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Three Transportation Projects Underway In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park is initiating one transportation project and concluding two others that are intended to improve parking, road conditions, and traffic flow in the park. The projects will provide additional parking in Yosemite Valley, improve restrooms and reorganize the Tuolumne Grove parking area, and repair and maintain portions of the Tioga Road, say Park officials, and are ...

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Registration Open For Bass Lake Triathlon

BASS LAKE – Preparations are underway and registrations are currently being accepted for the 5th annual Bass Lake Classic Triathlon. The Bass Lake venue creates a picturesque triathlon rivaled by few. Triathletes are treated to a swim in clear mountain waters, followed by a challenging and beautiful ride around the lake and through the Sierra National Forest to finish with ...

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Branches Books And Sunrise Rotary Give The Gift Of Reading

OAKHURST – Oakhurst Sierra Sunrise Rotary and Branches Books & Gifts have partnered to bring books to schools, promoting learning, literacy and community between the service organization, local business and Wasuma Elementary School. Tim Madden, Oakhurst Sierra Sunrise Rotary President contacted Anne Driscoll of Branches Books & Gifts at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year to propose a partnership.

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Road Closures At Bass Lake's Wishon Quarry

BASS LAKE – In order to protect the restoration process ongoing near the Wishon Quarry site at Bass Lake, certain roads in the area will be closed for the next year. With the completion of the Crane Valley Dam Retrofit Project in 2013, the Forest Service has been working to protect the environmentally sensitive Wishon Quarry Reclamation Area on the ...

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Take The Survey For Chance To Win Gift Certificate

NORTH FORK – As the community of North Fork welcomes a biomass energy plant at the old mill site, residents are being asked to voice their opinions on the project. Henry Swisher, a master of arts student at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, is conducting a research thesis on community-scale renewable energy projects as part of his M.A. ...

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Rotary Speech Finalists Face Off

OAKHURST – The two finalists in the Rotary Speech competition were separated by just one point when all was said and done. High school finalists Rose Curley and William Fontana presented their remarks in a five-minute, timed competition in Oakhurst on Feb. 24, at the Oakhurst Sierra Sunrise Rotary meeting.

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Don't Let Odorless Gas Kill You

MADERA COUNTY – With the devastating news out of Ohio that at least three children are dead following carbon monoxide poisoning, and the colder temperatures bringing increased use of heating devices, Cal Fire is warning of the threat of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.

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North Fork Chooses Its Citizen Of The Year

NORTH FORK – Janet Wheeler has been chosen as Citizen of the Year for 2014, and was honored at a dinner on Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Town Hall. Janet is a Real Estate Broker at Century 21 Ditton Realty in North Fork, has been a leader in the community for many years, and has a reputation for being honest ...

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Pierre Bensusan Performs At Coolwater Ranch

AHWAHNEE – Pierre Bensusan is one of, if not the most respected fingerstyle players/composers in the world, says Robin Ralston, host of Coolwater Ranch Concerts. Bensusan returns to Coolwater in Ahwahnee on Saturday, Mar. 21, and passes are now available for this very special evening. Couple Bensusan’s enormous talent with his hauntingly beautiful voice, and you have a show that ...

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North Fork Citizen Of The Year Dinner

NORTH FORK – The North Fork Boosters are hosting their annual Citizen of the Year Dinner this Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Town Hall. Last year’s winner, Mark Logee, along with wife Kathy, will be orchestrating a pasta dinner with a salad bar featuring greens from the Kern Family Farm. Hansel Kern was the 2012 Citizen of the Year, and ...

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