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Eat, Drink & Be Merry in Madera County This Winter

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MADERA COUNTY — Welcome to Madera County, the southern entrance to Yosemite National Park. A fun-filled region of outdoor adventures, wine tasting, fishing, historic museums, and that is just the tip of the iceberg. Bass Lake is a family vacation must, with something to entertain everyone. Discover fishing, hiking, biking trails, wakeboarding, kayaking, paddle boarding, camping, you name it! Whether you’re ...

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Winter Service To Yosemite National Park Now Running

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MERCED – The Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) is now operating its winter schedule for bus service running from Merced and Mariposa to Yosemite National Park. YARTS Highway 140 Winter Schedule (PDF) The Highway 140 service operates year-round but reduces the frequency of service to and from the park after the summer season. YARTS routes into Yosemite that originate ...

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UCCE Presents Basics of Fermenting and Pickling in Merced

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MERCED — The UC Master Food Preservers of Mariposa County (serving Mariposa, Merced, Madera and Fresno Counties) will be holding a workshop, “Basics of Fermenting and Pickling” in Merced at the UC Cooperative Extension office on October 22 from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration is required and is available online. Interested parties may also call 209-966-2417 for more information. This is ...

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Excessive Heat Warning Extended Through Friday

HANFORD—The National Weather Service Hanford Office has extended The Excessive Heat Warning for the San Joaquin Valley, Kern County desert, Sierra foothills, Yosemite Valley, Kern River Valley, and Coastal Range until 8 PM PDT Friday evening. An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot weather will occur. Heat related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion and heat ...

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Air District to Provide Clean Air Centers With New Funding

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The Clean Air Centers Pilot Program was established by AB 836 (Wicks) and provides the Valley Air District $750,000 in funding to create a network of clean air centers to provide vulnerable populations a respite from wildfires and other smoke events. The program will pay public or private organizations up to 100% of the cost of large ...

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Excessive Heat Warning Extended

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast Office in Hanford, CA  has extended the Excessive Heat Warning issued earlier in the week as reported here. The warning is now expected to last until Wednesday, September 7, 2022. An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect for the San Joaquin Valley, Kern County desert, Sierra foothills, Yosemite Valley, Kern River Valley, and Coastal ...

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Excessive Heat Expected All Week

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast Office in Hanford, CA  is reporting that excessive heat is expected through the San Joaquin Valley and Lower Sierra foothills throughout the week of 8.29.2022 and the Labor Day Holiday weekend. An Excessive Heat Watch is in effect for the San Joaquin Valley, Kern County desert, Lower Sierra foothills, Yosemite Valley, Kern River ...

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Excessive Heat Watch All Week

HANFORD—The National Weather Service Hanford has issued an Excessive Heat Watch in effect for Tuesday, 8.16.2022, through Friday, 8.20.22. Dangerously hot conditions with high temperatures from 104 to 109 degrees are expected. It all starts with a warming trend for Sunday and Monday. WHERE San Joaquin Valley Coastal Range Lower Sierra Nevada Foothills Kern River Valley WHEN From late Tuesday ...

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Former Coarsegold Resident Turns Roadblocks Into Triumph

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Introduction by Shannon Grissom. Through the years, I have worked on a series of whimsical paintings inspired by my late mother and her childhood sock monkey. From the beginning, I had an oracle card deck in mind for the body of work and created each piece with a state of being in mind. I worked on the series for 20 ...

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Two Weekend Medical Rescues

MADERA COUNTY–Excessive heat, dehydration, and hikers falling ill kept Madera County Sheriff’s and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) busy over the hot weekend. Rescue #1 Rainbow Falls On Friday afternoon, July 15, 2022, Madera County Sheriff’s Sgt. Roussell and Deputy Vermeulen were on patrol in the Eastern Madera County area when they were dispatched to a possible medical aid at Rainbow ...

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