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Volunteer Clean Up Crew Bags Bass Lake Trash

BASS LAKE — About 40 good-hearted local residents volunteered to tidy up around Bass Lake on Friday, July 5, after a local youth minister put out the call to pull on the gloves, grab the trash bags and get busy taking care of the annual post-holiday mess. Youth pastor Tim Miller of The Grove Foursquare Church in Ahwahnee invited the ...

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Two Fires Quickly Doused Near Millerton Lake

MADERA COUNTY — Just after 7 p.m. today firefighters were called to the scene of a fire burning near Millerton Lake on Highway 145 near Road 206 in the Friant area. Crews from Cal Fire and Madera County Fire were arriving on scene when another blaze was reported nearby on Road 145 closer to the entrance station to the lake. ...

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CHP Says Local Cattle Drive Expected This Weekend

MOUNTAIN AREA — It’s that time of year again (if perhaps a little later than usual) when local ranchers start moving their cattle up to the high country and summer pasture. This weekend, crews will be driving about 350 head of cattle through the Ahwahnee area, on through Fish Camp and up to the Long Meadow area where they’ll enjoy ...

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Ahwahnee Residents Reflect On D-Day Ceremonies

AHWAHNEE — When the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France was commemorated last month on June 6, Ahwahnee residents John and Jannai Pero attended the ceremonies with family members. Their son, currently stationed in Germany, was part of the paratrooper drop reenactment of the historic day over 12,000 paratroopers dropped behind enemy lines in Normandy to help defeat the ...

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North Fork Native Participates In Multinational Exercise In Baltic Sea Region

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rusty K. Pang, Navy Office of Community Outreach —  KIEL, Germany – Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Beck, a native of North Fork, participated in the Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) exercise with 18 other nations. “I am looking forward to continuing my training to qualify in my air warfare qualification pin,” said Beck. “I used ...

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Meltwater Bridge And Tarantula Play Music On The Green

By Mariposa County Arts Council —  MARIPOSA — Meltwater Bridge is the featured band on Friday, July 5 for Mariposa Arts Council’s Music on the Green Summer Concert Series, and Tarantula is the featured artist on Saturday, July 6 at the Mariposa County Art Park. Meltwater Bridge on Friday, July 5 Meltwater Bridge showcases local folk musician/songwriter staple Gail Dreifus ...

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5th Of July Bass Lake Clean Up Day

BASS LAKE — Once the Independence Day revelry has retired from the lake — what’s left? A mess, that’s what. This year, volunteers are organizing to put that post-4th of July mess in its place, as a member of The Grove Foursquare Church in Ahwahnee invites the community to a Bass Lake clean-up event on Friday, July 5. Tim Miller ...

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Fire Dancers, Fireworks, Dinner At Bass Lake 4th Of July

BASS LAKE — Bass Lake Boat Rentals’ Marina Grill has teamed up with Mana Fire Dancers this summer to offer two unique food and fire shows. The Marina Grill at Bass Lake Boat Rentals is a beautiful lakefront dining experience on the north shore of Bass Lake. A hot destination for tourists and locals alike, the Marina Grill sports a ...

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Free YARTS Bus Tickets For Mariposa County Residents

MARIPOSA — Starting July 1, Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) will begin the second year of the Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP) for Mariposa County. This program will provide up to four (4) free YARTS round-trip tickets to Mariposa county residents who apply until all tickets have been issued or June 30, 2020, whichever comes first. In order ...

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