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Snowshoe Adventure with Sally and Raven at Fish Camp

Sally and Raven headed to Fish Camp to check out the recent snow. We drove them. When we told the dogs it was ok to unload, they were off. They sure love the snow and so do I. We saw some great snow, beautiful reflections in the creek and got a good workout in our snowshoes. Where: Fish Camp, Sierra National Forest ...

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Treating Arthritis: Stimulating Vagus

By Virginia Eaton — Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a crippling inflammatory condition that affects both men and women, although women in their 30s-60s are most likely to contract the disease. RA is an autoimmune disease where the body attacks the sac surrounding the joints, making them inflamed, stiff, and painful. This inflammation, while centered on the joints, can also affect ...

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Shelter Dogs Airlifted To Find New Homes

Submitted by Robin Bell MADERA COUNTY — Madera County shelter dogs are all set to be part of the largest animal rescue airlift of all time, says Transport Coordinator Robin Bell. At least 40 dogs from the Madera County Animal Shelter will be taking flight on Nov. 20, joining the Annual Wings of Rescue Holiday Airlift in a record setting ...

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Tough Stuff: Lions Club Trivia Night Is A Winner

OAKHURST – A full house turned out for the first-ever Lions Club Trivia Night at the Sierra Senior Center on Saturday, Nov. 14, for an evening of stimulating entertainment combined with effective fundraising. Six tables-plus and a host of volunteers partipated in the event, laughingly dubbed “If I Only Had A Brain” trivia. Representing with strong teams were organizations and ...

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Snowshoeing at Tamarack Ridge

The recent snowfall was inviting us to our first showshoe adventure of the year. Except for the many animal tracks we could see in the snow, we had the place to ourselves. Where: Tamarack Ridge SNO-PARK, Sierra National Forest Distance: 4.8 miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevational Range: 7,446′ to 7,728′ Date: November 12, 2015 Maps: High Sierra Ranger District Winter Recreation Guide, Dinky Creek ...

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Inflammation: The Higher The Heat, The Higher The Risk

By Virginia Eaton — Let me introduce you to a food villain that’s been around for a while but may have escaped your attention. Its proper name is Advanced Glycation End-Product but we’ll use AGE for short. This substance creates inflammation in the body and can exacerbate autoimmune diseases such as lupus and arthritis as well as conditions such diabetes ...

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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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