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Horseback up the Cassidy Trail

On the back of a horse, I rode in the hoofprints that Butch Cassidy rode while he was evading Panguitch Town Sheriff Haycock. I rode up through Utah’s brilliant, red canyons past hoodoos and ponderosa pines to a couple of his hide-outs. Hearing stories of Butch from a local historian and riding in his hoof prints was a once in a ...

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Tioga Road History Is Fascinating

Written by Dave Hubbard — Tioga road history is fascinating! First established by the animals of the region, Indians soon followed the animal trails and eventually established “trade paths” of their own over the difficult terrain. The Sierran range provided an effective natural barrier rising to over 13,000 feet and challenging both animal and human travelers with dangerous obstacles and ...

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The Making Of A Paid Call Firefighter Pt. 3 — Into The Smoke

Written by Bill Ritchey —  “Structure Day” — It had been an intense 200 hours, spread over the last three months for twelve recruits of Madera County Fire Department’s (MCFD) Basic Skills Academy for Paid Call Firefighters (PCFs). On April 10, the recruits gathered at Madera City Fire Station 6, where they would undergo their last training drill, simply called ...

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Community Service Is Part Of The Culture

OAKHURST — There’s nothing quite like the sense of a good job done well, and that was the predominant feeling in the room recently when 146 smiling students from Yosemite High School displayed their senior projects for their families, friends and community. Senior project are not easy: the process starts at the end of junior year when students are asked ...

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Family Vacation Includes Saving A Life At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — After posting our story on an elderly man who fell some 150 feet down to the rocky banks of Willow Creek on Sunday, we were contacted by one of the amazing young men who rendered aid and stayed by his side until help arrived. “My name is Davis Young and I was the young man in the ...

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June Snowshoeing up to Gaylor and Granite Lakes

I know it is June but we snowshoed up to Gaylor and Granite Lakes, with a side trip to the old abandoned mining town of Dana City in the Tioga Pass area. If the hot weather is getting you down, maybe these pictures will help you cool off. Where: Yosemite National Park, Inyo National Forest Distance: 4.7 Miles Difficulty: Moderate ...

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Anti-Aging Begins with Protection

Written by Virginia Eaton — The two worst things that we do to our skin are smoking and exposing it to the sun. Since there isn’t much I can say about smoking that you don’t already know, I’m going to leave that alone for now. However, sunscreen is another story all together. The research out there that suggests blocking exposure ...

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Years Of Living Badgerously Pay Off For Mrs. P And Class Of ’16

OAKHURST — Rousing cheers, thunderous foot-stomping and non-stop applause accompanied the Class of 2016 as they entered the gym for their last rally as students at Yosemite High School today. Displaying typical pride as this Year of Living Badgerously comes to a close, the senior class stormed, skipped, ran and leapt across the floor in a blue parade of bright ...

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History Mystery #41

This is a real photo postcard of the type commonly used to send images of a person or location to friends and family. It is just one of the several hundred photos given to the Research Library of the Sierra Historical Society by Jack Gyer before his death. Before he began to publish the Sierra Star in 1957, Jack was ...

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