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Alert: Lightning Fires and Smoke Checks

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY–With the lightning that rolled through the area this morning, Sierra National Forest and CalFire fire crews are responding to and chasing lightning fires and smoke reports by ground and air today. We are monitoring these incidents but will not be posting articles for each individual fire unless an incident is growing and/or threatening life or property. Be prepared ...

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Celebration of Life for Sarah “Sally” Ruth Swiecki

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Sarah “Sally” Ruth Swiecki  August 6, 1929 – June 19, 2023 With sadness, love and profound gratitude, the family of Sarah “Sally” Ruth Swiecki, age 93, announces her departure at the Oakhurst Board in Care on Wednesday, June 19, 2023. Sally, as known to those closest to her, was born August 6, 1929, in Grosnell, Arkansas, to parents Tom and ...

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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 Presents Sound of Hollow Gather outside on the patio in Town Center at AXIS Coffee ...

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Mariposa Yosemite Symphony Orchestra is Returning

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MARIPOSA — After a 40-month COVID hiatus, the Mariposa Yosemite Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) is back in action with concerts on April 29th and 30th in Mariposa and at Tenaya Lodge in Fish Camp, led by its founding Music Director and Conductor Les Marsden. The program for the upcoming concerts will be Beethoven’s “Leonore Overture #3,” the original rarely-heard first version of ...

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Man Accused Of Abuse, Illegal Captivity Found In Fish Camp

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FRESNO — Domestic Violence detectives with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 52-year-old Jonathan Riester of Cayucas, CA. His bail is set at $35,000. On December 18th, a woman flagged down a motorist for help along Hwy. 168 near Shaver Lake. The woman explained to the driver she was in danger and wished to be taken to a safe ...

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New Sierra Tel Directory Showcases a Bit of Midpines History

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Sierra Tel, serving both Eastern Madera County and Mariposa County, announces that its 2023 telephone directory recounts the long history of Midpines Food and Gas. The directory story briefly recounts the times gone by of the 1926 Carstens building, located at the intersection of Carsten’s Road and Highway 140 in Midpines, that is now Midpines Food and ...

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Red Cross Opens Two Shelters In Oakhurst And Mariposa

OAKHURST — The American Red Cross Central Valley Chapter has opened two evacuation shelters due to flooding in Madera and Mariposa Counties. Red Cross volunteers will provide safe shelter, water, meals, and additional resources to evacuees impacted by these major storms. Shelter Locations: New Life Christian Fellowship (5089 Cole Road, Mariposa, CA 95338) Oakhurst Community Center (39800 Fresno Flats Rd, ...

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Traffic Alert: Hwy 41 And Tenaya Lodge

FISH CAMP–The California Highway Patrol is reporting a traffic collision has occurred on Highway 41 near Tenaya Lodge. A single vehicle is involved with no injuries being reported. All parties are out of the vehicle which is reportedly 50 feet down a cliff.   We will update this article as more information is available.  

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Celebrate NYE with Mercy & The Heartbeats at Tenaya Royale

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FISH CAMP — It will be your license to thrill when you join us on Saturday, December 31st, for the lavish Tenaya Royale New Year’s Eve celebration! Revel in the spectacular Yosemite region in a scene right out of a spy film, with casino games, great food and drink, live entertainment from Mercy & The Heartbeats, dancing, and more! Doors open ...

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Christmas Options From Your Favorite Local Restaurants

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OAKHURST — Why bother with all the fuss and drama (and dirty dishes) of cooking Christmas Eve dinner or a Christmas Day buffet when you have three incredible options such as these? Check out these Christmas menus from three of your favorite local restaurants! Christmas Eve Dinner at Idle Hour Winery & Kitchen Saturday, December 24th, from 5 – 8 ...

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