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Time Travel On The Sierra Vista Scenic Byway

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Travel up the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway with USFS Archaeologist Erin Potter, who will provide fascinating insights along the way. Interested parties will want to meet at the Forest Service Office in North Fork at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 20 and then explore parts of the Scenic Byway (4281) as far as Fish Creek. Erin ...

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Grok Rock And Bodie 601 Play Music On The Green

By Andy Roberts — MARIPOSA — On Friday, July 19 the Mariposa County Arts Council presents the progressive rock fusion act Grok Rock for Music on the Green. The band is led by Mariposa local and guitar aficionado Cary Greenamyere, who has been immersed in the Mariposa and Los Angeles music scene for many years. His band consists of musicians ...

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July’s Full Buck Moon Tonight

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE – If you look outside your window tonight and see a giant buck, don’t worry — it’s just the moon. The full moon on Tuesday, July 16, at 2:38 p.m. is known as the Buck Moon, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac. The full moons have descriptive names that typically come from Native American tribes who use them ...

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Justin Moore At Chukchansi’s Sounds Of Summer

COARSEGOLD — Popular country singer and songwriter Justin Moore takes the outdoor pavilion stage on Saturday, July 13 for a night of Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino’s Sounds of Summer concert series. Moore has built a loyal fan base over the past decade with his traditional country sound and captivating live shows, according to promotional material for the event. “He ...

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‘Honor Is Everything’ In Japan: YHS Wrestler Nic Guynn On Cultural Exchange

By Anne Guynn — OAKHURST — Yosemite High School (YHS) junior Nicolas Guynn returned on June 30 from a ten-day wrestling tour in Japan with Team USA California’s Cultural Exchange Program. From Tokyo, the thirteen-member team and three coaches flew to Okinawa where they trained and competed for three days. Next, they flew to Kagoshima where they boarded chartered buses, ...

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Feeling ‘Blessed’ After Tree Falls On Jeep In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — The massive tree mortality in the central Sierra and Yosemite National Park is something locals are always well aware of but, for two visitors from Sacramento, the reality hit home in a big way last week. Having spent the day exploring Yosemite National Park on Sunday, July 7, visitors Mike and Debbie Sanchez suddenly found themselves in the ...

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Solo-Vehicle Accident On Highway 41 Near Road 406

MADERA COUNTY — Traffic was backed up and a woman was transported to the hospital on Wednesday, July 10, following an accident on Highway 41 south of Road 406 in the O’Neals area. Just before 2 p.m. a Fresno resident, reportedly in her mid-seventies, was traveling south on Highway 41 in a late-model Dodge Journey. The driver experienced the effects ...

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Hospitality Hiring Event In Oakhurst For Tenaya Lodge

OAKHURST — With the new cabins at Tenaya Lodge already hosting guests and the newly remodeled Jackalopes restaurant open for business, the folks at Tenaya Lodge continue to expand their team. Looking for just the right people to fill the new positions, Tenaya hosts a job fair at their Oakhurst Recruitment Center on Wednesday, July 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 ...

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Recent Earthquakes And (Lack Of) Rockfalls In Yosemite

By Greg M. Stock — YOSEMITE — Recent earthquakes centered near Ridgecrest, CA, were strongly felt in and around Yosemite Valley. The largest of these, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake at 8:19 p.m. on Friday, July 5, caused shaking of the floor of Yosemite Valley that lasted ten seconds. Despite this shaking, it seems that there were not any rockfalls triggered ...

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Two Nights Of Music On The Green In Mariposa

By Andy Roberts — MARIPOSA — Modern day troubadour Nathan Ignacio will perform for Music on the Green on Friday, July 12. Nathan is a one-man traveling road show band and a talented multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter. He graced the Strawberry Music Festival main stage at the most recent festival and is one of the most active performers on the central California ...

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