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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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Minarets Senior Aaron Hall Wins Lions Club Speakers Contest

NORTH FORK – For the second year in a row, Aaron Hall took top honors at the North Fork Lions Club Student Speakers Contest, held on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Scout Building. Five speakers participated in the Club level of the 82nd annual competition. This year’s topic – “Freedom of the Press: What does it mean?” Each student is ...

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Extended Storm Warning For Sierra, Very Low Snow In Foothills

MOUNTAIN AREA — It’s cold, wet, and snowy outside in some places and that’s not going to change much over the next two days — except the snow levels will drop again — as the National Weather Service (NWS) in Hanford has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Sierra Nevada and a Winter Weather Advisory for the foothills. Winter ...

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All Types Of Winter Weather: Tuolumne Rangers Report

YOSEMITE — Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski return to give us another peek into what’s happening in the wilderness areas of the park, with their weekly stories from the field. New snow: 43 inches Total settled snow depth: 93 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 35°F (February 13) Low temperature: -16°F (February 11) Ski Conditions and Weather It was nice ...

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YHS Girls Basketball Earns #2 Seed In Division II Playoffs

OAKHURST — The YHS Girls Basketball team went undefeated in North Sequoia League play for the second straight year, winning their third straight league championship and finishing the regular season 24-4 overall. Ranked #4 in the entire Central Section by the Fresno Bee (behind only Clovis West, Clovis North and San Joaquin Memorial), they enter the postseason as the #2 seed ...

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Guynn And Micallef Win League And Division 5 Championships

Written by Anne Guynn — OAKHURST — 152 lb. sophomore Nicolas Guynn and 170 lb. sophomore Justin Micallef won gold medals in both the North Sequoia League Championship and the Central Section Division 5 Championship Wrestling Tournaments. The Yosemite High School Wrestling Team was happy to see the community’s support at the Jan.30 North Sequoia League Wrestling Championship Tournament, hosted by ...

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Storm Warning And Flood Watch For Sierra Nevada

MOUNTAIN AREA — After a short break in the weather has given some a chance to mop up and plow out, rain and snow return to the region, as the National Weather Service issues a flood watch and warnings for the foothills and a two-day storm warning for the mountains above 5,000 feet. Flash Flood Warning Flash Flood Warning For Parts ...

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Heavy Snow Closes Highways 41 and 120 Inside Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Due to heavy snow accumulation, Highways 41 and 120 are closed within Yosemite National Park. This is a hard closure and will remain in effect until conditions change allowing for safe opening, say park officials. For all current road conditions within the park, call 209-372-0200 (dial 1, then 1 again). For current information on highways near Yosemite, click ...

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Yosemite Nat’l Park Facilities Damaged By Significant Snowfall

YOSEMITE – Multiple park facilities, housing units, and the park’s ski area have been significantly impacted by the heavy snowfall the park received earlier this week, say park officials. Yosemite Valley received approximately 18 to 24 inches of snow due to storms Monday through Wednesday, and Yosemite’s high country saw several feet of new snow. The large snowfall amount caused ...

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