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Full Moon And Jupiter Light Sky Tonight

EARTH — A full moon is rising and should be visible this evening, followed by the dazzling planet Jupiter in the eastern sky after dark. The February full moon is also sometimes called the Wolf Moon, Snow Moon or Hunger Moon. According to EarthSky.org, the star above the moon and Jupiter this evening is Regulus, the brightest in the constellation ...

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Did You Feel The Earthquake?

CENTRAL SIERRA — The USGS reports a 4.8 earthquake at 3:04 p.m., about 6 miles WNW of Big Pine, California, followed by a 2.9 aftershock about 5 minutes later in very close proximity. That was followed by a 2.8 at 3:23, and a 4.3 at 3:27 p.m. Big Pine is on the east side of the Sierra on Highway 395, ...

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Soroptimist “Live Your Dream” Scholarships Available

OAKHURST — Local Soroptimists once again offer community women the chance to apply for the Live Your Dream Award scholarship, with applications open now through Thursday, Mar 3. The scholarship awards are given to women who are striving to learn new skills and obtain an education, with the goal of improving employment status and standard of living, both personally and ...

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Volunteer Campground Host Sought For Nelder Grove

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — The Sierra National Forest, Bass Lake Ranger District is seeking enthusiastic volunteer candidates to fill the position as campground host volunteer for Nelder Grove Campground. The volunteer would start the week before Memorial Day and work through end of September. The volunteer is expected to work on weekends and holidays and will be required to reside ...

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Winter Storm Watch Starts Wednesday

MOUNTAIN AREA — A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon, according to the National Weather Service in Hanford, beginning Wednesday morning, Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. and lasting through Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m. on Feb. 18. Snow levels are expected to start out near 7,000 feet on Wednesday and lower ...

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Hiking From Yosemite Valley up the Snow Creek Trail

We got a real workout on the toughest trail out of the Yosemite Valley and were rewarded with amazing views of Clouds Rest and Half Dome that you can see no other way. Not all hikes go as planned and this one definitely fell in that category. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: About 11 Miles Difficulty: Strenuous Elevation Range: 3,972 – ...

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Registration Open For NatureBridge Summer Teen Program

YOSEMITE — NatureBridge, the largest residential environmental education partner of the National Park Service, opened registration for the Summer Field Research Course at its Yosemite campus. This two-week immersive backcountry expedition will give participants the opportunity to conduct field science investigations in one of the most iconic national parks in the country. The course offers the ultimate teen summer adventure. ...

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Local College Scholarships Available

OAKHURST — The 2016-17 Reedley College Scholarship Application is now open to students who will be attending the Oakhurst Community College Center, Madera Community College Center (MCCC), or Reedley College (RC), or who will be transferring from one of the MOR campuses to a four-year college/university for fall 2016. The application deadline is Sunday, Apr. 3. There will be scholarship ...

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Yosemite Announces Centennial Ambassadors

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park announced today that a prestigious group of park supporters and advocates has been announced to be Yosemite Centennial Ambassadors. The Yosemite Centennial Ambassadors were selected from a wide variety of backgrounds and include musicians, scientists, artists, athletes, historians, writers, public officials and educators. Each ambassador shares a unique story, love, and commitment for Yosemite National ...

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Grants For Clean Burning Stoves And Fireplaces

Submitted by Mountain Comforts MOUNTAIN AREA — Living in the Sierra foothills, heating your home with a wood burning stove or fireplace is a way of life for most of the residents. Coming in from the cold to absorb the warmth and seeing the friendly glow of a fire is one of the great things we love about our life ...

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