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Fall For Yosemite All Over Again

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Say goodbye to reservations and say hello to Yosemite as you discover what all the buzz is about, and find your best fall experiences in Yosemite National Park. Fall for Bass Lake After summer visitors subside, tranquility settles over the region. Find five reasons to fall for Bass Lake in this article, and find thousands more when you visit in ...

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Fuel Reduction Continues in Nelder Grove

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST—Sierra National Forest is continuing to reduce the wildfire risk to the Giant Sequoias in Nelder Grove Historic Area. Project work is continuing on multiple fronts within The Grove. In August of 2022, The Sierra National Forest announced the implementation of emergency USDA Forest Service Giant Sequoia Emergency Response in the Nelder Grove Historic Area. You can read ...

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Fire Alert Chilkoot Lake Area

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST–A vegetation fire has been reported in the Chilkoot Lake Area. The original reports came in from the Shuteye Lookout Tower. A dark smoke column was reported. Air and ground firefighting crews are responding from the Sierra National Forest. Upon arrival, air attack reported the fire to be approximately 2 acres with a moderate rate of spread and ...

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Madera County: A Better Place to Live, Work, and Play

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By Bobby Macaulay.  As Chief of Staff for Madera County District 5, I often receive calls from residents that can no longer afford to live in the area. Rising costs of living and housing shortages are forcing people to move to more urban areas. No one should have to leave their home to find a more affordable life and better ...

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Dinner and Jazz on the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Over the years, Peter White has maintained a reputation as one of the most versatile and prolific acoustic guitarists on the contemporary jazz landscape. Limited tickets are available for these three-hour events that start on September 25th at 3 p.m. Armed with an unparalleled combination of lyricism and energy, he combines elements of jazz, pop and classical ...

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Fork Fire And Yosemite Lightning Fires

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The fall season in the Motherlode area of the Sierra Nevada Mountains often brings relief in the form of cooler temperatures, shorter days and an end to fire season. For Mariposa and Eastern Madera Counties this is not the case just yet. The Fork Fire and several lightning caused fires in Yosemite National Park continue to burn in and ...

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Sierra National Forest to Close Visitor Centers for Season

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The Sierra National Forest High Sierra Ranger District will be closing Dinkey Creek Visitor Center on September 4th and High Sierra Visitor Center (at Kaiser Pass) on September 19th for the 2022 season. The High Sierra Ranger District Office remains open all year around. The District Office is currently open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to ...

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Fire Alert: Vegetation Fire on Goat Mountain

WISHON–A vegetation fire is being reported in the Wishon Area near Goat Mountain.  Ground crews and air crews are responding.  We will update this article when new information is available. This is the Goat Fire. The fire is currently 1/2 to 1 acre in size burning on the bottom of the slope. If it gets established and moves up the ...

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Miami Mountain Fire Lookout Needs YOU!

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST—The Sierra National Forest, in conjunction with the Miami Lookout Group, is soliciting for volunteers to staff the Miami Mountain Fire Lookout for the remainder of the 2022 fire season. The opening of the lookout for the 2022 season was delayed 2 months due to damage to the building caused by severe wind storms in 2020 and 2021 ...

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Oak Fire in Mariposa Claims 124 Homes

MARIPOSA COUNTY–The Oak Fire has claimed 124 homes since it began burning on July 22, 2022.  A total of 19,244 acres have been burned. Fire Officials are reporting the fire is 72% contained. Today, Monday, August 1st, 2022, the Local Assistance Center opens for anyone affected by the fire. It will be open from 9 to 7 in the Mariposa ...

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