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New Business Spotlight: Yosemite Wealth In Oakhurst

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OAKHURST — Located at the intersection of Hwy 41 and Hwy 49 in Oakhurst, CA., is the new Financial Planning Business Yosemite Wealth. Travis Trettin, the owner of Yosemite Wealth, and his wife Jessica are lifelong residents of Oakhurst. Travis was a standout athlete at Yosemite High. Jessica is the owner of The Wandering Bride. Travis sat with me recently ...

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Yosemite Valley Will Close Due To Forecast Of Flooding

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OAKHURST — Yosemite National Park is reporting some Yosemite Valley closures due to forecasted flooding.  Most of Yosemite Valley will close starting Friday, April 28, at 10 pm, due to a forecast of flooding. This closure will last until Wednesday, May 3—possibly longer. Additional flooding and closures may occur later in May or June. For more information on the forecast, click ...

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Search Continues For Possible Drowning Victim At Bass Lake

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BASS LAKE — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is reporting a possible drowning victim in Bass Lake. UPDATE Tuesday, 4.25.2023, 5:30pm With heavy hearts, we confirm the victim has been recovered from the water. His identity will not be released at this time. Our condolences go out to his family, friends, and loved ones. We would also like to ...

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CalFire awards $142.6 Million in Forest Health Grants

SACRAMENTO– The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is proud to announce that $142.6 million has been awarded for statewide investments in projects intended to enhance carbon storage while restoring the health and resilience of existing and recently burned forests throughout California. CAL FIRE’s Forest Health Program announced today that it awarded 27 grants (link to project ...

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Traffic Restrictions Next Week in Mariposa County

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MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has the following work scheduled on State Routes 49 and 140 next week in Mariposa County. Route 49 • One-way traffic control from Drunken Gulch Road to Bagby Recreation Area for geotechnical work beginning Sunday, April 23, through Saturday, April 29, 2023, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. • One-way traffic ...

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New Brand, New Era for Schuil Ag Real Estate

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2023 ushers in changes at this trusted Valley brokerage, including a new name and brand identity, along with an expanded approach. VISALIA, CA – Schuil Ag Real Estate has unveiled a new brand identity and name (formerly Schuil & Associates), reflecting its long-standing commitment to California’s agriculture industry and recent expansion in services. The new look and moniker represent a ...

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Mariposa Yosemite Symphony Orchestra is Returning

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MARIPOSA — After a 40-month COVID hiatus, the Mariposa Yosemite Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) is back in action with concerts on April 29th and 30th in Mariposa and at Tenaya Lodge in Fish Camp, led by its founding Music Director and Conductor Les Marsden. The program for the upcoming concerts will be Beethoven’s “Leonore Overture #3,” the original rarely-heard first version of ...

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CAL FIRE Launches New Online Burn Permit Application

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SACRAMENTO– The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has launched a new Online Burn Permit application platform that offers the public a user-friendly way to request a burn permit.     Burn permits that are available on this platform include the following: • Residential Burning (LE-62A) is burning outdoors at a single or two-family dwelling unit or ...

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Yosemite Upcoming Prescribed Burn in the Wawona Area

YOSEMITE–Yosemite Fire is assessing conditions to conduct prescribed burning operations in the Studhorse area (south of the Wawona Hotel) this week. If conditions allow, active burning may take place on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, and Thursday, April 20, 2023. Fire crews plan to target approximately 150 acres on the northeastern side of Wawona Road (Highway 41) and will have traffic ...

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YGPBC to Assist With Prescribed Pile Burn at EMCSPCA

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AHWAHNEE — The Yosemite Gateway Prescribed Burn Cooperative (YGPBC) is coming together to assist our local non-profit, Eastern Madera County SPCA. The YGPBC is excited to be gathering to conduct a prescribed brushing and pile burn on the Eastern Madera County SPCA property adjacent to the animal care center building in Ahwahnee. The goal is to clear hazardous fuel and debris ...

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