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Jackson denied parole

Jackson denied parole

Convicted YLP arsonist Kenneth Jackson has again been denied early parole.

The turkey vulture

The turkey vulture

With a name like “turkey + vulture”, you get no respect. Yet, this widespread New World vulture deserves a closer look.

Busy, productive summer in YLP

Busy, productive summer in YLP

It has been a busy summer for our staff here at YLOA and YSPUC as we continue to revise and modernize our operations.

Slow down on Lilley Mountain!

Slow down on Lilley Mountain!

On Lilley Mountain Drive our Pipeline Replacement Project crew is installing new water main and traffic is limited to a single lane…

Sign up for text alerts!

Sign up for text alerts!

Did you know we publish YLP Alerts for water outages, road hazards and other incidents affecting public safety?

Board training set

Board training set

With a new YLOA Board of Directors about to begin work for 2019-2020, President Rebecca Brannon wishes to announce…

Blackhawk Lake open

Blackhawk Lake open

Here are the new procedures for getting access to the lake…

Last-Tuesday meetings

Last-Tuesday meetings

YLOA and YSPUC monthly board of director meetings will be on the LAST Tuesday of the month starting this month…

New office hours

New office hours

Office hours for YLOA and YSPUC are now 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

Water, power and YLP

Water, power and YLP

Water is the lifeblood of our community and delivering safe, reliable water is the mission of YSPUC.

The western kingbird

The western kingbird

The western kingbird, a robin-sized “flycatcher,” is an easy bird to spot.

Tackling water main leaks

Tackling water main leaks

Our water company and pipeline crew have been working hard to repair an unusually high number of water main leaks on Lilley Mountain Drive.

YLOA has new board

YLOA has new board

YLOA and YSPUC have new boards of directors for 2019-2020.

Be a pooper scooper

Be a pooper scooper

A friendly reminder to dog walkers on the trail around Blue Heron Lake to please clean up Fido’s deposit 

Great golfing!

Great golfing!

CONGRATS: Sandy Ralph and Sharon Cargill Hunsbarger took part in the Pacific Women’s Golf Association Spring Partners Tournament.

Fire insurance rates going up

Fire insurance rates going up

Local news outlets report that many homeowners in the foothills, including YLP, are seeing their home and fire insurance rates rocket up.

Welcoming touches

Welcoming touches

Near the front gate of the Equestrian Center, there is a triangle-shaped flower bed that for years was just full of weeds and some dying bushes.

YLP arsonist up for parole

YLP arsonist up for parole

The Madera County District Attorney’s office has announced that Kenneth Jackson is again scheduled for a parole hearing, and public comment is being sought.

The bald eagle

The bald eagle

The thrill of observing a bald eagle closeup is like watching a fireworks display. It is an awe inspiring experience one is unlikely to forget.

Power shutoff prep

Power shutoff prep

What if PG&E shuts off power in YLP? We have your answer, and an emergency supply checklist:

To our volunteers!

To our volunteers!

For the last several years we have been blessed to have six beautiful hanging baskets on the back patio of the clubhouse.

Our phones are swamped!

Our phones are swamped!

Since installing our new phone system there has been a dramatic increase in the number of calls we are receiving…

The California quail

The California quail

What’s not to love about the California quail, our official State Bird?

Grab and go bag

It’s time to go through your grab and go bag…

Movin’ ahead in June

June is a busy month as we wrap up our 2018 Fiscal Year and prepare for 2019-2020. I’m pleased to report several positive developments.

Director ballot set

Director ballot set

Three YLOA members in good standing will be on the ballot for the annual election in July.

Of cars and horses

Of cars and horses

Picture this: You are riding your motorcycle up Corral Drive on a warm Saturday afternoon.

LOL new-member luncheon

LOL new-member luncheon

Ladies of the Lakes held their May meeting and annual new-member luncheon Monday.

Financial packets go out

The Financial Packet and Annual Disclosures for 2019-2020 are now on their way to members.

Station 10 strengthens

We are truly fortunate to have a paid-call firefighter station smack dab in the heart of Yosemite Lakes Park.

DIY products for horses

DIY products for horses

Let’s face it… horses are expensive, completely worth the expense but expensive none the less.

YLP volunteers at work

Volunteers contribute in countless ways to the quality of life in our widespread community. Here are just two….

Gala-Golf Tourney a hit

Gala-Golf Tourney a hit

The Yosemite Lakes 2019 volunteer fundraising committee had its annual Gala and Golf Tournament on May 3rd and 4th.

About YLP Cares

YLP Cares is a new, not for profit, charitable organization that was authorized by the YLOA Board of Directors last year.

Look into bell boots

Look into bell boots

The farrier who shoes my horses recently asked me to invest in bell boots.

New roof look

Work is about to start on fixing the clubhouse roof, which has been a source of problems and leaks for many years.

Trail walk memories

Philip Walker: I would like to offer my observations on walking our Blue Heron Lake trail on a regular basis.

Candidate signup

Want to serve your community and help to make YLP a better place for all?

Let’s build!

Got some time and a knack for putting things together? YLP needs you!

Snake bite & horses

Snake bite & horses

Unfortunately it’s the time of year when we start to see snakes out and about.

Return of the swallows

Return of the swallows

Spring is in the air. How do we know? Cliff swallows have returned to Yosemite Lakes.

Foul fiddleneck

Foul fiddleneck

Our committee chair, Sarah Jackson, brought to my attention some toxic weeds that we had growing at the Equestrian Center. 

Improvements ahead

Improvements ahead

Fire Station 10 has a new leader, plus plans for expansion and new community events this year.

Budget adopted

YLOA has a new budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year starting July 1.

Shedding lessons

Shedding lessons

Shedding can tell you more about your horse than you might think. 

Pipeline update

Pipeline update

Check out gallery of photos of pipeline replacement project and get an update on the work.

Equestrian events

Equestrian events

Myself and the YLPEC Committee have received many inquires regarding if we are going to hold horse shows again this year. 

The oak titmouse

The oak titmouse

The tiny, gray-brown oak titmouse is as plain and drab as a bird can be.

Mountain lion sightings

Mountain lion sightings

In the past two weeks there have been two mountain lion sightings. One around the clubhouse lake trails and one on Titan Drive.

Time to ‘Fix Our Stuff’

YLOA General Manager Jonathan Penrose presents a five-year plan to address deferred maintenance of facilities and pay for repaving our roads.

New Equestrian Center chair

New Equestrian Center chair

Let’s welcome the Jackson family to YLP and Sarah to the chair position on the Equestrian Committee!

February topics

News about phones, finances, signs, stalls and board policies.

Return to sender!

YLOA members all have been sent an envelope labeled “Urgent-Please Return.”

Town Hall Tuesday

Town Hall Tuesday

General Manager Jonathan Penrose will present a Town Hall this coming Tuesday, Feb. 26, looking at our financial reserves.

Great turnout

Great turnout

We had the best turnout in months at the Feb. 23rd Tournament …… 36 players.

Meet YLP’s bird man

Meet YLP’s bird man

If you see a fellow on one of YLP’s trails carrying a camera and looking up into the trees, there’s a good chance it’s Robert Groos.

How to use Banamine

How to use Banamine

As horse owners, I am sure we all know what Banamine is but do we all know how to properly use it? 

Golf gettin’ better

Golf gettin’ better

Progress continues on the renovations at the YLP Golf Course: tree trimming, reconstruction of sand traps and tees.

Trail Trials

Trail Trials

The YLPEC hosted our first-ever Trail Trials on January 27.  We had an excellent turnout with approximately 30 horse and rider combinations. 

An eye-opening Town Hall

We had a great turnout for our Town Hall on January 22nd, with about 80 people joining us for dinner and about 100 in attendance for the meeting.

Mustang Matt Clinic

Mustang Matt Clinic

Last weekend we hosted the Mustang Matt Clinic for the Back Country Horsemen, Sierra Free Packers. 

Signs going up

Signs going up

Bill Green takes a moment Monday to show one of the first new road signs he and his YLOA Roads crew have started to erect in YLP.

Actions taken Jan. 15

The YLOA Board of Directors voted on resolutions Tuesday evening ranging from financial affairs to a replacement air-conditioning system for the Yosemite Grill.

Keeping our water flowing

Keeping our water flowing

With increasing frequency our aging water system will fail, causing outages. Come along and see what it takes to fix a main line leak in YLP.

Debunking thrush remedies

Debunking thrush remedies

This is my favorite time of year for many reasons, but winter does have a downside when it comes to my horses. 

YLPEC Trail Trials

YLPEC Trail Trials

The YLP Equestrian Center decided that in 2019 we want to host additional events, not just horse shows.

Found keys in 2018

Found keys in 2018

It’s that time again!  If you have lost keys in 2018, please contact Security to see if we have them. 

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