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Road To Recovery Drives Cancer Patients

MADERA COUNTY – Today’s busy lifestyles can make it hard to find time to volunteer, however, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family and your community. The right match can help you make an impact in the community, learn new skills and even advance your career. As an American Cancer Society volunteer, you also can honor a ...

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Snowshoeing Tamarack Ridge

Fresh snow and lots of it called to us from above Shaver Lake where we had the bluest of skies, white and sparkling new snow to snowshoe on and gorgeous scenery. Where: Tamarack Ridge SNO-PARK, Sierra National Forest Distance: 3.03 miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevational Range: 7,562′ to 7,789′ Date: January 13, 2017 Maps: High Sierra Ranger District Winter Recreation Guide, Dinky ...

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Cold Or Flu: When It’s Time To See The Doctor

OAKHURST — Last week I wrote about mindfulness and the myriad health benefits of being present in the moment. The universe, in its infinite capacity for humor, decided to offer me the opportunity to put my money where my mouth is, so to speak. My boyfriend and I had planned on a lovely five days in Mendocino to celebrate surviving ...

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Breakout Year For Mountain Area Youth Baseball

Submitted by Ryan Schulte — MOUNTAIN AREA — Despite the torrential downpours, Sierra Mountain Little League continues develop a top notch sports experience for kids in the mountain area. The board, led by Dalene Stephens and Troy Smock, has significantly improved the league through management and exceptional volunteer fundraising. The league is making significant investments in the field and coaching ...

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Free Entrance To Yosemite On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

YOSEMITE – The first free-admission day to Yosemite National Park this year is on Monday, Jan. 16, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. In honor of the day, the United States Department of the Interior has declared all entrance fees for all public lands be waived. Yosemite has experienced an abundance of snowfall already this year throughout the ...

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One Stop Shop: Advanced Auto, Technique Towing, Hertz Auto Rental

OAKHURST — In 1990, Otto “Noe” Gramajo was working for Jeff Taylor at Jeff’s Fine Auto Service in Coarsegold. They specialized in Volvos, both maintenance and repair along with the sale of the popular foreign car. Jeff was looking to move to San Luis Obispo and Noe seized the moment by buying the company. Little did he know, a new life as an ...

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Hiking up Central Camp Road

An old railroad, lumber camp days, a beaver pond and Ginger Rogers all have something in common with our hike up Central Camp Road. Where: Sierra National Forest Distance: 14.29 Miles Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Elevation Range: 3,514′ – 5,038′ Date: December 22, 2016 Maps: Ahwahnee & Little Shuteye Topographic Quad Maps Dog Hike? Yes, depending on your dog I ...

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A Matter Of Mindfulness

If you made a new year’s resolution, this should be the week where you’re kicking it into high gear and feeling the joy of a week of accomplishing your goals. If this is you congratulations! However, if you set a resolution and are still waiting to get underway because “the kids aren’t back in school,” “it’s been raining all week,” ...

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The History Mystery #48

This is the start of the fifth year for the History Mystery on Sierra News Online. We would like to thank SNO, our loyal readers, and all those who have submitted information regarding our History Mysteries. The six organizations that prepare these mysteries have gained much information that they can pass on to the public. We are all fortunate to ...

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Hiking the Hartman Cutoff

Sometimes you just to need to get outside in winter and take a brisk walk on a dirt road through rolling green foothills with cows. Where: Near Raymond and Coarsegold, following a dirt road. Distance: 9.89 Miles Difficulty: Easy Elevation Range: 1,171′ – 1,752′ Date: December 19, 2016 Maps: Ben Hur and Daulton Topographic Quad Maps Dog Hike? Yes, depending ...

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