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Badger Pass Road Closed, Repairs At Tunnel View

YOSEMITE — Travelers to Yosemite National Parks should be aware of some delays and road closures as maintenance is underway to prepare for the summer season. Beginning Sunday, Apr. 4, Badger Pass Road will be accessible to Administrative Traffic only from Chinquapin to Badger and the gate will be locked accordingly. The Glacier Point Road will be closed to all ...

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Chilnualna Falls Hike

With all of our recent rain and warm spring-like weather, I had been hearing reports about what a great show our local waterfalls were putting on but I hadn’t heard any reports on Chilnualna Falls. We needed to go check it out for ourselves. It was a good sign when we could hear Chilnualna Falls roaring from the parking lot and ...

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KRYZ Community Radio Launch Party

MARIPOSA — Have you ever wanted to be on the radio, or go behind the scenes in a public radio station? Here’s your chance to learn. KRYZ Mariposa Community Radio, which broadcasts locally in and around Mariposa at 98.5 FM, and streams over the internet at www.kryzradio.org, invites the community to a launch party on Friday, Apr. 1 starting at ...

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Man’s Best Friend Is A Cop’s Best Weapon

OAKHURST — A few hours spent in the park last Saturday left many of us thinking “I want one of those!” “Those” are the amazing dogs who partner with deputies to ensure their safety and help them do their jobs at a level that could never be achieved without the dedication, training and noses of those K9 partners. Saturday’s event ...

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Volunteers Needed For Animal Disaster Team

OAKHURST — The Central California Animal Disaster Team (CCADT) is preparing for the wildland fire season, and recruiting volunteer responders to assist with emergency animal sheltering and evacuation of companion pets, livestock, and horses. Volunteers are required to attend a workshop scheduled for Thursday, Mar. 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Yosemite Gateway Association of Realtors (YGAR), located ...

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The Story Of Yosemite Pioneer History Center

Written by Dave Hubbard — Yosemite’s Historic Buildings, And The Famous Covered Bridge See Them In Historic Wawona The Yosemite Pioneer History Center is located in Wawona, about 4 miles from the South entrance to Yosemite National Park. The site is comprised of a collection of historic buildings from different eras in Yosemite’s history… built by industrious men and unique ...

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Ride YARTS Free To Yosemite On Earth Day

MOUNTAIN AREA — Yosemite Area Regional Transportation (YARTS) is celebrating Earth Day by offering free rides on YARTS buses into Yosemite National Park. In 2015, the Park experienced an all-time record number of visitors, welcoming 4,150,217 people. “At YARTS, we want to do our part to help visitors be good stewards of the park and enhance their Yosemite experience by ...

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Giving Trail Memorial 10K Run In Raymond

RAYMOND — Everyone is invited out to the Pleitez Ranch in Raymond for the first annual Giving Trail Memorial 10K Run on Sunday, Mar. 20. The cross-country run winds through the beautiful foothills of the Sierra and the historic town of Raymond at approximately 1,000 ft. elevation with gentle slopes and a well defined trail. Registration begins at 7 a.m. ...

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CENTRAL SIERRA — One of the most important jobs here at SNO is letting you know when breaking news happens. When a major accident delays your commute, when a downed tree blocks a roadway, or when a wildfire threatens, we let you know in real time on our Facebook page. To receive up-to-the-minute information on news that impacts your day, ...

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Therese Williams Joins Visit Yosemite Madera County Team

OAKHURST – Visit Yosemite Madera County is pleased to announce the addition of Therese Williams to their team as the new director of public relations and sales. Therese was born and raised in Sydney, Australia, but it was the bright lights of New York City that caught her attention to study for her master’s in international communications and public relations. ...

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