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Hiking Along Eastman Lake

We headed up a trail that was lined with every color of wildflower that you could imagine. The glassy lake reflected the rocky Eastman Lake shore and we saw some critters. But those rattlesnakes were out and we have the proof! Distance: 8.1 Miles Difficulty: Easy to Moderate, depending on how far you go Elevation Range: 586′ to 709′ Date: ...

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Mindfulness And Meditation For Well-Being

Have you ever stared out your window, lost in the beauty of the moment? Maybe you watched the squirrels playing chase around the giant oak tree or just sat and listened to the rain? If you have, then, congratulations! You know how to meditate. On the other hand, if you’ve never quietly enjoyed the setting sun, bees buzzing in the ...

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Sabrina King’s Mission Improvable At YHS

OAKHURST — Yosemite High School senior Sabrina King has been a member of the school’s theater arts department for all four years of attendance, and for her senior project, she’s raising money for the cause. In conjunction with the YHS Advanced Theater Arts class, Sabrina will present Mission Improvable on Thursday and Friday, Mar. 30 and 31, in the Yosemite High School ...

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Pentathletes’ Super Quiz Battle Of The Brains

COUNTY — No fooling: Madera County’s middle school students will be putting their minds to the test during the 2017 Academic Pentathlon Super Quiz on Saturday, Apr. 1, with an  awards ceremony held immediately afterwards. Nearly 200 students from 13 schools from throughout Madera County will participate. Super Quiz marks the final event in this five-event competition. On Friday, March 17, students ...

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Yosemite Audubon Field Trip: Merced River Canyon to Yosemite

MOUNTAIN AREA — Yosemite Audubon invites interested parties to a field trip that covers the Merced River Canyon and with stops, makes it all the way to Yosemite. If you’d like to come along, meet in Mariposa at 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot that’s next to the museum and across from the post office. The activity takes place on Saturday, Mar. ...

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Escape to Death Valley: Salt Creek Pupfish

I had heard of pupfish but had never seen one, so I was looking forward to learning more, especially after I found out it was breeding season for them and this was the best time to see them. About 13.5 miles north of Furnace Creek, we headed south on a graded gravel road off of Hwy 190 to the Salt ...

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This Is Your Brain On Cardio

When I talk to my clients about exercise the first question they have is usually, “what type of exercise should I be doing?” The answer is, “it depends.” It depends on lots of things, such as what your goals are, what kind of physical condition you’re presently in and what your physical limitations are. Short bursts of high intensity workouts ...

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Bass Lake School District’s Superintendent Reid To Retire

OAKHURST — The members of the Board of Trustees of the Bass Lake Joint Union Elementary School District have announced the retirement of Glenn Reid as Superintendent effective in August, 2017. Mr. Reid has served in the role of Superintendent since 2006, and has worked in the district since 1999 when he was appointed principal at Wasuma Elementary School. “It ...

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Some Beautiful Big Boys Need A Forever Home

Written by Sharon Fitzgerald — OAKHURST — In a previous post, we brought you the story of Mack. Mack’s owner passed away and he was given to someone at Von’s. Evidently he got away from his new home and the person did not look for him. Mack wandered onto a porch in heavy rain, drenched to the skin. Luckily, through ...

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Ready, Set, Garden! Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale

MARIPOSA — Local Master Gardeners are gearing up for their annual spring plant sale. Seeds are being selected and started, stem propagation is yielding results, and plans for garden art are being made. The Mariposa Master Gardeners sale will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until sold out) at the Amigo Picnic Area at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. ...

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