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How Does A Critter Cross The Road?

YOSEMITE – Yosemite Conservancy has implemented a pilot project that they believe will set the precedent for future wildlife crossing structure work in Yosemite National Park. Drainages and culverts act as wildlife movement corridors throughout the park. Along Wawona Road, camera monitors have detected 17 species — from black bear and gray fox to a small owl — using them ...

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Bass Lake Hot Rod & Classic Car Show

BASS LAKE – The Pines Village will be filled with classic cars, hot rods and plenty of vendor’s booths for an inaugural event taking place this weekend. The first ever Bass Lake Hot Rod and Classic Car Show takes place Saturday, Aug. 24, from 1 to 7 pm. There will be dozens of drivable works of art on display throughout ...

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CHP Invites Women To Join Their Ranks

FRESNO – The California Highway Patrol is inviting women interested in becoming CHP officers to attend a Women In Law Enforcement seminar on Monday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. “Now more than ever, our female law enforcement officers are respected by their peers as well as the public for their positive attitudes and the calming effect they have on potentially ...

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Park Fees Waived, Special Project Planned

YOSEMITE – On Sunday, Aug. 25, Yosemite National Park will celebrate Founder’s Day. In commemoration of this special day, entrance fees will be waived for all park visitors. Founder’s Day marks the birthday of the National Park Service (NPS). This year, the NPS will be celebrating its 97th birthday. “Late summer is a wonderful time to visit Yosemite National Park,” ...

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8th Annual Bass Lake Home Tour

BASS LAKE – The Bass Lake Lions Club have announced their 8th Annual Bass Lake Home Tour on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The annual tour showcases some of the unique and impressive homes that have been built around the popular resort destination located just a short distance from Yosemite National Park.

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Town Hall Meeting With Tom McClintock

NORTH FORK – Congressman Tom McClintock will be the speaker at a Town Hall style meeting sponsored by the North Fork Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the North Fork Rancheria Community Center from 2 to 3 p.m. Issues of concern that the congressman will be addressing include the yellow-legged frog and Yosemite toad, proper management of the ...

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Yosemite Conservancy Funds Youth Programs

YOSEMITE – Yosemite Conservancy is contributing $1.8 million to 12 Youth in Yosemite programs “to inspire the next generation of environmental stewards.” The programs are created so that young children learn about nature through the Junior Ranger program, under-served high school students experience the wilderness for the first time, and college interns work side-by-side with park staff to repair trails ...

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Free Watercolor Techniques Classes

NORTH FORK – Phyllis Overstreet will present a free demonstration of the techniques of watercolor painting on Sunday, Aug. 18, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Greater North Fork Gallery at the old mill site. Overstreet is a North Fork artist who paints a variety of subject matter including landscapes, still life and florals. She paints both local scenes ...

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Auditions For Golden Chain Theatre Tonight

OAKHURST – The Golden Chain Theatre is holding auditions for their fall drama, “Jack the Ripper,” on Monday and Tuesday, Aug 12 and 13, at 7 p.m. The play will be directed by Jason Turner, and will run the last three weekends of October. The cast is very large in size, and producers are looking for a wide variety of ...

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Sheriff's Deputy Injured During Chase

MADERA COUNTY – Officer of the Year Deputy Sheriff Richard Gonzales is recovering from an injury he sustained while chasing a fugitive on foot, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Saturday night, Aug. 10, shortly before 9 p.m., Deputy Gonzales was attempting to locate a fugitive at a home in Oakhurst. Cody Crossman, 29, currently on probation and wanted ...

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