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North Fork Author Provides Free Book Downloads

“How to Get Things Done in a Small Town” NORTH FORK – When Elissa Brown moved to North Fork in 2000, she wasn’t sure how she would fit in. She had moved from Oakland where she had worked first as a lawyer and then as a community and economic development specialist. What on earth would she do in a small ...

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One Killed, Four Injured When Tree Falls At Camp

TUOLUMNE COUNTY – A counselor at Camp Tawonga, located just outside Yosemite National Park near Hetch Hetchy, was killed on Wednesday, July 3, when a tree fell at the campfire circle outside the dining hall. The Executive Director of Camp Tawonga, Ken Kramarz, confirms that Annais Rittenberg, was killed and four other adult staff were injured and taken to local ...

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Help Send Wendy To Washington

Letter To The Editor – Written by Kevin Barry. Our battle for our parks & public lands is moving to Washington! Facing off with the National Park Service over the controversial preferred alternative options, including the removal of our concessions from the Park will be heard on July 9, 2013 in the Sub-committee on National Parks, Forests & Public Lands. ...

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A Breezy Hike Up To Dana Plateau

Hiking up to Dana Plateau gave us the opportunity to view some of the complex geologic events that helped form Yosemite. We could see where Glaciers had moved massive amounts of rocks, yet left other areas alone. Fast moving clouds created great views, whether they were from the tops of mountains or creating reflections in small water features.

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Spectacular Rescue Off Leaning Tower

YOSEMITE – Yosemite Search and Rescue (YOSAR) successfully rescued an injured climber from the Leaning Tower on Tuesday, June 25. Reports are that solo climber Shane Houbart fell on the West Face Route, hurting his back badly enough to prevent further progress. YOSAR was alerted via telephone while Tom Evans was on hand to capture the scene in photographs. Evans ...

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Arson Suspect To Appear In Court

MADERA COUNTY – Kenneth Jackson, who was taken into custody on June 25 in connection with a series of fires in the Yosemite Lakes Park area, remains in custody on $500,000 bond, awaiting his next hearing, set for Tuesday, July 2. Jackson, 40, and his wife, Allison Waterman, 46, both of East Revis Circle in YLP, were arrested after an ...

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Free Event For Home Gardeners

MADERA – Madera County Master Gardeners will host a free event for home gardeners this month. On Saturday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to noon, attend the “Lavender and Herbs – So Easy to Grow and Use” workshop, presented by Master Gardeners Carol Kennedy, Nadine King, and Anna Wattenbarger.

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Fire Station 10 Welcomes New Firefighters

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK – It was an evening of celebration and community as two new Paid Call Firefighters were pinned and three veterans were promoted and honored at Station #10 in Yosemite Lakes Park on Thursday, June 20. As Station 10 celebrates 30 years of serving the YLP community, Erik Lawson and Sean Kelley joined the ranks of the volunteers ...

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Family Freedom Fest July 4th

COARSEGOLD – Citizens are invited to the fourth Family Freedom Fest on Thursday, July 4, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Historic Coarsegold Village. Organizers have planned a free community event that “celebrates and honors our American Heritage, the Declaration of Independence, our Constitution, our Military and the open expression of how we can preserve our freedoms.”

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Mariposan's Tie To Aaron Copland

MARIPOSA – Aaron Copland (1900 – 1990) is considered nearly without question to be the greatest American composer of “classical” music who ever lived. The legendary composer of Rodeo, Billy the Kid, Appalachian Spring, A Lincoln Portrait, Fanfare for the Common Man and so many other iconic pieces of music created a unique American musical “sound” that is universally recognizable ...

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