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Visitors Bureau Hosts Local Author

OAKHURST – The Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau will host local author Marcia Penner Freedman, who will share stories from her newly-published Willow Creek History: Tales of Cow Camps, Shake Makers & Basket Weavers. Freedman will be at the visitors center from 2 to 3:30 pm on Saturday, July 20. There will be copies of her book for sale, and she ...

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Summer Art Classes At Children's Museum

OAKHURST – The Children’s Museum of the Sierra is announcing a new addition to their summer offerings – a pair of art classes that will start on Tuesday, July 16, thanks to their continued partnership with the Madera County Arts Council. Every Tuesday through Aug. 13, 3D artist Adam Mena will lead kids on an exploration of both clay and ...

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Aligned In Body, Mind & Spirit

NORTH FORK — If you’ve ever had the pleasure of massage therapy for any reason, you’re probably aware of how beneficial the process can be. It’s essential to overall well-being, believes Karen McAleece, who is certified as both a Structural Integrationist and and Swedish Massage Therapist. Her business, “Time to Align,” is located in the North Fork Center for Harmony.

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Forest Stewards Dual Sport Adventure

OAKHURST – The weekend of July 13 & 14 is the fourth annual fundraising event for the Stewards of the Sierra National Forest (SOTSNF), whose stated mission is keeping public access to the Sierra National Forest open for all to use and enjoy. SOTSNF is hosting a membership drive, BBQ fundraiser and optional Dual Sport Adventure, and it all starts ...

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Road Work Along Glacier Point Road

YOSEMITE – Starting next week and continuing for one month, park crews will be scaling loose rock along Glacier Point Road. Monday through Friday, between July 15 through Aug. 16, there will be single-lane traffic control in place between 7 a.m.and 5 p.m. Motorists should expect delays of up to 15-minutes.

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Missing Plane Located Near Vogelsang Peak

YOSEMITE – The single engine plane that was reported missing over Yosemite National Park on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, has been located. The plane, which was largely intact, was spotted by a park visitor near Vogelsang High Sierra Camp on Saturday, July 6. The Vogelsang area is in the rugged high country of Yosemite National Park. Yosemite National Park Rangers ...

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Traffic Delays On Wawona Road

YOSEMITE – Crews continue their work along Wawona Road, with the project expected to continue through Aug. 2. Park crews will be scaling loose rock along Wawona Road, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with single-lane traffic control and up to 15-minute traffic delays. There will either be pilot car operations or alternating stop and go traffic ...

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Single Vehicle Accident Blocks Highway 41

MADERA COUNTY – A pickup truck overturned on Highway 41 early Sunday morning blocking both lanes and tying up traffic for about two hours. Cal Fire, Madera EMS and CHP responded to the accident. The driver sustained only minor injuries and no other vehicles were involved.

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Pancake Breakfast At Cedar Valley Fire Station

CEDAR VALLEY – Support your local firefighters and enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast at the Cedar Valley Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday, July 6. From 7 to 10:30 a.m., volunteers will be serving up their annual breakfast, and raising money to support the fire department equipment and training.

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One Killed, Four Injured When Tree Falls At Camp

TUOLUMNE COUNTY – A counselor at Camp Tawonga, located just outside Yosemite National Park near Hetch Hetchy, was killed on Wednesday, July 3, when a tree fell at the campfire circle outside the dining hall. The Executive Director of Camp Tawonga, Ken Kramarz, confirms that Annais Rittenberg, was killed and four other adult staff were injured and taken to local ...

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