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French Guitarist Claude Bourbon At Coolwater Ranch

AHWAHNEE — Bringing a unique flavor to a wide range of musical traditions, Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern and Russian stylings into uncharted territories. Each year Bourbon plays more than 100 shows around the world, and on Saturday, May 20, he brings his remarkable style to Coolwater ...

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Library Workshop: Great Sierra Mines

OAKHURST — With a camera by his side, local author and adventurer Tony Krizan has been hiking and recording the “hidden locations snuggled within remote canyons and valleys” of the Sierra mountains for 34 years. Some of these locations are great Sierra gold and silver mines that he will present in photos at an Oakhurst Library workshop from 10:30 a.m. ...

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Audubon Field Trip to Foresta in Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Join members of Yosemite Audubon as they spend time on foot looking for woodpecker species, raptors, dippers, swifts and warblers, covering approximately two miles of remarkably diverse habitat in Yosemite National Park. The event takes place on Saturday, May 20, in Foresta, also known as Big Meadow. The group will meet in El Portal at 7:45 a.m. and make stops along the ...

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Bass Lake Block Party Weekend

By Visit Yosemite Madera County — BASS LAKE – Restaurants, resorts and merchants are offering locals and visitors a fun Block Party weekend full of activities coming up on Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14, which also happens to be Mother’s Day weekend. “Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce member businesses have gotten together to have an open house around the lake,” ...

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YARTS Bus Service Resumes On Highway 41 For Summer

MADERA COUNTY — YARTS buses will start rolling up Highway 41 to Yosemite National Park starting Monday, May 15, thanks to funding from the Fresno Council of Governments (COG) and the Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS). Now that YARTS has resumed service on the busy corridor, residents and visitors alike will be able to access round-trip public transportation to and ...

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Vehicle Fire Causes Delays On Highway 41

O’NEALS — Firefighters responded shortly after noon today to a vehicle fire on Highway 41, a quarter-mile north of Road 200. At 12:44 p.m. reports came in of a vehicle on fire, parked on the shoulder of the northbound lane. Cal Fire Engine 4295 and Madera County Fire Engine 8 responded and reported the vehicle fully engulfed when they arrived at ...

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HOW Dinner Honors Nina Costella

OAKHURST — The local chapter of the nonprofit organization Helping One Woman (HOW) will meet on Wednesday, May 17, in the gymnasium at Yosemite High School, in support of Nina Costella. Nina’s beloved daughter Shania Faith Costella, a YHS student, was lost in a tragic auto accident on Jan. 7, at just 16 years old. “I can’t imagine what this must feel like,” ...

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Premiere Of Matt Sconce Horror Film, “Altar”

FRESNO — Local filmmaker and co-owner of The Met Cinema, Matt Sconce, is getting ready for the premiere of his latest movie, a haunting horror picture, Altar. The red carpet will unfurl on Saturday, May 13 at the Crest Theater, starting at 5:30 p.m. Altar has won 21 awards over its festival run, and this marks Matt’s seventh feature film. “We’ll have celebrity guests, ...

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Glacier Point Road In Yosemite National Park Opens

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park will open the Glacier Point Road to all vehicular traffic at 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 11. There will be limited visitor services available at Glacier Point. The Glacier Point Store will be open at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 12. There is no projected opening date for the Bridalveil Creek Campground. Due to a ...

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Sleepy Driver Causes Single Vehicle Rollover On Highway 41

COARSEGOLD — An early-morning crash snarled traffic today on Highway 41 after a Fresno man rolled his SUV near Black Hawk Lodge. According to CHP, the 32-year-old male was southbound on Highway 41 just south of Yosemite Springs Parkway in a Nissan SUV. The accident occurred at approximately 6:10 a.m., when the driver reportedly fell asleep at the wheel. He then traveled across ...

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