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It’s Rattlesnake Season; Here’s What You Need To Know

CALIFORNIA — As the warm weather returns, humans are not the only species coming out to enjoy the sun. Snakes, too, can be found basking in the sun’s rays. As KMPH reported on Friday, a 17-year-old girl remained at Valley Children’s Hospital after being bitten on the foot by a rattlesnake while hiking at Millerton Lake on Monday. Although most ...

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Growing Tomatoes in the Hot, Dry Sierra Foothills — Part One

By Bob Labozetta —  This is the first of a three-part series about growing tomatoes in the Sierra foothills. Parts two and three on tomato care will follow in the weeks to come. Tomatoes are adversely affected by temperature extremes. When temperatures stay over 90℉ during the day and the nights remain above 70℉, non-adapted tomato blooms often fail to ...

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Winter Rangers Report Constantly Changing Conditions

YOSEMITE — Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski 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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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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Local Author Pens The Nature Club

MOUNTAIN AREA — Local author Rachel Mazur has released a new series of nature-based books for young people called The Nature Club. Mazur has worked in the Sierra Nevada since 1991 and moved to the Yosemite area in 2014. Each book in The Nature Club series tells the story of one of the kids in the club and how they ...

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Stage Coach Days Guided Adventure In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Ever wonder what it was like to visit Yosemite more than 100 years ago? Find out on this history-themed all day guided adventure in the park organized through the Yosemite Conservancy. Long before automobiles were formally allowed in Yosemite, in 1913, visitors used stage coaches to visit the park and see the famous sights. During Stage Coach Days, ...

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One-Way Traffic Control On Highway 140 To Yosemite

MARIPOSA COUNTY — If you’re headed toward the park, take note that Caltrans has announced intermittent one-way traffic control on eastbound and westbound Highway 140 from Slate Gulch near Midpines to Yosemite National Park. The crews will be out on the road for slope repair and clearing. Work will occur as follows: One-way traffic control will take place during work ...

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Delays For Repairs On Wawona Road In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — If you’re in Yosemite National Park, anticipate delays on the Wawona Road. Beginning Monday, Mar. 18 and continuing through Wednesday, Mar. 20, officials say a contractor crew will be completing repairs along the Wawona Road recent burn areas between the Rostrum and Chinquapin. The work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the repairs, expect ...

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Snowshoeing to Upper Mariposa Grove

A dusting of new snow was the perfect backdrop for our hike to see gigantic Sequoias. Some of our hike was with snowshoes and some of it was without. That is the way it goes with springtime snow. Where: Yosemite National Park, Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias Distance: About 10 Miles but you can go shorter or farther Difficulty: Moderate ...

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Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Presents Tchaikovsky: Rare and Well Done

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s (MSO) 2019 spring concerts will exclusively feature the music of Tchaikovsky, ranging from very rare works to the most beloved violin concerto ever written. The concerts feature renowned guest solo violinist Dr. Ann Miller in the concerto during two performances – one in Mariposa on Saturday, Apr. 6, and a second in Yosemite National ...

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