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Calling All Veterans Community Members and Friends

May, marked officially as Military Appreciation Month, is a special month for both those in and out of the military. Each year the president makes a proclamation, reminding Americans of the important role the U.S. Armed Forces has played in the history and development our great nation. This year our local Marine Corps League (Griswold Detachment 1121) and Veterans of ...

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Hiking Through Time to the McCauley Addition and Foresta Falls

My hiking boots took me back through time to property once owned by James McCauley, an immigrant from Ireland seeking his fortune in gold. We remember him best for building the Four Mile Trail, building the two-story hotel at Glacier Point known as the Mountain House, starting the tradition that became known as the “firefall” and so much more. Since ...

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Hiking on the Old Coulterville Road to Little Nellie Falls

My hiking boots took me on an adventure along the Old Coulterville Road, a historic stagecoach route that brought people to the Yosemite Valley starting in 1874. Stage stops along the way provided a change in horses, a break from the bumpy, dusty, cold or hot ride, and maybe some food or a night’s rest. Imagine the stories that came ...

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Cedar Valley Fuel Reduction Project Begins

Fuel Reduction Services on Private Properties OAKHURST – Work on the Cedar Valley Fuel Reduction Project began last week. Yosemite/Sequoia Resource Conservation & Development Council (YSRCDC) has contracted with Calaveras Healthy Impact Product Solutions (CHIPS), who has partnered with Big Sandy Rancheria to reduce hazardous fuels, including the removal of standing and downed dead trees, on approximately 45 acres of ...

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PG&E Developing Hybrid Microgrid System

A new hybrid-renewable microgrid system that is in development in Briceburg, CA  – the first of its kind through PG&E’s new Remote Grid Initiative. MARIPOSA COUNTY – PG&E and project developer BoxPower.io recently began construction on the Briceburg Remote Grid. PG&E anticipates the system will be completed and online this month as is noted in a press release that BoxPower ...

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Hiking From Briceburg Up The Burma Grade: Exploring Old Roads and Goods Gulch Mine

Old dirt roads led me along the Merced River, by old mines, wildflowers, views, a singing frog and the Love Shack. Starting at Briceburg, I walked up the Burma Road switchbacks then beyond. Where: Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Merced River Recreation Management AreaDistance: About 15 miles roundtrip but you can go shorter or longerDifficulty: Moderate to StrenuousElevation Range: 1,138′ ...

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Sugar Pine & Cedar Valley Public Lands Stewardship Project

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Fuel Reduction on Public Lands OAKHURST — Yosemite/Sequoia Resource Conservation & Development Council (YSRCDC) is soliciting bids from contractors for the  Sugar Pine & Cedar Valley Public Lands Stewardship Project . YSRCDC is seeking a qualified contractor to create fuel breaks and defensible fuel profile zones through a combination of mechanical treatment and piling, mastication, and hand crews. ...

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North Fork Rancheria To Open State-of-the-Art Auto Repair Shop

NORTH FORK – During a time when the region has been impacted by the COVID 19 pandemic and devastating Creek Fire, a new business blossoms in the foothills of Madera County. In a continued effort to promote economic development for its tribal citizens and community, the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California (NFR or ‘Tribe’) is announcing plans ...

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Oakhurst Area Chamber Chamber of Commerce Hands out Annual Awards

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce recently held its first meeting of the new year to vote for the Man, Woman and Business of the Year Awards. With many local business’ and citizens being nominated the recipients for the 2020 Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce awards go to the following: Business of the Year: Camarena Health Camarena Health is ...

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Walking on a Dirt Road: Elliott Corner to Cold Spring Loop

Let your imagination go wild. You have been riding on a dusty, bumpy, hot stagecoach all day from Mariposa. Or perhaps the day is freezing cold and you are bundled up the best you can in that stagecoach with your coat and some quilts. You are approaching Cold Spring Stage Stop and sure are looking forward to the break. You ...

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