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Over The Garden Fence: Happy New Earth

By Brian David —  This new year welcomes us into its vibrancy. Air, water; sand, clay and silt pulse with wiggling earthworms, dancing bacteria and exercising fungi. From the soil’s fertile womb our earth births seeds into plants and covers her modest bare ground with carpets green and brown. Three fourths of all plant roots interact in mutually beneficial relationships ...

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Winter Solstice, Cold Full Moon, And Meteors

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — Winter Solstice this year will be enhanced by the presence of a full moon and the peaking of a major meteor shower. Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year, with the longest night, marking the point during the year when the Northern Hemisphere is the most inclined away from the Sun. The day marks the ...

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Yosemite Ski And Snowboard Area Opening

YOSEMITE — It’s time for winter’s fun activities — Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area, formerly Badger Pass, is scheduled to open on Thursday, Dec. 20. This includes the Nordic Center. The Day Lodge, rentals and food service will all open at 8:30 a.m. Lifts are open from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. A courtesy shuttle is offered daily to and from Yosemite ...

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Tioga And Glacier Point Roads In Yosemite Close For Winter

YOSEMITE — With several storm systems having moved through Yosemite National Park over the past two weeks, officials announced today that Tioga and Glacier Point Roads in the Park are closed for the winter season. The Tioga Road is a seasonal road that closes each season, based on weather and road conditions. The road is closed from Crane Flat junction to ...

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Winter Operations Begin In Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park has announced that winter operations in the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias to begin on Friday, Nov. 30. The Mariposa Grove will be closed to automobiles for the winter season beginning on Friday. The Mariposa Grove Shuttle Service also ends for the season on Nov. 30. Visitors can use the South Entrance parking area and ...

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Tenaya Lodge Ice Skating Rink Opening For The Season

FISH CAMP — The covered ice rink at Tenaya Lodge opens for the season this month, giving skaters the best of both worlds — shelter from the elements, yet still open to the great outdoors — and auspiciously close to bonfire, delicious food and tasty beverages for kids and adults, as well. Tenaya’s sparkling white ice rink measures an expansive 80-feet ...

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Oakhurst Community Band Winter Holiday Concert

OAKHURST — The Oakhurst Community Band presents their Winter Holiday Concert on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. The concert will be held at Mountain Christian Center and marks the beginning of their 20th season. The Jazz Band is playing some Big Band favorites featuring vocalists & band members Mary Posluch and Jason Walle — the same talented individuals who ...

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Sheriff Hosts NWS Winter Weather Workshop

OAKHURST — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office will host representatives from the National Weather Service for an informative Winter Weather Workshop, and the public is invited to attend. The Winter Weather Workshop will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 1 – 2:30 p.m. at Oakhurst Community College, located at 40241 Highway 41 in Oakhurst. Topics will include a winter ...

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New Storm Warning For Bass Lake, Fish Camp, Yosemite

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon. The Warning is in effect from 5 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 15 to 5 a.m. on Saturday, Mar. 17. Heavy snow is expected, with the possibility of total snow accumulations of 12-to-16-inches, and localized amounts up to 28-inches. ...

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Yosemite: Most Water Ever Recorded, Still 100 Inches Of Snow

YOSEMITE — What’s the latest from Yosemite on snow accumulation and precipitation as the season ends? Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski say the water in Tuolumne Meadows was the most ever recorded, and there’s still as much as 100-inches of snow on the ground in some places. Here’s their last blog post of the winter. New snow: 3 ...

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