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Visit Yosemite Madera County: January Is Restaurant Month

MOUNTAIN AREA — Here’s a tasty and timely reminder: throughout January, local businesses are celebrating California Restaurant Month. California is the number one food destination for travelers in America, according to Visit California. In January, a handful of mountain restaurants are offering prix fixe menus and specials at affordable prices to encourage visitors to dine out in different restaurants. “Restaurant Month ...

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Major Delays Due To Fatal Accident On Highway 41

COARSEGOLD — One-way traffic control is now in place on Highway 41, which had been temporarily closed between Yosemite Springs Parkway and Road 200, following a fatal accident this morning about a half-mile south of the Black Hawk Lodge. Traffic is currently backed up in both directions as CHP and Caltrans work to clear the scene of the crash, which ...

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Girls Invited To Dream It, Be It

OAKHURST —  Soroptimist International locally presents their fourth annual “Dream It – Be It” Conference for high school girls. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Oakhurst Community Center. Registration is from 8:30 – 9 a.m., followed by the conference from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free to those attending. The one-day conference will focus ...

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Free This Friday At Fresno Flats: Yosemite By Stage!

OAKHURST — Fresno Flats Historical Park and Museum (Sierra Historic Sites Association) invites the community to the Friday Free Lecture Series on  Jan. 11 at 6:30 p.m. For this first lecture of the year, the topic is based on the book, To Yosemite by Stage, written by Zelda Garey Dubel. Fresno Flats Board Member and local historian Brenda Negley will lead ...

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Elks Lodge Annual Crab Feed Benefits Children’s Fund

OAKHURST — The Oakhurst Elks Lodge will host their annual Crab Feed charity fundraiser in order to gather resources for kids next Christmas and, in the process, have a convivial and delicious dining experience surrounded by good friends. The Elks Crab Feed is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Elks Lodge in Oakhurst. No host cocktails start at 5 ...

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Winter Storm Warning And Wind Advisory

MOUNTAIN AREA — Don’t be fooled by any scant blue sky you see this morning — we have more weather on the way this afternoon. Driving may be difficult, trees limbs could take out power lines, and some roads may be closed as a result of the storm. The National Weather Service (NWS) says the Winter Weather Advisory in effect until ...

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Report Of Tragedy On Christmas Day In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Outside Online is reporting that a man died in Yosemite National Park on Christmas Day after falling into the river, three days into the government shutdown that began at midnight EST on Saturday, Dec. 22. Outside Online reporter Wes Siler says the tragedy, which took place on the afternoon of Dec. 25, was confirmed yesterday by the supervisory public ...

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33rd Annual Oakhurst Sierra Rotary Crab Feed

OAKHURST – Cast your eyes toward one of the best and most festive dinner events the area has to offer, as the annual Rotary Club of Oakurst Sierra Crab Feed returns to the Oakhurst Community Center on Saturday, Feb. 2. Doors open at 6 p.m. This year, the event falls on Groundhog Day — what could be more appropriate than an ...

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Weather Pattern Changes To Rain And Snow This Weekend

MOUNTAIN AREA — A Winter Storm Watch is in effect this weekend for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon above 4,500 feet, as a storm brings rain and snow to the area. A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. The National Weather Service (NWS) says the Winter ...

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Foothills Representing At Tournament Of Roses Parade

MOUNTAIN AREA — While you’re snuggled on the couch New Year’s day, sporting new moose pajamas and fuzzy slippers, hot cuppa in hand and watching the Rose Parade on NBC or ABC at 8 a.m. — know that our local foothills are nicely represented by the efforts of a local service club, a group of students, and their chaperones. On ...

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