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Celebrating The Dog Days Of Summer

MOUNTAIN AREA — We noticed that National Dog Day was looming on the calendar, and decided to act on an impulse. Designated as Aug. 26, National Dog Day is one that needs no explanation for many, as canines are our constant companions, true sometimes most especially here in the foothills. We put the word out on SNO social media suggesting that people may ...

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Tamed Fire At Bass Lake Water Sports Marina

BASS LAKE — Special event doesn’t even begin to describe the excitement as the Tamed Fire Dancers bring their astounding pyrotechnic abilities to the Bass Lake Water Sports Marina for Labor Day weekend. The creative fire dancers will perform at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4 for one show only. “Tamed Fire is just like a Hawaiian luau, only hotter,” says Tom Tuso ...

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ME Live: Melissa Etheridge At Sounds Of Summer

COARSEGOLD — Academy Award and Grammy winning artist Melissa Etheridge will take the stage to perform songs from her album, This is M.E. along with some of her greatest hits, including “Come to My Window,” “I’m The Only One” and “I Want To Come Over.” Known for her distinctive vocals, profound lyrics and riveting stage presence, Melissa will share personal stories about her ...

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Four Women, Six Days, 53 Miles Backpacking

Written by Wendy Fisher — As a lifelong wilderness enthusiast at heart, I have been exploring the Sierra on foot for well over 20 years. When I am not out exploring, gardening, or parenting my lovely twin girls, I am proud of my day job working as a plant/wetland ecologist with Live Oak Associates. Live Oak is an Oakhurst based ecological ...

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Paddle Board Yoga On Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — Stand up paddle boarding is a fast growing sporting activity that provides a host of health benefits, including strength building and reducing stress. Summer isn’t over, so consider starting your morning off with paddle board yoga in the marina at Miller’s Landing at Bass Lake. The fun and relaxing practice takes place on Tuesday mornings at 7 a.m., and continues all ...

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Book Lovers! Authors’ Faire Is Coming

OAKHURST — Are you an author or do you want to be an author? Do you love to read? The Oakhurst Library will be hosting their 3rd annual Authors’ Faire on Saturday, Sept. 24. The event has become so popular with our mountain communities, say organizers, the library decided to move it to a bigger venue after more than 200 people attended in 2015. This ...

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Yosemite Expands American Sign Language Services

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park has expanded the American Sign Language (ASL) Program offered to Deaf and hearing impaired visitors. The park’s Deaf services program offers trip planning, park orientation at the visitor center, and interpretive services for Deaf and hearing impaired visitors. The program also focuses on employee training in Deaf/disability awareness and outreach to the Deaf community. Yosemite ...

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Full “Sturgeon” Moon

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE – There’s almost always reason to celebrate, and here’s yours for the next two nights: a light will shine brightly over the foothills as the full “Sturgeon Moon” rises above. The full moon in the wee hours of Thursday, Aug. 18 is known as a sturgeon moon, so named by some Native American tribes in the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain, since the ancient ...

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Landscaping With Drought-Tolerant Native Plants

Submitted by Kris Randal —  MARIPOSA — After over four years of drought, perhaps you are wondering if you can still have a garden or maintain colorful and thriving landscapes.  If so, think about utilizing drought-tolerant California native plants! Join the Mariposa County UCCE Master Gardeners at the Board of Supervisors Chambers on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to ...

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The Family Behind The Firefighter: Sharleena And Nick Robison

Sharleena’s story: “the strength behind the boots.” My husband is Nick Robison, 34, and he is a Squad Leader on the Sierra Hotshots based out of Batterson in Oakhurst. I am Sharleena Robison, 31, and have been married to Nick for five years, but have been together for six years. We have a son named Kaden, age 4 ½ and a ...

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