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Hiking to Ostrander Lake

Glacier Point Road was back open! So we really needed to get up to Ostrander Lake to check out how much snow was up there and we were very curious whether the lake was still iced over. Plus we had a very special critter sighting! Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 12.58 Miles Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous Elevation Range: 6,998′ – 8,613′ Date: ...

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Consumers, Empower Yourselves!

Written by Virginia Eaton — Warning: I’m feeling the need to rant and rave! If you aren’t in the mood to hear me vent my frustration with the medical community, then you may want to skip this week’s blog and tune in next week when steam isn’t coming out of my ears. Just this week, I’ve had a number of ...

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Experience Is The Teacher: YUSD Alt Ed Students Job Shadow

Written by Rhonda Corippo — OAKHURST — “Can you pick us up late? We want to see a surgery.” These words aren’t typical of what you would hear during the school day but, on Wednesday, May 11, the students in Yosemite Unified School District Alternative Ed programs were saying this and more. Thanks to Oakhurst Rotary and Dr. Robert Brosi’s ...

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18 YHS Students Honored At Pitman Awards

BASS LAKE — The paparazzi and the mama-razzi were out in full force taking pictures of the 18 students who are deemed Pitman Award recipients for Yosemite High School’s graduating class of 2016. The 30th annual Paul and Martha Pitman Awards Banquet was held on the Gazebo Deck at the Pines resort in the students’ honor on May 4, with parents, friends, family, ...

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Helping Hannah Smile

COARSEGOLD — What’s a smile worth? It’s something many of us take for granted — the typically upturned corners of the mouth for a little grin, an amused expression showing pleasure, the joy we convey with a toothy laugh, without even thinking about it. One little girl in Coarsegold doesn’t take any of that for granted, because right now her smile lives only in ...

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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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