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Mariposa County Offers Free Flu Shots

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Mariposa County Health Department is offering free flu shot clinics at nine different locations over the next month, and everyone is encouraged to get the shot, not the flu. Limited quantities are available, and the shots are offered on a first come, first served basis. There is no charge for this service. Here is a list ...

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Yosemite National Park Hosts Naturalization Ceremony

YOSEMITE — Over 50 people will become naturalized U.S. Citizens today at the famous Glacier Point, overlooking Half Dome and Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park. This special ceremony commemorates Constitution and Citizenship Day, a combined event that is observed annually on Sept. 17, to commemorate the formation and signing of the Constitution of the United States. It also recognizes ...

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Record Turnout For My*Tri Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — The 4th annual My*Tri at Bass Lake was a huge success this year as the event that’s all about youth fun and family fitness drew more than 40 community sponsors, over 85 volunteers, and a record-breaking number of enthusiastic participants. My*Try is hosted by Miller’s Landing Resort at Bass Lake, and sponsored by the Children’s Educational Foundation. The swim-bike-run took ...

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Missing Hikers Located In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — ABC30 reports that one of the missing hikers in Yosemite, Dave Brown, walked into a ranger station late Tuesday morning, and Javier Avelar was located a short time later. The condition of the two hikers is not known at this time. Avelar and Brown had planned a six-day backpacking trip near Hetch Hetchy and did not show up ...

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Search Continues For Two Firefighters Missing In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — The search continues for two firefighters who are missing in Yosemite National Park after failing to return from a six-day hike. ABC30 reports that Javier Avelar and Dave Brown planned a six-day backpacking trip near Hetch Hetchy and did not show up for work this week. The search began yesterday. Park officials say the two Fullerton firefighters, who ...

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Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s Portrait Of The Year

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s concert at Yosemite National Park’s Glacier Point continues to bring surprising international attention to the small town and its symphony orchestra. That once-in-a-lifetime Aug. 21 performance was the final concert in the MSO’s recent tour commemorating the Centennial of the National Park Service. An iconic National Park Service image by photographer Al Golub highlighting ...

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Lakes Fire In Yosemite Estimated At 280 Acres

YOSEMITE — Smoke visible to the north of the Oakhurst area in recent days is likely rising from the Lakes Fire in Yosemite National Park. The Lakes Fire in the Chilnualna Lakes area, between Turner Meadow and Buena Vista Peak, is a lightning caused fire that is being managed by Yosemite fire officials for multiple objectives. On Sept. 6, Yosemite ...

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Make Way For The Coarsegold Stampede

COARSEGOLD — Get ready to rodeo this September, as our own local venue known for its annual spring gathering goes completely pro for fall. The PRCA-sanctioned Coarsegold Stampede rolls into town on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17 and 18, and it’s set up to be like nothing the area has seen before. “Our vision is simple,” says Kevin Tweed, owner with ...

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Yosemite Hosts Annual Facelift Event

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park and the Yosemite Climbing Association invite the public to participate in the Yosemite Facelift, an annual event held to clean up trash and debris from around the park after the busy summer season. Volunteers will be working throughout Yosemite National Park, including along roadways, in the river corridor, on trails, near climbing routes, and in ...

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Ahwahnee Meadow Prescribed Burn In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park fire managers are planning a 61-acre Ahwahnee Meadow prescribed burn in the coming week. Ignition will take approximately one day and an additional two to four days of active burn down. Smoke will be present during the prescribed fire and in Yosemite Valley. Fire managers are working with the Mariposa County Air Pollution Control District ...

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