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A Day At River Rock Quarry

MADERA COUNTY — With the Final Environmental Impact Report for the proposed Austin Quarry currently being prepared by Madera County and independent experts, we were invited by Vulcan Materials to take a look at one of their existing quarries in the area. The River Rock Quarry is located along the San Joaquin River in Fresno County off Old Friant Road. ...

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Watching Your Steps? Tracking Fitness Trackers

Written by Virginia Eaton — Staying active throughout the day is important for a lot of reasons. Movement makes your body happy, your mind sharper and your physiology more efficient. Most people over estimate how active they are by a considerable amount. When talking with my clients about exercise and movement, I strongly recommend that they use some sort of ...

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Clampers Add Another Piece Of History To Museum

RAYMOND — It was the perfect way to spend a beautiful spring day — taking a drive through the Sierra foothills to the historic town of Raymond, and sharing in the festivities as another piece of history was dedicated by the Grub Gulch Chapter 41-49 of E Clampus Vitus. The “Clampers” are well known for their ribald merrymaking and love ...

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There’s Nothing Better Than True Friends

No matter what you’re up to in life, one thing everyone needs is friends. They make the successes even more inspiring, and the struggles so much easier to bear. I want to personally thank each and every one of the many new True Friends who made a difference and became members during our SNO FriendRaiser. There are truly no words ...

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Everyone Together As Club 321 Dance Party Rocks The Falls

Written by Evana Holevas — O’NEALS —  Minarets senior Remington “Remi” Lee collaborated recently with Club 321 and the Down Syndrome Association of Central California to put on one of their biggest events yet, the 321 Dance at the Falls Event Center in Fresno. This dance, open to any teenagers in the area, was a fun opportunity for students with ...

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Glacier Point to Illilouette and Nevada Falls

Glacier Point Road had only been open one day and those Yosemite waterfalls were really roaring. We headed to Glacier Point on the Panorama Trail to see 4 of Yosemite National Park’s major waterfalls doing their thing. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 11.8 Miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 5,882′ to 7,278′ Date: April 20, 2016 Maps: El Capitan Topographic Quads We headed ...

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Virginia Eaton On Sugar

Written by Virginia Eaton —  Unless you’ve been living completely off the grid, you know that sugar is the new dietary villain, almost as vile as cigarettes — and for good reason. Sugar is addicting and adding on the pounds isn’t the only way that sugar harms the body. Insulin levels are disrupted by sugar, your mood is altered by sugar, ...

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Dan Evert’s Story: I Want To See Yosemite One More Time…

Written by Florence Evert Smith, Dan’s Mom — Dan grew up in Oakhurst, California, when the town was still quite small. He attended Oakhurst and Wasuma Elementary Schools, and Yosemite High. As a family, we attended Oakhurst Lutheran Church, and he helped build the Mariposa Lutheran Church. As a teen, Dan spent much of his time at Bass Lake. The ...

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