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Slow For Butterfly Migration In Yosemite

By C. Lee-Roney, NPS YOSEMITE — Highway 140 between Crane Creek and Parkline has become a killing zone for thousands of California tortoiseshell butterflies. This species emerges in spectacular numbers in some years (last in 2010), and is thought to be the source of Mariposa County’s name, which is Spanish for butterfly. Please help minimize the number of butterflies killed by ...

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Bass Lake Love Letter

BASS LAKE — There’s a new theme in the works around the lake this year: play like a local. In order to bring meaning to the message, a handful of local writers and photographers were invited by Visit Yosemite Madera County to spend an afternoon galavanting around the resorts and properties that line Bass Lake, seeking out what’s new this summer and ...

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Yosemite Search And Rescue Swift Water Safety

YOSEMITE — With record snow pack this year, rivers are running very fast and cold, posing a potential danger to park visitors. Authorities are asking people to stay a safe distance from rivers during spring runoff, which is expected to last several more weeks. On Thursday, May 25, Yosemite National Park Rangers conducted a Swiftwater Rescue Training and Water Safety Day on the ...

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Jazz On The Lake Returns With Niteflite

BASS LAKE — Locals and visitors may want to kick off the summer season at beautiful Bass Lake this weekend, and start by joining friends for Jazz on the Lake. The much-anticipated tradition returns on Friday, May 26, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. as The Band Niteflite takes the stage, playing music in genres from jazz and blues to old school, Latin, country ...

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Caltrans Hazard Tree Removal Last Day

MOUNTAIN AREA — Good news for anyone who has experienced delays recently on Highway 41 associated with the massive tree removal project that began last fall. After taking out 15,179 trees at a cost of $5.7 million, Caltrans spokesman Cory Burkarth says the hazard tree removal along the Highway 41 corridor north of Oakhurst will cease for the season. The last day for tree ...

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Consumer Update: Five Tips For A Healthy Vacation

Planning your next vacation? While having fun in the sun, consider these five tips to make sure your trip is a healthy one. Avoid Tanning, Be Sun Safe Thinking about getting a “healthy tan” over vacation? Think again. Any increase in skin pigment (called “melanin”) is a sign of damage. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun can cause wrinkles and dark ...

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Memorial Day Service At Little Church On The Hill

OAKHURST — A Memorial Day service remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces will be offered for the community on Monday, May 29 at 9 a.m. at the Little Church on the Hill in Oakhill Cemetery. The service will feature the precision a capella singing of the Bill Seaberg Trio. Fr. Gordon ...

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You’re Invited To Nic Medina’s Welcome Home Party!

OAKHURST — After more than six months, Nicolas Medina is back at home following a devastating car accident, from which he has recovered beyond all expectation. Now, friends and supporters are invited to a celebration on Saturday, May 27 at the Oakhurst Community Center from 2 – 5 p.m. Let there be cake! “Nicolas was in an accident on Oct. ...

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Memorial Day Ceremonies

MOUNTAIN AREA — Once again this year, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #8741 and Marine Corps League Griswold Detachment #1121 will conduct Memorial Day Ceremonies at four cemeteries in honor of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The ceremony consists of a reading, the placement of flowers and the flag on a veteran’s grave, followed by three ...

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Drivers Escape Serious Injury In Deadwood Head-On Crash

OAKHURST — A two-vehicle accident slowed the commute on Highway 41 just south of Oakhurst this morning. At about 7:10 a.m. a 19-year-old male from Fresno in a 2000 Volkswagen Jetta was headed to work at Emadco. He was traveling northbound approaching Road 425B at the top of Deadwood at a stated speed of 55 – 60 miles per hour, ...

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