a wildfire threatens, we let you know in real time on our Facebook page. To receive up-to-the-minute information on news that impacts your day, ...

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Bass Lake Classic Triathlon Opens Registration

BASS LAKE – Voted Cycle California! Magazine’s Best Olympic Distance Triathlon for 2015, The Bass Lake Classic Triathlon returns in 2016 with a new name and a new challenge. “Yosemite National Park is Bass Lake’s playground and our course reflects the beauty of the area,” said Jonathan Grinder, owner of Tucson Racing. “We wanted the name of the triathlon to ...

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Free Tax Return Assistance

OAKHURST — Free income tax return preparation and electronic filing, for both California state and federal returns, will be available again this year for some mountain-area residents. Services are offered by the AARP Tax-Aide program, and are provided free of all costs and charges to low and moderate income taxpayers of all ages. Tax returns are prepared by specially trained ...

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Mariposa Storytelling Festival

Submitted by Cara Goger MARIPOSA — It’s the time of year when storytellers and their rapt listeners gather in the historic communities of Mariposa and Yosemite, California for good old-fashioned fun. We hope you will come to the Mariposa Arts Council’s 29th Annual Storytelling Festival, taking place Mar. 11 through 13. And for the first time you can order your ...

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Delaware North vs. NPS – How Did It Come To This?

Written by Gina Clugston — YOSEMITE — People are mad. They’re upset about the name changes in Yosemite, they’re writing angry letters to Delaware North and threatening boycotts of the Tenaya Lodge, a Delaware North property in Fish Camp. The resort’s several hundred employees don’t have a dog in this fight, but must suffer the very vocal condemnation of the ...

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