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Hiking to Stevenson Fall through Recent Road Washouts

I guess we could have checked to see if the road was open but that would have just been too easy. When we came across the washout, it just meant bonus miles to get us up to the roaring 500 foot cascading waterfall that is called Stevenson Fall. Where: Sierra National Forest Distance: 16.23 Miles (About 6 miles rt to ...

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New Guidelines For Treatment Of Low Back Pain

The number one complaint almost everyone has, at some point in their life, is low back pain. This is probably one of the most challenging topics that arise with clients and managing low back pain requires a willingness to think about the pain a little differently. I learned this lesson myself 15 years ago when I violently ruptured a disc ...

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New Zen Center In Oakhurst

Submitted by Bodhi Oak Zen Center — OAKHURST — The Silver Creek Center has a new sign: “Bodhi Oak Zen Center.” Downstairs, on the far left corner, Suite 1-I is a small center dedicated to the study of Zen meditation and mindfulness. Zen is a Japanese word that simply means “meditation,” but in the United States, “Zen” has an exotic ...

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Minarets Expansion Includes Solar, Farrowing, Softball

By Samantha Clay and Hannah Flanagan —  O’NEALS — Minarets High School has started expanding again with many new solar panels, a farrowing house at the farm, and a brand new softball field. There are so many different advantages coming from these new additions, we are all very excited for the future of our young school. Minarets High School has ...

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Bree Is Back From Teaching In Thailand

By Bree Lewis — Before recently, I had never been out of the country, not even to Mexico, or even on a plane for that matter. So, when I received an email saying “Volunteer in Thailand this Winter Break for Only 500 Dollars,” it was like winning a fake free cruise on one of those pop-up links: you never actually ...

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Hiking Through Boling Gap on the McKenzie Preserve with the Sierra Foothill Conservancy

My adventure this week was full of beautiful green foothills with small streams and lovely waterfalls. A historic railroad bed, gold mining, and the Sierra Newt all played a prominent role! Where: Sierra Foothill Conservancy, McKenzie Preserve Distance: 8.36 Miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 629′ – 1,501′ Date: February 5, 2017 Maps: Academy, Millerton East Topographic Quads Dog Hike? No, ...

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The Problem With OTC Sleep Aids

Thursday night was a rough night! I crawled between the bed covers looking forward to drifting off to sleep to the sound of rain. Sleep was close, but then sirens were blaring. And then more sirens. Now that I was wide awake, I checked the local news—a stolen car had crashed and been set on fire not far from my ...

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Minarets Soccer On A Roll

Written by Minarets students — O’NEALS — The current Minarets soccer team is now the winningest team in Minarets High School history. Sitting at 7-9-1 overall (wins, losses, ties) the varsity boys have hopes to make the playoffs this year. A major part of this success is owed to the great chemistry between the boys. On the field they operate ...

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Reunited And It Feels So Good: Lost Tortoise Found Again

OAKHURST — Back in September of 2016, we wrote about “Pilgrim,” the African tortoise who’d been waylaid while apparently headed for Deadwood. “Coming home from work, Anne Grandy’s eyes scanned the road, watching for the usual hazards of deer and drivers, when she spotted one that stood out against the late summer landscape. Anne was on Road 425B heading toward Still ...

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HOW Event Honors Martha Medina

OAKHURST – The local chapter of the nonprofit organization Helping One Woman (HOW) will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the Elks Lodge, in support of Coarsegold resident Martha Medina and family, on behalf of son, Nicolas. Nic was in an auto accident on Oct. 28, 2016. He sustained traumatic brain injury and was airlifted to Community Regional Medical Center and, much later, ...

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