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Welcome To Public Radio In The Mountains!

MOUNTAIN AREA — A group of committed citizens has brought community radio to the Central Sierra, and they’re inviting the public to participate in any number of ways, even if that’s just tuning in! KRYZ is broadcasting at 100 watts across the Mariposa basin at FM 98.5, and are live streaming on the internet. The station has been live online ...

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The Mather Tioga Road — How He Made It A Reality

Written by Dave Hubbard — Yosemite Comes Of Age The “Mather Tioga Road” is a story of inspiration and perseverance! Mather recognized  early on that the popularity of the automobile would be the key to bringing future visitors to the National Parks. In Yosemite, he quickly identified the  derelict Old Tioga Road as the perfect solution to his dilemma. As ...

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Caltrans Crews Stripe 41 North Of Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Motorists should continue to be on the lookout for crews who will be painting new striping on a portion of State Route 41 just north of Oakhurst, as well as north of Road 222, the turnoff to Bass Lake. Department of Transportation (Caltrans) spokesman Cory Burkarth said today that the road painting that began on Tuesday, June 21 ...

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SR-41 Passing Lanes Paving Starts Soon

MADERA COUNTY — Travelers can rest assured, knowing that blasting operations have concluded on the Highway 41 passing lanes project now under construction, according to the Department of Transportation (Caltrans). Caltrans’ Cory Burkharth confirmed today — there will not be any more blasting. “This week the contractor is placing aggregate base rock for the southbound widening lane,” says Burkharth. “Next ...

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Full Moon On Solstice

EARTH — In a rare occurence, and for the first time since 1948, the full moon on Monday, June 20 will appear on the same night as summer solstice in the northern hemisphere. The sun will be high, and the moon will be low. Known as the honey moon for its sometimes-amber color, or strawberry moon for seasonal abundance, you ...

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SOS Lineup Includes Bootstrap Circus, Ten Ton Chicken, And More

Submitted by Mathew Sands — OAKHURST — This marks the third year for one of the most highly regarded live music events in the Yosemite area. Sierra Tel presents 2016 Sounds of Solstice Music Festival on Saturday, Jun. 18 at Oakhurst Community Park. All proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Club of Oakhurst. Bootstrap Circus, The Green Machine, Ten Ton Chicken ...

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Hot Weather Headed Our Way

OAKHURST — We’ve all enjoyed the recent bout of cooler weather, and now we need to prepare for the real deal as temperatures hit three digits before long. While the National Weather Service in Hanford forecasts that the foothills on Saturday, June 18 will hit a high near 84 degrees, and a low around 50, by Sunday, June 19, the temps are expected to ...

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Delays For Road Striping on Highway 41

MOUNTAIN AREA — Prepare for some delays when traveling through Coarsegold and Oakhurst early next week, as crews will be out striping the road. On Tuesday and Wednesday, June 21 and 22, Caltrans will be painting on Highway 41 between Road 417 in Coarsegold, over Deadwood, to Highway 49 in Oakhurst. Painting will take place from approximately 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Drivers are urged to allow extra time ...

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Busy Weekend In Yosemite During First Family’s Visit

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park anticipates an extremely busy weekend, as record visitation continues and the park prepares for President Obama’s historic visit to Yosemite June 17 – 19. The White House announced last week that the President and First Family will celebrate Father’s Day weekend with a family trip to Carlsbad Caverns and Yosemite National Parks. “We are honored ...

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Post-Fire Restoration Of Historic French Trail

Written by Mary Odell — SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Members of the Sierra Freepackers were asked last year by the Bass Lake Ranger District of the US Forest Service to aid in the restoration of the historic French Trail. The French Trail was burned out in the course of the French Fire during the summer of 2014.   “TRAIL HISTORY: ...

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