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Tombstone Tourism Talk At Fresno Flats

OAKHURST — Fresno Flats Historical Park and Museum continues the free First Friday Lecture Series this week with a lecture on “Tombstone Tourism” for Aug. 3. Best-selling author and historian Sharon Giacomazzi has hiked and backpacked 13,000 miles in the past 35 years and continues to explore our local mountain area. She plans to share stories and about 40 photographs of ...

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Fatal Crash On Highway 49 North Of Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Two people are dead and two others injured in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 49 in the Goldside area north of Oakhurst. At 1:12 p.m., on July 30, CHP received reports of a head-on collision with injuries and lane blockage just south of Griffin Drive. According to witnesses, a Jeep Cherokee owned by the Forest Service was southbound ...

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School District Trustee Continues Statewide Collaboration

OAKHURST — Yosemite Unified School District board member Monika Moulin has once again been named to a select statewide group formed by the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE).  Last year, Moulin was one of a group of hand-picked individuals in the education arena who were selected to serve as members of the California Content Library review teams, and has ...

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Firefighter Killed Today On The Ferguson Fire Identified

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The firefighter who was killed today on the Ferguson Fire today has been identified as Brian Hughes, 33, Captain of the Arrowhead Interagency Hot Shots. The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office confirmed this morning that, while battling the Ferguson Fire on the Sierra National Forest, Hughes was fatally injured. Hughes was originally from Hilo, Hawaii, and had been ...

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Reopening Of Yosemite Valley Delayed Until Aug. 3

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park announces Yosemite Valley will reopen to all visitors at 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3. Limited visitor services will be available inside Yosemite Valley, including campgrounds, lodging, and food service operations. Yosemite Valley has been temporarily closed since July 25 due to smoke impacts and for firefighting operations along El Portal Road and the Wawona ...

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Over The Garden Fence: Tomato Diseases

By Helen Willoughby-Peck —  Most home gardeners who grow tomatoes have experienced  problems with tomato diseases.  Tomatoes can suffer a variety of diseases and environmental factors contributing to poor production, foliage damage, or plant death. Here are a few of them that you might be seeing on your tomato plants this summer with possible solutions to ‘cure’ your plants. Tomato ...

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Traffic Snarled Following Highway 41 Crash In Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD – A two-vehicle crash on Highway 41 at Lucky Lane this evening sent one person to the hospital and snarled traffic for about 30 minutes. Just after 6 p.m., a 43-year-old woman from Ahwahnee was northbound on Highway 41 in a red 2006 Mustang approaching Lucky Lane when she failed to recognize that the light had turned red, according ...

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Back To School Blessings At Sierra Pines

OAKHURST — The beginning of a new school year can be exciting, filled with new clothes, new haircuts and school supplies. At this same time, there are families in our community that dread the new school year, wondering how they will afford all the costs. The Women’s Ministry at Sierra Pines Church wants to help meet this need in the ...

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Good News, Bad News: Bass Lake Lions Club

BASS LAKE — Members of the Bass Lake Lions Club say they have bad news and good news to share with the community. First, the bad news. With regrets, they are cancelling the pancake breakfast that had previously been scheduled for August 4-5. “After forty-plus years, we are not able to muster enough able bodies to put on this two-day ...

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August HOW Dinner Honors Jessica Reynolds

AHWAHNEE — The nonprofit group Helping One Woman (HOW) will meet for a special fundraising dinner in honor of Jessica Reynolds on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at The Hitchin’ Post in Ahwahnee, starting at 6 p.m. HOW meets monthly to celebrate one deserving woman who receives the community’s support when she needs it the most. Those participating in the HOW benefit ...

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