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Fresno State Honors Two With Honorary Doctorates

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Honorary doctorates are awarded on behalf of the California State University system and Fresno State in recognition of excellence and extraordinary achievement in significant areas of human endeavor that embody the objectives and ideals of the CSU system. Holly Blossom Wyatt will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters and will be recognized during the College of Arts ...

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Tesoro Viejo Wins National Community of the Year Award

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MADERA – Tesoro Viejo was honored with ten Nationals Awards at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 31, 2023, including the nation’s most prestigious award of all: Community of the Year, as well as Best Graphic Continuity, Best Overall Advertising Campaign, Best Digital Campaign; and silver awards in six other categories. “Our goal has always been ...

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Unveiling the Top 22 Stories of 2022 at Fresno State

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FRESNO STATE — Stories inspire us. They connect us. They inform us of all the wonderful things — and sometimes challenging things — happening at the Fresno State campus that holds a special meaning to so many in the Central Valley and beyond. Stories are how we relate to one another, and oftentimes stories spark us to take action — whether ...

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It’s Storytelling Time Again at the Sierra Mono Museum

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NORTH FORK — Good news, everyone! Storytelling is back at the Sierra Mono Museum and Cultural Center in North Fork. Enjoy an afternoon of great stories, told by veteran storytellers from the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California. It’s always a great time, so we’ll see you there! This event will be held Saturday, January 14, from 1 – ...

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Air District to Provide Clean Air Centers With New Funding

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The Clean Air Centers Pilot Program was established by AB 836 (Wicks) and provides the Valley Air District $750,000 in funding to create a network of clean air centers to provide vulnerable populations a respite from wildfires and other smoke events. The program will pay public or private organizations up to 100% of the cost of large ...

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Valley Residents Encouraged to Prepare for Wildfire Smoke

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The 2022 wildfire season has arrived in central California with isolated grass and wildland fires threatening to bring smoke into the San Joaquin Valley. The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is encouraging residents to be prepared and plan now for potential poor air quality due to wildfire smoke that might reach the Valley as we ...

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Stagnant Conditions, Colder Weather and Residential Wood Burning Leading to Deteriorating Air Quality

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Current poor dispersion conditions and a stable atmosphere across the Valley has led to an increase in PM2.5 (particulate matter 2.5 microns and smaller) concentrations across the region, which is more common during the cooler weather of the fall and winter seasons. Lingering smoke from wildfires in the region and residential wood burning activity in the cooler ...

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Extreme Heat Risk This Weekend

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY — A Heat Advisory is in effect from 1 p.m. Friday, July 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 8, for a target area that includes the San Joaquin Valley, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Temperatures are expected to range between 103 to 107 degrees at the height of the heat. A Heat Advisory ...

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