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Yosemite’s Bridalveil Creek Campground Now Open

YOSEMITE — Rangers say Bridalveil Creek Campground opened Sunday, July 1. Bridalveil is first come, first served and is $18 per night for family sites. Bridalveil Creek’s three horse camp sites will not be opening at this time due to hazard tree removal. An opening date for horse camps will be announced as soon as they are habitable. Horse camp ...

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Triangle Fire Burning In Midpines Area

MARIPOSA — Just after 3:30 p.m. today a full wildland dispatch was called out to a fire burning in the Midpines area. The first engine on scene made access via Allred Road, and reported the fire at 5 to 10 acres in grass and brush with a moderate rate of spread. Two air tankers, two helicopters and Air Attack were ...

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Summer Melodrama: Egad, The Woman In White!

OAKHURST — Come boo at the villain, cheer for the hero, and sigh at the heroine as the summer melodrama Egad, The Woman In White continues at the Golden Chain Theatre. Penned by Tim Kelly, this laugh-oriented, old-fashioned melodrama is wild, fast, and funny, say producers. It features a hilariously disreputable villain who dispatches his adversaries with nefarious ease, seals his ...

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Fatal Accident On Highway 41 In Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD — Highway 41 is closed in both directions north of Yosemite Springs Parkway due to a fatal accident. The accident occurred just before 4 p.m. No estimated time for reopening has been given. Traffic is backed up for miles in both directions. At approximately 4:50 p.m. authorities began to implement one-lane traffic control. Just after 5 p.m. both lanes ...

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This Is Easy: Getting To Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove

YOSEMITE — With many people road-tripping to make the most out of the July 4th break and summer vacation, one option has emerged as the most popular and hassle-free way to visit some of the largest trees on earth. Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias in Yosemite National Park recently reopened following three years of restoration. Amtrak San Joaquin train and ...

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Summer Inspiration At Branches Books

OAKHURST — Everyone is invited to Branches Books & Gifts on Saturday, June 30, to visit with two local authors whose grasp of the natural world is inspirational, each in their own way. The author event takes place on Saturday, June 30, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Click on image to enlarge. Brenda Negley is the author of Nelder ...

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Local Superheroes Welcome New Officers

OAKHURST — Family, friends and members of Soroptimist International of The Sierras attended the 50th Installation of Officers Event on Sunday, June 24, 2018 with an awesome Super Heroes theme at Oakhurst Grill in Oakhurst. Installation officer was Soroptimist International of The Sierras 30 year member Cass Adelsbach, who explained the duties of each officer and the values that Soroptimist ...

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Give The Gift Of Life At Sierra Tel

OAKHURST — If you’re one who likes and is able to give the gift of life, stop by Sierra Telephone’s Blood Drive on Monday, July 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It’s sponsored by the Central California Blood Center for patients in Valley hospitals. Everyone is welcome: you do not need to be employed with Sierra Tel to participate. ...

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Over The Garden Fence: Tomato Pests

By Helen Willoughby-Peck (UC Master Gardener, Mariposa) It is a good idea to take a walk in your garden every day. It is good for you, but more importantly, it is good for your plants. Observing your plants on a regular basis can help control pests beginning to enjoy your tomatoes before you can. When caught early, pests are usually ...

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Fire And Dozer Rollover Close Highway 41

COARSEGOLD – Though firefighters have stopped the forward progress of the fire burning on the Veater Ranch north of Coarsegold, Highway 41 remains closed. A slow rollover accident by a dozer cutting fire lines on a steep slope next to the roadway, left that dozer precariously perched above the highway in danger of rolling down. As a matter of public ...

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