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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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Help Send Wendy To Washington

Letter To The Editor – Written by Kevin Barry. Our battle for our parks & public lands is moving to Washington! Facing off with the National Park Service over the controversial preferred alternative options, including the removal of our concessions from the Park will be heard on July 9, 2013 in the Sub-committee on National Parks, Forests & Public Lands. ...

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Family Freedom Fest July 4th

COARSEGOLD – Citizens are invited to the fourth Family Freedom Fest on Thursday, July 4, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Historic Coarsegold Village. Organizers have planned a free community event that “celebrates and honors our American Heritage, the Declaration of Independence, our Constitution, our Military and the open expression of how we can preserve our freedoms.”

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Denny's Opens This Sunday In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – Billing itself as “America’s Diner,” Denny’s is always open, 24/7, and now they will be open in Oakhurst. The brand new restaurant, located in the newly remodeled ‘Ol Kettle building at 40650 Highway 41, will open Sunday, June 30, at 4 p.m.

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Glacier Point The Setting For Naturalization Ceremony

YOSEMITE – Sixty-five people will become naturalized United States citizens at Yosemite’s famous overlook on Thursday, June 27, at 11 a.m. This special ceremony commemorates Independence Day and being a U.S. Citizen. The ceremony will feature Yosemite Superintendent Don Neubacher and representatives from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services providing remarks and administering the Oath of Allegiance to the new ...

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