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    Aerial operations begin near North Fork to combat cartel marijuana grows

    A battle has begun in Madera County against what some experts call environmental terrorists, as helicopter operations this week led to the seizure of more than 72,000 marijuana plants grown to profit Mexican cartels, with extensive damage already caused to forests, streams, and wildlife.

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    Yosemite National Park expects busy Fourth of July weekend

    Yosemite National Park anticipates a very busy Fourth of July weekend and visitors are urged to arrive at the park very early to avoid potential traffic congestion and difficulties with parking. Visitors should plan on arriving at the park entrances by 9 a.m. each day.

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    Fire restrictions

    Fire restrictions are now in place for the Sierra National Forest. Higher temperatures, drier fuel conditions, a large number of dead and dying trees and an increase in fire activity seen within Region 5 has led to this decision.

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    Experiencing Costa Rica

    Pura Vida is the quintessential Costa Rican phrase. It means ‘Pure Life.’ The Costa Rican culture and natural beauty exemplified this in all ways earlier this year when 17 students from Yosemite High School experienced the country on an eight-day adventure with their Spanish teacher...


    Trek of a lifetime

    Walk a mile in my shoes and see a hundred more spent on a life-changing 11-day trek through the Himalayas. The journey began months before I actually flew to Nepal.


    Community News - week of June 30

    Memorial for Ruby Alvarez - Pow Wow - New rules on licensing and vaccinating - Oakhurst Democratic Club - Pancake Breakfast - Coffee with a Cop

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    Body of missing rafter found

    Family members said the body of Oakhurst resident Ernie Hager was found June 23 after he went missing during a rafting trip down the Merced River in Yosemite National Park earlier this month.

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    California home sales continue to edge up

    California existing home sales edged up in May, rising above the 400,000 benchmark level for the third straight month, while strained housing supply continued to push prices higher according to the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.).

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