Campaign underway to turn Sierra National Forest into national monument

The 1.3 million-acre Sierra National Forest could become a national monument – a proposal that would do away with commercial logging and put more emphasis on outdoor recreation. Supporters say a monument can create a new economy “based on doing the right thing,” but opponents are concerned about proposed changes.

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Frances Hagen is an 84-year-old former schoolteacher and Gold Star parent who lost a son in Vietnam. Mrs. Hagen lives in Oakhurst, where she has resided for more than 40 years.

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Watch sheriff's copter team rescue teen girl from San Joaquin River

Watch a two deputies from the Fresno County sheriff's air support unit rescue a 16-year-old Fresno girl from the San Joaquin River on Monday, July 25, 2016. River current had pinned the girl against a tree in the water.
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Watch sheriff's copter team rescue teen girl from San Joaquin River 1:15

Watch sheriff's copter team rescue teen girl from San Joaquin River

Sea lion death reported at Fresno Chaffee Zoo 0:55

Sea lion death reported at Fresno Chaffee Zoo

Postcard from Rio: Prandini siblings ready for Jenna's semifinal 0:50

Postcard from Rio: Prandini siblings ready for Jenna's semifinal

Jenna Prandini set to run at the Rio Olympics 0:44

Jenna Prandini set to run at the Rio Olympics