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Hiking with Amphibians and Reptiles on the Stockton Creek Nature Preserve

Frogs were singing and turtles were basking on logs at the Stockton Creek Nature Preserve where I learned how to identify some of our local amphibians and reptiles with the Sierra Foothill Conservancy. Where: Sierra Foothill Conservancy, Stockton Creek Nature Preserve Distance: 2.21 Miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 2,250′ – 2.406′ Date: April 15, 2018 Maps: Ben Hur, Buckingham Mountain ...

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Minarets Baseball Continues Stellar Season

O’NEALS — Minarets baseball is continuing their stellar season with a 16-3 record as the first half of league play is coming to a close. Aaron Hall and Matt Painter’s pitching, along with run support from Redman (14 RBI), T. Painter (14 RBI), and Walden (14 RBI) have led our team to victory. Jaedan Pierce (.500), Aaron Hall (.417), Tylor ...

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Minarets FFA Honored At Sectional Awards

O’NEALS — Within the FFA there are many degrees and awards that not only high school members, but administrators can get as well. There are so many community members and Chawanakee District staff that help and dedicate their time to the Minarets FFA program. On Thursday Apr. 5, ten FFA members and five staff members, along with their parents and ...

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Yosemite Program To Address Traffic Congestion

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park is launching a pilot program to address traffic congestion. The program will be tested on the Highway 140 corridor on Thursday, April 26 to Sunday, April 29 and on Thursday, May 3 to Sunday, May 6, 2018. This pilot is an initiative to test a new way to pace and send vehicles to the Arch ...

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North Fork Scouts Plant Trees At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – Local Boy Scouts continue their efforts to help return conifers to the forest along the shores of Bass Lake. On Apr. 15, members of North Fork Boy Scout Troop 357, a few Pack 357 Cub Scouts and some family members, spent a Sunday afternoon planting seedlings at Denver Church and Little Denver Church Day Use areas at ...

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Mad Hatters And More At Math Tournament

MADERA COUNTY — Mountain area students competed and succeeded in the Madera County Math Tournament on Friday, Apr. 13. Rivergold Elementary School placed third in the 7th grade competition, while Coarsegold Elementary School’s 8th grade team placed second in the competition. Also in the mix were students from Oak Creek Intermediate, Mountain Home School Charter, and Spring Valley Schools. Sixteen schools ...

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Free Entry And Fun In Yosemite For Earth Day

YOSEMITE — An Earth Day Festival will take place inside Yosemite National Park on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Valley Visitor Center. All activities are free for all ages and entrance to the park is free on Saturday. Join Park Rangers and partners and learn how they are working to preserve and ...

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Escape to Death Valley: The Racetrack

I had heard of the Racetrack at Death Valley and its mysterious moving rocks, but the stories that I had heard of the washboard road and that 3 1/2 hour drive had not put this adventure on my list until now. We rented a jeep for the day and took it where I didn’t want to take my personal vehicle. ...

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No Snow But Over Two Inches Of Rain In Tuolumne Meadows

Written by Tuolunme Winter Ranger Laura Pilewski – YOSEMITE – Although it did not snow in Tuolumne Meadows this week, we did receive 2.11 inches of water in the form of rain. This was a significant weather event in that the rain fell on deep snow over a short period of time and caused the Tuolumne River to flood its ...

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Earth Day Festival In Yosemite Includes Shakespeare

YOSEMITE – Join Park Rangers and many park partners in celebration of Earth Day, National Park Week, National Junior Ranger Day, and John Muir’s Birthday on Saturday, Apr. 21 in Yosemite Valley. Yosemite National Park will be hosting the 2018 Earth Day Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Valley Visitor Center in the Yosemite Village, ...

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