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Meet Yosemite High’s Sports Broadcast Team

By Aaron Arroyo and Ian Pincus —  OAKHURST — The Yosemite High School Sports Marketing class kicked off the school year by partnering with the NFHS Network to bring live coverage of Yosemite High sports straight to your laptop, tablet or phone through their website or NFHS app. Students participating in the class are learning production techniques including recording, announcing, ...

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Snowshoeing to Dewey Point

The most snow that we had seen in a long time had dumped in Yosemite National Park and I couldn’t wait to get over there to some high point where I could look out at those white covered high mountains. We snowshoed our way over to Dewey Point to check it out. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 7.24 Miles Difficulty: ...

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SNO Readers Share Snow Day Pics

MOUNTAIN AREA — Snow fell, classes were canceled, some businesses closed, and people posted pictures of their various views on the Sierra News Online Facebook page. We pulled those photos into a community album. Thank you, for sharing your photos and a little chilly slice of your life with the rest of us. Click on images to enlarge.

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Delivery Truck Accident Blocks Icy Road At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — This morning’s work did not go as planned for the drivers of two delivery trucks who bumped into each other on an icy road near The Pines, temporarily blocking one entrance to a popular Bass Lake resort. Just before 9 a.m., two delivery trucks were involved in a minor head-on near the Little Church in the Pines, ...

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Brown’s Ditch Hike

If you don’t like heights or walking on a narrow metal grid on top of a flume as it crosses over deep draws, this hike probably is not for you. Where: Sierra National Forest, Brown’s Ditch is owned and operated by PG&E Distance: 4.89 Miles Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Elevation Range: 3,439′ – 3,780′ Date: December 29, 2016 Maps: Ahwahnee ...

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Short Runs, Long Walks, And Hiking With Weights

I’ve been doing a lot of outdoor workouts of late, squeezing them in between bouts of rain, sleet and hail (thank you weather radar!). It’s been a while since I’ve be running and my body doesn’t feel quite ready for a lot of distance yet, so I’ve gone back to a trick from my hiking days in Salt Lake City. ...

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Chain Control In Place On Mountain Roads

CENTRAL SIERRA – Anyone taking to the mountain highways over the weekend should avoid any unwanted delays by making sure there are traction devices in their vehicle. Chain control is now in place on Highway 41 from three miles north of Coarsegold (the bottom of Deadwood) to Yosemite National Park (R2 – see below). The location could change as conditions warrant. ...

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New Winter Storm Warning For Yosemite And Central Sierra

CENTRAL SIERRA — The National Weather Service office in Hanford has issued a new Winter Storm Warning for the southern Sierra Nevada from Yosemite National Park to the Tulare-Kern County Line. Two feet of new snow accumulations or more can be expected above 7,000 feet, while snow levels are predicted to drop to as low as 4,000 feet. A Winter Storm ...

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Zoo In The Rain

FRESNO — It started with a Simon and Garfunkel song, as good stories often do. Someone told me It’s all happening at the zoo. I do believe it, I do believe it’s true. That’s when I decided to take the kids to the Fresno Chaffee Zoo in Fresno. Except the kids weren’t really kids anymore, they were in their final months ...

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Women Survive Plunge Down Steep Embankment

BASS LAKE — Two women were lucky to survive a plunge off a a wet mountain road down a steep embankment near Bass Lake this afternoon. At approximately 2:45 p.m. today, the two women were eastbound on Road 274, just west of the turnoff to The Pines Resort, traveling in a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am. It was raining and the roads ...

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