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Classic Cars Roll Into Oakhurst Friday

This weekend’s car show at the Oakhurst Community Center is shaping up to be a good one. It will bring at least 120 classic cars and their owners to the area. More than 50 special class awards will be given in the Sierra-Oakhurst Kiwanis Club’s 10th annual Run for the Gold Classic Car Show. These include a Special Camaro Award ...

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New Hantavirus Case Prompts Closing Of Curry Village Cabins

Park officials close tent cabins indefinitely while investigation continues CURRY VILLAGE – Once again the Hantavirus has been identified in someone who stayed in the “Signature Cabins” of the Boystown area of Curry Village in Yosemite National Park, prompting park officials to close the cabins where five of the six infections occured. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has ...

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New Life For The ‘Mountain House’

The whole town has been buzzing since word got out that someone bought the Mountain House. The Mountain House restaurant, located at Highway 41 and the Bass Lake turnoff (Road 222), had been a favorite of locals and visitors alike for many years, so when the doors closed in late 2009, it was another blow to the economy of the ...

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Crane Valley Dam Project Nears Completion

Hikers and bikers look forward to the re-opening of the trail across the dam at Bass Lake “By the first of the year the Crane Valley (Bass Lake) dam should be open for foot and bicycle traffic across the dam,” says Mike Palmer, project engineering supervisor for the Southern Hydro Group for Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), owner of the ...

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Hantavirus Believed Contracted In Curry Village

SACRAMENTO – The recent diagnosis of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) in two Californians, one of whom died, has prompted Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state public health officer, to remind Californians to take precautions to prevent exposure to the virus that causes HPS at their places of residence, work and recreation.

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The Lone Highwayman Of The Chowchilla

One Carl P. Russell researched and penned 100 Years in Yosemite, the Story of a Great National Park, the first copyright in 1931 with several reprints over the years. In the chapter “Stagecoach Days” he reprints and article from D. J. Foley’s book Yosemite Tourist of July 10, 1906. The following is an “account of a robbery that brings the ...

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The Forks Resort And Restaurant

The Forks Resort, located on Bass Lake, in the Sierra National Forest, is only fourteen miles from the southern entrance to Yosemite National Park and eight miles from the southern end of the Golden Chain Highway through California’s Gold Country. The Forks Resort has built a reputation as a traditional family vacation spot. Family owned and operated for three generations, ...

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High Fire Danger Brings Restrictions On Sierra National Forest

CLOVIS – Due to fire indicators, such as temperature and fuels moisture, the Sierra National Forest is implementing fire restrictions beginning Aug. 6 and until further notice. Restrictions are in in place in the High Hazard areas of the Sierra National Forest – from the boundary of the forest in the foothills, to 4,000 feet in elevation in the Sierra ...

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Where To Find Relief From Hot Temps

With temps creeping up over 100 degrees in many areas, and some residents without air conditioning, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services wants you to know where you can go to cool down. Cooling Centers have been established throughout the county, so check this listing below for a center near you.

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Local Favorite – El Cid

I stopped by El Cid the other day to get the scoop on their Margaritas, and a few other things. When I asked how many Margaritas are served in a typical day, Tony pondered and said they go through about two cases of Tequila a day. My friends, that makes a lot of Margaritas. If you were to guess how ...

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