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Mist Trail in Yosemite Closing

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–One of the most popular trails in Yosemite Valley, the Mist Trail, is getting some work done. Crews will be making repairs and improvements to the trail and stone staircases to allow for safe passage and to prevent resource damage from off-trail traffic. The Lower Mist Trail – from the John Muir Trail (JMT) junction, just uphill from ...

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Yosemite Fires Red And Rodgers Updates

YOSEMITE–The Rodgers Fire and The Red Fire are naturally caused lightning fires in the wilderness of Yosemite National Park with no threat to structures or critical infrastructure. The burn pattern on both fires can be described as mosaic, meaning patches of fire spread across the landscape. The fire is cleaning up dead and downed fuels on the ground to make ...

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September is National Preparedness Month

Red Cross Urges Everyone  to Get Ready Now for Emergencies, Climate Change Causing More Disasters in the U.S. than Anywhere Else FRESNO — People everywhere are feeling the impacts of climate change with more frequent and intense weather events threatening our communities. September is National Preparedness Month and the American Red Cross, Central Valley Chapter, urges everyone to get ready for ...

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2022 Native American Youth Conference Coming in November

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FRESNO STATE — The 2022 Native American Youth Conference is coming to Fresno State on Saturday, November 5, 2022. The conference will be held at Fresno State’s Satellite Student Union. See map below. All Native American students in 6th through 12th grade are invited to attend. For more information, please contact Native American Initiative Outreach Counselor Amber Esquivel at esquivelamber@csufresno.edu. ...

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Homicide Investigation In Oakhurst

OAKHURST–Shortly before 10pm on August 23, 2022 the Madera County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a call from a male reporting he discovered his wife deceased at their home. MCSO Deputies responded to the residence in the 40000 block of Highway 49, in the area of Covey Court in Oakhurst and located a deceased female. https://goo.gl/maps/VbTPYbB16cVHYxDu9 Following interviews and extensive processing ...

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Caltrans and Clean California to Hold Hiring Event Next Week

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COARSEGOLD — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and Clean California are now hiring for their Coarsegold station for maintenance positions in Coarsegold, Oakhurst, and the surrounding areas. Caltrans Event Flyer – August 30, 2022 (PDF) Help keep California beautiful! Visit them in person! Tuesday, August 30 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Premier Valley Bank 40061 Highway 49 Oakhurst, CA ...

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Yosemite Unified School District Is Now Hiring

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YOSEMITE — Yosemite Unified School District is a great place to work and there are multiple job openings available. You may work in classrooms as a teaching assistant (also known as a paraeducator or paraprofessional) helping students learn. See video below. The district also needs teachers to help students reach their full potential and achieve their dreams. YUSD needs great ...

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Final Weekend! MOTG Presents Good Medicine and Roger Perry

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MARIPOSA — For the final weekend of Mariposa County Arts Council’s Music on the Green for the 2022 season, Good Medicine return on Friday, August 26, and Roger Perry will play Saturday, August 27. Good Medicine (see video below) are led by husband and wife duo Frank and Debbie Sipes. Deb plays guitar and Frank plays bass. They’re both singer/songwriters ...

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Two Lightning Caused Fires Being Managed in Yosemite

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–The Red and Rodgers Fires are burning in Yosemite National Park in the higher elevations, away from any infrastructure or populated areas. Both fires were caused by lightning and are being managed as suppression fires with confine and contain strategies. Firefighters are working to keep the fires within natural barriers.   Firefighters assigned to the Red  Fire are ...

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Ponderosa Receives USDA Funding for Fiber Optic Upgrades

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O’NEALS — Ponderosa Communications, Inc. is pleased to announce it has been awarded funding to improve its rural infrastructure. This award will assist in Ponderosa’s mission of delivering quality communications solutions by moving its customers from a copper-based network to a fiber-optic connection. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a $6.4 million loan and a $6.4 million grant ...

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