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Winter Storm Warning For Bass Lake, Fish Camp, Yosemite

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Warning for snow for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon, including the towns of Bass Lake, Fish Camp, Wawona, Tuolumne Meadows, Devils Postpile, Florence Lake, and Lake Thomas Edison. The Warning is currently in effect from 1 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 13 to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Mar. ...

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Snowshoeing from Chinquapin to Monroe Meadow aka Badger Pass aka Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area

First snowshoe adventure of the season in March? Yes indeed, and we sure weren’t going to waste anytime getting our snowshoes on that snow. We just didn’t know when Mother Nature would take that opportunity away from us. A good workout, gaining 1,000 feet in elevation in 2 1/2 miles, but we also received a wonderful surprise when we arrived ...

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Nice Wet Weather Our Way This Week

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service (NWS) shows a pattern of some precipitation in our neighborhoods for the coming week, starting with a good chance for rain in the foothills starting Saturday, Mar. 10, and snow mainly at the higher elevations of 7,000-feet and above. The storm is expected to come through after 4 p.m. No storm watches or ...

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Wonderful Wildland Firefighters Auction Pays Off

OAKHURST — The Wildland Firefighter Foundation’s first-ever local auction sparked a series of bids to help families of those injured or killed in the line of duty. With nine individuals on the auction block along with some high-value gift baskets, the nonprofit organization raised $2,665 for the cause. “Everyone had a great time,” says event organizer Erin Capuchino, adding absolute ...

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Snow Brings Good News For Some Skiers In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — With all the recent snow in the Sierra, there is a bit of good news from the Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area today. In a posting on their Facebook page, they’ve made the following announcement: We are excited to announce the opening of the Nordic Center at Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area with limited services starting March 9, ...

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Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

MOUNTAIN AREA — The Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit of Cal Fire wants to remind everyone that on Sunday, Mar. 11, daylight saving time begins. “When you set your clocks forward one hour please make another change that could save your life,” Cal Fire says, asking that people also change the battery in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. “A working smoke alarm ...

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Join The Fun: La Sierra Guild Membership Drive

OAKHURST — Looking for an exceptionally important way to give back, working with a well-oiled nonprofit that helps youth throughout the mountain areas and in the valley, as well? La Sierra Guild of Valley Children’s Hospital invites the community to come out for their March general meeting and Annual Membership Drive at Oakhurst Lutheran Church on Wednesday, Mar. 14, at ...

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Big Dollar Incentives For New Wood Burning Stoves

Submitted by Mountain Comforts MOUNTAIN AREA — Living in the Sierra foothills, heating your home with a wood burning stove or fireplace is a way of life for most of the residents. Coming in from the cold to absorb the warmth and seeing the friendly glow of a fire is one of the great things we love about our life ...

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Across The Bridge This Week: Sharing News With KRYZ Radio

MOUNTAIN AREA — Want to listen to your news on SNO? Across the Bridge airs regularly on KRYZ Community Radio 98.5 in Mariposa. Hosted by Kellie Flanagan, Managing Editor of Sierra News Online, the community service segment features news and information of interest to the people of the Central Sierra. The program is engineered and produced by Ron Iudice. You ...

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