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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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Uninterrupted Sleep Or Wee-Hour Awakenings?

By Virginia Eaton — When I was in my 20s and 30s I could sleep for ten hours and wake in the same position in which I fell asleep. As a child I never argued about bedtime, I actually looked forward to it, and as a young adult I loved slipping into the covers, laying my head on the pillow and ...

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Residents Can Face Fines For Illegal Burns

O’NEALS – For anyone considering lighting off a debris pile while a burn ban remains in effect across the state, be on notice that the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) takes these violations very seriously. They also see them as a good opportunity to educate the public. After a full wildland fire dispatch was called up to ...

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Life-Changing Event For Rescuers And Rescued

NORTH FORK – A medical emergency on Road 221 on Saturday morning resulted in a bicyclist being airlifted to St. Agnes hospital, but ended with what has been described by the family as a miracle. Mike Nolen, 61, of North Fork was riding his bike about a half-mile north of the Bass Fork Minit Market when he lost consciousness. Passerby ...

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YHS Class Raises Funds For Wounded Deputy

OAKHURST – Yosemite High School’s fledgling Criminal Justice Class is raising funds to help Mariposa County Deputy Rudy Mirelez, a ten year veteran who was wounded in the line of duty Oct. 1. “The YHS class is raising funds for Deputy Mirelez and his family, and appreciates any amount of money paid by cash or check,” say organizers. Checks should ...

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Runners Spend Time And Money In The Mountains

BASS LAKE – More than 1,600 runners flocked to the mountain area last weekend for the first-ever Yosemite Half-Marathon around Bass Lake, bringing in about $1.5 million tourist dollars for local communities, according to early estimates. That makes the Yosemite Half-Marathon, starting 10 miles up Beasore Road and coming down through The Pines Resort and around Bass Lake to Rec ...

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Señor Browning Recibe Premio A La Excelencia

MADERA COUNTY – Longtime Yosemite High School teacher Steve Browning was recently presented with an Excellence in Education Award naming him Teacher of the Year for Madera County, according to the County Office of Education. Also known as Señor Browning, the gifted and beloved educator teaches Spanish at YHS. “The selection of Senor Browning as Madera County’s Teacher of the ...

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Yosemite Partners With Google Maps Street View

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park and Google Maps have partnered on a groundbreaking project that uses cutting-edge technology to allow visitors to explore Yosemite National Park’s iconic features. This program allows people to explore Yosemite’s features, learn about the history and geology of the park, and experience first-hand what it is like to rock climb and explore the beauty of ...

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Rethinking River Creek

By Glenn Raggio — AHWAHNEE – Let’s set the record straight about two local golf courses, since there’s been ample discussion on the subject after it was announced last month that one of them would close permanently on October 31: we’re talking about Sierra Meadows closing, and River Creek taking up the slack. I own a house directly on the ...

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History Mystery #33

With Hensley Lake water levels down most of the lake bed is now exposed. Grub Gulch Chapter 41-49 E Clampus Vitus has been doing a research project mapping the location of several historical sites on the dry bed of Hensley Lake and the actual Flume Route on the Fresno River. The preliminary results have been presented to the Army Corps ...

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