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Sierra National Forest to Charge New Recreational Fees

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CLOVIS — The Sierra National Forest is proposing to charge new fees at developed recreation sites. The Bass Lake Ranger District is proposing a new fee of $20 per night at Jerseydale Campground with a $5 extra vehicle fee over two vehicles. The High Sierra Ranger District is proposing a new fee of $20 per night at Kirch Flat Campground with ...

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National Suicide Prevention | Mandatory 11-digits in the 209 Area Code

Mountain Communities – In continued preparation for the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) adoption of 988 as the new three-digit number to be used nationwide to reach the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline, 11-digit dialing is being implemented. However, callers must continue to dial 1-800-273-TALK to reach the Mental Health Crisis Lifeline until July 16, 2022. For 988 ...

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YGP’s Virtual Winter Quarterly Meeting

Yosemite – The January Quarterly meeting will be a conversation with public land managers from California State Parks, Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service as well a speaker/volunteer leader from Recreate Responsibly California Coalition. 9:30 a.m. – Community Open Mic Chat 10:00 a.m. – Main Meeting Topic 11:00 a.m. – Yosemite National Park Update The past 20 months through ...

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History Mystery #106: The Adventurous Miss Kitty

Image of the "Two Kitties."

By Debby Carter, Librarian, Sierra Historic Sites Association You’ve probably seen this famous old photo of two daring ladies posing at Glacier Point. In the August 16, 1962, issue of the Sierra Star, the photo was posted requesting any information about these two ladies. Two weeks later, a letter to the editor was posted in the Star with just that ...

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Maximum Enforcement Begins Tonight

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The ushering in of a new year brings with it the anticipation of a fresh start, positive changes, and healthy resolutions.  What it should not bring are headlines of tragedies caused by drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol. To encourage safe travel for those who are out on the road, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) ...

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Local Hero’s Life Lost on Highway 41

OAKHURST — It was the day after Christmas 12-26-21, and our area had been receiving some much-needed snow. Families were very excited for the chance to play in the snow together, even though officials had been recommending against travel into the Sierra Nevada Mountains for the week leading up to Christmas, as we reported here. I had spent the day ...

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Storm Watch in the Mountains

We will continue to update conditions throughout the storm – stay safe! Traffic Hazard Alert | Traffic Hazard Road 222 and Road 274 in Bass Lake.  Multiple vehicles stuck in the snow. Google Map Traffic Hazard Alert | Traffic Hazard Highway 49 and Marshall Road (Mariposa County). Google Map Motor Vehicle Accident Alert | Motor vehicle accident Highway 41 and ...

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Winter Storms Lining Up for Christmas

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It’s the week before Christmas and some of you have been dreaming of a white Christmas, right? Looking back a couple of weeks, I mentioned that a white Christmas might be a possibility in an article I wrote. I can now say with a lot more certainty that you might get your wish. However, in my truest “hope for the ...

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The Week’s Events – Dec. 21 to Dec. 26

OAKHURST–After all the preparations, all the pre-holiday festivities, after the blessed rain and even a bit of snow in some places, it’s finally here! Christmas week itself. It’s a time for family, friends (and fruitcake?). Enjoy the holidays! TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21 Tuesday Morning & Evening Yoga Morning: 8:30 am – 9:30 am, Evening: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Oakhurst Community ...

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