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Recent Earthquakes And (Lack Of) Rockfalls In Yosemite

By Greg M. Stock — YOSEMITE — Recent earthquakes centered near Ridgecrest, CA, were strongly felt in and around Yosemite Valley. The largest of these, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake at 8:19 p.m. on Friday, July 5, caused shaking of the floor of Yosemite Valley that lasted ten seconds. Despite this shaking, it seems that there were not any rockfalls triggered ...

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Hodges Wins Top Logger Title At Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree

NORTH FORK — The 60th annual Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree turned the ‘Exact Center of California’ into a timber sports mecca over the post-July 4 holiday weekend as about 100 participants and more than 3,000 spectators converged on the North Fork Recreation Center Saturday and Sunday. During the two-day competition, a total of $10,000 in prize money was awarded as both ...

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Two Nights Of Music On The Green In Mariposa

By Andy Roberts — MARIPOSA — Modern day troubadour Nathan Ignacio will perform for Music on the Green on Friday, July 12. Nathan is a one-man traveling road show band and a talented multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter. He graced the Strawberry Music Festival main stage at the most recent festival and is one of the most active performers on the central California ...

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Volunteer Clean Up Crew Bags Bass Lake Trash

BASS LAKE — About 40 good-hearted local residents volunteered to tidy up around Bass Lake on Friday, July 5, after a local youth minister put out the call to pull on the gloves, grab the trash bags and get busy taking care of the annual post-holiday mess. Youth pastor Tim Miller of The Grove Foursquare Church in Ahwahnee invited the ...

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Meltwater Bridge And Tarantula Play Music On The Green

By Mariposa County Arts Council —  MARIPOSA — Meltwater Bridge is the featured band on Friday, July 5 for Mariposa Arts Council’s Music on the Green Summer Concert Series, and Tarantula is the featured artist on Saturday, July 6 at the Mariposa County Art Park. Meltwater Bridge on Friday, July 5 Meltwater Bridge showcases local folk musician/songwriter staple Gail Dreifus ...

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County Supervisors Signal Readiness To OK Industrial Hemp Production

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, July 2 voted 4-to-1 to direct the County’s agricultural commissioner to begin crafting an ordinance to regulate the cultivation of industrial hemp in Madera County. “This is a cash crop that Madera County can really make some money on,” said Supervisor Tom Wheeler. “People have been using [hemp] since ...

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Fire Dancers, Fireworks, Dinner At Bass Lake 4th Of July

BASS LAKE — Bass Lake Boat Rentals’ Marina Grill has teamed up with Mana Fire Dancers this summer to offer two unique food and fire shows. The Marina Grill at Bass Lake Boat Rentals is a beautiful lakefront dining experience on the north shore of Bass Lake. A hot destination for tourists and locals alike, the Marina Grill sports a ...

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Boat Parade And Fireworks At Bass Lake Independence Day

BASS LAKE — What’s up for Independence Day? Up in the sky it’s professional fireworks and on the ground — festivities at Bass Lake including the brilliant boat parade plus friends, families and plenty of fun for this 4th of July holiday. The boat parade starts at 7 p.m. near the entrance to Willow Cove and moves toward The Pines ...

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Hiking Through the Wild Azaleas From Fish Camp to Wawona Point

Wild azaleas were showing off their white flowers and we caught a whiff of their scent before we saw them. This was the perfect time to see them blooming between Fish Camp and the Mariposa Grove plus got a nice workout as we wandered through Mariposa Grove to Wawona Point. Where: Sierra National Forest, Yosemite National Park, Mariposa Grove of ...

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