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Full ‘Strawberry’ Moon For June

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE – Known as the honey moon for its sometimes-amber color, or strawberry moon for seasonal abundance, the June moon is technically full on Monday, June 17 at 1:30 a.m. The moon will rise tonight as the sun is setting. “On both June 16 and 17, 2019, the moon will appear full to the eye as it shines close ...

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Hiking the Wawona Meadow Loop

We heard a rumor that some very pretty flowers were showing off on the Wawona Meadow Loop Trail, so you know where we headed. It was a short hike in cooler country and that rumor was true! Many beautiful wildflowers along the way and this one is also a good dog hike. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 4.21 miles Difficulty: ...

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Sneak Peek of Tioga Pass Frozen Lakes

Tioga Road wasn’t open yet but those high lakes were calling me and it was well worth it to me to take the long way around to get there. Tioga Road through Yosemite National Park will soon be open but here is a sneak peek from my adventure over there June 5 and 6 this past week. So I drove ...

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Higher Temps, Swift Currents, Icy Waters Make Rivers Dangerous

MOUNTAIN AREA — The return of much warmer weather Sunday through Tuesday will cause an increase in snowmelt over the higher elevations of the Sierra — leading to a rise in water levels on rivers and streams during the early part of the week, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). The normal water rises each night will heighten the ...

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$3,000 In Cash Prizes For Celebrate Ag Arts Competition

MADERA COUNTY — The call to artists is out for an exhibit with deep roots, so now is the time to submit entries for the Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts Competition and Exhibition, taking place this fall from Sept. 12 through Oct. 25, at the Madera County Arts Council’s (MCAC) Circle Gallery. Created to promote understanding of agriculture while showcasing ...

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Water Safety And Boating Safely On The Sierra

CLOVIS – As warmer weather finally arrives, many of us get out and enjoy the rivers, streams, and lakes on the Sierra National Forest (SNF). These water ways are being fed by the melting snows over the High Sierra, swelling the Upper Kings, San Joaquin, and Merced rivers with swift and extremely cold water. Bass, Shaver, Huntington and many other ...

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Adverse Childhood Experiences And Emotional Trauma

OAKHURST — David Weikel, program supervisor for Madera County’s Behavioral Health Services, says the more adverse experiences a person has in childhood, the more they’re at risk for an array of health, mental health and social problems in their lives. Also, their level of risk for negative risk outcomes will vary depending on what those adverse childhood experiences were. A ...

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Yosemite Mule Teams Win World Championships At Mule Days

BISHOP — Two teams from Yosemite National Park captured World Championships this past weekend at the prestigious 50th annual Bishop Mule Days. Yosemite National Park Superintendent Michael Reynolds on Wednesday recognized the accomplishments of the Yosemite Packers, who were honored as 2019 Mule Days’ World Champions after capturing first place in the Parade Pack Team category. Meanwhile, the Yosemite Mounted ...

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The History Mystery #76

The Sierra Mono Museum has this photo of what appears to be a specialized trailer or boat. Can anyone tell us the function of this and the era when used? Are there other people in the area that have one or have seen one? Thank you, Christina McDonald Sierra Mono Museum Follow-up to The History Mystery #75 — Minarets the ...

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Glacier Point Road Reopens In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park officials have announced that, as of 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28, the Glacier Point Road is once again open to all vehicular traffic, including bicycles. The road was closed at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, due to an accumulation of snow and the pending arrival of another series of late-season storms set to ...

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