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New Yosemite Conservancy Book Spotlights John Muir’s ‘Grand Yosemite’

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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — With the reopening of Yosemite National Park hopefully imminent, Yosemite Conservancy announces a new book to help visitors have their own “John Muir Experience.” Every day, Yosemite National Park welcomes people from around the world who seek a deeper connection to nature. A good many of these visitors are inspired by the example set by the ...

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Walking up a Dirt Road: Worman’s Mill to Cedarbrook, Up and Around O’Neal’s Meadow Loop

Adventuring close to home, I walked the same dirt roads, followed different spur roads, giving me a looped walk along a historic stage route that carried Yosemite tourists to Wawona starting in the 1880s. Distance: About 11 Miles (but you can go shorter or longer)Difficulty: Easy to ModerateElevation Range: 3,418′ to 4,994′Date: May 13, 2020Maps: Ben Hur and Daulton Topographic ...

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Sierra Art Trails ‘Open Studio Tour’ Postponed Until 2021

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OAKHURST — Sierra Art Trails announced this week that the 18th annual Sierra Art Trails Open Studio Tour has been postponed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The application for Sierra Art Trails 2021 will go live on SmarterEntry.com on Feb. 1, 2021. If you are an artist who has already applied for 2020, your application fee will be ...

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Walking up a Dirt Road: Worman’s Mill to O’Neals Meadow Loop

Same dirt road close to home but a different spur road off of it gave me a looped adventure back to O’Neals Meadow, searching for flowers and history. Men weren’t the only homesteaders in this neck of the wood. Cora Ives lived here, ranched here and was quite the adventurer. She also wrote articles for Fresno newspapers about wildflowers, Native ...

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Walking up a Dirt Road: Worman’s Mill to the Lone Sequoia

A little more mileage on my adventure took me up to the Lone Sequoia and it is called that for a reason. But it wasn’t alone. It was accompanied by snowplants, wildflowers and dogwoods getting ready to bloom. . . and gnats. Distance: 12.37 Miles (but you can go shorter or longer)Difficulty: Easy to ModerateElevation Range: 3,418′ to 4,619′Date: April ...

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Walking up a Dirt Road: Worman’s Mill to Pilot Peak

You might wonder what walking up a dirt road, an American Black Bear and Yogi Berra might have in common. Made perfect sense to me as I walked up a dirt road close to home to a high point to check out the views. Distance: About 8 Miles (but you can go shorter or longer)Difficulty: Moderate to StrenuousElevation Range: 3,418′ ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Where, When and How to Transplant New Seedlings

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By Bob Labozetta, UC Master Gardener, Mariposa MARIPOSA — So you’ve started your seeds in pots or trays and they have sprouted. Now what? When it’s too early to transplant seedlings out into the garden, but they’re too big to remain in their first containers (or your seedlings are crowding each other), you need to transplant them into bigger pots ...

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The History Mystery #86: Mammoth Orange

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By Dan Carrion, E Clampus Vitus Historian One of the Valley’s most famous landmarks was located on Highway 99 at Fairmead. The “Mammoth Orange,” and its sister across the highway the “Whoa Boy Giant Orange,” served voyagers on Highway 99 for over 50 years. The Whoa Boy was built in 1941 on the west side of Highway 99 near the ...

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Pet of the Week: Miss Muffet

Hello, I’m Miss Muffet. Maybe I should be called Marilyn instead of Muffet, you know, like Marilyn Monroe? I think my photo speaks for itself. Of course, beauty is only fur deep! Underneath all of this gorgeous fur, I am a lover at heart. I am only 10 months old and already know I like everyone! I am currently available ...

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Madera Community Hospital and Family Health Services Welcomes New Doctor

MADERA — Dr. Geeta Ramesh is a Family Practice Physician with more than a decade of experience working with children, families and seniors in the Central Valley. Dr. Ramesh completed her residency at UCSF Fresno and is accredited by the American Board of Family Medicine. “We are thrilled to welcome an experienced female physician with the professional credentials to care ...

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