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Yosemite Requiring Reservations for Horsetail Fall Event

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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–During February, thousands of visitors visit Horsetail Fall, a waterfall that creates the illusion that the water is on fire. The surge in visitation has led to full parking lots, parking overflowing into traffic lanes, pedestrian-vehicle conflicts causing safety issues, and damage to natural and cultural resources. Day Use Reservations In order to manage visitor activity during this ...

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Is Rain Finally on the Way for Us?

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The National Weather Service Hanford Office is predicting a storm system will impact Central California Wednesday through Saturday, resulting in periods of precipitation. The majority of this precipitation will fall Wednesday night and Thursday, as well as Friday afternoon and Friday night. There may be a brief break in precipitation Thursday night and Friday morning. Snow levels will be ...

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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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YHS Cross Country Team Ready to Build on Success

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OAKHURST — After two seasons of rapid success, the Yosemite High School boys’ cross-country team is anxious to see what they can achieve this year with a full returning team of upperclassmen.  A third Valley championship would be an amazing accomplishment for the team and our community. In 2021, the Badgers won the NSL league meet with an extremely rare ...

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Discover Yosemite, Inc. Recognized As A Travelers Favorite

Discover Yosemite, Inc. Recognized as Tripadvisor® 2023 Travelers’ Choice® Award Winner  OAKHURST, August 16, 2023 – Discover Yosemite is pleased to announce it has been recognized by Tripadvisor as a 2023 Travelers’ Choice award winner for Tours. The coveted award celebrates businesses that have consistently received great traveler reviews on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months, placing these winners among the top ...

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VYMC Debuts Recreate Responsibly Activity & Coloring Book

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OAKHURST — Since its inception, the Welcoming Committee has grown from seven to ten members, and in 2021 they began educating visitors on how to Recreate Responsibly in the outdoors and protect the home of local wildlife. The wild cast of characters have appeared in YouTube videos, in a printable activity kit, at select local restaurants on coloring placemats, around ...

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Live Music Around Town This Weekend

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Get out your dancing shoes because it’s time to party! There’s live music (and lots of great food and drink) happening all over the mountain this weekend! Just take a look at what’s coming up on the musical horizon! Axis Grounded Music Series Gather outside on the patio in Town Center at AXIS Coffee Bar + Eatery to ...

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Celebration of Life for Asenath “Cindy” Richards

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Asenath “Cindy” Richards December 4, 1940 – May 21, 2023 Our dear mother, Cindy Richards, sadly passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 21, 2023, at the age of 82. Mom was a matriarch and a wonderful mother who was always there when we needed her. She had a beautiful soul and a beautiful smile and was well-loved by ...

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First 5 Madera County Now Recruiting New Commissioner

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Calling all community members, moms, dads, and community service personnel! Are you interested in advocating for the youngest children and families? First 5 Madera County has the perfect opportunity for you to make a positive impact. They are currently recruiting for a Commissioner to represent the Chowchilla and Fairmead area and their needs. This is your opportunity ...

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MCTC Launches New Look and Enhanced Transparency

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MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Transportation Commission (MCTC) is revitalizing its look to reflect the agency’s transformative evolution to meet the changing needs of the region. Established 51 years ago to provide for the regional coordination of land use, transportation, and infrastructure, MCTC serves as the region’s federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization. “Our new logo reflects a more modern ...

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