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Local Artists Make A Splash At YWA Show

MADERA COUNTY — The Opening Reception of the mountain region’s Yosemite Western Artists Group was a huge success, says Madera County Arts Council (MCAC) Gallery Director Emily Redondo, with a great crowd and celebrated the winners in each category. “It has been a joy to host such a great collection of art from around Madera County,” Redondo enthuses. “In the ...

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Escape to Death Valley: Ubehebe Mine

Imagine a copper strike in the middle of nowhere, so huge that it warranted building a railroad 60 miles long to it to haul all of the bounty out. It could even be the Lost Spanish Mine! With other people’s money, imagine what could be accomplished! Where: Death Valley National Park Date: February 28, 2018 We visited many places on ...

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Hiking Through Dogwood Blooms at Mirror Lake

Our plan was to take a blooming Dogwood adventure in Yosemite Valley. First stop were the Half Dome Village dogwoods, then the Mirror Lake Loop dogwoods and the finale was the pink dogwood near the employee housing but we also had a few surprises along the way with a trail issue and some romantic critters. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: ...

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Sierra Nevada Motorsports Moves Into Mountain House

OAKHURST — If you’re one of the people who’ve been wondering what business would land in the historic Mountain House building at the junction of Highway 41 and the Road 222 turnoff to Bass Lake — wonder no more. Locally owned, newly expanded and rebranded, Sierra Nevada Motorsports is now the building’s sole occupant. The business previously known as Sierra ...

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The History Mystery #64

This month’s mystery is one I am often asked about. When and where did President Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir first meet on their trip to Raymond and on to Yosemite? They traveled in May of 1903 so we celebrate the historic trip 115 years later. There are several theories, so it will be fun to see what folks come ...

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Hiking to Striped Rock with the Sierra Foothill Conservancy

Wildflowers were celebrating Earth Day at the Striped Rock Conservation Preserve, one of the Sierra Foothill Conservancy’s special areas that you can only visit with one of their docents. Where: Sierra Foothill Conservancy, Striped Rock Conservation Preserve Distance: 4.49 Miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 1,720′ – 2,160′ Date: April 22, 2018 Maps: Ben Hur Topographic Quad Dog Hike? No I ...

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Mariposa Arts Council Hosts Art And Photography Exhibit

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Arts Council invites the public to the opening of both Ann Harris: Celebrating a Life’s Work and Stories and Sequences: Images from F/STOP at the Treetop Gallery on May 3 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Ann Harris: Celebrating a Life’s Work is a retrospective exhibition exploring the rich body of work created by Ann Harris ...

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Minarets Baseball 3rd Annual Military Appreciation Game

O’NEALS — Stop by Minarets High School on Friday, Apr. 27 for a very special event, as Minarets takes on Caruthers on behalf of the U.S. Military. Minarets Baseball will hold its third annual Military Appreciation Game in honor of all who have served. The event is being organized by junior Aaron Hall, who was recently awarded the honor of Military ...

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Hiking with Amphibians and Reptiles on the Stockton Creek Nature Preserve

Frogs were singing and turtles were basking on logs at the Stockton Creek Nature Preserve where I learned how to identify some of our local amphibians and reptiles with the Sierra Foothill Conservancy. Where: Sierra Foothill Conservancy, Stockton Creek Nature Preserve Distance: 2.21 Miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 2,250′ – 2.406′ Date: April 15, 2018 Maps: Ben Hur, Buckingham Mountain ...

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