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Spend A Day Making Yosemite More Beautiful

YOSEMITE – It’s time for the ninth annual “Yosemite Facelift” event, Tuesday through Sunday, Sept. 25-30, and you’re invited to participate. This is when around 1,300 volunteers show up to collect hundreds of tons of trash and construction debris. This annual event is organized by the Yosemite Climbing Association to help clean up the park after the busy summer season. ...

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Lawrence Runs Smokey Bear Run/Walk Again

BASS LAKE – The 25th annual Smokey Bear Run/Walk is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 22, at beautiful Bass Lake. Among the familiar faces will be local resident Christine Lawrence. This will be her eighth year running the Smokey Bear. Christine and her friend, Virginia Lazar, won first place in their divisions the first time they ran it. Once a ...

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Spend A Year In The Sierra

AmeriCorps Applicants Needed! Do you love the Sierra? Would you like to help restore and protect the Range of Light? Apply today to become one of the 27 members of the 2012 Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP)! The SNAP program is seeking enthusiastic conservation-minded people to commit to a year of service to protect Sierra natural resources and sustainable communities. ...

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Valley Woman Dies Of West Nile Virus

An elderly woman died today in a Fresno County hospital from complications of West Nile Virus, according to the Fresno Mosquito and Vector Control District. This is the second death so far, from the 26 cases of the virus reported in California this year, including seven cases in Fresno County, according to Dr. Edward L. Moreno director of the Fresno ...

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Bears Killed In Yosemite

Nine bears have been hit by vehicles so far this year in Yosemite National Park. The public is reminded to please obey speed limits and scan roadsides while driving to ensure the safety of bears and other wildlife. Of the bears nine that were hit, two were confirmed to be dead. A female yearling was the bear most recently hit ...

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Climbing Half Dome? What You Need To Know

Making it to the top of Half Dome is a breath-taking achievement. Literally! For those of you who want to take on this challenge, there are some things you’ll need to know. So let’s get the facts from someone who is still resting up from his trek to the top this past weekend, Tim Madden. But first, some pertinent information: ...

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Elizabeth's Tips For Year Round Gardening

YEAR ROUND GARDENINGYes, you can have home-grown vegetables all year-round. It takes planning, work and some easy-to-find knowledge, but wouldn’t spinach right out of the garden be a great addition to your hot dip on New Year’s Eve? This is a quick and by no means comprehensive guide, but we’ll tell you where to find more info.

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Bears Beware or Beware of Bears

Yes, its time to be outdoors doing all the fun things that the sunny warm weather permits. My friend and I are making an effort to get out and do something out of our normal routine a couple of times a week. Hitting the pool or taking a picnic out to Bass Lake, just something to remind us what beautiful ...

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Leave Young Wildlife Alone

Spring is in the air and California’s flora and fauna are awakening from their winter slumber. Deer, bears, birds and other wildlife are busy caring for their newborn offspring. During this season of rebirth and renewal, the Department of Fish and Game (DFG) recommends that people leave young wildlife alone if they see them in the outdoors. The improper handling ...

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