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Winter Weather Advisory For High Country

MOUNTAIN AREA — It doesn’t matter that it’s technically spring: the National Weather Service says a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the Sierra Nevada high country above 8,000 feet from Yosemite to Kings Canyon National Parks, starting Friday morning at 5 a.m., May 24 and continuing through Saturday morning, May 26 at 5 a.m. In lower elevations, there’s ...

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Fire Burning On The Experimental Range In O’Neals Area

O’NEALS – Crews are on scene of a fire reported in the area east of Highway 41 on the San Joaquin Experimental Range south of Road 200. A full wildland dispatch was called up at 2:43 p.m., including Air Attack out of Fresno, and one air tanker, and a helicopter out of Columbia. The fire is located about 3 miles ...

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How Hard Is It To Fasten That Seat Belt?

SACRAMENTO – For most of us, it’s a habit. You get behind the wheel, you pull that strap over and click your seat belt into place. Over the upcoming holiday weekend, the California Highway Patrol is going to assist us all in reinforcing that habit during a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP) where the use of seat belts will be the ...

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Minarets FFA Attends 90th Annual State Convention

By Dilan Basila and Michael Rezendes —  O’NEALS — “Get on your feet for your 2017-2018 California State Officers!” At the the 90th Annual California State FFA Convention held earlier this month in Anaheim, members had the opportunity to witness the first ever California State Leadership Conference. Minarets FFA brought 31 students, merely a fraction of the over 7,500 members and ...

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Vision Academy Summer Arts Camp

OAKHURST — This year, Vision Academy of the Arts Summer Camps presents Better Than Ever! The Rally! as the first in their three-week series of creative and affordable summer programs for youth starting Monday, June 18. The trio of camps are designed to stand alone or as a group, taking place at Oakhurst Elementary School where participants break into different ...

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Strong Finish For Minarets Track And Field

By Joshua Arroz — O’NEALS — The Minarets Track Team raced to the finish line earlier this month at the Track and Field Event hosted at Fowler High School. This was the last event of the season for the Mustangs and the team included freshmen Cameron Johnson, Benjamyn Bradley, Noah McLaughlin, Ariana Lusk, Kaitlynn McDonald, Alice Cummings, sophomore Nick Roland, ...

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Free YARTS Transportation To Yosemite For Memorial Weekend

YOSEMITE — For two days over Memorial Weekend, Sunday and Monday, May 27 – 28, Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) will provide free transit service from a multitude of locations into Yosemite National Park. For the special service, YARTS will run on: Highway 41 (Fresno, Oakhurst) Highway 140 (Merced, Mariposa) Highway 120 North (Sonora, Groveland) Hwy 395/120 (Mammoth Lakes, ...

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Ongoing Computer And English Classes

MOUNTAIN AREA — A number of opportunities are available locally for adults seeking to further their education, through Yosemite Adult School. English as a Second Language classes are offered on Tuesdays in Oakhurst and on Thursdays in Coarsegold, and a computer class is offered in Wednesdays in Oakhurst. On Tuesday nights they offer English as a Second Language classes in ...

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Fire Closes Southbound Highway 41 At Road 200

O’NEALS – Crews are at scene of several vegetation fires near the Rocky Cut on Highway 41, south of Road 200. Southbound traffic is being diverted onto Road 200, and northbound is being allowed through but is reduced to one lane (see detour map below). UPDATE: at 9:30 a.m., both directions were open with one-lane traffic control in place, and ...

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One-Way Traffic Control On Highway 41 In Madera County

MADERA COUNTY — Caltrans officials say one-way traffic control will be in place on some busy stretches of Highway 41 in the next week, as part of a tree maintenance project. The following one-way traffic control will take place, weather permitting: • On Saturday, May 19, one-way traffic control will be in effect on State Route 41 in Madera County ...

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