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Vaccine Clinic and Local Blood Drive

Yosemite Drug Located in the Coarsegold Historic Village is Having Another COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic and Blood Drive COARSEGOLD – Yosemite Drug will be holding its next COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Sunday April 11th, 2021. The pharmacy will be vaccinating all persons 18 and older who make an appointment with the Moderna Vaccine. Moderna Vaccine is only approved for those 18 and ...

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Yosemite National Park to Re-Implement Day-Use Reservations

Yosemite National Park to Re-Implement a Day-Use Reservation System Beginning on Friday, May 21, 2021  Yosemite National Park – Beginning Friday, May 21, visitors to Yosemite National Park will need a day-use reservation to enter the park. The temporary day-use reservation system will allow the park to manage visitation levels to reduce risks associated with exposure to COVID-19. Day-use reservations will ...

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PG&E Offers Customer Support

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Here to Help: PG&E Will Continue Providing Robust Customer Support Once COVID-19 Protections End in Late June  SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.— As the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic start to subside, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) reminds customers with past-due balances to explore available financial-assistance programs now, before the customer protections put in place during the pandemic end on June ...

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Local Legislators Request Gov. Newsom Declare Water Crisis

Bipartisan Coalition of Valley Legislators Request Governor Newsom Declare Water Crisis a Statewide Emergency SACRAMENTO – Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno) and Assembly Agriculture Committee Chair Robert Rivas (D-Hollister), along with a bipartisan group of Valley legislators, are requesting Governor Gavin Newsom address the abysmal water allocation crisis for Valley food producers. The request comes after the Department of ...

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PG&E Developing Hybrid Microgrid System

A new hybrid-renewable microgrid system that is in development in Briceburg, CA  – the first of its kind through PG&E’s new Remote Grid Initiative. MARIPOSA COUNTY – PG&E and project developer BoxPower.io recently began construction on the Briceburg Remote Grid. PG&E anticipates the system will be completed and online this month as is noted in a press release that BoxPower ...

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Sierra Vista Scenic Byway: Then and Now

Submitted by: Daniel Chui “Some people call it Beasore, some people call it ‘Bayshore’. Whatever it is, drive up that road and just keep driving.” This was how I found out about the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway, in a conversation with a local hiker and now friend Alison Card. It was early July 2020, and over the next few weeks ...

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Fresno State Contributes Millions in Economic Impact

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FRESNO — Salvador Solorio-Ruiz grew up in Delano, a small Central Valley town where 22% of residents live in poverty, according to the U.S. Census. The son of immigrants, however, was bound for something different when he became the first in his family to graduate from college — Fresno State. He returned to his hometown, started working and also ran for ...

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Seedling’s Offered for Private Property

 Sierra National Forest offers progressive seedling program to area residents NORTH FORK, CA. – The Bass Lake Ranger District is set to begin its 2021 reforestation program. During the next six weeks, contract and Forest Service crews will be planting approximately 620 acres focusing on the areas of the 2020 Creek Fire. Approximately 200 to 260 seedlings per acre will ...

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Vaccinations Open to Everyone 16 and Older

MADERA COUNTY – Madera County Department Public Health (MCDPH) is expanding eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines to everyone 16 and over effective Friday, April 2, 2021. Under this new expansion, anyone age 16 and over who lives or works in Madera County may register for and receive a vaccine. Those eligible may register for a variety of appointment choices next week ...

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Virtual Yosemite: Wildflowers on the Hite Cove Trail

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Spring has come to the Sierra, bringing with it a spectacular wildflower season this year. One of the best places to view this is along the Hite Cove Trail, roughly 10 miles to the west of Yosemite’s border, along the Merced River Canyon and Highway 140. See the 360° VR experience here. Currently, millions of brilliant orange California poppies blanket ...

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