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Winery-Sage: All About The Appetizers

By Karen and Ken Geiszler, Winery-Sage.com —  Welcome to part two of our Holiday Food & Wine Pairing blog feature. Today, the focus is on pairing some of the traditional Holiday Appetizers with wines. General Rules for Pairing Appetizers with Wines Choose lighter wines to start. Starting with a heavy wine destroys your palate’s ability to detect the subtlety of ...

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Over 115,000 Acres Burn Across The State, 15 Deaths Reported

CALIFORNIA — Seventeen large wildfires continue to burn in California and over the past 24 hours have charred over 115,000 acres. The winds that fanned these fires Sunday night and Monday morning have decreased significantly, but local winds and dry conditions continue to pose a challenge. The decrease in the winds combined with cooler weather allowed firefighters to make some ...

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Adopt A Ponderosa Pine Seedling From Sierra NF

NORTH FORK  – The Bass Lake Ranger District is set to begin the 2017 reforestation program, and will have seedlings for you to adopt. During the next two months, contract and Forest Service crews will be planting approximately 235 acres with up to 70,000 seedlings addressing areas impacted by the 2014 French and Courtney Fires. Approximately 250 to 350 seedlings ...

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North Fork Scouts Plant Trees Near Bass Lake

Written by Dave Smith — NORTH FORK — A prolonged drought not experienced in many decades has resulted in highly significant conifer and oak mortality. Over the winter, in an effort to reduce hazards to the public, U. S. Forest Service crews felled dead conifers in the area around the Bass Lake boat ramp near the dam. Once these hazard ...

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Road 222 Remains Closed As Repairs Are Underway

BASS LAKE — Those wishing to travel between The Forks and Way of the Mono along the south shore of Bass Lake have been met with barriers blocking Road 222. On Sunday afternoon, Mar. 6, reports began to come in about a washout on the north side of the road, and County Roads was called out to put up barriers ...

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Heavy Rains Undermine Road 222 At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — Reports and photos coming in from a mountain area resident traveling along the south shore of Bass Lake show a dangerous condition for anyone driving or riding a bike along Road 222. A reader sent these photos just before 3 p.m. today, of a major hole that has opened up under the roadway in the lane nearest ...

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Forest Service Recruits Miami Mountain Lookouts

MOUNTAIN AREA – From atop the mountain perch overlooking a vast expanse of green, eyes are carefully trained to spot the early tell-tale signs of forest fire. A wisp of smoke triggers a series of actions that can mean the difference between safety and catastrophe. In the relative safety of winter, recruitment begins for a new crop of Forest Service ...

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Hillview Water Meeting Thursday At YHS

OAKHURST – An informal public meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3 at the Yosemite High School cafeteria, to discuss the proposed water rate increase by Hillview Water Company (HWC). The meeting will be moderated by Moises Chavez , a California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) analyst who will be gathering public input and explaining the CPUC’s ...

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Hope from the Ashes

Story by AnnaRose Chaney OAKHURST – At the start of summer 2014, fires began plaguing the land and people of our community. For some, the flames were no more than distant spirals of smoke and ash that blackened the air and left the sky a bitter red. To others, the flames were omens of fear and chaos, and with them ...

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