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Family Shows Their Gratitude To Local Lifesavers

NORTH FORK – It was a day of joy and celebration last Saturday as the family of Mike Nolen expressed their gratitude to the first responders and community members who made it possible for Mike to live to tell the tale. Cal Fire’s Rancheria Station, just south of North Fork, played host to the firefighters, Emergency Services personnel, and citizens ...

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Veterans Day Message From Senator Berryhill

“Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.” – Former General of the Army, Omar Bradley Heroes come in all shapes, sizes and professions. This year thousands of men and women bravely put their lives on the line fighting the fires that engulfed our region. Our local law enforcement officials put themselves in danger every ...

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The History Mystery #34

This month’s History Mystery comes from the Sierra Mono Museum in North Fork. Do you know when and where this photo was taken, and who the people are in the picture? We are hoping to find someone who knows where this rock formation is, and may recognize the photo. Submitted by: Sharon Carter,Interim Director Sierra Mono Museum

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Leaf Peeping in Yosemite Valley

We couldn’t wait to get up to Yosemite Valley right after the last storm. We needed to check out the fall colors, reflections in the Merced River, those waterfalls and snow covered trees on the rim.  Plus, you never know what special surprise will be in store for us on our adventures. Difficulty: Easy Elevational Range: 3,880′ to 4,960′ Date: November 4, 2015 ...

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Minarets Student Holds Wheelchair Drive

By Rachel Hooker, Tally Scott & Greta Ziegler O’NEALS – My name is Rachel Hooker and I am doing a wheelchair drive for my Senior Legacy Experience (SLE).  I feel a strong connection to this charity because, in my Junior year of high school, my dad was diagnosed with cancer/brain tumor and has mobility issues.  Many people who suffer from ...

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Two Photographers, 220 Miles On The John Muir Trail

By Scott Lange — Just after Labor Day we set out to capture night and day on the John Muir Trail, and the journey was a great one.  Like many, we chose to begin in Yosemite’s Tuolumne Meadows due to the easier conditions for obtaining a permit, and because we’ve already hiked the valley several times. Departing the day after ...

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Minarets Aggies Thrive In FFA And 4-H

By Victoria Whiteley — Fair Week rocks! Madera Fair week, which took place this year in September, is a very important week for an “AGGIE” (Agricultural Student). The fair allows all of us FFA and 4-H members to interact and raise animals. I am in both programs at Minarets High School. They foster personal growth whether it is through FFA ...

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Local Farm, Local Teen Go Back To Basics

By Bethany Morgan — Teenagers live in a fast-paced world full of technological distractions. Because of this, we often do not take the time to connect with the natural world or sometimes even our own families. Every year in October I am set free from the distraction of a 21st century teenage life and transported back to a simpler time, ...

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Hiking up to Gardisky Lake and Tioga Peak

Fresh snow was calling and the best place I knew of to view snow covered peaks was in the Tioga Pass area. I wasn’t too sure about how much snow was up there, but our plan was to head up to Gardisky Lake then hike up to Tioga Peak to see the view. We had the snow and we had those views! ...

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