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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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New Year’s Events in the Mountain Area

OAKHURST–Whether you’re celebrating or commiserating the end of 2021, there are plenty of ways to do that throughout the mountain communities. Here’s a list of the ones we’re privy to. If you plan to go, check whether reservations are required. Regardless of your plans, Sierra News Online wishes you the best and brightest new year ever. NEW YEAR’S EVE – ...

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Sierra National Forest Updates Closure Order

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The Sierra National Forest (SNF) has updated its Closure Order for  elect recreation sites, roads, and trails. Forest Order 05-15-00-21-26 will be effective on December 16, 2021 through January 20, 2022. This order supersedes Forest Order 05-15-00-21-23. Many of the areas listed  in this closure are seasonally closed during the late fall/winter months. Forest Order No. 05-15-00-21-26 Sierra National Forest ...

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Prescribed Burn Planned in Mariposa

Mariposa– Mariposa County in cooperation with Sierra Foothills Conservancy, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), the Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation, and the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians to begin the next step in the Mariposa Creek Parkway Restoration Project. Mariposa County Planning Department will organize a prescribed burn taking place from January 1-31st to coincide with ...

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