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Cascade Fire In Yosemite Smolders

Cascade Fire Update – This lightning caused fire has been slowly burning since June 16, in Yosemite’s high elevation Wilderness. It started during an afternoon thunderstorm on June 15th. The fire has grown to 182 acres. It is burning in a short needle red fir forest between two upper forks of the Cascade Creek. The fire has slowly smoldered through ...

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Mariposa Kiwanis Club To Host Magic Shows

Written by Hannah Violette The Kiwanis Club of Mariposa will host two showings of, “Professor Algernon’s World of Oddities and Wonders” on August 17th and 18th. The shows will be held at the Mariposa County Park Amphitheater at 7:00 pm each night. Tickets will be pre-sold at Westamerica Bank, The Company Store, Mariposa Shipping, and Triangle Market, for $8. Tickets ...

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Visitors Bureau Goes All "Made In The USA!"

OAKHURST – The Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau souvenir store is a popular stop for thousands of visitors every year on their way to or from Yosemite and the southern gateway region of Madera County. It serves as a first, or last, chance to grab that perfect gift for friends and family. As an added bonus, items in the store are ...

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Fresno Flats Docents Care For Local Treasure

You know, when you actually get out in the community, you meet the nicest people! Case in point: Dick and Teri Killingsworth. I met the Killingworths at the “Friday at Fresno Flats” event, held the second Friday of each month. Last Friday’s event on the Harlow Fire drew a standing-room-only crowd. About 80 people attended the event.

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Cal Trans Can Move Forward To Fix Rockslide

When the Ferguson Rockslide buried a portion of Highway 140 some 6 years ago, the economic impact on Mariposa and the surrounding communities was devastating. Governor Jerry Brown has now signed Assembly Bill 1973, sponsored by Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, to allow the “incidental take of the limestone salamander.” The limestone salamander is a fully protected species under California law, and ...

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Chamber Centennial Committee Seeks Items For Time Capsule

Centennial Committee of the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking items to be placed in a time capsule to mark the town’s centennial. “As we continue to celebrate this milestone, one of the events we have planned is a ceremony to bury a time capsule by the recently placed monument at Fresno Flats historic park,” said Sandy Brinley, chair ...

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Climbing Half Dome? What You Need To Know

Making it to the top of Half Dome is a breath-taking achievement. Literally! For those of you who want to take on this challenge, there are some things you’ll need to know. So let’s get the facts from someone who is still resting up from his trek to the top this past weekend, Tim Madden. But first, some pertinent information: ...

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EMC SPCA Adoption Facility About To Become Reality

AHWAHNEE – Plans for a new low cost spay/neuter adoption facility here in the mountain area are now on the fast track. The application for a conditional use permit was submitted to the Madera County Resource Management Agency (RMA) by the Eastern Madera County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (EMC SPCA) on June 11. The proposed building ...

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Baby Animals In Yosemite

Yosemite National Park is requesting help from visitors to protect newborn animals in the park. During the summer months, many baby birds, fawns, and other young wildlife can be found on the ground. They may appear to be in distress, but are not sick, injured, or abandoned. If moved from their location, the parents cannot care for their offspring and ...

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