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Jackie Byers Named Heritage Days Parade Grand Marshal

OAKHURST — When the 21st annual Mountain Heritage Days Parade steps off on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 10 a.m., look for the one-and-only Jackie Byers sitting atop a pink Cadillac — she’s the Grand Marshall. Jackie has been many things to many people over the course of her residency in the foothills. Mother, teacher, coach, friend, choir director, accompanist and ...

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South Fork Fire Continues To Move Away From Wawona

YOSEMITE — The South Fork Fire continues to move away from the community of Wawona as crews strengthen the fireline on the west flank and hold it to the north of the Merced River. There was no fly-over with updated estimates overnight, so the fire is still estimated at 2,407 acres with 7 percent containment. There are currently 512 personnel ...

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YARTS Offers Free Rides To Yosemite On Free Gate Days

MERCED – Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) announced today that it will provide free transit service to Yosemite National Park on all free National Park Service (NPS) gate days for the next three years. YARTS will receive funding through the Federal Lands Access Program for a three-year demonstration project to operate free buses to Yosemite on all free NPS ...

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Bootstrap Circus & Jeffrey Kile Revue Live At The Art Park

Written by Ronnie Sweeting – MARIPOSA — Music on the Green – brought to you by The Mariposa County Arts Council and many fine sponsors – presents the second-to-last weekend of the 2017 season of free concerts with The Jeffrey Kile Revue on Friday Aug. 18, and Bootstrap Circus on Saturday, Aug. 19. Jeffrey Kile has been a music fixture ...

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Coolwater Ranch Launches New Season Of Concerts

AHWAHNEE — The fall lineup at Coolwater Ranch has changed a bit, but one thing remains the same — top-notch musicians will be taking the stage this season. On Saturday, Sept. 30, Robin and the crew will welcome back David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beach — Hill Country blues duo extraordinaire. David plays extraordinary slide guitar combined with a voice soulful ...

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Register Now For California Native Plant Society Symposium

SONORA — The California Native Plant Society (CNPS), Sierra Foothills Chapter announces their 2017 symposium “Gardening with Natives: Native Gardening in the Mother Lode – the New Normal,” on Saturday, Sept. 9. “The new normal” refers to the wide shifts in yearly weather conditions that, in recent years, resulted in gardening with a restricted ability to water, persistent drought conditions, ...

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Empire Fire Now Estimated At 1,200 Acres

YOSEMITE — The Empire Fire, burning in the wilderness area of Yosemite National Park southeast of Bridalveil Campground, is now estimated at 1,200 acres. Smoke from the fire — along with smoke from the South Fork Fire near Wawona — continues to obscure views inside the park, particularly in the morning hours. There are currently 33 personnel assigned to the ...

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Larry’s Blog: Henry Coe State Park

This is one of the more remote California State Campgrounds, as it’s off the beaten path but fairly close — located near Morgan Hill off the 101 Freeway. To get there, take Highway 41 towards Fresno, turn right on Highway 145 and then north on Highway 99. Then, take Highway 152 all the way to Gilroy, passing the San Luis ...

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Bodie 601 And The Coreshots At Mariposa Art Park

Written by Ronnie Sweeting — MARIPOSA — Music on the Green – the free summer concert series brought to you by the Mariposa County Arts Council and it’s many fine sponsors – rolls on into the last three weekends of the 2017 season presenting the return of Bodi 601 on Friday, Aug. 11, and on Saturday Aug. 12, the debut ...

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