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Years Of Living Badgerously Pay Off For Mrs. P And Class Of ’16

OAKHURST — Rousing cheers, thunderous foot-stomping and non-stop applause accompanied the Class of 2016 as they entered the gym for their last rally as students at Yosemite High School today. Displaying typical pride as this Year of Living Badgerously comes to a close, the senior class stormed, skipped, ran and leapt across the floor in a blue parade of bright ...

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Chevron Fire Was Caused By A Vehicle

COARSEGOLD – The fire dubbed the “Chevron Fire” that snarled traffic on Highway 41 near Road 417 yesterday was caused by a vehicle, according to Cal Fire investigators. Pieces of a catalytic converter that had come apart were found along the roadway at the five different ignition sites. As the converter broke apart, super-heated fragments were spewed out into the ...

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Future Is Bright For Minarets’ Luke Fuller

Written by Evana Holevas — O’NEALS — Luke Fuller is a sophomore at Minarets High School who is heavily involved in the Informational Technology (IT) program. He is one of the school’s top students and a leader who is willing to go above and beyond to succeed. Last year he entered the college level coding competition know as ProCo at ...

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Hiking up to Alder Creek Falls

Those colorful harlequin lupines can put on quite the display on this trail but what would they look like this year? We were definitely looking forward to seeing how much water was coming over Alder Creek Falls and the many other wildflowers along this trail. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 13.36 Miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 4,028′ – 5,845′ Date: ...

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New Food Labels Are Good For Consumers

Written by Virginia Eaton — For the first time since 1996 the FDA has updated the requirements for the type of information that should appear on food labels and how that information should look. This is a boon for consumers who have been inundated with information about what is healthy and what is harmful but, when you pick up a ...

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Fire Near O’Neals Destroys One Home

O’NEALS — An estimated 39 acres were burned and several structures lost when what started as a vegetation fire closed Road 211 in the O’Neals area this afternoon. Just before 3 p.m., Vanessa Sammons was checking on her cows at an address between Hildreth Road and Sierra Oaks Lane when she saw a fire burning near the house on the ...

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Threatened Frogs And Turtles To Be Restored In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — California red-legged frogs and Western pond turtles will be restored to Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park after a 50 year absence. The reintroduction is part of a collaborative effort by the National Park Service, the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens, Yosemite Conservancy, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish & Wildlife and NatureBridge. The federally ...

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Yosemite Expects Extremely Busy Memorial Day Weekend

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park anticipates an extremely busy Memorial Day Weekend. Visitors in personal vehicles arriving late morning through mid-day should expect extensive delays getting into and moving about the park, particularly in Yosemite Valley and Glacier Point. Visitors are urged to enter the park before 9 a.m. or after 6 p.m. in order to avoid traffic congestion and ...

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Young Masters Comes Out To Play At Madera County ArtsFest

COUNTY — Hundreds of Valley residents showed up for the third annual Madera County ArtsFest on Saturday, May 14.  Madera County Schools Foundation and Madera County Office of Education hosted the free family-friendly event promoting art in Madera County, held at Madera County Office of Education. “We are happy to be able to support art in such a fun way ...

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Tioga Road Reopens! Well, For A Few Days…

Tioga Road reopened May 18 and we headed over there as soon as it opened and before it closed temporarily. We were so curious to check out the snow conditions, hoping for iced over lakes and beautiful reflections. We made several stops along the way and wanted to share this report on conditions. Siesta Lake, along Tioga Road, is 7,959′ ...

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