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Yosemite Control Burn Update

YOSEMITE – Today fire crews completed ignition of 55 acres in Yosemite Valley. A portion of the Valley Loop Trail has been temporarily closed to ensure safety during this project. Smoke is visible throughout several locations in the park and you can expect to drive through it in the active area when you exit Yosemite Valley. Please reduce your speed ...

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Yosemite Fire🔥Prescribed Burning Notice

Fire crews are planning on burning in Yosemite Valley beginning Monday, March 14, 2022. YOSEMITE –  As conditions allow, burning operations will be conducted along Northside Drive near Eagle Creek toward Woski Pond. A portion of the Yosemite Valley Loop Trail may need to be closed. Smoke will be visible along the road (including Southside Drive) and there are no ...

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Wildfire Wednesday-Vital Documents-Part 5

This is the fifth in a series of articles SNO will be doing called “Wildfire Wednesday.” To begin, there will be 8 articles presenting “The 12 Step Guide to Help Plan in Advance for Evacuation.” This guide was put together by Katie Hepler and the members of the California Fire Support Group on Facebook. The California Fire Support Group is “intended ...

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Winter Weather Advisory Issued for the Weekend

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – The National Weather Service, Hanford Office, has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for our communities beginning today through Sunday. The advisory began at 5:53 AM PST Fri Mar 4 2022, for the following Mountain Communities – Mariposa-Madera Lower Sierra-Fresno-Tulare Lower Sierra-South End of the Lower Sierra-San Joaquin River Canyon-Piute Walker Basin-Including the cities of Bass Lake, Coarsegold, Fish ...

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Yosemite Control Burn Update

YOSEMITE – The jackpot burning at Crane Flat a couple weeks ago was very successful with approximately 340 acres burned. This week fire crews have been continuing work in the Mariposa Grove, Merced Grove, El Portal woodlot, and the Foresta burn pile. Conditions dependent, we are starting to assess some of the Studhorse units for burning mid-March. These units are ...

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Wildfire Wednesday: Document Everything! – Part 4

This is the fourth in a series of articles SNO will be doing called “Wildfire Wednesday.” To begin, there will be 8 articles presenting “The 12 Step Guide to Help Plan in Advance for Evacuation.” This guide was put together by Katie Hepler and the members of the California Fire Support Group on Facebook. The California Fire Support Group is “intended ...

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Upper Merced River Watershed Council Receives Grant

The Upper Merced River Watershed Council’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that its application to the Bureau of Reclamation’s 2021 WaterSmart Cooperative Watershed Management Program Phase 1 Grant was chosen for funding. The WaterSMART Grant Program provides up to $100,000 to eligible watershed groups to support capacity building and group development activities that empower local communities to engage ...

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Hiking the Wawona Meadow Loop With Fannie

Fannie the Corgi wanted to go on a dog hike and I knew just the place. Not too far, not too steep, not too much snow and a little history thrown in along the Wawona Meadow Loop. Where: Yosemite National ParkDistance: 4.02 milesDifficulty: EasyElevation Range: 3,979′ – 4,219′Elevation Gain: 278′Date: February 17, 2022CALTOPO: CALTOPO: Hiking Wawona Meadow Loop with FannieDog Hike? ...

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Mariposa Museum to Host Author Dr. Marie Sontag

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Museum and History Center will be hosting author Marie Sontag, Ph.D. at the museum on Saturday, March 19, at 2 p.m. Dr. Sontag will be discussing her latest young adult fiction novels in the Whitcomb Discovery Series, California Trail Discovered and Yosemite Trail Discovered. A middle school teacher for 15 years, Dr. Sontag holds a B.A. ...

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Stay Safe As You Stay Warm During This Cold Snap

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With the drop in temperatures, we here at PG&E know that many of our customers will be turning their heaters back on. We also know that increases in gas commodity prices have caused increases in energy costs this year. PG&E customers pay what we pay for natural gas, but the commodity prices have increased 90% this year compared to last ...

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