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Healthy Gut = Healthy Body, Mind

Written by Virginia Eaton — There’s a lot of research studying the care and feeding of the bacteria in our gut. Researchers have found numerous links between the health of the gut microbiome (the colonization of bacteria that live in our intestines) and the immune system, autism, depression, autoimmune diseases and conditions in the bowel. This includes inflammatory bowel disease, ...

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Vision Academy Camp Makes Musicals And More

OAKHURST — If you don’t have your young ones squared away for the next couple of weeks and you’re still looking for opportunities, take heart. Vision Academy of the Arts camp will run for two more weeks at Oakhurst Elementary School. Camp this year runs the weeks of June 20 – 24 with Harmony High. June 27 – July 1 is On the Radio. ...

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Post-Fire Restoration Of Historic French Trail

Written by Mary Odell — SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Members of the Sierra Freepackers were asked last year by the Bass Lake Ranger District of the US Forest Service to aid in the restoration of the historic French Trail. The French Trail was burned out in the course of the French Fire during the summer of 2014.   “TRAIL HISTORY: ...

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Swift Water Rescue: Tips For Staying Alive

YOSEMITE – The Merced River pushes past spectators with enormous gusto, as a wide area is cordoned off under the trees at Happy Isle Bridge. Yosemite Search and Rescue (YOSAR) teams are preparing to demonstrate swift water rescue techniques in order to convey a crucial message to the visiting public: stay safe out there. Click on images to enlarge. A ...

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Sierra Silver Mines And The Tioga Road

Written by Dave Hubbard — Sierra silver mines required the building of wagon routes for the delivery of food and supplies. One of these would become the Tioga Road. The Tioga Road has been called “the road to broken dreams”…and perhaps it was true. One thing is certain…over the years its many miles of unexcelled scenic grandeur have fulfilled a ...

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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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