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Witnesses Describe Suspicious Persons On Latest YLP Fire

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK – The sixth fire on Revis Circle East was called in at about 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 14, and this time, there were witnesses. Several of the residents along the cul-de-sac and Revis Road reported to Cal Fire that they had seen suspicious individuals and gave descriptions of a vehicle seen entering and leaving Revis Circle ...

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Thrift Shop Shopping…For The Garden

Your guide to the best picks for the garden from thrift stores. Flea Market Gardeners are savvy thrift shoppers, but we sometimes hear people say that they’re not good at thrift shopping—they have an aversion to dirt, no patience, or just bad luck. The truth is that anyone can be a good ‘thrifter’ if they keep an open imaginative mind. ...

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5th Fire Off Revis Circle East Burns 60 Acres

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK – If the firefighters weren’t weary enough of calls to fires in YLP, the residents certainly were. They lined the streets in groups, some in lawn chairs, some of roof tops, watching and photographing the latest suppression efforts in a string of fires that has plagued the area for weeks on end. The most recent had been ...

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Shelton Johnson, Aaron Copland and Abraham Lincoln

Submitted by Les Marsden MARIPOSA – One of the greatest pieces of musical Americana will be performed live – for the first time in the Yosemite Region – when the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra offers Aaron Copland’s A Lincoln Portrait with special guest Shelton Johnson as narrator. The work will be featured on the orchestra’s “Independence Day Spectacular!” concert on Saturday, ...

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Cal Fire Talks About YLP Fires

MADERA COUNTY – With all the recent fires in the Coarsegold and Yosemite Lakes Park area, residents are understandably on edge and have been demanding answers about what is going on. Is there a firebug on the loose, what is the cause of all these fires, and what is Cal Fire doing about it? It has sparked some heated comments ...

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Who Ya Gonna Call? Oakhurst's Radio Hams

Submitted by Joseph Frank OAKHURST – Despite the Internet, cell phones, email and modern communications, every year whole regions find themselves in the dark. Tornadoes, fires, storms, ice and even the occasional cutting of fiber optic cables leave people without the means to communicate. In these cases, the one consistent service that has never failed has been Amateur Radio.

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Livestrong Cancer Ride Stops In North Fork

NORTH FORK – On Sunday, June 16, a group of 23 bike riders from the University of Texas will be rolling into town. They are part of three teams who left Austin, Texas, on June 1, on the ride of their lives – to fight cancer. The Livestrong Texas 4000 For Cancer is the longest charity ride in the world, ...

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Fire Resources Stretched As Blazes Continue

COARSEGOLD – On Saturday, firefighters spent the day battling vegetation fires in the Coarsegold and Yosemite Lakes Park (YLP) areas, this time in sweltering temperatures. Today, it was a repeat performance, with the day starting with a fire on Road 425B, then resources moving back to the Coarsegold area for two more.

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Cooling Centers Open In The Mountains

MADERA COUNTY – The County of Madera has established the following locations as Cooling Centers during times of extreme summer heat. The Centers will be open the days and times as indicated on the list below. Other Centers may be opened on an “as needed” basis and will be announced through the Madera County Sheriff’s Office.

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Forbidden Fire Smolders In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – The Forbidden Fire is burning in Yosemite National Park just west of the Eagle Peak Meadow and Creek, a tributary of Yosemite Creek, and north of Eagle Peak, on the north rim of Yosemite Valley. This lightning caused fire was called in by employees and visitors observing smoke on May 21. The fire is approximately at five acres, ...

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