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Sierra National Forest Enters Temporary Fire Restrictions

CLOVIS, Calif. – The Sierra National Forest (SNF) will enact temporary fire restrictions Effective June 24, 2021. Prohibiting campfires, welding, or smoking on all public lands managed by the Forest in non-developed campsites. Campfires will only be allowed in wilderness, developed campgrounds or picnic areas managed by the Forest Service or concessionaire, California Land Management.  The forest is continuing to ...

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Tourism Officials Offer Advice for Snagging Park Reservations in Yosemite’s Southern Gateway

Yosemite National Park’s day-use reservation system remains in place through Sept. 30, 2021, but there are still many ways travelers can access the grandeur.     OAKHURST, CA, (JUNE 23. 2021) –  California’s tourism sector is roaring back to life, and although the rest of the state is easing restrictions, Yosemite National Park has not announced changes to the temporary day-use reservation system. ...

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CHP Partners With 11 Western States For Traffic Safety Campaign

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TRAFFIC SAFETY CAMPAIGN PUTS SPEEDING DRIVERS ON NOTICE THROUGHOUT THE WESTERN STATES SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is partnering with 11 other highway patrols, state patrols, and state police agencies for the Western States Traffic Safety Coalition traffic safety campaign, giving motorists “a dozen reasons not to speed.” Speeding violations will be the target of law enforcement ...

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WHAT’S HAPPENING, OAKHURST . . . and Beyond? Weekend of June 25-27

Friday, June 25 Golden Chain Theatre Presents 2021 Drive-In Summer Melodrama. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. 42130 Highway 41, Oakhurst. 559/683-7112. Golden Chain Theatre Advance reservations required. Axis Music Series Featuring Jill &  Co., Axis Coffee Bar + Eatery, 6 pm to 8 pm, 4150 Town Center Blvd., Ste. 102, Madera. 559/822-3380 Tesoro Viejo Events Live Evening ...

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CAL FIRE Seeks Assistance With Annual Cone Crop Survey And Cone Collection Efforts

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is seeking assistance from landowners, Registered Professional Foresters (RPFs), and natural resource professionals with its annual cone crop survey and cone collection efforts, including locating developing cone crops on native California Conifers. These efforts support the CAL FIRE Seed Bank at the L.A. Moran Reforestation Center, whose mission ...

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Traffic Delays Expected On State Route 140

Traffic Advisory, One-Way Traffic Control Delays Expected On State Route 140  MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct utility work next week on State Route 140. Work is scheduled to take place between the Bear Creek River Bridge and Foresta Road from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. beginning Monday, June 21 through Friday, June 25, 2021. ...

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Sierra National Forest Closed For Juneteenth Holiday

Sierra National Forest to Commemorate Juneteenth Holiday on Friday by closing virtual service Clovis, CA., June 18, 2021 – In Commemoration of June 19th, Juneteenth National Independence Day…Holiday the Sierra National Forest Offices will be closed for virtual all services. Offices will re-open virtually on Monday June 21, 2021. All emergency and operational services will continue as normal. Juneteenth is ...

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