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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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Bass Lake Home Tour

BASS LAKE — If you’ve ever looked longingly at a beautiful lakeside home and wanted a closer view, and even a peek inside, now is your chance to participate in a self-guided tour that benefits a local nonprofit organization. The 10th Annual Bass Lake Home Tour will take place on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., sponsored by the Bass Lake Lions ...

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The Story Of George Anderson – The First Man To Climb Half Dome

Written by Dave Hubbard — The Yosemite Granite Icon represents such a dominating presence within Yosemite Valley that it is likely that the first adventurous human being to set eyes on it thought about climbing it… But no one succeeded until 1875, over 25 years after the first white man entered the valley.   Climb Half Dome…It was in the ...

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Yosemite Grows With Large Donation Of Prime Habitat

YOSEMITE – A place that’s already great and big just got bigger and better. Yosemite National Park has grown in size with the addition of 400 acres of critical wetlands and meadow habitat on the park’s western boundary. The landmark addition is known as Ackerson Meadow. It was donated to the park through a cooperative effort between The Trust for Public Land, Yosemite ...

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Oakhurst Patriot Day Moves To YHS Football Stadium

OAKHURST – Sierra Tel invites area residents to Yosemite High School’s football stadium this year to commemorate Patriot Day 2016, with Keynote Speaker Michael A. Vane, Lieutenant General, US Army Retired. LTG Vane was most recently the Deputy Commanding General at the US Army Draining and Doctrine (TRADOC) Futures Center. The 2-star general lives at Shaver Lake. The ceremonies begins at 9 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 12. YHS Principal Randy ...

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Where is your Favorite Dog Hike?

We like to hike with our dogs, so where are those great dog hikes in our area? You have seen my dog Sally tagging along with me on some of our hikes. Now is your turn to share your favorite dog hikes for inclusion in dog hikes in our area. I envision a living document that we can add more ...

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Open Mic Yosemite Nights: Warm And Welcoming

OAKHURST — Thanks to a retired archaeologist who loves to sing and strum and is always willing to dig up the right kind of talent, there’s a couple of places every week where singers, songwriters, poets and others can express themselves. Stephan Baldwin has lived in Oakhurst for eight years, but he’s been playing guitar and singing folk songs for over 50 years, ...

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