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How Pokémon Go Can Boost Your Business

Written by Jennifer Moss —  MOUNTAIN AREA — Yes, it’s a fad, but it’s all the rage, and many businesses are taking advantage of this crazy craze! First off, let’s define Pokémon Go: Pokémon Go is a video game played on a cell phone that places the fictional game in and around the real world, so players have to find ...

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Yosemite Ranger Doug Hubbard — Visionary

Written by Dave Hubbard — Doug Hubbard prided himself above all else in being an Idea Man. His long list of career accomplishments attest to his skill not only at conceptualizing his ideas, but of then implementing a plan that would bring those ideas to fruition. His specialty was Interpretation — a communication-based teaching art form manifested through writing, photographs, ...

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What To Do If You Find A Fawn

MOUNTAIN AREA — Even as the summer sun beats down on the trees and grassland, fawns are being born to mule deer in the foothills and higher elevations, and stumbling around sleepy-eyed in their first few weeks of life. The small, spotted, delicate creatures are vulnerable to predators and, as it turns out, humans are among the species that can be dangerous to ...

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Hiking up to Spillway and Helen Lakes

How much snow and ice would we find at the 11,000′ elevation above the Mono Pass Trail? Would those lakes still be frozen over? It was the right time to get up there and check it out. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 12 Miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 9,596′ – 10,959′ Date: June 29, 2016 Maps: Falls Ridge and June ...

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Early Bird Discounts For Smokey Bear Run/Walk

BASS LAKE — It’s time to register for the Smokey Bear Run / Walk, returning to the shores of beautiful Bass Lake on Saturday, Sept. 24. This year’s Race Chairman, Sheriff Jay Varney, invites all runners and walkers to join in the celebration of the 29th running of this popular event. This year’s proceeds will benefit Cal Fire and the ...

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Free Workshop For New Business Owners

OAKHURST — Do you have a new business, or plan to start one? If so, you may want to attend a free workshop sponsored by the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce. The meeting will address various resources available to businesses, including the 2016 Basic Sales and Use Tax seminars and Online Filing Clinics available through the California State Board of Equalization. The ...

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Hiking to Sentinel Dome, Taft Point and McGurk Meadow

We looked for a hike close by where we could get some exercise and see some views but we didn’t have much time. We came up with a dandy and we saw some critters! Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: About 5.3 miles for the Sentinel Dome Taft Point Loop and about 1.9 miles for the McGurk Meadow. Difficulty: Easy Elevation ...

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Bass Lake 4th Of July Festivities, Boat Parade And Fireworks

BASS LAKE – Independence Day at Bass Lake promises to be one to remember as activities take place all day and well into the evening, sponsored by lakeside resorts, businesses, and restaurants and the Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce. At 1:30 p.m. The Pines Village fun gets started in the park across from the bakery, where family-friendly contests and crafts ...

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Veteran’s Car Show Kicks Off Big Weekend

COARSEGOLD — Spend some time this weekend at the historic village for the Veteran’s Car Show, presented by and benefitting American Legion Post 110, Caring Veterans of America, Inc., and Amvets Post 99. The show is on Saturday, July 2, all day, and features exhibits by a number of military branches, including Army, Navy and Air Force, as well as ...

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