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Horse Owners Working Together In A Crisis

NORTH FORK – When wildfire threatens, those who own large animals are faced with decisions that go beyond what they will do to protect their family and their home. Evacuating horses presents a completely unique set of problems. Equine Emergency Evacuation (Triple E) is an all volunteer organization of mountain area residents who have come together to provide emergency evacuation ...

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Fire Closes Highway 41 For Hours

O’NEALS – A grass fire burning on both sides of Highway 41 closed the road in both directions for about three hours on Monday, June 17. Crews were dispatched at around 1:30 p.m to a vegetation fire on the west side of the Highway 41 just south of Road 200. The fire, though small in size, jumped the road and ...

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Huge Fires Burning Near Mariposa, 4-Corners, 2 More In YLP

COARSEGOLD – Firefighters started a very busy day on Father’s Day with a call at about 1:30 p.m. to yet another vegetation fire on Road 400 just north of Yosemite Springs Parkway. The fire was burning on the east side of the road in dry grass and brush, and consumed about half an acre before crews had it contained. As ...

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Summertime Means Grizzlies Baseball

Have you ever attended a Grizzlies baseball game? The Fresno Grizzlies are a San Francisco Giants Triple A farm team which means they are just one level below major league status. Numerous Grizzlies players earn a promotion to the Giants during the season. The most common reason is to replace an injured Giant but sometimes a Giant gets “demoted” for ...

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Cal Fire Talks About YLP Fires

MADERA COUNTY – With all the recent fires in the Coarsegold and Yosemite Lakes Park area, residents are understandably on edge and have been demanding answers about what is going on. Is there a firebug on the loose, what is the cause of all these fires, and what is Cal Fire doing about it? It has sparked some heated comments ...

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Become A New Kind Of Red Cross Volunteer

CALIFORNIA – The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to help reunite families. Think “private eye meets helper of humankind.” Here is your opportunity to make a difference. The chaos and confusion that accompanies war and disaster can separate families when they need each other most. When this happens, the Red Cross joins the search across international borders, offering ...

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Volunteers Work To Restore Meadows

Submitted by Brittany Dyer A meadow restoration project has been launched this month at Chiquito Creek, undertaken by the Yosemite/Sequoia Resource Conservation and Development Council (Y/S RC&DC) in partnership with the United States Forest Service (USFS) Bass Lake Ranger District (BLRD).

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Cooling Centers Open In The Mountains

MADERA COUNTY – The County of Madera has established the following locations as Cooling Centers during times of extreme summer heat. The Centers will be open the days and times as indicated on the list below. Other Centers may be opened on an “as needed” basis and will be announced through the Madera County Sheriff’s Office.

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Extreme Heat Forecast Over The Weekend

CALIFORNIA – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Special Weather Statement, alerting residents of an excessive heat warning and the chance for thunderstorms across the Sierra Nevada. Strong high pressure building across the region will result in very hot temperatures later in the week with record high temperatures likely at many locations on Friday and Saturday.

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No Burning Allowed Says Cal Fire

MADERA COUNTY – All burning has been suspended in the State Responsibility Area of Madera County as of Saturday, June 1, according to The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) in cooperation with Madera County Fire Department The burn suspension is necessary due to the lack of rainfall and higher than normal temperatures the ...

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