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Lifesaving Equipment Now on Order, Thanks to Community’s Generosity

OAKHURST – At Sierra Ambulance’s office in Oakhurst on Thursday (Nov.21) four checks totaling $19,000 were presented by Cedar Valley, Ahwanhee, North Fork and Oakhurst Volunteer Fire Stations – bringing the total amount donated to $80,000, which Sierra Ambulance needed to raise in order to purchase an oxygen generator. Edward Guzman, general manager of Sierra Ambulance, said he’s been touched ...

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2019 National Young Writers Contest Winners Announced

Soledad Lemus and Lila Oster

YOSEMITE — Congratulations to 8th grader Soledad Lemus and 7th grader Lila Oster for being accepted for publication into the 2019 National Young Writers Anthology, Issue One. Soledad’s work, The Black and Blue Ritual, and Lila’s work, ok, will be available in print and eBook in December. Proper Publishing hosted their first national writing contest for middle and high school ...

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One Dead, One Injured in Highway 41 Crash

SUGAR PINE – One person was killed and another injured in a two-vehicle collision this morning on Highway 41. The driver – and solo occupant – of the second vehicle was not injured. At 7:43 a.m., the California Highway Patrol received a call of a vehicle off the road following the crash. A 26-year-old male from Fish Camp was driving ...

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Yosemite Conservancy Book “Wildheart” Wins 2019 National Outdoor Book Award

EL PORTAL — Yosemite Conservancy is pleased to announce that its book, “Wildheart: The Daring Adventures of John Muir,” written by Julie Bertagna and illustrated by William Goldsmith, has won a 2019 National Outdoor Book Award. As described by the awards committee, the book is “perfect for keeping a child’s interest.” The National Outdoor Book Awards is a non-profit, educational ...

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Hiking From Olmsted Point to Mount Watkins

We had the trail and amazing views all to ourselves. From Mount Watkins, it felt like we could almost reach out and touch Half Dome, Clouds Rest, and Tenaya Canyon. Well, kind of . . . Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 8.6 Miles Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Elevation Range: 7,996′ – 8,497′ Date: November 12, 2019 Maps: Falls Ridge, Hetch ...

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Intermittent Full Highway Closure On State Route 140 From Briceburg to YNP in Mariposa County

Traffic jam ahead! Be Work Zone Alert!

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct intermittent full closures of eastbound and westbound State Route 140 for blasting to remove boulders near the roadway. Work will occur as follows: • Intermittent full-closure of eastbound and westbound Route 140 from Briceburg to Slate Gulch for blasting and boulder removal on Monday, Nov. 18, from 8 a.m. ...

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YNP to Host Public Meeting on Curry Former Waste Disposal Site

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park is hosting a public meeting on the remediation of the Curry Former Waste Disposal Site. All members of the public interested in learning about this project are welcome to join park staff at the Yosemite Valley Auditorium on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. From 1:00 to 1:30 p.m., employees with the National ...

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Newly Appointed YNP Superintendent to Start in Early 2020

Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — Cicely Muldoon, Yosemite National Park’s newly appointed acting superintendent, will be arriving in the park sometime in January 2020, according to the most recent update from the National Park Service. Details are still being worked out regarding Muldoon’s schedule but park officials said this week the new acting superintendent will not be doing any media interviews ...

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Hiking Through History on the Yosemite Valley Loop

We hiked on a trail full of history that included an old wagon road and the old Civilian Conservation Corps camp known as CCC Co. 920, YNP 6. Camp Cascades started in 1933 and the men who worked there created many elements within Yosemite National Park that we pass by each time we visit. We also saw some fall color ...

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Tenaya Lodge Invites Locals to Enjoy Holiday Activities

FISH CAMP – The fresh perspective of a new general manager and marketing manager — and a host of new amenities — are behind the Tenaya Lodge’s new campaign to encourage local residents to enjoy the holidays at the popular mountain resort. From ice skating or mountain biking to spa days and holiday-themed events, Tenaya is opening its doors — ...

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