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Summer Solstice Brings Rising Temperatures

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — Here we go! Summer officially kicks off at precisely at 3:07 a.m. PDT on Thursday, June 21, with solstice, marking the point during the year when the sun takes its most northerly path across the sky. Summer solstice is the longest day of the year, with the shortest night, and at noon your shadow will also be the shortest of ...

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What Would You Do If You Saw This?

COARSEGOLD — For the third time in 18 months, traveling on Highway 41 in Madera County, Jennifer Christensen desperately needed a fire extinguisher. Coming home from Community Regional Medical Center, where she’s a registered nurse in the Emergency Department, Jennifer spotted black smoke pouring from a vehicle parked at Black Hawk Lodge. She saw flames coming from the hood. Immediately, ...

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Mariposa Grove Reopens June 15 and I Have Hiked it!

I got a sneak preview of the newly revamped Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park after it has been closed to the public since Spring of 2015. 250 acres with nearly 500 mature trees is a must see if you are visiting Yosemite. Reopening this Friday, parking at the Mariposa Grove Welcome Center and taking a shuttle up to Mariposa ...

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Camping with Sally at Aspen Campground and a Short Walk up to Poole Hydroelectric Plant

Sally and I needed a break from weedeating and we escaped over Tioga Pass, camping along roaring Lee Vining Creek. Relaxing and reading were my goals but I walked back through history up to the Poole Hydroelectric Plant. Where: Inyo National Forest, Aspen Campground Elevation: 7,490′ Date: June 4-7, 2018 Maps: June Lake Topog Dog Friendly? Yes Sally and I headed ...

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Beep For Bill: WWII Veteran Is The Man By The Flags

OAKHURST — You may have seen him, the man who sits by the flags. He’s there early, just about every morning, sitting in front of the CHP on Highway 49. Central Valley native, WWII veteran, business owner, father, Bud Light drinker, world traveler — Bill is now nearly 92 years old. He gets up every day and walks from his ...

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What’s Happening In June At Oakhurst Branch Library?

OAKHURST — The Oakhurst Branch Library has scheduled a full calendar of free events for the month of June, including special programs for writers, musicians, preschoolers, parents, book lovers, historians, adventurers, children, teens and seniors. Programs are held at the Library in the Sue Rhu Children’s Room, in the Library Community Room, and at the Oakhurst Community Center. Every Monday 3Pm ...

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Yosemite’s Andrew Davenport Wins Prestigious Aviation Award

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park congratulates Assistant Helitack Foreman Andrew “Boots” Davenport as the 2018 winner of the National Park Service Wright Brothers National Aviation Safety Award. This is a rare National Park Service award given annually to aviation specialists who exemplify excellence in the field of aviation safety. Andrew Davenport was nominated by his peers for his impeccable commitment ...

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