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Forest Service Announces Land Management Revision Updates

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Due to recent changes in COVID-19 risk ratings for Fresno, Kern and Tulare Counties, the U. S. Forest Service has decided to transition the public meetings that were planned for July 12 in Bakersfield, and July 13 in Clovis, to virtual events. The purpose of these meetings is still to provide information about the availability of revised ...

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Traffic Alert Coarsegold Hwy 41

  Update 8:15pm Traffic has begun to move through the area however it is moving slowly and very backed up. Expect delays. Original Report California Highway Patrol is currently reporting a major injury motor vehicle accident has occurred on Highway 41 near Road 415 in the Coarsegold area (Madera County). Two vehicles are involved and one person was reported to ...

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Fresno State Alum Honors Mother With Gift to Kremen School

Image of some young learners in a classroom at the Joyce M. Huggins Early Education Center at the Kremen School of Education and Human Development.

FRESNO STATE — In December 2020, Fresno State alumnus Chuck Hudelson was looking to make a donation to the university in honor of his mother, Mildred. He wasn’t quite sure where he wanted his $100,000 IRA rollover monies to go, but when he shared with the university his mom’s passion for teaching, it was an easy decision. “Teaching just lit up ...

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Incarcerated Students Now Have New Path to College Degree

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FRESNO STATE — The new program at Fresno State is a collaboration between the College of Social Sciences, the Division of Continuing and Global Education and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The new program expands access to higher education among one of the most marginalized populations in the state. The degree program was accredited on May 5 by the Western ...

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Traffic Advisory: One-Way Traffic on State Routes 49 & 132

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MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has scheduled additional lane closures this week on State Routes 49 and 132 in Mariposa County next week. State Route 49 One-way traffic control at Stockton Creek Bridge for K-rail installation beginning Wednesday, July 6, through Friday, July 8, 2022, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. One-way traffic control from Bear ...

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Yosemite National Park Declares Fire Season Has Begun

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Yosemite National Park has declared fire season as of June 30, 2022 due to hotter and drier weather conditions. Fire season is officially enacted when the fire danger ratings for the park are at or above a moderate level for three consecutive days. When recreating, be sure to follow all fire rules and regulations. Help prevent human ...

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RCRC Launches Sixth Annual Rural County Photo Contest

Image of 2021 First Place Photo by Ramiro Ruiz, Monterey County.

SACRAMENTO — The Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) is holding its Sixth Annual Rural County Photo Contest from July 1 through July 31, 2022. The contest invites individuals to submit their photographs capturing life in rural California and showcasing the beautiful scenery, activities, communities, history, and charm of RCRC’s 39 member counties. Photo entries should be sent to photocontest@rcrcnet.org. ...

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Recipes of the Week: Pork Chops & Roasted Chicken Tostadas

Image of Pork Chops in Creamy Mustard-Peppercorn Sauce.

Recipes courtesy of Marcia Stanley, MS, RDN. FOOD & DRINK — After a long day in the classroom or at the office, it’s tough to top bringing the family together with a home-cooked meal. When evenings are busy with homework and activities, however, there might be little time left for complicated dishes. Take those schedules on with a menu of ...

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History Mystery #112: The Traveling Mystery Cabin

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Submitted by Debby Carter, SHSA Librarian. According to articles in the Sierra Star, the cabin that is now located at Fresno Flats Historic Park & Village (see map below) was originally located west of Highway 41 and south of Sugar Pine, and east of Silver Knob.  In 1969, a year after the Sierra Historic Sites Association (SHSA) was formed, ...

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5 Once-In-A-Lifetime Honeymoon Destinations

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TRAVEL & RECREATION — Wedding season is in full swing as many lovebirds resume their wedding and honeymoon plans coming out of two years of pandemic restrictions. With an estimated 4.7 million weddings expected to take place in 2022 and 2023, according to The Wedding Report, newlyweds are eager to celebrate their special nuptials with once-in-a-lifetime trips. In fact, according ...

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