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California Fire Updates: Critical Fire Weather Remains

CALIFORNIA –  Oct. 14, 2020 – Today over 11,000 firefighters remain on the frontlines of 20 wildfires across the state, 13 of which remain major incidents.  Yesterday, firefighters across the State responded to 24 new wildfires, all of which were quickly contained. The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for many parts of Northern California due to ...

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Mariposa County Sheriff Offering Safe Disposal of Prescription Drugs

MARIPOSA – Saturday, October 24th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be set up at several locations in Mariposa County allowing local residents to return their unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal. Bring your medications for disposal to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office ...

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Minarets Students Publish First Novel: By The Light of Elune

by Solon Walker, student journalist for Minarets Press By the Light of Elune is a fantasy novel co-authored by senior Johanna Ziegler and Minarets graduate Joseph Langley. It follows the story of a party of explorers employed by the ruling Imperium, each of whom is running from something in their pasts. They have been sent out the chart the southern ...

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Phony Amazon Callers Using BBB Phone Number To Scam People

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The COVID-19 pandemic has more people than ever ordering from Amazon, and of course, scammers are finding ways to cash in on the trend. Con artists are posing as Amazon employees, calling people and claiming to need information about their account. And if that wasn’t tricky enough, scammers are spoofing the Better Business Bureau’s phone number to do ...

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Escape with Sally & Fannie to Marina Dunes

I was so tired of the smoke, grey skies, no sun and I just had to escape it for a few days. I loaded up the camper, the dogs and headed over to Marina Dunes to breathe the fresh ocean air, feel the the sand beneath my toes and watch the waves crash in. It took us about 3 hours ...

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PG&E Installs More Than 300 Weather Stations and 130 Fire Watch Cameras So Far in 2020; More Planned Before End of Year

SAN FRANCISCO — A rapidly growing network of weather stations and high definition cameras across High-Fire Threat Districts provide Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) meteorologists and analysts, weather-watchers and first responders with detailed, real-time information that’s crucial during California’s wildfire season. So far in 2020, PG&E has added 300 weather stations and 137 fire watch cameras this year as it ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: The Gilded Age Mansions

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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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Virtual Yosemite: Lyell Canyon Trail

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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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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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