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Tommy’s Art Has Heart For Challengers

OAKHURST — Like most students preparing to graduate from Yosemite High School this June, Thomas Garcia is planning his senior project and, as is required, he’s devoting time to an important charitable effort. Thomas has chosen to benefit the young athletes in our special needs community. In addition to being a gifted artist, Thomas also has a disability. His differences ...

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Winter Rangers: Broken Records, Cream Cheese, Powder Days

YOSEMITE — It sounds like Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski are hard at work and having a good time around Tuolumne Meadows, if their most recent blog is any indication. New snow: 27 inches Total settled snow depth: 96 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 41°F (March 4) Low temperature: 12°F (March 4) Ski Conditions and Weather It was ...

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Hiking From Sky Harbor Along Millerton Lake With The Cows

I needed a good workout hike and the trail out of Sky Harbor is a perfect spring hike. If I got lucky, I just might see some early blooming wildflowers and just maybe my first poppy of the spring. Maybe! Where: Millerton Lake State Recreation Area, San Joaquin River Gorge Special Management Area, Bureau of Land Management Distance: 7.88 Miles, ...

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The History Mystery #73

This month’s History Mystery came to the North Fork History Group via an anonymous donation to the Grace Community Church Thrift Store. A History Group member spotted the odd-shaped bottle pictured below and purchased it for the History Group. The bottle is 14 inches high and 3 inches in diameter. The little knobs on top and bottom are 2 inches ...

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Yosemite Winter Rangers: Snowpack And Grosbeaks

YOSEMITE — Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski latest report from the field indicates snowpack conditions are above average for this time of year, and the grosbeaks are chirping in the pines. New snow: 14 inches Total settled snow depth: 90 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 40°F (February 26) Low temperature: -12°F (February 22) Ski Conditions and Weather February is ...

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Out To Pasture For Sierra Physical Therapy’s Joy Kagawa

OAKHURST — Longtime area resident, dedicated community volunteer and gifted physical therapist Joy Kagawa is heading out to pasture, quite literally, as she closes the doors on her Sierra Physical Therapy practice for retirement — and prepares to train a newly-acquired Arabian colt. A native of Arroyo Grande, Joy attended Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo before transferring to Fresno ...

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Hiking Along Hensley Lake On The Buck Ridge Trail

I needed a break from snow, ice and cold so I headed down the hill to warm up with a hike along Hensley Lake. A rolling hilly hike while walking through history, white puffy clouds and the first wildflowers of spring welcomed me. Where: Hensley Lake, Army Corps of Engineers Distance: 6.95 Miles Difficulty: Easy to Moderate, depending on how ...

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Good News For Recreation Say Winter Rangers

YOSEMITE — Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski latest report from the field and they come bearing good news about the snow pack. New snow: 39 inches Total settled snow depth: 92 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 32°F (February 14) Low temperature: -17°F (February 19) Ski Conditions and Weather This week continued the February weather trend of cold and wet. ...

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Snowshoeing from Tenaya Lodge to Chinese Ditch

Low snow and plenty of it would give us an amazing snowshoe adventure from Tenaya Lodge up Big Sandy Road . . . if we could get there. We could not believe how loaded the trees were with the snow and to top that off, Mother Nature provided cinnamon rolls. Where: Sierra National Forest Distance: 5.83 miles (but you can ...

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