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Faces And Voices Of Recovery In Mariposa

MARIPOSA — The public is invited to a meeting with the focus on addiction, community awareness, education, and support. The special event takes place on Wednesday, July 11 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Mariposa Government Center. It’s sponsored by Mariposa Heritage House, part of the Alliance for Community Transformations, working with people from Faces and Voices of Recovery. “Addiction ...

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Following The Railroad Fire On Graveyard Of The Giants

OAKHURST — If you’re curious about the recovery of our forest landscapes post-wildfire, particularly as that relates to local giant sequoia trees, then this may be the opportunity for you to learn more about this fascinating subject. On Saturday, July 14, the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Association (SVSBA) will host another tour, this one of the Graveyard of the Giants ...

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Yosemite Bear Facts, June 17 – June 30, 2018

YOSEMITE — Compared to this week in 2017 (the lowest year on record for bear incidents), park rangers say bear incidents in 2018 are down by 63% and damage amounts (in dollars) are down by 39%. Compared to this week in 1998 (when incidents in the park peaked), bear incidents in 2018 are down by 99%, and damages are down ...

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Porcupine Flat Campground Opens In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Rangers in Yosemite National Park say Porcupine Flat Campground is open as of Friday, July 6. Located in the northern area of the park along Tioga Road, Porcupine Flat is first come, first served and is $12 per night per site. There is no potable water at this campground. Trailers and recreational vehicles are not recommended. Please call ...

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To Yosemite By Stage! At Fresno Flats

OAKHURST — Fresno Flats Historical Park and Museum (Sierra Historic Sites Association) invites the community to the First Friday Free Lecture Series on Friday, July 6 at 6 p.m. July’s 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 the presentation, with over 200 ...

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42nd Annual Fish Camp Volunteer Fire Department Pot Luck

FISH CAMP — Come visit with your neighbors and support your local fire department on Saturday, July 7, at 11:30 a.m. as the Fish Camp Volunteer Fire Association sponsors a potluck get-together at the new Firehouse. This will be a great opportunity for residents to get updates on how they can help with fire preparedness activities in their community. The ...

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Un-Bearable Fireworks At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — Here in the foothills we appreciate our neighbors and, especially during the summer months and holidays like 4th of July, we want them to enjoy all of the fun activities available locally. But we have our limits. When a good-sized bear began to saunter down the mountain approaching the crowd gathered to watch fireworks explode in the ...

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The Romance In Rev’s Farm House

OAKHURST — There’s a new restaurant opening up in Oakhurst. It’s called Rev’s Farm House, and owners Brian and Renée Velasquez say they’re here to stay. Taking over the former Crab Cakes location, the opening date isn’t set in stone, though they figure it to be around the first of August. Rev’s Farm House is an expansion and re-envisioning of their ...

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Axe And You Shall Receive: Minarets Timber Team

O’NEALS — Great news out of Minarets High School and in North Fork, as Precision Axes of Mariposa is sponsoring a team of male and female athletes who will compete in timber as a varsity sport. Right now, they’re getting ready for the Loggers Jamboree. “It’s a reality!” says North Fork resident and Minarets parent Deborah Hough. “We are happy ...

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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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