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Stevenson Falls Hike

Seeing all of that water coming out of Stevenson Falls is something to behold but we had a big surprise when we saw the first diverse and colorful displays of wildflowers of the season!

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Dewey Point Snowshoe Hike

We figured that if we were going to do some snowshoeing, we had better get out there to do it while we still had snow. Whether we wear snowshoes or hiking boots, the hike to Dewey Point has unbeatable views that look up into the Tenaya Canyon and beyond to see snow covered mountains!

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Merced Crest Snowshoe

After the latest snow, there was actually snow to snowshoe on so we thought we had better act fast to enjoy it, along with the amazing views of the snow covered mountains on the Merced Crest Trail.

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Malware – What Is It And What Can You Do

The online definition: “Malware, short for malicious software, is software used to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain access to private computer systems.” – Wikipedia In elementary school everyone was scared of getting a computer virus. The threat of data loss or not being able to use your computer gave chills to some people. Back then a virus ...

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The Latest Answers From The Computer Geek

The first run of Ask the Geek was a busy one! I received more than 40 emails in the first week! Here are the most common questions I received. Q: My mouse cursor jumps around while I’m typing, putting half my words in another paragraph. A: This can happen for several reasons, but is usually caused by either your palm ...

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Whisky Falls Dog Hike

Who knew that we could have a snowy hike so close by where the dogs could romp their way up the road and for us human members of their pack to see a lovely waterfall and icy formations along the creek?

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Nelder Grove Dog Hike

We chose a hike close by where we had Giant Sequoias all to ourselves and our crazy dogs could stretch their legs. If you have never visited Nelder Grove, it is a small grove of Giant Sequoias, full of local history and relics from the logging that occurred in the 1880s.

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Computer Problems? Ask the Geek!

Welcome to Ask the Geek! A new computer Q&A section of Sierra News Online. I have been fixing computers in the mountain area since I was a kid, and one of the biggest things I’ve found from my customers is that many of them are afraid to ask questions. Sometimes it’s because they have had a bad experience in the ...

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Richard Keg

My interest in computers and technology started in the 3rd grade at North Fork Elementary School. As I grew older my knowledge of computers and how they work was ever expanding, and my ability to troubleshoot problems came quickly. By the 5th grade I was getting paid for my knowledge, being pulled out of class on an almost daily basis ...

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