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Local Restaurants Still Offering Curbside Takeout, Delivery

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OAKHURST — Good news, everybody! A number of area restaurants are still offering curbside takeout and/or delivery, including: Buckhorn Saloon & Restaurant 559-877-8700 Casa Velasco 559-683-2272 Cool Bean Cafe 559-683-7575 Deli Delicious 559-683-3033 DiCicco’s 559-641-5588 Ducey’s 559-642-3131           Erna’s Elderberry 559-683-6800 Glow Juicery 559-642-0085 La Cabana CLOSED for at least two weeks. 559-877-3311 Love Cafe 559-642-5683 ...

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Rotary Offering Free Online Healthcare Training for Volunteers to Assist in Pandemic

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OAKHURST — Rotary International, through Volunteer Surge, is offering free, online training designed for volunteers who wish to assist professional healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic — either from their home or in the field. This free, online training program is open to any adult age 18+ and requires no special skills. The training is adapted from Certified Nursing Assistant ...

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Adventures with Candace: Meet My Critter Cam Friends

Who is making an appearance on my Critter Cam? I have had Trail Cameras, also known as Critter Cams, set up around my house for close to 20 years and love discovering who is paying me a visit. I thought you might like to meet a few of my Critter Cam friends so I uploaded some of them to YouTube ...

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NF Volunteer Fire Dept. Auxiliary’s BBQ Fundraiser Cancelled; Supporters Can Still Donate

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NORTH FORK — The North Fork Fire Department Auxiliary’s annual BBQ, scheduled for April 25, has been canceled due to the recent coronavirus pandemic. The event is one of the main sources of revenue for the organization. Those who have contributed to this fundraiser in the past can still help by “contributing whatever you would have if you had attended ...

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Walking up a Dirt Road: Hartman Cutoff

Do you have a favorite dirt road that you like to walk on? I stayed close to home for this one and I feel weird calling this a hike because it was more of a brisk walk up a dirt road lined with pretty wildflowers and singing birds. Distance: 11.82 Miles (but you can go shorter or longer) Difficulty: Easy ...

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Hiking the Pa’san Ridge Trail

A fitness hike with flowers along the way were what called us to the San Joaquin River Gorge area. We had a time we wanted to beat but could we do it without being distracted by all of those beautiful wildflowers? And how could we do this hike safely amid the early days of our COVID-19 pandemic? Where: BLM, San ...

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Hiking Hetch Hetchy to Rancheria Falls

It had been a couple of years since we hiked at Hetch Hetchy. This year didn’t give us super strong flowing waterfalls and it was a bit early for wildflowers but the hike gave us a good workout with beautiful views. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 11.50 Miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 3,682′ to 4,470′ Date: March 5, 2020 Maps: Ackerson ...

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Circle Z Ranch Horseback Adventure: One Day of Riding

I rode 11 different rides in 7 days of horseback riding at the Circle Z Ranch out of Patagonia, Arizona. Each and every ride was different, some of the rides loping rides and some of them were walking rides. Some of them led us through gnarly canyons and others across grasslands. How could I pick just one to share with ...

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Circle Z Ranch Horseback Adventure: Ranch Life

I pulled on my cowboy boots, put my hat and chinks on, then rode the range along the Arizona/Mexican border. I was an Indian, a cowboy, an outlaw, a Spanish explorer and a miner for 7 days on my trusty steed Shawnee. When you are riding that beautiful country full of history, how can not dream of these things? When ...

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Yosemite Program Develops Future ‘Environmental Leaders’

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK—A company teaching environmental science in some of the world’s most spectacular classrooms is seeking junior high- and high school-age participants for its upcoming Summer Backpacking programs in Yosemite National Park. The one- and two-week programs are offered through NatureBridge, a San Franciscco-based nonprofit that provides environmental-oriented outdoor education programs open to students entering 7th-12th grade. Led in ...

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