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Meadow Fire Supression Cost Now In Millions

YOSEMITE – The Meadow Fire has now burned 4,906 acres with 23% containment. No structures have been damaged, and none are threatened. There are currently 556 personnel assigned to the incident, and suppression costs are estimated at $1.8 million to date. Recreation and businesses remain open in Yosemite National Park except trail areas listed below.

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Sheriff Thanks Teams Involved With Search & Rescue Mission

MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson offered his thanks today for the tremendous support received during the recent Search & Rescue (SAR) mission in the Sierra National Forest. The joint operation, launched shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, was carried out by personnel from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, Yosemite National Park and the California Highway Patrol. Five Madera ...

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Meadow Fire Now Over 4,000 Acres

YOSEMITE – The Meadow Fire in Yosemite has now grown to 4,434 acres with 5% containment, having progressed rapidly and in multiple directions. No structures have been damaged, and none are threatened. There are currently 327 personnel assigned to the incident, and suppression costs are estimated at $100,000 to date.

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Phenomenal Fingerpicking At Coolwater Ranch

AHWAHNEE – World-renowned finger style guitarist Richard Smith cuts loose at Coolwater Ranch on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m., and anyone who’s into fingerpicking and great music will want to be there. Smith’s fretboard fireworks and lyrical endeavors are designed to melt heartstrings, make toes tap and leave jaws hanging open.

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Pines Fire At Bass Lake Fawn Point

BASS LAKE – 6 p.m. UPDATE – The Pines Fire, which was reported at about 4:20 p.m. this afternnon, is estimated at about 50 acres with 10% containment, and firefighters have hose lays around the entire perimeter. Cal Fire and the US Forest Service have joint command of the fire, according to Incident Commander Charlotte Jordan, Battalion 52 on the ...

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Master Gardeners Answer Questions In YLP

COARSEGOLD – Madera County Master Gardeners will be on hand at True Value Hardware in Yosemite Lakes Park on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to answer all your gardening questions. Get expert advice from those who know how to plan, plant and get the most out of your gardening efforts. You may want to rethink your ...

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Register Now For Mountain Heritage Days Parade

OAKHURST – The 18th Annual Mountain Heritage Days Parade steps off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, and now is the time to register your entry. The early registration deadline is Monday, Sept. 1. Applications submitted before this date have a reduced entry fee rate of $15, and after that the registration fee is $20. Late entries will be ...

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Animal Disaster Team Deployed To Junction Fire

COARSEGOLD – The Central California Animal Disaster Team (CCADT) has been deployed with the Red Cross for evacuations due to the Junction Fire. The small animal shelter has been set up at the Coarsegold Community Center. The CCADT team has prepared temporary pet housing for evacuating families with small pets. Updates will follow with any changes. There are currently 35 ...

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Yosemite Road Delays Update

YOSEMITE – Starting Monday morning, Aug. 18, the contractor crews are moving back to daytime delays on the Tioga Road Rehabilitation Project. Crews plan to have time delays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Fresno Crash Claims Life Of YHS Graduate

FRESNO – A tragic crash at the intersection of Fresno Street and Herndon at around 7 a.m. this morning, has taken the life of a Yosemite High School graduate and former Oakhurst resident. Matthew Harkenrider, 26, of Clovis, was killed when a woman who was reportedly speeding in a stolen SUV, ran a red light and smashed into his car. ...

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