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Wild Weekend Weather

MOUNTAIN AREA — A winter storm warning and hazardous weather conditions could mean up to two feet of snow in the high country, while rain, possible thunderstorms and snowfall are anticipated in the lower elevations this weekend. A flash flood watch issued for the Sierra Nevada and adjacent foothills has been canceled as of mid-morning Saturday, Jan. 30. Click on ...

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Funding For Restoration Of Mariposa Grove Of Giant Sequoias

YOSEMITE — The National Park Service announced $15 million in support of 69 projects in 63 parks, including $1,165,000 for the Restoration of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias at Yosemite National Park. This funding augments other National Park Service funds and a Yosemite Conservancy donation of $20 million to make the restoration project possible. This landmark restoration of the ...

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More Than Just a Name Change

Guest column by Marcia Penner Freedman — What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet — William Shakespeare Juliet stands on her balcony speaking into the night. She wants Romeo to deny thy father and replace thy name. She offers to no longer be a Capulet. Juliet is a naïve ...

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Winter Storm Watch Friday Through Sunday

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service (NWS) in Hanford is reporting that our next storm system will start to hit the Central California Interior beginning late Friday and continue into the weekend. The exact track and timing are still uncertain, say the experts, but this system has the potential to bring hazardous impacts to the region. Snow is likely ...

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Photographer Michael Frye Light Workshop Benefits Arts

Submitted by Cara Goger —  MARIPOSA — On Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, renowned landscape photographer Michael Frye offers a Lightroom workshop in Yosemite Valley, the proceeds of which will benefit the Yosemite Renaissance arts programs and the Mariposa County Arts Council. Lightroom has rapidly become the software tool of choice for many photographers because it’s simple, yet powerful – easy ...

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New Passing Lane Construction On CA-41

MADERA COUNTY – Construction is underway now on both sides of CA-41, north of Highway 145 near the 22 Mile House, as a project eight years in the making finally gets its start. Caltrans spokesperson Gloria Rodriguez confirmed that construction has commenced to add passing lanes in both directions along 1.7 miles of State Route 41 just north of Highway ...

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Love Yosemite? Volunteer Here!

YOSEMITE — Share your passion for Yosemite National Park, connect with other nature-lovers, and make a lasting impact by becoming a volunteer with Yosemite Conservancy. Yosemite volunteers provide crucial services welcoming visitors and working hard to preserve Yosemite’s natural beauty. Volunteers experience the beauty of the park, camaraderie with like-minded people, enjoy inside information from the National Park Service (NPS), ...

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Snow Conditions And Road Closures In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — What’s the latest from Yosemite on snow accumulation and backcountry winter skiing conditions? You can follow Laura and Rob Pilewski, Tuolumne Winter Rangers, on their blog on nps.gov for weekly updates. Here’s their latest post, followed by some updated information on the roads inside the park: New snow: 31 inches Total settled snow depth: 56 inches (at 8,600 ...

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Eastern Madera County Job Fair In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – Whether you’re looking for employment or hiring for staff positions, make note of the upcoming job fair in Oakhurst to find the latest information and best new career opportunities all under one roof. The Madera County Workforce Assistance Center invites individuals seeking jobs and businesses seeking employees to participate in the upcoming Eastern Madera County Job Fair, set ...

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Double Murder Still Unsolved After 28 Years

NORTH FORK — For nearly three decades, the brutal murders of Velma Avdeeff and Stella Rea have remained unsolved – but not forgotten. Each year as the holidays come and go, the family wishes for only one thing – the answer to the question of who murdered these two women and why. The crime took place on New Year’s Day ...

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