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May Audubon Program Features Preservation Of Golden Trout

Written by Scarlett Bullock – OAKHURST – Fisheries biologist Yos will discuss the history of golden trout and California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s effort to conserve this special species of concern during the May Yosemite Area Audubon (YAAS) Program. Golden trout are native to select high elevation streams and lakes in the Kern River drainage of the southern Sierra. ...

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Preseason Lottery For Half Dome Permits Will Be Delayed

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park officials have announced that the 2019 preseason lottery for Half Dome permits will be delayed “due to a transition to a new contracted provider.” The preseason lottery for the popular hike typically opens on Mar. 1. No date has yet been determined as to when the lottery will open this year. All hikers are required ...

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Sierra News Online Valentine Love Lines

To show our appreciation, here’s an exclusive free special just for SNO club members. STEP 1: Select your complimentary Valentine graphic from the menu below. STEP 2: Send your “To” and “From” along with a message of love and the graphic name/number to Valentine@SierraNewsOnline.com before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 And we’ll do the rest. Club member Valentines ...

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Mariposa Man Dies In Head-On Crash On Highway 49

MARIPOSA – One man was killed and another injured in a head-on collision that shut down Highway 49 South this afternoon. Just after 1 p.m., a Volvo garbage truck, driven by a 64-year-old man, was northbound just north of Wass Road approaching a right-hand curve in the road. A Subaru Forester, driven by an 82-year-old man from Mariposa, was southbound ...

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Brett Frazier New Chairman Of Madera County Board Of Supervisors

MADERA – The Madera County Board of Supervisors’ chamber was filled with staff and family this morning as new and returning public servants were administered the oath of office. District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler began his fourth four-year term by passing the chairman’s gavel to Brett Frazier, who serves the residents of District 1. Frazier was elected to a second ...

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Over The Garden Fence: All About Santa’s Deer (And Yours)

By Brian David —  Have you ever wondered why Santa chose reindeer to pull his sleigh? In Alaska’s Iditarod sled race, mushers use dogs to pull their sleds over 900 miles. Santa could have harnessed his sled’s reins to penguins or polar bears, yet he chose deer. Why? Could it have been their excellent night vision, or was it because ...

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Magical Birth Of The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra

MARIPOSA – On Thursday Dec. 19, 2002, an early-season snowstorm knocked out power to many areas of Mariposa County just two days before a very special event. Temperatures dropped, dark skies glowered and roads became icy. Though the town of Mariposa kept its lights on, it was touch-and-go for two days – could a musical infant still be born? Would ...

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The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

UPDATE: Nov. 12 — Director and YHS Theater Department chair Lars Thorson says the play has been canceled at this time. No further update is available. Another production is planned for this year, and we will update when details become available. OAKHURST — Yosemite High School’s theater department invites the community to their fall play, The Curious Incident of the Dog ...

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Minarets Show Band Rocks

By Katherine Odgers — O’NEALS — Minarets Show Band members had the honor of performing at the Madera Compact Luncheon on Sep. 28 at the Madera Courthouse. They had been working hard on their techniques and songs for the performance and many of the songs performed varied from classic favorites like Hit Me With Your Best Shot, I Love Rock ...

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Highway 140 Closed For Public Safety, Flash Floods Expected

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is planning a preemptive closure of State Route 140 into Yosemite National Park to protect public safety in the Ferguson Fire burn scar area due to a storm event that they say is likely to impact the roadway. The National Weather Service is forecasting 1-3 inches of rain in a one-hour ...

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