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.
Voting in the 2020 elections may change in Fresno County California after Madera County used a program that gave all voters absentee ballots & made voter information accessible to election workers in real time.
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.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company said it will file Chapter 11 bankruptcy after getting hit with billions of dollars in claims for the Camp Fire and other California wildfires. Its CEO, Geisha Williams, resigned.
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.
Three feet of snow is expected to fall on Yosemite National Park in California this week as two storm systems move east from the Pacific. Rain and heavy winds are in the forecast for the San Joaquin Valley.
National parks, like Yosemite in California, could get help to combat trash and human waste that has built since the federal government’s partial shutdown began on Dec. 22, 2018. The Park Service may use visitor fees.
The Yosemite High varsity boy’s basketball team played the last of their three ‘holiday’ tournaments in Mendota. The Badgers (8-9, 0-0) split their four tournament games. Overall, YHS has now exceeded their win total from last season (6) with their eighth victory of the season.
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.