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July 4th Fireworks Return To Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — After a year’s haitus during which the community at large was treated to a 4th of July laser show that attempted to recreate the thrill of fireworks, the real deal is coming back to Bass Lake. Michelle Miller of Miller’s Landing and the Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce confirmed today that residents and visitors will once again ...

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What’s Happening At The Pines? Jazz Is Back On Bass Lake

Submitted by The Pines Resort — BASS LAKE — It’s been just three weeks since over 500 local residents and visitors gathered in the Pines Village to celebrate Easter weekend with their families. For the first time since the change of the ownership that occurred in 2010, The Pines Resort organized a community Easter Egg Hunt in addition to their ...

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Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast Sunday

OAKHURST — Members of the Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis invite the community to enjoy a hearty pancake breakfast this weekend, as they welcome the Woodcarvers’ Rendezvous to town. You don’t need to be a woodcarver to attend this pancake breakfast, and as usual, the good members of Kiwanis will pull out all the stops to fill your tummy. The breakfast hero ...

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What A 911 Dispatcher Needs From You

SACRAMENTO — When you call 9-1-1, what you are able to tell the dispatcher could mean the difference between life and death for yourself or a loved one. So who are these dedicated people who answer the call, and what do they need from you in those emergency situations? The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is honoring the men and women ...

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The Mysterious Rattlesnake Tree, How The Firefall Began And More Stories Of Yosemite

“Yosemite’s Cowboys, Indians and The Old West” book is back in print! The Mysterious Rattlesnake Tree?? How did the Yosemite Firefall begin? Were there stagecoach hold-ups on the roads to Yosemite? Who better to tell these stories than the Old Stagecoach drivers who lived through the early days of Yosemite National Park history. Who was the first to climb Half ...

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Stewards Release New Sierra National Forest Map

Written by Dawn R. Connelly — The Stewards of the Sierra National Forest, a division of California Trail Users Coalition 501c3 Not for Profit Public Benefit Corporation, is proud to release the First Edition of our new Sierra National Forest & Surrounding Areas Map. This is the most highly detailed map available for the Sierra National Forest and features both ...

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Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Making History In Five Counties

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service with seven performances of a world-premiere piece. The special program will be presented by the orchestra in concerts in five counties in April, May and August of 2016. The program is MSO Founder and Conductor Les Marsden’s own work “Our Nation’s Nature,” an orchestral ...

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Rural Fire Fee Funds Local Prevention Projects

SACRAMENTO – Some of the monies collected from property owners in the mountain area through the yearly “rural fire fee” are slated to return to the community as grant funding for local projects. On Monday, Apr. 4, Cal Fire announced it had awarded an additional $3 million in grants throughout the state for a variety of fire prevention projects aimed ...

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Free Yosemite Admission During National Park Week

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park will celebrate National Park Week, Earth Day, California State Park Ranger 150th Anniversary, and National Junior Ranger Day from Saturday, Apr. 16, through Sunday, Apr. 24. Park entrance fees will be waived during those dates to celebrate the Centennial of the National Park Service. Camping fees and all other fees will still be applicable. The ...

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Conservancy Funds Major Projects In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Yosemite Conservancy is providing $15 million in support to Yosemite National Park to restore the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, protect great gray owls and rebuild spectacular hiking trails, among 34 projects being funded in 2016. “Everywhere you look in the park you can see the impact of Yosemite Conservancy grants and programs, whether that’s hiking a restored ...

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