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Join Yosemite Audubon For Bird Walk At Ahwahnee Hills Park

Written by Scarlett Bullock – AHWAHNEE – The Yosemite Area Audubon Association (YAAS) is sponsoring a birding walk on Saturday, Apr. 13, from 8 to 10 a.m. at Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park. Some of the birds we may encounter are western blue birds, phoebes, kingbirds, red winged blackbirds, killdeers, ruby crowned kinglets, nuthatches, finches, creepers, towhees, sparrows, titmice, wild turkeys, ...

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Yosemite Audubon Program Spotlights Bean Meadow Restoration

MARIPOSA – The Yosemite Area Audubon Society (YAAS) will present a program entitled “Bean Meadow Restoration: Trials, Triumphs, and Turtles,” on Thursday, Apr. 11, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Mariposa. Join Melissa Odell of Sierra Foothill Conservancy (SFC) to learn about the trials and tribulations of a large-scale Sierra meadow restoration. Located in northern ...

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Workshop In Oakhurst Teaches Nonviolent Communication

OAKHURST – Bodhi Oak Zen Sangha is delighted to offer the foothill community a three-day workshop entitled “Compassionate Communication – A Language of Life,” based on the practice of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) developed by Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D. NVC is widely used and known internationally as a model of speaking and listening from the heart, a conflict resolution tool, a guide ...

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Meet Photographer Michael Olwyler At Public Coffee House

Written by Cassandra Hepburn-Callis – NORTH FORK – Michael Olwyler will be showcasing his photos from his travels around the world called “Steward the Enviroment for Children” at Public Coffee House on Tuesday, Apr. 9, from 2 to 5 p.m. Michael Olwyler has been a steward of the environment in the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, and for ...

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Supervisor Tom Wheeler Hosts Town Hall Meeting In YLP

RAYMOND – Madera County District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will hold the next in his series of Town Hall meetings on Tuesday, Apr. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Blue Heron restaurant in Yosemite Lakes Park. There will be reports and updates from county staff and local agencies, and as always, time for questions and answers on issues ...

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Snow Survey At Phillips Station Is 200 Percent Of Average

SACRAMENTO – The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today conducted the fourth Phillips Station snow survey of 2019. The manual survey recorded 106.5 inches of snow depth and a snow water equivalent (SWE) of 51 inches, which is 200 percent of average for this location. Statewide, the Sierra Nevada snowpack is 162 percent of average. California has experienced more than ...

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Sierra Tel Business Center Will Soon Close Its Doors

OAHURST – Sierra Tel has announced that “after strategic review and much deliberation,” the Sierra Tel Business Center storefront location in the Old Mill Village Shopping Center in Oakhurst will be closing effective May 31. “Our Business Center has been proud to serve the evolving needs of the community while striving to provide excellent customer service,” said Sierra Tel in ...

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Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Presents Tchaikovsky: Rare and Well Done

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s (MSO) 2019 spring concerts will exclusively feature the music of Tchaikovsky, ranging from very rare works to the most beloved violin concerto ever written. The concerts feature renowned guest solo violinist Dr. Ann Miller in the concerto during two performances – one in Mariposa on Saturday, Apr. 6, and a second in Yosemite National ...

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PG&E Conducts Helicopter Inspections Of Substations

FRESNO — Over the next few days, residents of Madera, Mariposa and Fresno counties may see helicopters overhead as Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) contract crews work to conduct accelerated wildfire safety inspections of substations. “The helicopter inspections will complement and further enhance visual inspections by gathering information from the substations by capturing LiDAR data and photographs to determine ...

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