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Get Ready For The Bass Lake Spring Clean

BASS LAKE — Get ready to don your gloves for the Bass Lake Annual Spring Clean Event, set for Saturday, May 19. This is day that comes once a year, when like-minded individuals dedicated to making the world a more beautiful place, gather at Bass Lake for a tidy fling known as the Bass Lake Spring Clean. Volunteers will gather ...

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Escape to Death Valley: Ubehebe Mine

Imagine a copper strike in the middle of nowhere, so huge that it warranted building a railroad 60 miles long to it to haul all of the bounty out. It could even be the Lost Spanish Mine! With other people’s money, imagine what could be accomplished! Where: Death Valley National Park Date: February 28, 2018 We visited many places on ...

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Yosemite High Honors 23 Pitman Scholars In Class of ’18

BASS LAKE — On the shore of Bass Lake with perfect weather, 87 people gathered Monday night to honor the Yosemite High School Class of 2018 Valedictorians. The 32nd annual Paul and Martha Pitman Awards Banquet was held on the Gazebo Deck at The Pines Resort to recognize 23 outstanding students in the YHS graduating Class of 2018. The Pitman ...

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Yosemite National Park Adopts Two Wild Mustangs

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park has adopted two mustangs that were trained in the Sacramento Sheriff’s Wild Horse Program to assist Park Rangers perform a variety of duties. The six year old geldings, Drifter and Sandman, arrived in the park in early April after four months of training by inmates at the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center in Elk Grove, CA. ...

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Hiking Through Dogwood Blooms at Mirror Lake

Our plan was to take a blooming Dogwood adventure in Yosemite Valley. First stop were the Half Dome Village dogwoods, then the Mirror Lake Loop dogwoods and the finale was the pink dogwood near the employee housing but we also had a few surprises along the way with a trail issue and some romantic critters. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: ...

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An Evening To Treasure: Alumnus SLE Becomes Tradition

By Mary Uribe and Maisy Fronteras —  O’NEALS — This month marks the return of the Minarets High School SLE “An Evening to Treasure,” hosted by the Freeland family on Friday, May 18 at Northpointe Community Church in northwest Fresno. In the words of Mr. Nathan Freeland, “An Evening to Treasure is to celebrate teens affected by disability through the ...

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May Audubon Program Will Highlight Bird Behaviors

Contributed by Len McKenzie – Birdwatching, or birding, has been soaring in popularity in recent years, becoming one of the fastest-growing pastimes in North America. Among the myriad reasons for its widespread appeal, across demographic as well as geographic boundaries, are the fascinating behaviors birds display in their daily habits, seasonal patterns and social inter-actions. Many of those behaviors, embedded ...

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5th Annual Keep It Native Day (KIND)

By Ashley Davis — O’NEALS — No spring is complete at Minarets High School without the annual Keep It Native Day. Not familiar with the event? It first started as a youth conference six years ago, which turned into a mini-pow wow and conference for teens and children. In 2013, Brandon Lourence named it as Keep It Native, which has ...

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Hiking to Striped Rock with the Sierra Foothill Conservancy

Wildflowers were celebrating Earth Day at the Striped Rock Conservation Preserve, one of the Sierra Foothill Conservancy’s special areas that you can only visit with one of their docents. Where: Sierra Foothill Conservancy, Striped Rock Conservation Preserve Distance: 4.49 Miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 1,720′ – 2,160′ Date: April 22, 2018 Maps: Ben Hur Topographic Quad Dog Hike? No I ...

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