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Sierra Vista Scenic Byway: Then and Now

Submitted by: Daniel Chui “Some people call it Beasore, some people call it ‘Bayshore’. Whatever it is, drive up that road and just keep driving.” This was how I found out about the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway, in a conversation with a local hiker and now friend Alison Card. It was early July 2020, and over the next few weeks ...

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Fresno State Contributes Millions in Economic Impact

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FRESNO — Salvador Solorio-Ruiz grew up in Delano, a small Central Valley town where 22% of residents live in poverty, according to the U.S. Census. The son of immigrants, however, was bound for something different when he became the first in his family to graduate from college — Fresno State. He returned to his hometown, started working and also ran for ...

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Seedling’s Offered for Private Property

 Sierra National Forest offers progressive seedling program to area residents NORTH FORK, CA. – The Bass Lake Ranger District is set to begin its 2021 reforestation program. During the next six weeks, contract and Forest Service crews will be planting approximately 620 acres focusing on the areas of the 2020 Creek Fire. Approximately 200 to 260 seedlings per acre will ...

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Vaccinations Open to Everyone 16 and Older

MADERA COUNTY – Madera County Department Public Health (MCDPH) is expanding eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines to everyone 16 and over effective Friday, April 2, 2021. Under this new expansion, anyone age 16 and over who lives or works in Madera County may register for and receive a vaccine. Those eligible may register for a variety of appointment choices next week ...

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Virtual Yosemite: Wildflowers on the Hite Cove Trail

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Spring has come to the Sierra, bringing with it a spectacular wildflower season this year. One of the best places to view this is along the Hite Cove Trail, roughly 10 miles to the west of Yosemite’s border, along the Merced River Canyon and Highway 140. See the 360° VR experience here. Currently, millions of brilliant orange California poppies blanket ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Multiple Raised Bed Options

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By Bob Labozetta, UC Master Gardener, Mariposa Raised garden beds generally yield more produce than traditional gardens. What’s more, the tools needed to build and maintain raised beds can be limited to a garden fork, a rake, a shovel, and a hand trowel. The goal is to create a bed of loose, fertile soil that you never step on. The ...

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Recipe of the Week

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A Delicious Easter Recipe: Easter Bunny Rolls with Spinach Dip Easter is about coming together with loved ones, enjoying beautiful spring weather and eating your family’s favorite foods. The kids will be playing, adults will be chatting and all will be patiently waiting for the table to be set. If you’re visiting and making memories with family and friends you ...

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Get the Latest News from the Fresno Art Museum!

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The week of March 15, 2021, marked the Fresno Art Museum (FAM) being closed due to COVID-19 for one whole year (except for a few weeks in October 2020). Thanks to all of you who care about the Museum, they are as vital as ever, and are ready to seamlessly reopen and sooner rather than later! Although Fresno County has ...

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Pet of the Week: Helga the Cat

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Hello there, Helga here… Just waiting to be part of your family. I am a purrrfect kitty! I like other cats and I have been in my foster home with Pearl, the lucky German Shepherd who got to go to a wonderful  rescue place. I have been spayed, and everyone says I am beautiful! All I need is a family to make my life complete. Call the EMCSPCA at 559-683-1266 to meet me.

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Woodcutting Season Opens April 1st

Woodcutting Season on the Sierra National Forest to Open April 1st.  Clovis, CA. – As the impacts from COVID-19 continue to be felt across the country, the Sierra National Forest (SNF) remains committed to providing services on our public lands and doing what we can to help those in need. The SNF Woodcutting Season will open its annual window beginning April ...

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