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Yosemite Highways To Reopen, Badger Pass Road Still Closed

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park officials have announced that El Portal Road (Highway 140), Wawona Road (Highway 41), and Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120 from the west) have been reopened as of noon today. Tire chains are required. Areas remaining closed for now: Badger Pass Road and Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area All campgrounds Mariposa and Merced Groves of ...

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Submit Artwork Now For The Young Masters Youth Exhibition

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Arts Council is now accepting submissions for their annual Young Masters Youth Exhibition, scheduled to open on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Treetop Gallery. This annual exhibition provides youth in Mariposa an opportunity to express their ideas, narratives and inspirations, and share them with their community through their own piece of visual artwork. This year’s ...

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Winter Driving And Power Outages; Are You Prepared?

CENTRAL SIERRA – With winter weather presenting challenges for motorists and knocking out power to some areas, PG&E reminds everyone to be prepared. If you check out their online outage map, you will see that the blanket of snow last night caused outages affecting about 35,000 customers in area between the Yosemite and Sierra Divisions, which stretch from Madera north ...

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All Roads Closed In Yosemite National Park Due To Weather

YOSEMITE – Due to heavy snow accumulation and tree failures, all roads are closed within Yosemite National Park. This is a hard closure and will remain in effect until conditions change allowing for safe opening, say park officials. Highway 140 is closed at the park boundary, and chains or snow tires are required from Whitlock road to Midpines, according to ...

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Freezing Temps On The Way – Keep Your Pipes From Bursting

MOUNTAIN AREA – With temperatures expected to drop below freezing this week, it’s time to insulate exposed plumbing and execute other measures to keep the disaster of burst pipes from ruining your holidays. Residents who have not already done so are reminded to take precautions such as wrapping exposed metal or plastic pipes that carry water, since water expands when ...

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The History Mystery #72

The Coarsegold Historical Society is looking for any information on the named area BROWLEY that is in the middle of the map below. Any information on who this family was, or any further details would be appreciated. Please leave your comments here or our Facebook page, or leave a message at 559-642-4448. Submitted by Karen Morris Coarsegold Historical Society Followup ...

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Teddy Roosevelt Did Not Sleep Here

OAKHURST – People assume that Teddy Roosevelt came to visit Yosemite in 1903 with John Muir. The Fresno Flats First Friday free lecture series presents “Teddy Roosevelt Did Not Sleep Here,” an exploration of the factual account of the president’s 1903 visit, presented by Sierra Historic Sites Association librarian Debby Carter. The event will be hosted in the Cunningham Schoolhouse ...

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North Fork Parents Fight To Save Head Start Program

NORTH FORK – Parents, grandparents and children gathered in the office of the Head Start program at the North Fork School on Tuesday after learning their center would be closed at the end of the school year. Mattie Mendez, Executive Director of the Community Action Partnership of Madera County (CAPMC), told the group that with the increases in the minimum ...

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Meeting To Discuss Proposed RV & Camping Park On Road 632

OAKHURST – Developer Red Tail Acquisitions LLC will host a public meeting on Thursday, Jan. 31, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Pavillion Building of the Oakhurst Community Center to get public comment on the RV and camping park proposed for Road 632 (Sky Ranch Road). Red Tail Acquisitions has requested a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) from the County ...

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Mariposa Man Killed Tuesday In Highway 49 Crash Identified

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has released the identity of the man killed in yesterday’s head-on collision on Highway 49. Kenneth Keuning, 82, of Mariposa, died when his vehicle crashed into a large truck near Wass Road in the Bootjack area of Mariposa County. The accident happened just after 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

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