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Tioga Road Opens With Limited Services

YOSEMITE – The Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park will open for the season on Saturday, May 11, at 12 p.m. for all vehicular traffic. The Tioga Road, bounded on both sides by State Highway 120, is the popular east-west crossing of the Sierra Nevada. Vault toilets are available in several locations along the road. Limited visitor services will be ...

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Driver Crashes Into H&L Lumber Parking Lot

OAKHURST – A single vehicle accident in Oakhurst on Sunday night ended in an arrest for DUI. Debra Wilcox, 50, of Oakhurst, was driving a 1999 Chevy Silverado northbound on Highway 41 at about 10 p.m., just north of Golden Oak Loop, at an unknown rate of speed.

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Huge Parking Lot Sale Benefits Relay For Life

OAKHURST – Organizers behind the Relay for Life of Eastern Madera County are planning a fundraising parking lot sale for Saturday, Apr. 13 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Oakhurst Medical Group parking lot located at the corner of Highway 41 and Junction Drive. “We’re not selling the parking lot, but we will have tables of treasures collected ...

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Woodcarver's Rendezvous Returns to Oakhurst

OAKHURST – The California Carvers Guild has announced the 6th Annual Oakhurst Woodcarver’s Rendezvous will take place for one week starting Sunday Apr. 14 and continuing through Sunday Apr. 21, at the Oakhurst Community Center. “This special week of carving is guaranteed to be fun for the whole family, and we are extending a special invitation for everyone to come ...

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Oakhurst Community Park – A Modern Fairy Tale

Written By Mary Pence OAKHURST – Once upon a time, in the early 1980’s, a small group of Oakhurst residents banded together to create a local park similar to those they each fondly remembered from their youth. It would be a place with swings and slides; a place with picnic tables and grills for hot dogs and hamburgers; a place ...

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Elegant Auction Benefits Oakhurst Community Park

FISH CAMP – The Oakhurst Community Park Committee invites everyone to attend the 28th Annual Elegant Auction “Lucky 13” to benefit the Park, on Saturday, Mar. 23. Committee Chair Susan Macaulay explains how the yearly fundraiser provides for equipment, maintenance, and upgrades to the Park, a “vital part of our community for all ages to enjoy, a place for families ...

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Want To Climb Half Dome? Make Reservations Now

YOSEMITE – If you want to climb Half Dome this summer, you will need to make reservations, and now is the time. Half Dome Cables Day Use permits for the 2013 hiking season are available for reservations Friday, Mar. 1, through Sunday, Mar. 31. Permits to hike to the top of Half Dome are required seven days per week and ...

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Yosemite National Park's Largest Glacier Stagnant

Lyell Glacier Ceases Movement, Adjacent Maclure Glacier Moving at Historical Rate YOSEMITE – The Lyell Glacier, the largest glacier in Yosemite National Park, has stagnated, or ceased its downhill movement, according to a recent study conducted by scientists from the National Park Service and the University of Colorado. The adjacent Maclure Glacier is still moving at its historical rate, about ...

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Support Yosemite Conservancy With Custom Plates

YOSEMITE – The Yosemite Conservancy invites everyone to show their love for Yosemite and support their projects by purchasing Yosemite license plates. When California drivers purchase Yosemite license plates from the DMV, $20 from each sale goes to support Yosemite Conservancy’s programs and projects in the National Park.

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Sheriff's New Service Offers Dignity To Seniors

MADERA COUNTY — With so many elderly people living alone these days, being able to check on their safety and welfare has become a concern for friends and relatives, and for the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. To address this growing concern, Sheriff John Anderson has launched a new program called “Elder Orphans.”

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