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SNF Continues Prescribed Burning

North Fork – The Sierra National Forest (SNF) will continue prescribed burning within the Bass Lake Ranger District, beginning Friday December 3rd & Saturday December 4th as weather and air quality is optimal to start ignitions. These treatments will consist of understory burning removing fuels created during tree mortality, timber harvest, and is designed to reintroduce fire under controlled conditions ...

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SNF High Sierra Ranger District: Over Snow Vehicle Extended

NORTH FORK — Sierra National Forest (SNF) High Sierra Ranger District, due to the lack of winter weather and snow conditions, the Huntington Lake road which is normally scheduled to close December 1st, will remain open this year through December 15th. This will be the only extension of the closure for Huntington Lake Road. Regardless of weather and ground conditions, ...

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A Month of Christmas with a Bit of New Year’s Eve

OAKHURST–***UPDATED 12/15/2021*** Holiday festivities abound all over the mountain area. Below is a sampling of what’s available. If you don’t see something that grabs your fancy, keep checking back. This article will be updated as new information comes across the desk. The Grove Presents Community of Lights  Friday, December 10 and Saturday, December 11 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm The ...

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Fresno County Issues Statement on Omicron Variant

FRESNO – The Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH) has been following international headlines related to a new variant of the COVID-19 (SARS-COV-2) virus. This variant, known as the Omicron variant, has been classified as a variant of concern due to the potential for increased contagiousness (ability to spread from one person to another) and possibly increased virulence (the ability ...

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6th Annual 4-H Mountain Area Clothing Swap is Almost Here!

Alistair King, Coarsegold 4-H Club Reporter contributed to this article. COARSEGOLD — Mark your calendar! The 6th Annual Mountain Area Clothing Swap is almost here. Coarsegold 4-H is doing their part as a civic engagement and community service project. Thursday, Dec. 9, from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. the Coarsegold 4-H is holding their 6th annual mountain area clothing swap ...

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Today Would Have Been Eben’s 21st Birthday

Oakhurst  – Eben Hammond’s life was cut short—needlessly and recklessly—on July 7, 2021. He enjoyed a life full of promise, so much talent in one young man, beloved by many. It’s clear that the perpetrator of the crime (and, yes, it was most definitely a crime) has no intention of turning him or herself in. It will always be a ...

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CHP: Maximum Enforcement Period Begins Today for the Thanksgiving Holiday

SACRAMENTO  – The California Highway Patrol (CHP) wants to remind everyone to put safety ahead of turkey and trimmings this Thanksgiving. The CHP will be kicking off a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP) beginning at 6:01 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24, and continuing through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 28.  During the MEP, all available CHP officers will be on patrol, ...

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Hanukkah Celebration Comes to Tenaya Lodge

FISH CAMP–Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, takes place this year from sundown November 28, 2021, to sundown December 6, 2021. This year a special celebration, open to the public, takes place at Tenaya Lodge Resort at Yosemite, led by Rabbi Shlomo Menkes of Siderman Family Camp and Conference Center in North Fork. A menorah (candelabra) will be on display ...

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PG&E to Release High Water Flows on San Joaquin River

Auberry – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is planning to increase flows on a portion of the San Joaquin River starting Sunday, Nov. 28, by releasing more water from the Kerckhoff Dam in Fresno and Madera counties. Due to limited and difficult egress from the San Joaquin River Gorge, PG&E advises the public to avoid entering the water during ...

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One-Way Traffic Control Delays Expected on State Route 49

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MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform various operations on State Route 49 next week in Mariposa County. Work is scheduled to be performed as follows: Route 49 One-way traffic control from Mocassin Creek to Bear Valley Road for crack seal operations beginning Monday, November 22, through Wednesday, November 24, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 ...

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