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$1500 Woodstove Replacement Grant Program Available

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Wood Stove

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is currently accepting applications for its Burn Cleaner Program.

The program provides incentives to Valley residents to replace their old wood or pellet burning devices with new, cleaner hearth options such as a natural gas insert or an EPA Phase II certified wood or pellet insert.

The purpose of the program is to help reduce particulate matter produced from older devices in the Valley which contribute to air pollution during the Fall and Winter months.

For more information about the program, please review the program guidelines and application.


Certified wood insert/freestanding stove $1,500
Certified pellet insert/freestanding stove $1,500
Natural gas insert/freestanding stove $1,500
Any eligible device if applicant is eligible for low-income $2,500
Additional incentive towards gas device (for both Standard and Low-income) Up to $500*
*Applies only to eligible installation costs beyond the funding amount


The old device must be located at a residence within the District boundaries. Applicants must submit an application and obtain an approved voucher from the District prior to purchasing the new device (see link above). New gas fireplaces must be certified as heater-rated. Gas fireplaces designed exclusively for aesthetic and decorative use are not eligible.

Bass Lake California Water Level Update

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014


This update is to inform you that PG&E will not start generating its system (water release) until September 3, 2014, and will be shutting down its system down on approximately September 18, 2014. The delay in starting the generating system (water release) is due to the Lake already dropping (because of very low inflows, the required minimum in-stream flow release, and evaporation) to within one (1) foot of the previous end-of-August target date.

Busy Memorial Weekend

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

There is plenty of water for boating, fishing, and water

sports.  Come on up and have some fun, get out of the

valley heat!

Bass Lake California

Bass Lake California

Weekend Events May 2nd – 4th

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Eastern Madera County Weekend Events:

Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 4, 2014


Tioga Road opens for the season on Friday, May 2 at 12 noon

Daily through May 11

  • Sierra Art Trails Exhibit: “Valley Views: Yosemite Trails, Currents & Visions

Friday, May 2

  • Cinco de Mayo Luncheon at Oakhurst Community Center presented by La Sierra Guild to benefit Children’s Hospital

Saturday, May 3

  • Volunteer Expo at Oakhurst Community Center, 9 am
  • Wine-Cheese-Music & Art at Oakhurst Lutheran Church, 4:30 pm

Friday & Saturday, May 3 & Sunday, May 4

  • BasMC900057326s Lake Fishing Derby
  • Coarsegold Rodeo
  • Madera Wine Trail celebrates the Yosemite Grant 150th Anniversary
  • Valley Tales special presentation at Stellar Gallery as part of the Yosemite Grant 150th Anniversary – 7 pm Saturday, 3 pm Sunday **Advance reservations are required**
  • North Fork’s Squirrel Cage Theatre presents “Silvalinda,” an original production, at Kennedy Hall, North Fork Elementary School, 7 pm both nights

Information provided by Yosemite Sierra Visitor’s Bureau.  For additional details, please contact:

Judi Hussain

Visitor Center Coordinator


40637 Highway 41

Oakhurst, CA  93644

559/683-4636 * Fax 559/683-5697

Bass Lake Fishing Derby Is On

Monday, April 21st, 2014

As usual, the annual 2014 Bass Lake Fishing Derby will be held at Bass Lake, this year on May 3rd and 4th.Bass Lake Fishing Derby

The fishing derby should be a rousing success, with the stocking of trophy sized trout and bass several times this spring.  For a video, visit:

The lake level will be less than full due to below normal amounts of rain and snow; however, Bass Lake will be far better off than many other California lakes.

The Fishing Derby will be held on May 3rd and 4th, 2014.



Road Status Update

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Information below is courtesy of the Yosemite Sierra Visitor’s Bureau: It’s wet out there (and WHITE in some areas)! There is chain control on Hwys 41 and 120W inside Yosemite, although none on 140 and Yosemite Valley Roads, nor on Hwy 41 to the park entrance. The next storm is due to hit tonight/tomorrow and is rumored to be twice as strong as last night’s, with wind in the mix.

Here’s a link to the Yosemite Conservancy High Sierra webcam:

Here’s a link to the Big Creek Inn (Fish Camp) webcam:

Winds Shift Friday – Rim Fire Smoke Has Now Arrived At Bass Lake

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

From Judy at Yosemite Sierra Visitor’s Bureau:


Roads:  Attached

Weather:  Attached

20% chance of thunderstorms beginning today through Monday


What can I say except “I’m sorry.”


After 10 days of telling folks there’s been no smoke in Yosemite Valley . . . the smoke has arrived. Here’s the link to the High Sierra webcam:


We also have a lot of smoke in the Oakhurst area, and I assume that extends over to North Fork and down to Coarsegold.


Only road closure still is Hwy 120. There is NO access to Highway 395/Lee Vining/Mono Lake/Mammoth Lakes/South Lake Tahoe via Tioga Road. Tioga Road will remain closed through Labor Day at least.


I sent out a map showing alternate routes yesterday. If you need a copy of that, let me know.


All Yosemite Valley facilities, as well as those at Glacier Point, Wawona and Mariposa Grove are open for business as usual. There has been virtually no degradation of air quality except in the immediate area of the fire in the extreme northwest corner of the park (the Big Oak Flat entrance area). Although the fire has consumed some 193,000 acres to this point (8/29), only 45,000 of those are in Yosemite, and virtually all of those are in wilderness area. **Visit the links at the end of this report for extensive information about the fire and about conditions in Yosemite**




Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday – Coarsegold Peddlers’ Fair, Coarsegold Village


Saturday, August 31 – 5 pm – Moonlight Special (dinner, train ride, entertainment) at Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad


Saturday, August 31 – 7 pm – An Evening of Melodrama, Golden Chain Theatre



The following are some links for the latest information regarding facilities and roads in and around Yosemite National Park: – this is information disseminated by Yosemite National Park about current conditions in the park – this is a link to real-time webcams which show up-to-the-moment conditions in various places in and around Yosemite Valley – this is the most current fire information, distributed by Cal Fire – link for Yosemite Valley weather conditions – California road conditions



  • Highway 120W (Big Oak Flat entrance)  from 3.2 miles east of Groveland to 6 miles
  • Tioga Road is closed temporarily from Crane Flat to Yosemite Creek picnic area – You cannot currently get from Yosemite Valley to Lee Vining/Mono Lake/Mammoth Lakes via Hwy 120E/Tioga Road
  • Hodgdon Meadow, Crane Flat store and campground, Tamarack Flat CG, White Wolf store and CG,

Yosemite Creek CG

  • Hetch Hetchy Road and environs


If you have any questions, please give us a call. We want to help make your visit to our area a rousing success.




Judi Hussain

Visitor Center Coordinator


40637 Highway 41

Oakhurst, CA  93644

559/683-4636 * Fax 559/683-5697

Yosemite Road Conditions – Most Are Open. Smoke Not An Issue in Yosemite or at Bass Lake

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

 Here is the latest information on road closures within Yosemite National Park.

Most roads remain open, and smoke is not an issue on the valley floor or at Bass Lake.  The winds are blowing the smoke north and east.


Sonora Rim Fire August 23, 2013

Sonora Rim Fire August 23, 2013 Click for Inciweb


Road & Weather Conditions

As of Thursday, August 29, 2013


Road conditions will not be reprinted unless there is a change.


INSIDE YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK -       209-372-0200     

Tioga Pass Road (Hwy 120E) CLOSED at least through Labor Day  from Crane Flat to just beyond White Wolf. There is no access to Lee Vining/Mono Lake from Yosemite Valley.

Glacier Point Road                  OPEN

Mariposa Grove Road             OPEN


Hetch Hetchy                          CLOSED due to fire

Yosemite Valley Roads           OPEN         

Hwy 140 into Yosemite          OPEN         

Highway 41 (Wawona Rd)      OPEN




41                         OPEN           


49                         OPEN         


140                       OPEN         


120 Westbound       OPEN   (West of Groveland)


395                       OPEN          


108 (Sonora Pass OPEN (Monitor status)


4 (Ebbets Pass)       OPEN


89 (Monitor Pass)     OPEN


80 (Donner Pass)    OPEN          

88 (Carson Pass)     OPEN         


50 (Echo Summit)   OPEN


180 (Kings Canyon) OPEN





198 (Sequoia)         OPEN    (for info. call 559-565-3341 Press 1 then 1 again)


5 (Grapevine)         OPEN          


58 (Tehachapi)        OPEN          

Bloodmobile at Bass Lake Tomorrow

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Central California Blood Center

A quick reminder:  the bloodmobile will be at our

Bass Lake Realty office in the Pines Village at Bass

Lake tomorrow, Tuesday January 22nd, from 11 am to 2 pm.

There are still spots left where you may sign up for a specific time.

If you are able to donate, we would appreciate the support.

It is critical to replenish blood supplies this time of year.

If you cannot donate, please share this information with friends, family, coworkers, etc. Thanks so much!


Bass Lake News

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

I thought I would share Bass Lake water Sports’ most recent newsletter,

courtesy of Tom Tuso.  It includes good information on Bass Lake for

homeowners and visitors alike:


Dear Homeowner,

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Chanukah and Happy New Year,

We sincerely hope your Holidays bring joy and happiness to you and your loved ones.  Our thoughts and our prayers go out to those in need.  Bass Lake Water Sports will continue to do its part to donate to those less fortunate.  We are proud to be able to help The Manna House, Toys for Tots and several YHS projects this year and for years to come.

What an exciting year we have in front of us.  Rain and snow is helping give us the confidence we need to expect a full lake for 2013 (well, that and a little help from PG&E).  I will be surprised, based on the rainfall and expected rainfall, if we don’t see a full lake and a great year along with it.  PG&E, along with the Department of Fish and Game are stocking more trout than I have ever seen from our ramp.  They have stocked 5 thousand pounds of trout already, and I was informed more is on its way.  These are not just catchable trout, but ‘trophy’ trout, 12”-16” and plenty of them.  Fishing should be ‘off the hook’ this year, so bring the kids and the poles.

Bass Lake Water Sports is now part of the commercial properties in The Pines Village (Market, deli, banquets, weddings, bar, and the shops).  We are excited about this merger, and look forward to bringing you new ways to enjoy your home and our ‘town’ in Bass Lake.  As always, The Homeowners discount of 10% will continue in The Pines Market, and the 20% discount at Bass Lake Water Sports for any boat rental or store item, as well as the 20 cents off per gallon of gas at the Marina will continue.  Our ‘club’ members enjoy additional discounts and use of our facilities (such as free showers, preferred parking, and freebies such as ice cream and t-shirts from time to time), so join the FREE club as soon as possible and get ‘stuff’ free!  Look for additional discounts that will be offered to homeowners such as discounts on weddings or banquet facilities use, cover charges, lunch specials in our NEW deli restaurant, and discounts on the shops.  We will also be opening a full scale SURF CLOTHING SHOP, with brands such as Volcom, Hurley, Reef, Sanuk and O’Neill just to name a few.

Happy Holidays and hope to see you soon,

The Tuso Family and Bass Lake Water Sports