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Pedal Forward Bikes & Adventure Triumphs

OAKHURST– Pedal Forward Bikes & Adventure, a bike shop and outdoor adventure provider in the southern Yosemite region, is delighted to announce the successful launch of its first year offering guided biking and hiking experiences in the breathtaking Sierra National Forest. The company’s achievement culminated in acquiring a coveted special use permit after an extensive 19-month application process with the ...

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Heaven Gained a Woodcarver

Lawrence E. (Larry) Smith September 6, 1936 – July 1, 2023 On July 1, 2023, Oakhurst lost its resident woodcarver, and heaven gained an artist. Lawrence E. (Larry) Smith passed away peacefully surrounded by family after a lengthy illness. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2023, at 11 am at Oakhurst Lutheran Church, where Larry ...

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One-Way Traffic Control This Week

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MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct the following one-way traffic control this week on State Route-140 (SR-140), for maintenance and construction operations. Work is scheduled to occur as follows: State Route 140 • One-way traffic control from Sweetwater Creek to El Portal Road for pavement work beginning Sunday, October 15, through Friday, October 20, 2023, ...

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Alert: Vegetation Fire Kinsman Flat

KINSMAN FLAT–Air and ground firefighters with Sierra National Forest and Cal Fire are responding to a vegetation fire in the area of Mammoth Pool Road and Kinsman Flat Road. The fire is currently 50 acres and evacuations are in place. This is the King Fire. We will update this article when more information is available. October 16, 2023 The fire ...

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Calvin Crest Conferences Hosts 3rd Annual Fall Crest Fest

OAKHURST—Calvin Crest Conferences invites people of all ages to this free family-friendly event on October 29, 2023. From 3 pm to 7 pm, guests can enjoy live music by Uptown Trio and Tarantula Banjo, our BRAND NEW Zipline through the trees and over the lake, Hayrides, Climbing Wall, Paddle Boats, Axe Throwing, Lawn Games, Apple Cider Press, and Craft Workshop. ...

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Celebration of Life for Bill (William) Christian

  William ‘Bill’ Gary Chrstian June 13, 2023   William ‘Bill’ Gary Christian passed to his heavenly home on Tuesday, June 13, 2023. Bill was born in Nogales, AZ and was raised in Riverside, CA where he graduated with a degree in music education. He served in the U.S. Army as a sharpshooter, parachutist and musician and was deployed during ...

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Celebration of Life for Dianne Marie Ross

Dianne Marie Ross Dianne was born in Denver Colorado and moved around a lot as a child. Her family settled in the Alhambra, California area where she graduated from Mark Keppel High School. She was married twice and had one son, John. Dianne worked most of her life as an office manager for car dealerships but she also worked as ...

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Fire Prevention Week: Cooking Causes Most U.S. Home Fires

FRESNO— During Fire Prevention Week (October 8-14), the American Red Cross Central Valley Chapter reminds everyone that cooking is the leading cause of home fires and issues safety steps to follow to help avoid one of these blazes. “The top reason for cooking fires is someone leaving the stove unattended while cooking,” said Daniela Aguilar, Regional Prevention and Preparedness Manager, ...

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One-Way Traffic Control This Week

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MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct the following one-way traffic control this week on State Route-140 (SR-140), for maintenance and construction operations. Work is scheduled to occur as follows: Route 140 • One-way traffic control from Sweetwater Creek to El Portal Road for pavement work beginning Sunday, October 8, through Friday, October 13, 2023, from ...

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FEMA and FCC Plan Nationwide Emergency Alert Test

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WASHINGTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) tomorrow, Oct. 4. The national test will consist of two portions, testing WEA and EAS capabilities. Both tests are scheduled to begin at approximately 2:20 p.m. ET (11:20 ...

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