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Spactacular Colors As Fall Settles Into The Sierra

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — The colors of fall in the Sierra are spectacular, without comparison — perhaps especially so in the foothills. This time a year ago we had a wee bit of rain, just enough of a taste to make the mouth water. Now, until the forecast changes, we’ll have to settle for the beautifully changing light, and put those ...

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Firefighters Quickly Contain Fire In Ahwahnee Area

AHWAHNEE – Firefighters made quick work of a vegetation fire in the 41800 block of Road 600 just west of Highway 49 today. Crews were dispatched at 12:45 p.m., and the first unit arrived at scene within five minutes. The fire was reported at about 1/2-acre, burning at a moderate rate of spread with three structures immediately threatened. A full ...

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New Postage Stamp Honors First Responders

First responders of all stripes are being recognized with a new commemorative stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service. The stamp features an image in red, white and blue of a firefighter, a paramedic and a police officer. “Fires, medical emergencies, accidents, and violent crimes require us to look to those who possess the training and knowledge to treat the ...

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Yosemite High Girls Volleyball: A Force To Be Reckoned With

By Tamara Manieri — OAKHURST — With girls volleyball well underway in the mountain area, the Yosemite High School volleyball team is a force to be reckoned with. For a second straight year the Badgers were invited to play at the Mammoth Invitational Tournament and for the second straight year — they won it all. It does not stop there. ...

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Tree Mortality Work In Madera County, Column #1

Written by Sarah Bolton – MADERA COUNTY – Hello Madera Residents! Welcome to the first edition of the Tree Mortality Community Column. Our company, Blue Ridge Services, is partnering with Madera County to oversee and implement their tree mortality mitigation project. Several members of our team live in Madera County, and like you, we are well aware of the severity ...

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EMC SPCA Desperately Needs Foster Humans

MOUNTAIN AREA — Our local EMC SPCA says they are in desperate need of new foster people to take care of some very special canines and felines. For anyone who has been thinking about ways in which to help, this is a great way to give volunteering with pets a try. “Recently, we’ve had to turn away both cats and ...

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Join The Community Choir, Rehearsals Begin This Week

NORTH FORK — Don’t think that just because it’s in North Fork and you’re not, you can’t join the amazing North Fork Community Choir. We have members from as far away as Fresno and Nipinnawasee who join us every week to raise their voices in celebration of the holiday season, and perform for the community the first Saturday in December. ...

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They Said Yes! And We Say Thank You

MOUNTAIN AREA – These people could have said no. When we asked the community to step up and show financial support for local news, these folks became subscribers, advertisers, partners and friends. To each we say: Thank you! Sierra News Online would not exist without you. We love you! If you’d like to join in, subscribe here or advertise here. ...

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Schedule For Fall 2018 Madera County Flu Shot Clinics

MADERA COUNTY – Flu season is rapidly approaching and with it, the need for flu vaccines, says Madera County Public Health Director Sara Bosse, who invites everyone to “take a page from our book.” “Flu vaccine is like a library,” says Bosse. “Each year when you get a flu shot, you add a book to your library. You have the ...

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This is Us: Carolyn Mather

I’ve always had a love of the outdoors. Mom got me into garden club when we lived in Bermuda when I was nine. I got my garden badge when I was a Girl Scout. My dad was also a fisherman so I fished with him all the time. Even deep sea fishing. My dad was also a big hiker. We started ...

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