On Sept. 22, Yosemite National Park visitors will not have to worry about paying an admission fee thanks to the National Public Lands Day celebration. Admission fees will be waived at all national parks across the country.
Community news for the Sierra Star Sept. 20 edition includes notes on the 31st annual Smokey Bear run in Bass Lake, California; Jessica Morse visiting the Oakhurst Democratic Club on Oct. 6; and the showing of the 1989 film “A More Perfect Union: America Becomes a Nation” by the Republican Party of Madera County’s new elections office in Oakhurst on Sept. 21.
First-graders at Oakhurst Elementary School celebrate the importance of routine exercise. Each Friday the “firsties” walk to Oak Creek Intermediate to walk on the track. It’s a teachable moment, too – they now know that each lap is a quarter-mile.
A resort in Groveland, California, 22 miles from the western gate of Yosemite National Park, has opened six Conestoga wagons for glamping. The wagons are air-conditioned, heated and roomier than the ones pioneers traveled in.
A fundraiser will be held for Jessica Woodington, 31, of Oakhurst, who was injured in a fatal head-on crash near Bass Lake. Woodington was conscious while she was pinned in her crushed SUV on July 24, 2018.
The Love Cafe, a vegan restaurant in Oakhurst, has placed green tape on the mouth willing employees, customers and even the characters on its murals to stand in solidarity with the March of Silence organization for animal rights.
Tomer Frankfurter, an 18-year-old from Israel, died Tuesday in Yosemite National Park while reportedly trying to take a selfie. He fell 820 feet while trying to take a photo at Nevada Fall in California.
The ashes of hundreds of people will be buried in a mass grave at Fresno (CA) County Cemetery unless claimed before a Sept. 13 burial for those whose family couldn’t be found, or who couldn’t afford to bury them.