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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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YARTS Revisited In Madera County

The Madera County Board of Supervisors has voted to open the door, just a crack, to reconsidering whether county residents will participate in the Yosemite Area Regional Transit System (YARTS). The Board voted 3-2 on Tuesday to accept the $15,000 budgeted by the Fresno Council Of Governments (COG) to ask people in Madera County what they think of participating in ...

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A Rainy Day In Avignon

On a wet june day, we visited the medieval walled city of Avignon on the banks of the Rhone, and one of the few French cities to have preserved its ramparts. We parked outside the walls and spent the day exploring the thriving town of 100,000.

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Crews Working Near Swinging Bridge In Yosemite

Yosemite Fire Crew 6 is working near Swinging Bridge conducting a hazardous fuel reduction project. They are cutting, piling and mechanically thinning dense vegetation including shade tolerant conifers such as incense cedar, white fir and ponderosa pine. They are also clearing accumulated dead biomass on the forest floor like sticks and logs. You will hear chain saws and see crews ...

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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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