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Kiwanis Run For The Gold Car Show, Dinner & Poker Run

OAKHURST – Members of the Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis Club welcome one and all to the 16th annual Run for the Gold classic car show on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Oakhurst Community Park, preceeded by a poker ride, dinner and preview party at the Oakhurst Community Center on Friday night, Sept. 7. The car show is free for the public to ...

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Pick Apples In Yosemite To Keep Bears Wild

YOSEMITE — All visitors, employees and residents are invited to enjoy a morning in Yosemite National Park at an apple picking party. This is an annual event that was started as part of efforts to help reduce bear-human contact in the park, and to help keep Yosemite bears wild. The historic apple orchard near Curry Village produces apples which attract ...

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Santa Cruz Bands Debut At Music On The Green

MARIPOSA – The next weekend of the free Summer Concert Series at The Art Park in historic downtown Mariposa features the debut of two young, up-and-coming Indie/Alt-Rock bands from Santa Cruz – Urban Theory on Friday, July 20, and Watch Me Breathe on Saturday, July 21. Formed in 2011, Indie-Rock group Urban Theory’s members have known each other since elementary ...

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CASA Hosts Mariposa Summer Fun Street Fair

MARIPOSA — Bring your extended family, and join with friends and neighbors in downtown Mariposa on Friday, Aug, 10 for the 2nd Summer Fun Street Fair. Closed off on 7th Street, the Fair runs from from 4 – 9 p.m. Organizers at CASA of Mariposa County say last year’s event was a huge success, with over 400 people in attendance. ...

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Free Wildland Fire Academy At Yosemite Adult School

Submitted by Tony Misner — OAKHURST — Want to work hard, get dirty, and travel across the country in an exhilerating position that’s a meaningful career and not just a job? Here’s an opportunity to become a wildland firefighter — and the classes are free. Yosemite Adult School, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, will be offering two Wildland ...

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Ferguson Fire Now Over 9,000 Acres, Most Movement South And East

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Firefighters has a busy night on the line as the Ferguson Fire has now grown to 9,266 acres and is just 2 percent contained. The fire is burning around the South Fork of the Merced River, south of Highway 140 between Mariposa and Yosemite National Park. There are currently 332 personnel assigned to the incident including 34 ...

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Caltrans Postpones Paving Work On Busy Local Highways

MADERA COUNTY — Good news for those who were concerned about anticipated delays on Highway 41 and Highway 49 for the next several weeks — especially with the extended closure of Highway 140 near the El Portal entrance to Yosemite National Park, due to the Ferguson Fire. Caltrans has decided to postpone the previously scheduled paving project. Caltrans, in cooperation ...

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Hiking to Spillway and Helen Lakes

I love to hike up the Mono Pass Trail. There is something about those views of Mono Pass, up Parker Pass and Kuna Crest that make me feel like I am on top of the world. But clouds make it extra special, casting shadows on those multi-colored mountains, changing the colors with every cloud. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 10.22 ...

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Log Truck Driver Saves Lives By Risking His Own

O’NEALS — A log truck driver may have saved lives today when he drove his truck off the road to avoid crashing the 70,000-pound vehicle into a line of stopped cars on Highway 41. Terry Jacobs, driving for Willis Logging Company of North Fork, had picked up a load on Sky Ranch Road (Road 632) near Calvin Crest this morning, ...

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Forward Progress Stopped On Cornerstone Fire Near YLP

COARSEGOLD – Quick work by firefighters saved the homes of several residents along Road 400 on the west side of Yosemite Lakes Park this afternoon. At 3:48 p.m., resources were dispatched to the fire on Cornerstone Court off of Road 400. The first unit at scene reported the fire at about 1/2 acre with a moderate rate of spread, burning ...

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