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5th Graders Take A Trip Back In Time

OAKHURST — Online and in person, parents and community members have been talking about a terrific field trip recently taken by about 75 lucky students from Oakhurst Elementary School (OES) to nearby Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park. The hours-long excursion was a celebration of their own pioneer day, as three 5th grade classes descended on the conveniently located landmark, ...

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Free Days For Yosemite 2019

YOSEMITE — Here are some good dates to add to your calendar for the coming year: the National Park Service says it will waive entrance fees at Yosemite National Park and other locations on five days in 2019. “The entrance fee-free days hosted by the National Park Service are special opportunities to invite visitors, volunteers and veterans to celebrate some ...

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Celebration Of Life For Carolyn Enlow

Carolyn passed away peacefully in her sleep on Nov. 15, at age 77. She was born in Oakland, the daughter of Hale and Janet Braae Enlow. As a teen her family was involved in stock car racing, where she occasionally competed. She graduated from Willits High School and married Robert Box. They moved to Ahwahnee in 1973 and opened Box’s ...

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Shine On, Christmas Star: Free Inspirational Concerts

OAKHURST — For the ninth consecutive year, a group of choristers from the local area and a mini-orchestra made up of numerous talented local instrumentalists will come together for an impressive and inspirational Christmas program. This year’s program will feature a collection of musical pieces and accompanying inspirational texts and readings all supporting the theme, “Shine On, Christmas Star!” Singers ...

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Music And Community Meet In Narnia The Musical

OAKHURST — Step into another world as the Sierra Pines Theater Company presents their long-awaited re-imagining of the classic fantasy tale by C.S. Lewis — Narnia The Musical commands the stage for just six shows, opening Friday. Directed by Ken Marks, Narnia The Musical  follows the four Pevensie children – Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy – as they enter an enchanted world through a wardrobe, ...

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Highway 140 Into Yosemite Has Reopened

MARIPOSA — After tireless work by Caltrans maintenance crews and partners, District 10 and the California Highway Patrol have reopened State Route 140 in the area of the Ferguson Fire burn scar as of noon on Friday, Nov. 30. The roadway closure began overnight at 2 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, and is still in place for now, say authorities. ...

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Rains Lead To Mudslides And Debris Flows On Highway 140

MARIPOSA — With portions of Highway 140 closed for public safety during the current storms, Caltrans says crews are working tirelessly to patrol, clear, maintain, and eventually re-open the roadway in the Ferguson Fire burn scar in Mariposa County. Midpines Maintenance Supervisor Jess McCoy provided these photos of his crew at work as mud, rocks, vegetation and other materials cover ...

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Winter Storm Warning And Flood Watch Continue Overnight

CENTRAL SIERRA — Heavy precipitation is expected near northern California over the next few days with significant snowfall in the Sierra Nevada into Friday morning, says the National Weather Service, as a wet, active pattern is expected to continue through the weekend for the West. Heavy rainfall across California A frontal boundary approaching the West Coast is currently bringing heavy ...

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Sierra National Forest Declares The Ferguson Fire Out

MARIPOSA — With the recent change in weather conditions, fire officials with the Sierra National Forest are declaring the Ferguson Fire out, terminating Forest Order No. 05-15-51-18-15, dated August 15, 2018. Visitors are once again permitted to travel in the Sierra National Forest where the Ferguson Fire burned. The Ferguson Fire started on the evening of July 13, 2018 near ...

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Tioga And Glacier Point Roads In Yosemite Close For Winter

YOSEMITE — With several storm systems having moved through Yosemite National Park over the past two weeks, officials announced today that Tioga and Glacier Point Roads in the Park are closed for the winter season. The Tioga Road is a seasonal road that closes each season, based on weather and road conditions. The road is closed from Crane Flat junction to ...

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