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Hiking to Stevenson Falls

It has been a couple of years since I hiked to Stevenson Falls and am revisiting this hike from 2016 because this is the perfect time of the year to go .  . . plus I didn’t have another blog ready for this Sunday. I have updated it a bit from the original blog and reformatted some of the pictures. ...

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ACT Dog Of The Week: Say Hello To Chunks

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption Dog of the Week for SNO is a fairly large fella whose face is bound to produce a chuckle. “Hi, I’m Chunks! My foster mom says I’m a big four-year-old baby who is full of squish. I am house-trained, walk well on a leash and love all people. I also am good ...

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The Story Behind New Picnic Benches At Local School

By Kathleen Murphy — OAKHURST — “These picnic tables are huge!” exclaim dozens of kindergarten students at Oakhurst Elementary School. The students are enjoying their new playground picnic tables purchased by the Oakhurst Elementary Parent/Teacher Club (PTC). “We love our new picnic tables,” shares kindergarten teacher Karen Forbes. “The students use them for morning snack time and to chat with their ...

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How to Locate Really Local Weather Information

I thought you might like to know what I do to determine the weather for the day, whether I am hiking or just hanging out. I have a bit of a routine and there is no need to keep it a secret in case it might help you. I have several weather pages set to open on my start tabs ...

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Winter Storm Warning, Flash Flood Watch Continue

MOUNTAIN AREA — Well into the afternoon of Thursday, Jan. 17, storms continue to pound the area with heavy rain and wind in the foothills and snow in the higher country, with the potential for flash flooding in burn scar areas. Flash Flood Watch From 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16 through 10 p.m. Thursday evening.  Flash Flood Watch is in ...

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Brittany Dyer Takes Job As State Director For American Forests

MADERA – Brittany Dyer has been Madera County District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler’s Chief of Staff since Feb. 2014, and is now moving on to serve as California State Director for American Forests. American Forests is a 143-year-old national non-profit based out of Washington D.C. They have completed natural resource projects including reforestation for many years in California but due ...

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Free Sierra Foothill Classical Concerts

OAKHURST — Calling all lovers of classical music for two concerts by local musicians: one in Clovis and one right here in the foothills. Pick your pleasure. Presented by the Sierra Foothill Composers’ Co-operative, the concerts will each feature the music of Vivaldi, Quantz, Mozart, Saint-Saëns, Dvořák, and local composer Barbara Ulman. On Saturday, Jan. 26 presents a concert at ...

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Snowshoeing to Dewey Point during the Government Shutdown

The Federal Government shutdown made it a bit harder for us to get up to Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area (Badger Pass) after a good storm that deposited lots of snow but we were determined to get up there and check out the tremendous views from Dewey Point. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 7.57 Miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevational Range: 7,234′ ...

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How Many Homes Were Sold? Mountain Area Housing Report

By Ed Bailey — In 2018, members of the of Fresno Realtors Association Multiple Listing Services in the Yosemite Gateway Branch sold 554 mountain area homes (single family residential properties), compared to 639 in 2017, at a median price of $304,950, up 13 percent from $280,000 in 2017. Boundaries for the mountain area include Oakhurst, Ahwahnee, Coarsegold, North Fork, Wishon, ...

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Prune It Or Lose It? Free Tree Pruning Workshop

MARIPOSA — Prune it, or lose it? Prune it correctly, or lose it? Heck, why should the backyard orchardist worry about pruning anyway? Pruning a tree is the art and science of removing specific branches or stems to benefit the whole tree. A goal of pruning is to remove dead, damaged and diseased branches to help prevent insect & decay ...

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