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Update: Bass Lake’s July 4th Fireworks Show Canceled

BASS LAKE — It’s official: The 2020 July 4 fireworks show at Bass Lake has been canceled.After 24 hours of conflicting reports about whether the popular event will be allowed to take place this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bass Lake Chamber posted late Thursday on its Facebook page: “It’s with a lot of sadness that we’re announcing that ...

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Influx of Visitors Pressuring Public Facilities at Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — Warmer weather and pent-up desire to be outdoors spurred by two months of quarantining has drawn larger crowds than usual to Bass Lake this month, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office.But because of the COVID-19 pandemic, public restrooms at the popular recreation spot have been closed and trash service suspended. So MCSO has stepped in to ...

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Celebration of Life for Karen Thomas

Picture of funeral flowers.

Karen Thomas died April 12, 2020, at the age of 82. She grew up at Bass Lake and attended Sierra High School and Fresno State. She was a children’s librarian in Oakland, CA for many years. She is survived by her daughter Margaret and son-in-law Dave, grandchildren Karen and Thomas and sister Loretta.

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Walking up a Dirt Road: Worman’s Mill to Pilot Peak

You might wonder what walking up a dirt road, an American Black Bear and Yogi Berra might have in common. Made perfect sense to me as I walked up a dirt road close to home to a high point to check out the views. Distance: About 8 Miles (but you can go shorter or longer)Difficulty: Moderate to StrenuousElevation Range: 3,418′ ...

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2020 Bass Lake Fishing Derby Cancelled

BASS LAKE — The 2020 Bass Lake Fishing Derby has been canceled, according to a press release issued Wednesday. “We were really hoping to go through with the Fishing Derby this year but had to consider the health and safety of participants, Bass Lake and our mountain community,” said Michelle Miller, owner of Miller’s Landing Resort. “Even though this is ...

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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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