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Yosemite National Park Declares Fire Season Has Begun

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Yosemite National Park has declared fire season as of June 30, 2022 due to hotter and drier weather conditions. Fire season is officially enacted when the fire danger ratings for the park are at or above a moderate level for three consecutive days. When recreating, be sure to follow all fire rules and regulations. Help prevent human ...

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History Mystery #112: The Traveling Mystery Cabin

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Submitted by Debby Carter, SHSA Librarian. According to articles in the Sierra Star, the cabin that is now located at Fresno Flats Historic Park & Village (see map below) was originally located west of Highway 41 and south of Sugar Pine, and east of Silver Knob.  In 1969, a year after the Sierra Historic Sites Association (SHSA) was formed, ...

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June 30th Reports from Visit Yosemite – Madera County

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MADERA COUNTY — Please see the attached PDFs from Visit Yosemite – Madera County for the Daily Conditions Report and for current weather conditions. Daily Conditions Report (PDF) Current Weather Conditions (PDF) Some important reminders from the park service Wawona Road Hazard Tree Removal Beginning Tuesday, July 5, park forestry crews will be working along Wawona Road between Yosemite West ...

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Friday Night Lectures are Back at Fresno Flats!

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Tony Krizan presents “Sierra High Mountain Passes.” Doors open at 5:30 p.m. on July 8. Show starts at 6:30.  Also, they’re recording oral histories between 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. from those that have some good old stories about growing up in the area or just have an interesting personal history. Some important questions that need answering:  Did you attend the ...

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Summer’s Here at the Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park

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The Fresno Flats Gazette – Summer 2022 It’s going to be a great summer! We are gearing up for another incredible summer at Fresno Flats. Check out all that is happening and how you can get involved. Events Pioneer Camp: June 21 – 23 Pioneer Camp is on and it’s going to be better than ever. We’re teaming up again with ...

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5 Family Staycation Ideas That Won’t Break Your Budget

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TRAVEL & RECREATION — Family vacations are a great way to bond and take a step back from the hectic schedules that accompany everyday life, but sometimes time or money (or both) make planning an elaborate trip a non-starter. However, a staycation – a vacation you take right in your hometown (or nearby) – can be much less expensive and ...

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History Mystery #111: North Fork Trading Post

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From the Madera Tribune, Volume 67, Number 83, 8 Sept. 1958 North Fork Store Burns As Community Threatened North Fork, CA. — A North Fork landmark for nearly 60 years burned to the ground Sunday afternoon. The Trading Post, a general mercantile store, caused this community’s most spectacular fire in years. The County Assessor’s Office valued the building alone at ...

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New Hampton by Hilton Opens Near Yosemite National Park

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OAKHURST — Hampton Inn Oakhurst-Yosemite welcomed its first guests on Thursday, May 19. The property is among a complement of three hotels owned and operated by OTO Development, part of The Johnson Group, near Yosemite National Park. The hotels — this Hampton by Hilton, a Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott and a Holiday Inn Express & Suites — are adjacent ...

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News You Can Use From Mariposa & Yosemite National Park

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YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park and Mariposa County’s days are getting longer and warmer and we’re excited to share all of the great things there are to experience in Yosemite and Mariposa County. Here are some great ideas for things to do in some of the county’s lesser known areas, a reminder of the start of reservations due to construction, ...

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FAM Presents Music, Margaritas, & The Killer Dueling Pianos

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FRESNO — The Killer Dueling Pianos are charismatic and hilarious behind the keys, so let us laugh and dance into the night. Make sure to bring your music requests, your appetite, and come thirsty! No-host bar will include frozen margaritas, beer, wine, soda, and water. Saturday, June 4, 2022 Fresno Art Museum’s Sculpture Garden 2233 N. First Street 7 – ...

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