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Tough Stuff: Lions Club Trivia Night Is A Winner

OAKHURST – A full house turned out for the first-ever Lions Club Trivia Night at the Sierra Senior Center on Saturday, Nov. 14, for an evening of stimulating entertainment combined with effective fundraising. Six tables-plus and a host of volunteers partipated in the event, laughingly dubbed “If I Only Had A Brain” trivia. Representing with strong teams were organizations and ...

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Snowshoeing at Tamarack Ridge

The recent snowfall was inviting us to our first showshoe adventure of the year. Except for the many animal tracks we could see in the snow, we had the place to ourselves. Where: Tamarack Ridge SNO-PARK, Sierra National Forest Distance: 4.8 miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevational Range: 7,446′ to 7,728′ Date: November 12, 2015 Maps: High Sierra Ranger District Winter Recreation Guide, Dinky Creek ...

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Inflammation: The Higher The Heat, The Higher The Risk

By Virginia Eaton — Let me introduce you to a food villain that’s been around for a while but may have escaped your attention. Its proper name is Advanced Glycation End-Product but we’ll use AGE for short. This substance creates inflammation in the body and can exacerbate autoimmune diseases such as lupus and arthritis as well as conditions such diabetes ...

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Family Shows Their Gratitude To Local Lifesavers

NORTH FORK – It was a day of joy and celebration last Saturday as the family of Mike Nolen expressed their gratitude to the first responders and community members who made it possible for Mike to live to tell the tale. Cal Fire’s Rancheria Station, just south of North Fork, played host to the firefighters, Emergency Services personnel, and citizens ...

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Veterans Day Message From Senator Berryhill

“Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.” – Former General of the Army, Omar Bradley Heroes come in all shapes, sizes and professions. This year thousands of men and women bravely put their lives on the line fighting the fires that engulfed our region. Our local law enforcement officials put themselves in danger every ...

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The History Mystery #34

This month’s History Mystery comes from the Sierra Mono Museum in North Fork. Do you know when and where this photo was taken, and who the people are in the picture? We are hoping to find someone who knows where this rock formation is, and may recognize the photo. Submitted by: Sharon Carter,Interim Director Sierra Mono Museum

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Leaf Peeping in Yosemite Valley

We couldn’t wait to get up to Yosemite Valley right after the last storm. We needed to check out the fall colors, reflections in the Merced River, those waterfalls and snow covered trees on the rim.  Plus, you never know what special surprise will be in store for us on our adventures. Difficulty: Easy Elevational Range: 3,880′ to 4,960′ Date: November 4, 2015 ...

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Minarets Student Holds Wheelchair Drive

By Rachel Hooker, Tally Scott & Greta Ziegler O’NEALS – My name is Rachel Hooker and I am doing a wheelchair drive for my Senior Legacy Experience (SLE).  I feel a strong connection to this charity because, in my Junior year of high school, my dad was diagnosed with cancer/brain tumor and has mobility issues.  Many people who suffer from ...

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Two Photographers, 220 Miles On The John Muir Trail

By Scott Lange — Just after Labor Day we set out to capture night and day on the John Muir Trail, and the journey was a great one.  Like many, we chose to begin in Yosemite’s Tuolumne Meadows due to the easier conditions for obtaining a permit, and because we’ve already hiked the valley several times. Departing the day after ...

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Hiking with Sally up to the Hess Mine in the Tioga Pass Area

I had been looking at a dot on the topog map called the Hess Mine for a few years, walking all around that gorgeous area in the Hoover Wilderness and the 20 Lakes Loop Basin. Sally and I decided that it was time for us to walk around that area and learn more the mine and the people behind it. Where: Hoover Wilderness, ...

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