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Chilnualna Falls Hike

With all of our recent rain and warm spring-like weather, I had been hearing reports about what a great show our local waterfalls were putting on but I hadn’t heard any reports on Chilnualna Falls. We needed to go check it out for ourselves. It was a good sign when we could hear Chilnualna Falls roaring from the parking lot and ...

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Enjoy A Good Rub For Body And Mind

Written by Virginia Eaton — When I was in my early 40s, I ruptured a disc in my back. I remember lying on the driveway in front of my home in Salt Lake City feeling like I had just been electrocuted as my husband stood over me trying to figure out what to do next. This happened in January, when ...

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Eli’s Superheroes Take On Type 1 Diabetes

NORTH FORK — Six months ago, 10-year-old Eli was diagnosed with Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes. Now, he’s an 11-year-old superhero participating in the Central Valley JDRF 5K fundraiser on Saturday, Apr. 2 at Woodward Park in Fresno. Eli, his family, friends and community supporters will walk together in a team known as Eli’s Superheroes! The walk starts at 9:30 a.m. with registration ...

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Steve’s Pet Shop Celebrates Five Fun Years

OAKHURST — It’s hard to believe that Steve’s Tropical Fish & Pet Supply is celebrating five years in business this weekend, but it’s true. Steve and Kristin Bateman have managed to successfully grow a small mom and pop business, while growing their family at the same time. At this stage, the future is bright. “It certainly has gotten easier now that the ...

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Coffee And Conversation With The CHP

OAKHURST — The Cool Bean Cafe was buzzing this morning as folks dropped in to chat or have coffee while getting to know their local CHP officers. Coffee With A Cop is a program near and dear to the heart of Oakhurst Area CHP Commander Lt. Jason Daughrity. The purposed is to bring together police officers and the community members ...

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I Didn’t Want To Be A Cop, Just Part Of The Family

MARIPOSA COUNTY — When you’re scared of the dark and don’t like mean people, perhaps a career in law enforcement isn’t for you. But Mariposa County Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Kristie Mitchell somehow found a way to make it work. Kristie is a 1994 graduate of Mariposa County High School, and shared her experience and wisdom with the graduating class ...

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Hiking to Hite Cove

Hite Cove is famous for the spring poppy display but this year is a little different. I hadn’t heard any good reports on the wildflowers in Hite Cove area and was very curious how our winter’s crazy weather was affecting them. We had a couple of surprises. One was the trail condition and the other was the diversity of types ...

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Chef John’s Mint-Pesto Marinated Lamb Chops

Recipe by Chef Johnathan Frabotta —  Looking for something really special and delicious to cook this spring? We asked Ducey’s on the Lake Chef Johnathan Frabotta for a delicious recipe to share with readers, and Chef John did not disappoint, offering his take on rack of lamb in mint-pesto sauce, with cucumber raita and garlic mashed potatoes. The succulent lamb ...

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Glenn Raggio On The Danger Of “Couching It”

Introduction by Virginia Eaton — If I offered you a pill to slow your aging, reduce your aches and pains, restore your mental function, and increase your energy, how much would you pay? Sadly, this fountain of youth does not yet come in pill form but a partial antidote to time’s march is available to most of us. The cost ...

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Angie Du Honored At Kiwanis Convention

COARSEGOLD — Hometown girl, Yosemite High grad and now, UCLA student, Angela (Angie) Du was honored with the Distinguished Membership Development and Education Award alongside her fellow officers Dorothy Kenny, Katherine Pham, Jamie Sison, and Lindon Tran at the California-Nevada-Hawaii Circle K International (CKI) District Convention in Los Angeles. Angie was the 2015-2016 Campus Outreach Chair of the CKI chapter at the University ...

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