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YARTS Purchasing New Buses

$4.6 million Federal Grant funds 5 New YARTS Buses MERCED – The Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) has been awarded $4.6 million by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for the purchase of five new, over-the-road coaches. The funding was made available through the Buses and Bus Facilities-Section 5339(b) grant program and will allow YARTS to own its entire fleet. ...

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The Week’s Events: Through April 10

Poppies signal arrival of spring

OAKHURST — The 13th Annual Oakhurst Woodcarvers’ Rendezvous kicked off last Sunday and continues through Saturday when it culminates with a grand craft fair. The craft fair is free to vendors and open to everyone. Café Mocha Murders continues at Golden Chain Theatre through April 10. Lots more happening this week, too! THIS WEEK 13th Annual Oakhurst Woodcarvers’ Rendezvous 8 a.m. ...

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Yosemite Steam Train + Jazz Music

Image of the Yosemite Sugar Pine Railroad.

FISH CAMP — The Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad, located four miles from the south gate of Yosemite National Park, is back! This popular attraction railroad awakens from its annual winter slumber, thrilling riders (both young and old) once again. Beginning today, visitors can once again ride the open-air “Logger” steam train on a one-hour excursion through the Sierra Nevada. ...

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Wildfire Wednesday: Final – Part 8

This is the eighth and final article in a series of articles SNO has been doing called “Wildfire Wednesday.”  “The 12 Step Guide to Help Plan in Advance for Evacuation.” This guide was put together by Katie Hepler and the members of the California Fire Support Group on Facebook. The California Fire Support Group is “intended to allow collaboration between those ...

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Week’s Events thru April 3

Woodcarvers' Rendezvous

OAKHURST—Easter Basket Auctions, murders, woodcarving—it’s all happening this week in and around Oakhurst and places close by.  These are along with our regularly scheduled activities, of course, listed at the end of this article. Don’t forget that the lake resorts have opened up for spring and summer fun. See you at the lake. Or at the theatre. Or maybe with ...

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Yosemite Mortgage: Homegrown and Committed to the Community

Image of the team at Yosemite Mortgage.

OAKHURST — Nick Schneider has ties to the Eastern Madera County area. He grew up here, graduated from Yosemite High School and, immediately after graduation, joined his father Roger Schneider’s business, Yosemite Mortgage. He’s been there ever since, with no plans of moving on. He loves what he does, and he loves that members of his family have joined with ...

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Wildfire Wednesday: Make a List – Part 7

This is the seventh in a series of articles SNO will be doing called “Wildfire Wednesday.” To begin, there will be eight articles presenting “The 12 Step Guide to Help Plan in Advance for Evacuation.” This guide was put together by Katie Hepler and the members of the California Fire Support Group on Facebook. The California Fire Support Group is “intended ...

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The Week’s Events: March 22nd

OAKHURST—Spring has sprung. Or has it? A little more snowfall is always possible even into May. Let’s enjoy whatever we get because we need it all–sunshine, rain, snow, sunshine all over again. If you are a regular reader of this column, you will notice a little something different this week. One-off events and those happening on a limited basis are ...

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Wildfire Wednesday: Pack a Go Bag – Part 6

This is the sixth in a series of articles SNO will be doing called “Wildfire Wednesday.” To begin, there will be eight articles presenting “The 12 Step Guide to Help Plan in Advance for Evacuation.” This guide was put together by Katie Hepler and the members of the California Fire Support Group on Facebook. The California Fire Support Group is “intended ...

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Yosemite Control Burn Update

YOSEMITE – Today fire crews completed ignition of 55 acres in Yosemite Valley. A portion of the Valley Loop Trail has been temporarily closed to ensure safety during this project. Smoke is visible throughout several locations in the park and you can expect to drive through it in the active area when you exit Yosemite Valley. Please reduce your speed ...

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