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Yosemite Music Festival Rocks The Mariposa Co. Fairgrounds

MARIPOSA — Songwriter Don McLean’s 1971 hit release American Pie asked, “Can music save your mortal soul?” Come and find out the weekend of July 7-8, at the Yosemite Music Festival, a beloved Sierra foothills tradition presented by the Carter Ranch since 2002. Originally held on the grounds of the Carter Ranch, the event has changed its venue, but not ...

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Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s Independence Day Spectacular

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s annual “Independence Day Spectacular!” concert will be held on Saturday, July 1, at 7 p.m. in the Mariposa County Park Amphitheatre, located at 4998 County Park Road in Mariposa. The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is a program of the Mariposa County Arts Council, and the MSO’s Founder and Music Director Les Marsden will conduct ...

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Hiking to Ostrander Lake

Picture escaping the heat to icy Ostrander Lake, bordered by a snowy, rocky ledge. That is exactly what we did in the middle of June, watching the last of the winter ice melt away, creating beautiful reflections. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 12.56 Miles Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous Elevation Range: 6,998′ – 8,613′ Date: June 20, 2017 Maps: El Capitan, ...

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Hey, Lady Who Saved My Runaway Dog From Highway 41

I did not get your number because you called my home phone, which has no caller ID! If you see this article, please contact me through my email below. You are entitled to a better “thank you,” and a Starbucks card for an arbitrary amount of complimentary coffee and scones! Let me explain further. This morning, Friday, June 23, some ...

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Biking With Bob: Battlefields Of The Civil War

Editor’s Note: Longtime Oakhurst resident Bob Kaspar continues his epic ride across the United States from California to his hometown in Massachusetts. We lost track of Bob for a week or so. Now we know why. He’s been busy. The Kentucky countryside is dotted with stately old tobacco barns.  They are all painted flat black and many have been re-purposed ...

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Star Gazing On The Sierra Vista Scenic Byway

NORTH FORK — Enjoy an evening of gazing at the stars on the beautiful Sierra Vista Scenic Byway on Saturday evening, June 24. All interested parties are invited to gather at the North Fork Post Office parking lot at 7 p.m. to carpool to Mile High Vista, about a 45 minute drive. Bill Dodge will be assisting in viewing and ...

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Hiking up to Little Shuteye Peak

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We hiked off trail through brush, snow, crossing small creeks and swamps to get our reward of seeing a very rare flower and wonderful views of snowcapped high peaks. And, who knew that a small toad was a peak bagger? Where: Sierra National Forest Distance: 5.32 Miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 7,188′ – 8,353′ Date: June 14, 2017 Maps: Little ...

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Sierra Mountain Little League All Stars Tonight

Submitted by Ryan Schulte — OAKHURST — Sometimes the best sports are in your own back yard. This week, the mountain area has three teams playing in the All Star Tournament at our home field in Oakhurst. Sierra Mountain Little League Our district is made up of leagues all the way from Selma to as far north as Chowchilla. Every ...

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Heat Stroke Or Heat Exhaustion: How To Tell The Difference

CENTRAL SIERRA — The forecast for extremely high temperatures has raised concern for the health and safety of Central California residents. The Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH) urges residents to take precautions to avoid heat illness as well as to know the signs that indicate the need to seek medical care. Persons who work outdoors should be aware ...

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Highway 140 Into Yosemite Now Reopened

YOSEMITE — Park officials are reporting that Highway 140 (El Portal Road) into Yosemite National Park is now open, after a rock slide at Dog Rock closed the roadway on Monday, June 12. Work was completed earlier than expected. The scheduled time to reopen had been set at 6 a.m. on Sunday. The first two miles of the road from ...

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