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How Art Shapes Our Lives: The Gilded Age Mansions

Image of a Rhode Island mansion known as The Breakers.

By Sal Maccarone During the years following 1870 America was beginning to enjoy a bustling industrial economy. As with some of the phenomena of today’s world, a few remarkable individuals became very wealthy during this short lived era. This time period is now referred to as “The Gilded Age”, a name first coined through the title of a book which ...

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Hwy. 41 Closure in Oakhurst From El Cid to Rd. 222: Police Activity

Update – 2:33 pm – CHP is currently opening Hwy. 41. The MCSO says barricaded subject was taken into custody without incident. MCSO would like to thank the Oakhurst community for there cooperation during this incident. Update – 2:22 pm – The subject has been detained and is in custody. As soon as all the police equipment is cleared Hwy. 41 will ...

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Virtual Yosemite: Lyell Canyon Trail

Image of Lyell Canyon in Yosemite.

For the interactive 360° VR experience, go to: https://www.virtualyosemite.org/virtual-tour/#node276 One of the hiking gems in Yosemite’s high country is the Lyell Canyon Trail, which extends for almost eight miles from the Yosemite Valley Lodge to the base of Donohue Pass at the southeast border of the park.  The most amazing aspect to this unique wilderness trail is that it’s almost ...

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Playing Football During COVID

by Caden Shows, Student Journalist with Minarets Press Because of COVID-19, high school sports programs across the state have had their seasons either canceled or postponed. Both parents and athletes wonder what this means for Minarets. Head varsity football coach Pat Lynch, however, already has a plan in place to approach the season as optimistically, and as realistically, as possible. ...

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Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad Opens After Creek Fire Closure

FISH CAMP, CA. – Due to the closure of the Sierra National Forest in September, the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad was forced to cool the engines of their two antique steam locomotives. While the entirety of Sierra National Forest remains closed temporarily, Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad has received special permission to restart operations. Right on time for beautiful fall weather and nature’s ...

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YGAC Presents “Wild Things” – An Evening of Poetry, Stories, Music, and Art

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What is wild in your world? Wild ideas… wild animals… wild places… wild fires? Yosemite Gateway Art Center in Oakhurst presents “Wild Things,” a performance that combines poetry, storytelling, music and art! “Wild Things” will be presented live on Facebook at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10. “Wild Things” explores creative interpretations of this provocative theme. Sponsored by Madera County ...

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Battling the Flames: Minarets Staff Fighting Fires

by Adam Saldivar, student journalist with Minarets Press The fires burning up and down California have not only affected some Minarets students but staff members as well. In these difficult times when almost everyone in the Minarets community is affected by smoke and flames, Minarets staff members are helping out to fight back against the fires in various ways such ...

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Better Weather Aiding in Creek Fire Efforts

MADERA COUNTY – Oct. 9, 2020 – North Zone – With mop-up nearly complete along the stretch of uncontained fireline around Little Shuteye Peak, crews have progressed to gridding the green fuels adjacent to those lines, looking for hidden sparks and embers smoldering. This activity indicates that the fireline north and south of Little Shuteye Peak is approaching containment status. ...

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Madera County Department of Public Health to Offer Covid Testing in Madera County Mountain Communities

MADERA COUNTY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – Oct. 8, 2020 – The Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) will be offering 3 more dates for mobile testing and flu vaccinations in the Madera County Mountain Communities. Friday Oct.9 at the Mountain Christian Center from 9am to 12 noon located at 40299 Hwy. 49, Oakhurst, CA. 93644 Thursday Oct.15 at the North Fork ...

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Visit Yosemite Madera County

10.08.20 Daily Conditions Report          Weather Report 20201008 Preservation Work Continues On Two Yosemite Bridges Through November Starting Monday, October 12, crews will commence repair work on the El Capitan Bridge in Yosemite Valley and on the East Fork of the Cascade Creek Bridge on the El Portal Road. The work will continue through the end of ...

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