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Firefighters Rescue Deer Taking A Dip In Backyard Pool

OAKHURST — Firefighters got a bit of a different assignment today when they were called out to convince a deer to get out of an in-ground pool on Road 426. Those who travel along Road 426 between Oakhurst and the Llama Ranch are very aware of the large population of deer who make a habit of grazing the lawns along ...

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Photo Journey Back To 1971 Loggers Jamboree

NORTH FORK — Take a nostalgic trip back in time 45 years, to the 12th annual Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree. Dianne Conway shared a Jamboree program from 1971, and after scanning every page, we have shared the album on our Facebook page. Click here to see what life was like back in the days with logging was an integral part of ...

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Yosemite Gateway Restaurant: Delightful Menu And Whiskey Bar

OAKHURST — What do you get when you mix a fresh and delicious menu of new delights and time-tested classics, with a family-friendly, affordable atmosphere? Add in a top-notch salad bar, and a first-class whiskey bar and put it all right in the heart of town. That’s Yosemite Gateway Inn. “Our goal was to come up with taste bud tantalizing ...

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Arrive Early For Busy Weekend In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park anticipates a very busy Fourth of July weekend and visitors are urged to arrive at the park very early to avoid potential traffic congestion and difficulties with parking. Visitors should plan on arriving at the park entrances by 9 a.m. each day. Parking in Yosemite Valley is expected to be especially challenging and visitors should ...

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Yosemite Bears Help Themselves To Unattended Food

YOSEMITE — Bears emerged from their dens in March this year and have been active throughout the park ever since. Recent observations have included bears grazing in roadside meadows and along hiking trails. Bear incidents this week have centered on activities by backpackers. Two incidents occurred in the Yosemite Valley Backpacker’s Campground when bears got into food left unattended in ...

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Fire Closes Highway 41 Near Blackhawk Lodge

 O’NEALS — Crews responded to a vegetation fire today near the Blackhawk Lodge that threatened at least one structure and snarled traffic on a stretch of Highway 41 just north of Road 200. Firefighters were called out at 12:50 p.m. to the fire which was burning in grass and oak brush just adjacent to the southbound lane. The first engine ...

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Number Of Large California Wildfires Rises With Temps

CALIFORNIA — Over 5,200 firefighters are battling 9 large wildfires in California. Yesterday’s high temperatures combined with the low humidity led to an increase in wildfire conditions. Several large wildfires broke out burning hundreds of acres. Temperatures in many parts of California are expected to be 5-15 degrees above normal, and humidity will likely drop into the single digits in ...

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Escape to Bodie: A Very Special Tour

I had a rare treat to participate in a special tour of Bodie, with the local historian behind doors of old buildings that are closed to the general public. Where: Bodie State Historic Park Difficulty: Easy When: June 12, 2016 I spent the night in Bridgeport and headed south on Hwy 395 to Hwy 270, following the paved road and ...

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Dozens Of New Fires Yesterday Across The State

CALIFORNIA — Over 5,000 firefighters are battling four large wildfires in California, while firefighters around the rest of the state battled dozens of new fires yesterday. Despite the higher temperatures and dry conditions, all the new fires yesterday were contained in their initial stages. Cal Fire crews were also able to contain the 210-acre Camanche Fire in Amador County that ...

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Over 66 Million Trees Dead In California

SACRAMENTO — As wildfires burn across California, new estimates on the number of dead trees in California were announced, prompting continued concern for California’s forest health and wildfire danger. Today, the US Forest Service released the outcome of its latest aerial surveys over California forestland, finding that over 66 million trees have now died due to drought and bark beetles ...

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