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Getaway: Monarchs In Pismo (The Wanderers Live Longer)

CENTRAL COAST — With our only child in college now, it’s almost like my husband and I are dating again. We met and married relatively late in life, and spent our child-free time wisely, taking trips around the state. We lived in southern California then, and concentrated our weekends toward the south, between the desert and the sea. We enjoyed ...

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Winter Storm Warning Remains In Effect

CENTRAL SIERRA — A winter storm warning remains in effect for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon – Tulare County Mountains, until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21. The warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for areas above 7,000 feet. Heavy snow and blowing snow are expected, with accumulations of 20 to 40 inches from Kings Canyon ...

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Yosemite Girls Basketball Team Heads To Playoffs

OAKHURST — The sixth-seeded Yosemite High School girls basketball team is heading to the Central Section Division II playoffs in Porterville on Thursday, Feb. 23, playing the third-seeded Monache High School at 7 p.m. Click on images to enlarge. Team members (back row from left to right) Grace Fries, Sophie McGoldrick, Allison Bernardi, Siena Oswald, Hailey Rich, (front row left ...

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Bigger Waterfall Means Better Firefall

YOSEMITE – We were mere amateurs among professionals, but no one seemed to mind, as a hush fell on the crowd looking out at Horsetail Fall in Yosemite National Park. Colors began to change on the cliffs, as light played with water, and in the setting sun, the mountain blazed with a fiery red and orange mirage: Firefall. Click on images ...

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Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis News — It’s All For The Kids

OAKHURST — After attending a recent Kiwanis meeting, we want to share some of the great news coming out of this organization of dedicated volunteers. There’s a very special relationship between service clubs and our mountain area schools, and it’s vital that we support the organization’s events the way they support our students. For the third year in a row ...

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Winter Storm Activity Causes Road Damage In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — The Big Oak Flat Road in Yosemite National Park (Hwy 120) will be closed daily from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. between Crane Flat and Foresta due to storm-related road damage. These closures will remain in effect from Friday, Feb. 17, until at least Tuesday, Feb. 21. Visitors entering Yosemite from the Big Oak Flat entrance will not have access ...

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Winter Storm Warning For Yosemite Above 7,000 Feet

CENTRAL SIERRA — A winter storm warning is in effect for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to the Kern County line, from 4 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, until 4 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18. The warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for areas above 7,000 feet. Heavy snow and blowing snow are expected, with accumulations of 12 to 20 ...

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Gaylen Lee And Leona Chepo: Mono Indian Storytelling

NORTH FORK — The public is invited to come, sit, and listen to Mono storytelling by local Elder and author Gaylen Lee and Elder Leona Chepo. The gathering takes place on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Sierra Mono Museum, located at 33103 Road 228 in North Fork. Storytelling is only done in the winter, so this is ...

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Congressman McClintock Town Hall Meeting

MARIPOSA — Congressman Tom McClintock will hold a town hall meeting in Mariposa on Tuesday, Feb.  21, and the public is invited to attend. The meeting will be held at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds Building A, located at 5007 Fairgrounds Road. The Town Hall starts at 6 p.m. Information about upcoming town hall meetings can be found on the Congressman’s website ...

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Get Your Laughs On At Bass Lake Comedy Show

BASS LAKE — Get your funny bone tickled by three comics and a hilarious host at the Bass Lake Event Center on Saturday, Feb. 18. Torio Van Grol will take the stage as host, introducing Anthony K, Jaime Fernandez, and Alfonso Portella . Doors open at 7 p.m. and the stand-up starts at 8 p.m. Tickets to the show are available for ...

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