Two hikers in Yosemite National Park were rescued by helicopter on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Yosemite officials said park rangers, search-and-rescue personnel, and a CHP helicopter rescued the hikers in the North Dome area.
Community news for the Sierra Star Jan. 17 edition includes notes on the Madera County Superintendent of Schools being sworn in, the Madera County Mock Trial and a reminder of the Knights of Columbus’ annual free throw and three-point shootout.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks reopened to the public Friday, Jan. 11, 2018. The parks were previously closed due to the government shutdown. Some services will still be temporarily unavailable.
Orland Bart Bartholomew is the first person to climb the summit of Mount Whitney in California’s Sierra Nevada in winter, reaching the highest US peak to take photos ninety years ago on January 10, 1929.
Community news for the Sierra Star Jan. 10 includes notes on a North Fork Community Development public meeting on Jan. 24 and an Oakhurst Chamber of Commerce luncheon during which the 2019 board of directors will be sworn in.
The federal government shutdown is affecting the investigation into the death of a man who died from a head injury after falling into the Merced River on Tuesday, December 25, 2018, in Yosemite National Park.
Access to Yosemite National Park along was restricted along the Highway 41 corridor from the south entrance to the Badger Pass Road due to continuing issues with human waste and resource damage during the government shutdown, the national park announced Wednesday, Jan. 2.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the Mariposa, Madera, and Fresno County Foothills from 8:30 a.m. Monday to 10 a.m. Tuesday. Fallen trees have been reported near Bass Lake and Oakhurst.
Surveillance footage shows a man stealing what is estimated to be $4,000 worth of merchandise from North Shore Boardwear in Oakhurst. The store is offering a gift card for anyone that provides a helpful lead.