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YLP Arsonists Back In Court For Resentencing

MADERA – The case of Kenneth Jackson, 46, who was sentenced to 30 years and 8 months in prison on Aug. 8, 2014, for 21 counts of arson, was back before a judge this morning for resentencing after the Fifth District Court of Appeal reversed 8 of the convictions due to “insufficient evidence.” Jackson was arrested along with his wife ...

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Phantom Of The Opera Concert At North Fork Town Hall

NORTH FORK – A very special performance of a Phantom of the Opera concert will be presented on Saturday, Mar. 30, at the North Fork Town Hall. This wonderful event is a fundraiser in support of North Fork’s own Public Coffee House (PCH). Doors open at 5 p.m. and guests will be served a dinner of their choice – spaghetti ...

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Glacier Point Road And Surrounding Trails To Remain Open

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park is pleased to announce that Glacier Point Road and the surrounding trails will remain open for winter recreational use through Sunday, Apr. 14, conditions permitting. Due to the significant snow pack, the current trail conditions are great for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing throughout the area surrounding Glacier Point Road. Typically, winter recreational use in this ...

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Does Any Of This Money Belong To You? Click And Check

SACRAMENTO — You don’t need the luck of the Irish to find your unclaimed property. All you need is a computer or a smartphone to see if any of the 48 million properties worth a total of $9.3 billion have your name on them. Just type in your name and search for lost or forgotten funds at the end of ...

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Highway 140 Reopens Between Mariposa And Yosemite

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) reopened State Route 140 through the Ferguson Fire burn scar at approximately 9 p.m. last night. The road was preemptively closed due to an incoming storm at approximately 6 p.m. on Wednesday and remained closed for three hours for public safety as heavy rains moved through. This closure stretched for approximately ...

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Highway 140 Set To Close Through Ferguson Fire Burn Area

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is planning a preemptive closure of State Route 140 in and near the Ferguson Fire burn scar beginning at approximately 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 27. Caltrans says the closure is due to an ongoing storm that could impact the roadway, and the closure is scheduled for the sake of public ...

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Sierra Mt. Quilters Host Show At Oakhurst Community Center

Submitted by Diane Martin – OAKHURST – The Sierra Mountain Quilters Association (SMQA) will host their 2019 Quilt Show, “A Needle Pulling Thread,” on Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, at the Oakhurst Community Center. There will be quilts created by local quilters and fiber artists, and vendors from throughout the region will have a variety of wares and ...

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Loggers Jamboree Needs Queen, Princess and Little Logger

NORTH FORK – The North Fork Boosters Jamboree Committee looking for contestants for the 60th Annual Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree Court. Anyone interested in being a Queen, Little Princess or Little Logger contestant is invited to contact Cathey Thornburg for an application. Queen contestants must be between the ages of 13 and 19. Little Logger/Little Princess contestants must be between the ...

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Yosemite Welcomes Three New Senior Park Managers

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park is pleased to announce that three new park managers have been selected, “bringing a wealth of diverse background knowledge and experience to Yosemite” The park welcomes Dr. Nicole Athearn as the new Chief for the Division of Resource Management and Science, Brendan Hickey as the new Administrative Officer, and David Miyako as the new Chief ...

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Miller’s Landing And The Forks Opening Friday

BASS LAKE – It’s a sure sign that summer is just around the corner – the season opening on Friday, Mar 29, of two popular local lakeside businesses, The Forks Resort and Miller’s Landing Resort. The Forks will be celebrating their 72nd season and Miller’s Landing marks season number 38. The Forks and Miller’s Landing are both long-time favorites on ...

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