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Attention Local Bibliophiles: Branches Bookstore Is For Sale

OAKHURST – The owner of Oakhurst’s only independent bookstore has decided to start a new chapter in life. Local bibliophiles need not panic — Branches Books & Gifts is “definitely not closing.” But the popular bookstore is officially “on the market,” says owner Anne Driscoll, who confirms she’s decided to turn the page in her personal life. “I just want ...

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Tuolumne Winter Rangers Welcome Spring In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski’s latest report from the field on Mar. 27: New snow: 10 inches Total settled snow depth: 90 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 42°F (March 26) Low temperature: 1°F (March 24) Ski Conditions and Weather It is snowing again today after a brief three day window of dry weather and seasonal temperatures. ...

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Miller’s Landing And The Forks Opening Friday

BASS LAKE – It’s a sure sign that summer is just around the corner – the season opening on Friday, Mar 29, of two popular local lakeside businesses, The Forks Resort and Miller’s Landing Resort. The Forks will be celebrating their 72nd season and Miller’s Landing marks season number 38. The Forks and Miller’s Landing are both long-time favorites on ...

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Countdown To Relay: Sierra Mountain Communities for a Cure

By Therese Righter — O’NEALS — Are you ready? The countdown is on — just ten days until Relay for Life: Sierra Mountain Communities for a Cure begins! The entire community is invited to join in the celebrations as we memorialize those we have lost, honor those who are currently fighting and those who have won their battle with the ...

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Learning About Range Management on the McKenzie Preserve

Any day out on one of the Sierra Foothill Conservancy’s Preserves is a special adventure but when I attended a class to understand more about range management on the McKenzie Preserve with spring wildflowers painting the hills, I came away with a better appreciation for the complex relationship of the soil, sun and things in between. I will return soon ...

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Badger Baseball Efforts Paying Off In League

OAKHURST — Badger baseball is off to a great start this season with a new coach and plenty of enthusiasm. “We have good attitudes and we’re playing pretty good baseball,” says head coach James Gillaspy. “It seems like the kids are having fun doing it, as well, which is the key to success.” The Yosemite High School varsity baseball team ...

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Winter Rangers Report Constantly Changing Conditions

YOSEMITE — Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski’s latest report from the field on Mar. 20 tells the tale of some powder, some corn, rapid melting, the songs of spring in the air and some still-unsettled weather. New snow: 6 inches Total settled snow depth: 91 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 50°F (March 16) Low temperature: -1°F (March ...

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Super Full Moon Rises On First Day Of Spring

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — Look up into the clear (we hope) night sky this week for a view of the full Moon that coincides with the first day of spring. The Moon will reach its fullest point this month on Wednesday, Mar. 20 at 6:43 p.m. in our area — and it’s a supermoon. That means, according to NASA, the Moon ...

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North Fork 8th Grade Wins County Academic Challenge

MADERA COUNTY — The 2019 Madera County Academic Pentathlon culminated with the Super Quiz and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Mar. 16, naming Sherman Thomas STEM Academy this year’s seventh grade champion team and North Fork School the eighth grade champion team. More than 200 students participated in this five-event academic competition, held on March 8 and 16. Students competed in ...

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It’s Spring And Here Comes The Rain Again

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service in Hanford says a Pacific storm system will move into and across the region Tuesday night, Mar. 19 through Thursday, Mar. 21. Brief high pressure will build over the area Friday, Mar. 22 before another weaker storm system moves across the region Saturday, Mar. 23. Super Full Moon Rises On First Day Of ...

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