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Spooky Fun For All

COARSEGOLD – If the little hairs on the back of your neck are standing up, that could be a sign that it’s almost time for the 17th Annual Coarsegold Tarantula Awareness Festival. Watch out for spiders and freaky fun for all ages on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. until the last tarantula crosses the finish line sometime before dark, ...

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Crews Make Progress On Dog Rock Fire

YOSEMITE – Suppression efforts continue on the approximately 250-acre Dog Rock Fire in Yosemite National Park. Currently, there is no estimate on the fire’s containment; however crews continue to make significant progress. Air and ground attack has been aided by favorable weather conditions, which have resulted in minimal fire growth on the western boundary of the park near the Highway ...

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Cal Fire Releases Name Of Airtanker Pilot

YOSEMITE – Cal Fire officials today released the identity of the pilot killed in yesterday’s airtanker crash in Yosemite National Park. Geoffrey “Craig” Hunt, 62, of San Jose was a 13-year veteran pilot with Dyncorp International under contract with Cal Fire. “We continue to mourn the tragic loss of Craig,” said Chief Ken Pimlott, Cal Fire director. “We know wildland ...

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Airtanker Crash Investigation Moves Forward

YOSEMITE – The Dog Rock Fire, burning near the west entrance to Yosemite National Park, is now estimated at 210 acres with 0% containment. Resources continue to arrive on the firelines, and the incident is being turned over to a Type 1 Management Team. The community of Foresta is still under an evacuation order. Highway 140 remains closed at the ...

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Leaf Peeping Along the Eastern Sierra

We headed over to the east side of the Sierra to check out the fall color. We drove over the Tioga Pass where I think we saw our best color, down to June Lake Loop, then up to Lundy Canyon, taking short walks from the car to get a closer look at nice color when we spotted it. We also ...

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Cal Fire Confirms Air Tanker Crash

YOSEMITE – Cal FIre confirms that an S-2T air tanker earlier reported out of contact crashed near the location of the Dog Rock Fire, burning on the west side of Yosemite National Park, as the aircraft was responding to the fire. “Rescue personnel are at the scene working their way through extremely difficult terrain to determine the condition of our ...

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Sing Peak Hike

The feel of fall was in the air as we headed out for Sing Peak in the Sierra National Forest. Bright red and yellow colors popped up along our cross country hike, while gusty winds and old cabins played an important part in our hike.

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Air Tanker May Be Down On Dog Rock Fire

YOSEMITE – Cal Fire is reporting that they lost contact with one of their airtankers as it was responding to the Dog Rock Fire, burning on the west side of Yosemite National Park. Cal Fire is not confirming at this time that the tanker went down, but are saying, “Emergency personnel are currently responding to the last known location of ...

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Dog Rock Fire Burning In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – A fire burning on the west side of Yosemite National Park has closed Highway 140 at the park entrance and forced the evacuation of the community of Foresta. The Dog Rock Fire was reported at 2:35 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7, and most recent estimates put it at 130 acres.

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Soroptimists Offer Soup And Salad Luncheon

OAKHURST – Members of the service group Soroptimist International of the Sierras invite women to attend their Fall Soup & Salad Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Oakhurst Community Center. Tickets are available for $15 per person at Oakhurst Giftworks and from Soroptimist members. The philanthropic organization invites guests to “enjoy a relaxing ...

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