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Posted 20 minutes ago

Any suggestions for a place in town to get a plastic Western hat protector?

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Posted 48 minutes ago

Anyone know of any other groups besides mountain swap? There are so many people on mountain swap that i don't think my posts are being seen by very many people ... See MoreSee Less

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Michael ZelazoSwap mariposa42 minutes ago
Rebecca OdgersMountain Exchange. Nork Fork Area. Mountain Area Barter. Mountain Community. (and I know exactly how you feel!)41 minutes ago   ·  1
Mathew SandsI just wish people would use Mountain Swap ONLY for its intended purpose... Swapping. This Oakhurst Area group can handle local questions and info not related to swap. At the same time, people need to post items for sale on swap and NOT here. It makes it much easier to find swap items on MS without having to filter through the non-swap posts and it makes it much easier to find community info on OA if there are no classifieds here.28 minutes ago   ·  1
Sue LangleyIf the admins there enforce that it might work.27 minutes ago   ·  1
Mathew SandsI do my best to enforce it here on OA and that's all I can do. Just because its my vision doesn't mean everyone else shares it. ;)25 minutes ago
Jorene MizeYou do a great job and great service for all of us Mr. Mat.22 minutes ago   ·  2
Chandra DealThis post was ok though right?14 minutes ago   ·  1
Mathew SandsYes. Its fine. It relates to local info.7 minutes ago

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Posted 4 hours ago

**Roadway is now clear at the crash on Highway 41 just south of Road 200. Traffic is backed up, tow truck on scene.** ... See MoreSee Less

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Sierra News OnlineTraffic control is still in place as the scene is being cleared. Southbound advised to take road 200 to 211, northbound, one lane only. Delays still affecting everyone. Avoid if possible for the next hour.3 hours ago
Jeff BurksCurrently one lane open4 hours ago   ·  1
Brandy NewberryThey are still making people go through the detour4 hours ago   ·  1
Crystal Nichole Peters Wallace4 Tow trucks total should be clear with in the next 10 min. still stuck in traffic4 hours ago   ·  1
Jeff BurksStuck in traffic south of the accident. Three tow trucks have passed me4 hours ago   ·  1
Cat Codiga CampbellDidn't a brand-new wreck with dark blue SUV just happen on 41 @ Rd. 200?4 minutes ago
Katharine RuccioneAny word on whats happening at this time?29 minutes ago
Alexcias DurhamFollowing49 minutes ago
Kari BurtonSmithHubby just went thru there and was still detoured..I need to go thru too to get home but think I'll wait a bit longer..2 hours ago
Annette OssenkopJust came thu the detour3 hours ago
Jeff BurksOverturned p/u with travel trailer4 hours ago

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Posted 4 hours ago

Hey scanner people, I have a friend stuck in traffic on 41 between YLP and North fork turn off any idea what's happening? ... See MoreSee Less

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Anna Mendez-KurtleyRollover. It that by mountain house on 41 and 2004 hours ago
Anna Mendez-KurtleyBut that's by..4 hours ago   ·  1
Mathew SandsI tagged you in the post about the accident4 hours ago
Kamilla AllenAnymore news type vehicle4 hours ago
Janelle PorterHow bad4 hours ago
Mathew SandsClick on the Oakhurst area group and you'll see the thread with details4 hours ago

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Posted 4 hours ago

Toys for Tots event at True Value, happening right now! A great chance for your kiddos to learn about giving to other kids less fortunate AND they can meet some firefighters and climb into the fire engines! ... See MoreSee Less

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Tami Farrisis this still going on?3 hours ago

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Posted 5 hours ago

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Scott Rekvold LeasumPer CHP incident site: Minor injuries.4 hours ago   ·  2
Kamilla AllenPrayers4 hours ago
Jaquel Perry AdamsThey are rerouting us down 211...4 hours ago
Jaquel Perry AdamsThere's some kind of bike a thon going on down this road it's a nightmare!4 hours ago   ·  2
Mathew SandsTow truck is on scene and the roadway is clear, according to SNO4 hours ago   ·  2
Lesley A. SmithThanks Matty Mathew Sands4 hours ago   ·  1
Sarah Kramer PedersenIs it clear for sure, coming back from Fresno?3 hours ago
Cathy Corrales BurnsAny news if 41 is open?3 hours ago
Sandra K. GilpinBlackSouthbound 41 closed for about 20 more minutes. Northbound is just traffic control.3 hours ago
Harmony FrederickJust drove up to 200 from YLP towards Fresno, southbound 41 is still closed. CHP is rerouting traffic through 211 and 2082 hours ago
Cindy MuehlenbeckSitting at the park and ride, south bound is still closed2 hours ago
Cathy Corrales BurnsWhat about northbound? Waiting for a delivery truck...2 hours ago
Cindy MuehlenbeckNorth is going thru2 hours ago
Cathy Corrales BurnsThanks Cindy!2 hours ago   ·  1
Devon Michelle PerryJaquel. Not a bikeathon. 211 is quite a popular cycling route. Rode that road many a times. In fact Parkers Team is having a team ride on 211 Today. Remember, give em 3 feet berth!!!2 hours ago   ·  1
Cindy MuehlenbeckStill closed 😔2 hours ago
Renee AstonI need to pick up my grandkids at 22 mile house. Mom coming from fresno. I'm assuming I should wait a while longer2 hours ago
Cindy MuehlenbeckStill closed2 hours ago
Cindy MuehlenbeckRoad just opened !2 hours ago   ·  1
Renee AstonYeah thanks I think I'll give it a few more minutes2 hours ago

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Posted 5 hours ago

**Single vehicle rollover on Highway 41 just south of Road 200 (North Fork Road). Expect delays, or detour onto Road 200 to Road 211 to Highway 145.** ... See MoreSee Less

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Teana BrockJeanne it seams like there turning people around were waiting to see4 hours ago   ·  1
Jeanne Powers RatchfordI'm stuck in it. Anyone up front see that it's clearing yet?4 hours ago   ·  1
AprilReine Follette-O'keefeIf I heard right on scanner it was a Ford ranger pulling a fith wheel flipped people pn side of road dispatch stated did not know if pulled out or throen out in crash.2 hours ago
Natalie CarrottNot good2 hours ago
Earlene KellerStill a detour thru oneils3 hours ago
Tina Kimber LowndesI just heard the helicopter fly over my house3 hours ago
Kelly Dexter AvilaRoad is not open3 hours ago
Teana BrockRoad is open4 hours ago
Mike BaldwinIt's closed at road 208 coming up the hill.4 hours ago
Teana BrockCrystal are they turning people around?4 hours ago
Teana BrockAnyone know how long the delay will be4 hours ago
Crystal Nichole Peters WallaceThe helicopter just left along with an ambulance. Traffic is still blocked4 hours ago
Gd JoslinProbably driving to fast on a wet road.4 hours ago
Denise Inez LewisWas it jaws of life? Anybody we know?40 minutes ago
Maria Tristan EamesMost people I know have turned back and gone around. It's been stopped for at least 45 minutes.4 hours ago

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Posted 5 hours ago

Toy Drive This Evening at Queen's Inn #Events #Holidays #Kids
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Posted 9 hours ago

Lewis/Ayala faction formally opts out of legal negotiations. Their attorney, Rob Rosette, said his group wants to reopen the casino, but under their terms.
They are unhappy with U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill for saying that the tribe’s payments should go to tribal members dating back to 2010.
The request to the court attacks the McDonald right to be recognized.

It's about enrollment and disenrollment. Can elected tribe leaders determine whether someone is a member of a certain Native American tribe or not? Blood vs money?
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Jack WashburnMust have enough money stash away to walk........mom8 hours ago   ·  1
Chris CochraneWell if that's how they're going to leave it seems it's going to be up to their creditors to take action or the casino's going to be closed for a Looong time...And yes Jack mom it does seem fishy that they can walk away when so many others are hurting financially It's all such a shame.8 hours ago   ·  3
Sue LangleyI believe the judge stated in previous rulings that the NIGC could override his order to close the casino. It seems to be their move, but inaction is a form of action. What will the natural consequences be?8 hours ago   ·  1
Pamela Zander O'NeillWow!6 hours ago
Devon Michelle PerryGood luck opening casino on "their own terms"6 hours ago
Michelle NiewohnerWow!5 hours ago
Michelle Niewohneroh, and "their terms" is how all this crap started 5 years ago!5 hours ago   ·  2
Michael BonnelI say bring in the "Apache Tribe" and let them run it!!!!!4 hours ago   ·  2
Susan Brough YoungquistThe only people I feel sorry for are the folks who lost their jobs. Screw the idiots "in charge"4 hours ago   ·  4
Rod ClarkSniff, Sniff...ahhhhh the sweet smell of money. "Hey if we narrow the tribal list of members we'll get more money for each of us left. Then later we can do it again".4 hours ago   ·  1
Michael BonnelAgain....as history repeats itself........the Native Indians somehow end up punishing the hard working homesteading Silver Tongues!!!!!!!4 hours ago   ·  1
Susan Brough YoungquistReggie Lewis' wife told me years ago that there would never be a casino, because they can't stop fighting amongst themselves. Boy was she spot on!4 hours ago   ·  3
Sue LangleyThe other innocent people are those of Chukchansi blood, as few as there may be, who are NOT tribal leaders and I use the term leaders loosely. Reggie Lewis's wife has, I believe, still a complaint on file, or so she said in a Supervisors meeting, with the Grand Jury against John Anderson, so I'm thinking what she says is an intention, not an observation.4 hours ago
Susan Brough YoungquistSue, this was way before the casino was ever built. My husband and I "lovingly" refer to Reggie as Adolf.51 minutes ago
Wes SeglerPretty sick of hearing about this crap, I'm sure 99% of the locals are too. I feel sorry only for the people who lost their jobs and tribe members who aren't assholes. I think I hear the theme song from Titanic playing in the background...... Did I mention how nice the traffic has been on 41 for the last month :)44 minutes ago   ·  3
Chris CochraneWell I'm sorry your sick of it Wes but to some of us this is still relevant and we need to know what's going on as we're still living with it's consequences The web and social media's often been the only way I've found things out ! ...and the 41 may have less traffic now but the number of accidents doesn't seem to have fallen :(34 minutes ago
Susan Brough Youngquist41 traffic is a dream. :)32 minutes ago   ·  1
Jill HowardAuction off the casino to another tribe for pennies on the dollar. Screw over all chuckchansi then it will be fair.17 minutes ago   ·  1
Susan Brough YoungquistGive it to the Mono tribe16 minutes ago   ·  1
Rod ClarkDidn't someone mention Apaches' earlier? Which ones'? Chiricahua, Membreno, Mescalero, Jicarilla, White Mountain? I would have to believe, based on their history nobody would screw around with them.10 minutes ago   ·  1
Wes SeglerWhy are sorry Chris, is it your fault?7 minutes ago

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Posted 19 hours ago

Just planted our new blue spruce tree. So now let it rain. ... See MoreSee Less

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Debbie Kersting WilliamsI love Blue Spruce!! Nice choice :)19 hours ago
Sue LangleyBeautiful! Eventually, maybe, plant a Chinese Pistache tree a little ways behind it and you'll be SO happy you did. They turn and lovely red-orange in Fall. There's a pair of these two trees at the corner of 41 and 222 that is stunning!19 hours ago   ·  1
Desiree AlonzoWhere did you buy your blue spruce trees?18 hours ago
Michael BrownRain sat18 hours ago
Laura HoymanHelp it along in the meanwhile with a really good soak to loosen up the soil around the root ball and encourage the roots to stretch out into the new surroundings!7 hours ago   ·  1
Roger LeeThank you all for the great suggestions. We bought the tree right here in Oakhurst at the nursery off 426. Good selection and very knowledgeable people. Lots of empty spaces to fill around my property so we will be adding many more plants and trees.7 hours ago   ·  2
Ginger Luke FoustMine succumbed to gophers...did you put it in a wire basket?5 hours ago   ·  1
Sue LangleyGinger, plant things that gophers like all around your new trees... ;-D4 hours ago   ·  2
Roger LeeWired the hole completely. Only problem I see is the soil is still pretty hard. I packed a lot of mulch and potting soil around the base so we'll see. But it is raining...3 hours ago   ·  2

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Posted 19 hours ago

Where can I go online to enter the lottery for the Ostrander hut? ... See MoreSee Less

JustinOnline Reservation Lottery Due to Ostrander’s popularity, early reservations are awarded based on a random lottery system. The Ostrander Ski Hut lottery will be held on Thursday, November 20, 2014. All entries must be received by 5pm on November 19, 2014. Lottery results will be emailed or mailed out on Monday, November 24. All inquiries of lottery results and requests for changes must wait until the reservation office reopens on Monday, December 1, 2014. www.yosemiteconservancy.biz/facilities-reservation19 hours ago
JustinLess then 5 minutes to find ;)19 hours ago   ·  2

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Posted 21 hours ago

We've almost gotten hit three different times today by people going too fast in town.
Is there something going on in town today? There's so much traffic, even for a Friday night.
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Diane N Clyde DericksonYesterday at 5pm in Oakhurst I almost got hit at 2 intersections from people running the red lights. Everyone is in a hurry these days.21 hours ago
Hailey StalterI'm just in shock, really. I know that mountain folk know how to drive so I'm surprised to see such irresponsible behavior lately. I wonder if it's people on vacation or visiting family early for T day?21 hours ago   ·  1
JustinThanksgiving is coming up, people are coming up to their vacation homes.21 hours ago   ·  2
Hailey StalterThat would make the most sense. One lady passed up in the Von's parking lot going at least 20 today when we were trying to back out of our spot.21 hours ago
Sherry BissettSlow down everyone. Please.21 hours ago   ·  5
Donna HunterToday I was in the Von's/post Office / CVS parking lot. I was walking between multiple businesses and almost got mowed down 3 times. Not by tourists or young people...but seniors!! All 3 times, senior males hunched over their steering wheels and doing at least 45 through the parking lot!21 hours ago   ·  8
Hailey StalterDonna the woman that passed us in that lot was also elderly.21 hours ago   ·  1
Sherry BissettLife is way too short to be in such a hurry. For just one moment think about it.21 hours ago   ·  5
Donna HunterI was totally blown away. I stood and watched multiple senior drivers...I'm one, but they do not stop, yield or act like there is another car in a country mile. And they are speeding way beyond a safe speed. Total focus on an open parking spot and damn anybody that gets in their way!21 hours ago   ·  6
Sherry BissettYeah i know what you mean. See it all the time. But we can't just point out the old folks. I think everyone these days are just too much in a hurry to get where they are going, and just don't think about what just might happen. Again, please everyone, slow down.21 hours ago   ·  4
Donna HunterThe engineering for ingress/ egress for businesses at the 41/49 hiways worked ...for a while. The driveway at McD's is a mess. It should be a right turn only, but the businesses would cry foul. But look at how many accidents, near misses happen there. It is one if the biggest road rage places in town. 2 highways feeding multiple lanes in both directions. Also, one of the biggest problems for pedestrians jay-walking . Any suggestions?21 hours ago   ·  3
Sherry BissettBeen there.21 hours ago
Cindy WisemanThe traffic this town has been having is crazy!! I don't want to go into town during any peak time...there's too darn many people that are on a mission to wreck and not paying attention to anything else.....20 hours ago   ·  1
Cathy JohnsonDonna and Hailey....I'm sure you don't mean to be biased about it being seniors, but I can tell you - as a senior- it's not all of us ! There are so many young people (and I don't mean kids, I mean late 20's and early 30's) they really are in too much of a hurry, and I remember times when I was too, because I was so busy doing stuff for for my kids at YHS. We have so much pressure all the time to get places....but please just remember none of this matters if you don't show up - because instead you're in the E.R. or even worse !!!20 hours ago   ·  3
Hailey StalterCathy let me assure you I was shocked it was a senior. I know most are safe drivers. :)20 hours ago   ·  1
Cathy JohnsonI honestly try...always cautious....it helps that I used to work at trauma hospital in Frez ! seen too much to drive too fast !20 hours ago   ·  2
Donna HunterI've seen poor driving habits in all age ranges. But, yes as a safe senior driver I was shocked to see who was behind the wheel of these kamikaze drivers today. Wow!20 hours ago   ·  1
Cindy MuehlenbeckWe were in Oakhurst around 5:00 pm, busy little town with lots of people, cars, everyone just needs to be like Goofy ! Slow and steady, steady and slow ! Have a good weekend All !19 hours ago   ·  3
Cris Steel DeHartCindy Muehlenbeck, I always loved that Goofy cartoon where he's learning how to be a nice, polite driver, but just ends up blowing it all to smithereens! I think we are dating ourselves a bit with that recollection.. :)17 hours ago   ·  1
Cris Steel DeHartMaybe a new sign at the intersection of 41 & 49?17 hours ago   ·  3
Michelle NiewohnerTraffic in town is always crazy! I'm always so grateful when I get where we need to be in one piece. And "Freeway" 426 is just insane these days!16 hours ago   ·  2
Laura HoymanIt's the uranium in the water...makes people cccrazy7 hours ago   ·  3
Michelle NiewohnerLOL, Laura!!5 hours ago   ·  1
Michael BonnelI said this before......Holiday's are here and they have no money to spend.....let's take it out on other drivers....it feels good...after all they must have money to spend-why don't I???? Hit the foot hard on the gas!!!VVVVVRRROOOOOOOMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!4 hours ago   ·  1

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Posted 24 hours ago

High speed chase going south on 41. 2000-2001 Chevy Tahoe-black. 3 MDS in pursuit & helicopter ... See MoreSee Less

Karen Chenowith HulbertAll the sheriff's were stopped at Friant exit & we didn't understand why. Later on, it was reported that the Tahoe crashed into a pole.5 hours ago

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