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Memorial Service for Paul Rotondaro Scheduled for Today

Firefighters will gather together today (Thursday, Oct. 10) to pay their respects to CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) Fire Captain Paul Rotondaro, who passed away on October 2nd, 2019 in Gustine, California. Captain Rotondaro started his career with CAL FIRE in 2006 as a Fire Fighter I in MMU, and worked through the ranks to Fire Captain. He will be ...

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Celebration Of Life For William J. Schlichting

Bill Schlichting

NORTH FORK — William J. Schlichting passed away August 21, 2019, with his family by his side. Bill lived in North Fork for 70+ years until recently moving to Fresno. After graduating from Sierra High school, Bill enlisted in the Navy and was a Korean War veteran. Once home from the Navy, he worked at the North Fork lumber mill. ...

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Gaines Fire: Morning Update

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MARIPOSA:  The Gaines Fire, which began earlier yesterday in Mariposa County, has so far burned 1300 acres. Containment is at 15 percent. Per the Mariposa County Sheriff’s office, there is an evacuation advisory for the following locations: Pendola Garden Rd. Corbett Creek Gold Dust Lane Old Toll from Hornitos to Pendola Gardens Rd. Hwy 49 from Bear Valley Rd. to ...

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Welcome Back To School: California Bus Laws And A Message From Glen Billington, YUSD Superintendent

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Sierra News Online would like to welcome all new and returning students to the start of the 2019-2020 school year! Please be advised that all classes for the following school districts begin tomorrow, Thursday, August 15th: Chawanakee Unified School District Yosemite Unified School District. An important message about buses and flashing red lights:  As every Californian should know, when driving, ...

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Ponderosa Seeks Local Art For 2020 Directory

Ponderosa trees covered in snow

Tell Us Your Story! Calling all photographers and artists! This is your chance to showcase your work to thousands of people. Ponderosa is on the hunt for the perfect image to grace their 2020 directory cover. The family-owned company, which has been in business for more than 100 years, is seeking images that reflect current rural life in the Sierra ...

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Oakhurst’s 27th Annual Oakhurst Fall Festival Free Entertainment Line-Up

Friday, October 11th through Sunday, October 13th. OAKHURST, CA – The 27th Annual Oakhurst Fall Festival, located at the south gate entrance to Yosemite National Park, and presented by the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the entertainment line-up for the festival from Friday, October 11 through Sunday, October 13. Save the date for a full weekend ...

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Stanislaus And Sierra National Forests Host Public Engagement Session August 12, 2019

SONORA, CALIFORNIA – Sierra and Stanislaus National forests are hosting a public engagement session Aug. 12 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., to gather information on a resiliency project within the national forests. Participants will help develop the proposed action for a new large-landscape vegetation project. SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST Forest Headquarters 1600 Tollhouse Road Clovis, CA 93611 1 p.m. – ...

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Sierra Art Trails 2019: All Artists Meeting Information

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Hello Sierra Art Trails artists, supporters, and friends, The 2019 “All Artists Meeting” will be held on Sunday, August 18th at Queen’s Inn in Oakhurst. Time: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The meeting is an important milestone leading up to the show, a chance for artists to get to know each other, our volunteers and supporters, and the planning committee ...

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YUSD Appoints New Board Trustee For Area 1

apples and books

Effective June 13, 2019, Board Trustee for Area 1 of Yosemite Unified School District, Tim Curley, resigned from office. August 5, 2019, Anne Flanagan was appointed as Provisional Trustee to Area 1 effective August 19, 2019 through December 2020. Unless a petition calling for a special election, containing a sufficient number of signatures, is filed in the office of the ...

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Remembering Glen C. Dibble

Glen C. Dibble of Kamiah, Idaho, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 12:09 p.m. after every life saving measure was taken. He died after being diagnosed with a liver infection that lead to a multi-organ failure.  His loving wife was at his side every chance she could get.  Glen was 78 years old. Glen is survived by his ...

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