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Sad Ending In Search For Missing Oakhurst Man

YOSEMITE — The body of an Oakhurst man who was swept away while rafting in the Merced River in Yosemite on June 6, has been recovered. According to family members, the body of Ernie Hagar, 60, who has been missing for over two weeks, was located yesterday by a park visitor. As first reported, Ernie was part of a large ...

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Hot Summer Nights Party At Miller’s – BYOG

BASS LAKE — Miller’s Landing is having one of their famous Hot Summer Nights parties on Friday, June 24. It starts at 6 p.m. and the folks at Miller’s think you should leave work a little early. Permission granted. In fact, this is such a special party that you’re invited to sing along, and it’s BYOG – Bring Your Own ...

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Welcome To Public Radio In The Mountains!

MOUNTAIN AREA — A group of committed citizens has brought community radio to the Central Sierra, and they’re inviting the public to participate in any number of ways, even if that’s just tuning in! KRYZ is broadcasting at 100 watts across the Mariposa basin at FM 98.5, and are live streaming on the internet. The station has been live online ...

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The Mather Tioga Road — How He Made It A Reality

Written by Dave Hubbard — Yosemite Comes Of Age The “Mather Tioga Road” is a story of inspiration and perseverance! Mather recognized  early on that the popularity of the automobile would be the key to bringing future visitors to the National Parks. In Yosemite, he quickly identified the  derelict Old Tioga Road as the perfect solution to his dilemma. As ...

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Caltrans Crews Stripe 41 North Of Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Motorists should continue to be on the lookout for crews who will be painting new striping on a portion of State Route 41 just north of Oakhurst, as well as north of Road 222, the turnoff to Bass Lake. Department of Transportation (Caltrans) spokesman Cory Burkarth said today that the road painting that began on Tuesday, June 21 ...

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SR-41 Passing Lanes Paving Starts Soon

MADERA COUNTY — Travelers can rest assured, knowing that blasting operations have concluded on the Highway 41 passing lanes project now under construction, according to the Department of Transportation (Caltrans). Caltrans’ Cory Burkharth confirmed today — there will not be any more blasting. “This week the contractor is placing aggregate base rock for the southbound widening lane,” says Burkharth. “Next ...

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Full Moon On Solstice

EARTH — In a rare occurence, and for the first time since 1948, the full moon on Monday, June 20 will appear on the same night as summer solstice in the northern hemisphere. The sun will be high, and the moon will be low. Known as the honey moon for its sometimes-amber color, or strawberry moon for seasonal abundance, you ...

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SOS Lineup Includes Bootstrap Circus, Ten Ton Chicken, And More

Submitted by Mathew Sands — OAKHURST — This marks the third year for one of the most highly regarded live music events in the Yosemite area. Sierra Tel presents 2016 Sounds of Solstice Music Festival on Saturday, Jun. 18 at Oakhurst Community Park. All proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Club of Oakhurst. Bootstrap Circus, The Green Machine, Ten Ton Chicken ...

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Hot Weather Headed Our Way

OAKHURST — We’ve all enjoyed the recent bout of cooler weather, and now we need to prepare for the real deal as temperatures hit three digits before long. While the National Weather Service in Hanford forecasts that the foothills on Saturday, June 18 will hit a high near 84 degrees, and a low around 50, by Sunday, June 19, the temps are expected to ...

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Delays For Road Striping on Highway 41

MOUNTAIN AREA — Prepare for some delays when traveling through Coarsegold and Oakhurst early next week, as crews will be out striping the road. On Tuesday and Wednesday, June 21 and 22, Caltrans will be painting on Highway 41 between Road 417 in Coarsegold, over Deadwood, to Highway 49 in Oakhurst. Painting will take place from approximately 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Drivers are urged to allow extra time ...

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