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NEWS

Man and Nature 
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SEPTEMBER
HIGH SIERRA
TRAIL NEWS,
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High Sierra
Fire and Smoke Information

 

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California State
Managed Fires

CalFire

CalFire Incident Information

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First Trans-Sierra Snow Road Closure, 2017, Tioga Road & Pass

 

FIRST TRANS-SIERRA HIGHWAY SNOW CLOSURE 

Fall-Winter of 2017

Tioga Pass Road Closed Due To Snow,
Sierra News Online, September 21, 2017.

 

ALL CALTRANS INFORMATION

ALL HIGH SIERRA FORECAST ZONES

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Fixing a Corrupted System Lessons From Oroville Dam: New Report Calls For Changes

 

 

Fixing a Corrupted System?

How?

Lessons From Oroville Dam: New Report Calls For Changes,
CPR, September 19, 2017.

 

MORE THAN OROVILLE IS BROKEN

Oroville is a symbol of a deeper problem

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4 US monuments to be scaled back hold artifacts, key habitat

 

 

No Reductions in Wild Lands

Please

4 US monuments to be scaled back hold artifacts, key habitat,
Tahoe Daily Tribune, September 19, 2017. 

 

 

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Prepping for Winter High Up on Highway 108

 

 

Prepping for Winter
High Up on Highway 108

Bloom up on the Mountain

Mountain resorts repair damage, prepare for another wet winter,
Union Democrat, September 15, 2017. 

 

Kennedy Meadows Pack Station

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Cell Phonies Everywhere: Social Media breaks Spirit of Nature

 

 

Too Many People

Reflecting each other's desires, rather than Nature

Is social media ruining Lake Tahoe’s wilderness?
Sierra Sun, September 17, 2017. 

 

Social Media 
Social media is a "social construct" that is just a technological mirror of our own desires, a greed that ruins about everything.

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Twin Tunnels Corruption: Lies & Taxpayer Money to Subsidize our own Demise

 

 

A Political "System" of Cheaters, Liars, and Corruption

Fitzgerald: Feds sneak money to tunnels,
Record Net, September 14, 2017.

 

If their (politicians) lips are moving we have two problems: They are lying, and they are alive...

 

This Article is Very Rare

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FALL GEAR CHANGE UPON US

 

 

FALL GEAR CHANGE UPON US

Snow possible next week in higher elevations,
Lake Tahoe News, September 15, 2017.

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Southeast Sierra Status, FALL 2017

 

Southeast Sierra Status

Note Upcoming Campground Closure Dates

State of the Inyo National Forest,
Sierra Wave, September 14, 2017.

 

Crews responding to nine small fires in INF,
Sierra Wave, September 14, 2017.

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Identity theft by trademark tramples Yosemite’s history

 

Another National Corporate Disgrace

Our Corporate Masters must be Disempowered or Disembowled

Identity theft by trademark tramples Yosemite’s history,
Sierra Star, September 10, 2017.

I say we should ban DNC from any business or contracts from any arm of "our" government, until they decide we own the place names of historic places in Yosemite, & not them. 

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FALL CONDITIONS APPROACH, First Snow on Tahoe Rim

 

FALL CONDITIONS APPROACH

First Snow on Tahoe Rim

Lake Tahoe sees first snowfall of 2017-18 season,
Sierra Sun, September 14, 2017.

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Oroville Dam: A Symbol of Corruption Crisis Chaos, & the Breakdown of the Free Press

 

 

Oroville Symbolic of Corruption Crisis Chaos and Free Press Breakdown 
The Dangers We Face

Oroville Crisis: Sheriff Called Emergency ‘An Ugly, Shitty Mess.’
KQED, September 11, 2017.

 

Full Monty

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NATURE As Amusement Park

 

NATURE
As Amusement Park

Do roller coaster-like rides belong on Sierra slopes?
Sac Bee, September 8, 2017.

I'm a "thumbs-down" on this one...

...what do you think?

 

 

 

All September General News

 

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Big Trouble Coming at Florida & East Coast

 

Big Trouble Coming at Florida & East Coast

Two Hurricane Stories with Weather Resources

 

The Lineup

A Menacing Line of Hurricanes,
NASA EARTH OBSERVATORY, September 9, 2017.

 

 

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Oroville Dam Emergency Officials did not Trust Political Officials

 

Oroville Dam Emergency Officials did not Trust Political Officials

Smart Guys!

The POLITICIANS are BRIBED LIARS

Frustration, friction flashed behind the scenes as Oroville Dam emergency grew,
Sac Bee, September 8, 2017.

 

For Good Reasons

The First reason, IGNORANCE:

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