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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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Ice Rink, Nordic Center Open In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Good news if you want to head down into the valley for some truly classic wintertime activity. The Half Dome Village Ice Rink is now open for the 2016-17 season. The new seasonal ice rink is located on the eastern section of Half Dome Village in the main parking area, with stunning views of Half Dome. According to ...

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Favorite Local Dog Hikes of SNO Readers

Favorite Dog Hikes of SNO Readers Thank you to the SNO readers who shared their favorite dog hikes with me. I look forward to adding more to this “living document” as more come in. I have included some basic information on these dog hikes and purposefully did not include detailed information on health, safety and conditioning related to hiking with ...

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This Holiday Smile Courtesy Of Madera County Sheriff’s Deputy

OAKHURST — When Anthony Gonzales’s truck was stolen from a local business on Halloween, he was forced to use his dirt bike for transportation, and it looked like Christmas might be tough this year. But an encounter with a Madera County Sheriff’s deputy at the gas station yesterday brought some Christmas cheer, rather than the feared citation for an expired ...

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Building A Future For Pets: EMC SPCA

MOUNTAIN AREA — In the midst of the holiday season we’re sharing the stories of a dozen groups and nonprofit organizations whose members are making a difference in our communities. We’ve profiled education, art, community, theater, broadcast, wildlife, music and more. Now we turn to our feline and canine companions, and the local organization that has been steadfast in its efforts to ...

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Aftermath Of An Accident: Jennifer And Drew’s Story

“Your life can literally change in a second.”  One minute Jennifer McCaleb and Drew Christenson were commuting down the hill to work, and the next they were fighting for their lives. The couple met in high school, and had been dating for nearly a decade when they became engaged last February. Plans for the future were coming together nicely when a recent morning drive to work escalated ...

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Playing Together: Oakhurst Community Concert Band

MOUNTAIN AREA — In the midst of the holiday season we want to share the stories of a dozen groups and nonprofit organizations whose members are making a difference in our communities. We’ve profiled education, art, community, theater, broadcast, wildlife, and more. Here’s a story about music. For our tenth day, we focus on the all-inclusive Oakhurst Community Concert Band. Day ...

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Working Together For Change: Be The Power Of One

MOUNTAIN AREA — The season of giving continues and so far, we’ve profiled a public radio station, an educational foundation, a theater company, an artists’ coalition, and more, as we invite readers to join in celebrating twelve local community organizations and nonprofits, and the people behind them who are making a difference. For our ninth spotlight, we focus on Be The Power Of ...

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Conserve, Restore, Educate: Yosemite Area Audubon Society

MOUNTAIN AREA — The season of giving continues and so far, we’ve profiled an educational foundation, a theater company, an artists’ coalition, radio station, and more, as we invite readers to join in celebrating twelve local community organizations and nonprofits, and the people behind them who are making a difference. For our eighth spotlight, we focus on the Yosemite Area Audubon Society, a group ...

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