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Bass Lake Resort ‘Reinvents’ Business During Coronavirus Crisis

BASS LAKE — It’s no secret the hospitality industry has been hit extremely hard by the COVID-19 crisis. Direct health concerns as well strict restrictions and directives from health officials, including social distancing, sheltering in place and closing the area’s main attraction – Yosemite National Park — has resulted in a significant drop in all tourism-related business. In just the ...

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Bass Lake Resorts Postpone Opening Day to April 10

BASS LAKE — Two popular local resorts have opted to postpone opening this season due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. Miller’s Landing and The Forks Resort both announced Thursday their opening day will now be April 10. “In the best interest of our employees, customers and our community, we have decided to postpone opening day to Friday, April 10,” ...

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Power Outage Stretches into Day 3 for Nearly 1,000 PG&E Customers

BASS LAKE — Nearly 1,000 PG&E customers continued to be without power Wednesday in the eastern Madera County foothills as well as a section of Mariposa County, according to the utility company. The power reportedly went out just after 10 p.m. Monday and remained out in many of the affected areas throughout the day Tuesday. Impacted areas include rural customers ...

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Mariposa Man Seriously Injured in Suspected DUI Crash

BASS LAKE –A 25-year-old Mariposa man was transported to Community Regional Medical Center with major injuries following a single-vehicle accident Friday night on Road 222. The incident, which happened about 9:30 p.m., resulted in the driver’s subsequent arrest for suspicion of D.U.I., according to a report issued by the California Highway Patrol. According to the CHP report, released Saturday afternoon, ...

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MCSO Acquires New ‘Oil-Spill Response’ Trailer

BASS LAKE — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office added to its arsenal of public safety tools this week, taking possession of a new specialized “trailer” that will allow department personnel to react more quickly and efficiently to hazardous spills. With the acquisition of the new “oil-spill response trailer,” MCSO personnel now have the ability to respond to a hazardous material ...

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Car Hits Boulder along Road 274, Injured Driver Airlifted

BASS LAKE — A 33-year-old Wishon woman was airlifted to a Fresno hospital following a single-vehicle traffic accident that happened Wednesday around 2:30 p.m. The incident, which occurred on Road 274 west of Marina View Drive, started after the woman’s vehicle failed to navigate a turn, skidded off the road, hit a large rock and then rolled multiple times. According ...

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History Mystery #83 – Do You Recognize This House?

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By Karen Morris (with thanks to Don Grove) This building has been home to many families since its service as a way station. Our records begin with the McGinity family. They lived here beginning in 1904. We are not sure how long they stayed. The Hanningan Family moved in about 1942 and stayed until 1947. Hazel Kennedy and her family ...

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SNF Details Plan for Prescribed Burns in Bass Lake Ranger District

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OAKHURST – Sierra National Forest (SNF) fire officials will implement their winter/spring prescribed burning program over the next five months within the Bass Lake Ranger District, the agency announced this week. This season’s projects are on Sugar Pine, Double-gate, Lone Sequoia, Timberloft, Greys Mountain and Cedar Valley as well as administrative sites at Batterson, Jerseydale and Clearwater stations. The total ...

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PG&E to Host Bass Lake Management Plan Meeting

BASS LAKE — PG&E will be hosting a stakeholder meeting today (Jan. 29) to review the Crane Valley/Bass Lake Shoreline & Surface Water Management Plan. The meeting, which will take place at the Bass Lake Ranger Station, is scheduled to run from 1-3 p.m. This meeting is the second of several planned community meetings that will culminate in a revised ...

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Bass Lake School District Seeks New Board Trustee

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OAKHURST — The Bass Lake Joint Union Elementary School District Board of Trustees is searching for a community member willing to serve on the district’s School Board. An open position on the Board has occurred due to the resignation of Curt Pollock. Pollock, who served on the Board from December 2014 to December 2019, has moved out of the area ...

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