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Yosemite National Park Weather Alert

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park and the National Weather Service is forecasting heavy snow, rain, and winds starting late afternoon Tuesday, with heaviest rain/snow Wednesday and Thursday. Snow level will start around 2,000 feet and rise to about 5,000 ft. Up to 10-12 feet of snow is possible at the higher elevations. Please be advised of the current and upcoming ...

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Mariposa Arts Council Opens “Poetry Out Loud” Contest

MARIPOSA — Mariposa County high students grades 9th – 12th are invited to compete in the Mariposa County Arts Council’s virtual Poetry Out Loud (POL) competition — a national poetry recitation contest that encourages youth voice and agency through the memorization and performance of great historical and contemporary poetry. This contest requires students to select and memorize 2 poems and ...

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California Dept. of Public Health Lifts Regional Stay at Home Order

SACRAMENTO – Officials with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today ended the Regional Stay at Home Order, lifting the order for all regions statewide, including the three regions that had still been under the order – San Joaquin Valley, Bay Area and Southern California. Four-week ICU capacity projections for these three regions are above 15%, the threshold that ...

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Wawona Property Owners Update

This is a message from Yosemite National Park. Update Jan. 22 at 3:30 pm Wawona Residents: COMMUNITY MEETING. There will be a community meeting tomorrow, January 23, at 10:00 am at the Wawona Community Center hosted by the NPS. Community members are encouraged to attend to get first-hand information on the status of the situation in Wawona and what progress ...

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Cold Weather is the Perfect Time for a Bowl of Tomato-Tortellini Soup

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When the weather is frightfully cold and you need something quick to warm you up, try this recipe for tomato-tortellini soup. With only four ingredients, you’ll be warm and cozy in no time!   Tomato-Tortellini Soup • Two 14-ounce cans reduced-sodium chicken broth • One 9-ounce package of refrigerated tortellini • One 8-ounce tub cream cheese spread with chive and ...

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Coarsegold 4-H Clothing Swap a Huge Success

Submitted By: Adee Fouch Coarsegold 4-H Reporter Coarsegold 4-H is pushing through the pandemic. We have to do our meetings online but that doesn’t stop us from helping out our community. On December 10, 2020, we sponsored a clothing drive at Coarsegold Community Center. There were lots of different sizes of clothing and shoes. There were also bags, belts, purses, ...

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Pet of the Week: Stevie the Cat

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Hi, I am Stevie…..not a very girlish name, is it? I guess I should feel lucky I wasn’t named “Crook”  for my crooked tail! I am an indoor kitty, spayed, and I would say I am “mature”. I haven’t been counting so I am not sure how old I am in human years. Let’s just say I am an adult…not a crazy kid, not a senior citizen! If you are looking for a pretty, sweet girl-kitty, call for more information about me at 559-683-1266.

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Oakhurst Area Chamber Chamber of Commerce Hands out Annual Awards

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce recently held its first meeting of the new year to vote for the Man, Woman and Business of the Year Awards. With many local business’ and citizens being nominated the recipients for the 2020 Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce awards go to the following: Business of the Year: Camarena Health Camarena Health is ...

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Travel Discouraged During Weekend Storm

The National Weather Service is forecasting several large winter storms to impact Madera County this weekend. Snow is expected to reach as low as 1500-2000 feet, and rain is projected from Friday through next week. The Madera County Office of Emergency Services encourages local residents to begin preparing for the upcoming storm now. Current power outages are expected to be ...

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Mono Winds Wreak Havoc Across Mountain Community

MADERA COUNTY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – Our mountain community was warned the Mono Winds would begin around 7 p.m. on Monday evening the 18th of January as PG&E planned PSPS in the areas that held the greatest risk. The night sky was clear, stars sparkled as the winds began to blow through the mountain slopes and canyons with a fierce rage ...

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