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Winter Storm Warning From Yosemite To Kings Canyon

YOSEMITE — A winter storm warning goes into effect at 4 p.m. today for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon, including Bass Lake and Fish Camp. The winter storm warning remains in effect through 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27. According to the National Weather Service in Hanford, snow showers will develop this afternoon, becoming more widespread and intense ...

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25th Annual Christmas Tree Celebration And Parade Of Lights

BASS LAKE – Kick off the holiday season at Bass Lake with the 25th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Parade of Lights on Saturday, Nov. 26 at The Pines Village. Festivities start at 4 p.m. with holiday music, a holiday bazaar, raffle, and free kid’s bike raffle. That’s followed by the electric Parade of Lights at about 6 p.m., along with ...

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Light Up Oakhurst! Holiday Decorating Benefits BGC

OAKHURST – Love the look of holiday lights but not looking forward to getting out the ladder to put up your Christmas display this year? The nonprofit and always-busy Boys & Girls Club of Oakhurst (BGC) has a great idea for area businesses in a clear case of win-win. “Get into the holiday spirit and light up Oakhurst. We’ll do ...

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Toys For Tots Drop-Off At Oakhurst Chiropractic

OAKHURST — Oakhurst Family Chiropractic is an official Toys for Tots drop-off location for the mountain area communities, and they’re collecting toys now through Friday, Dec. 7. “One of my special joys for the holiday season is collecting toys for the under privileged children and the Marine Corp Reserve’s Toys for Tots program,” says Dr. James E. Starnes, who has ...

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An Open Letter From A Booster Dad

O’NEALS — Minarets Volleyball 2016 season came to an end on Wednesday, Nov. 16 when they lost to Ontario Christian High School in the first Round of the CIF Division IV state Championship 3-0. That’s not what this story is about. Andrew Low tells it from the heart in this post he shared with Minarets Foundation, Inc. on social media that night. Click ...

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Doughnut With A Deputy

OAKHURST — Here’s an opportunity to get to know local law enforcement in a comfortable atmosphere with no agenda except a chat and cuppa something good. The community is invited to have a “Doughnut with a Deputy,” at Judy’s Donuts, on Wednesday, Nov. 23. The event runs from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at Judy’s, located at 40444 Highway 41 in Oakhyurst. Based ...

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Strength, Confidence, Spirit, And Trophies

Submitted by Wendy Kenison —  OAKHURST — The Yosemite High School Badger Marching Band and Color Guard has had a very successful 2016 competitive marching season. Under the direction of Francisco Marquez, the Student Band Leadership Council elected to concentrate on field shows this year. While successfully marching in the parade portion in years past, this allowed the band to ...

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Skiers, Snowboarders Needed For All Skill Levels

YOSEMITE — Can you ski? Can you snowboard? Cooler temperatures and clouds over the Sierra crest are a reminder that winter is on its way, and with it the 55th year of ski and snowboard programs for our mountain area school students through Mountain Area Ski School (MASS). “MASS needs volunteers for all levels of instruction in order to continue ...

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Bracebridge Dinner Performances Need Community Participants 

YOSEMITE — Celebrated annually since 1927, the renowned Bracebridge Dinner transforms The Majestic Yosemite Hotel’s Dining Room into a Old English-era hall filled with Christmas festivities. The inspiration for this incredible Yuletide ceremony was Washington Irving’s Sketch Book about Squire Bracebridge and Christmas traditions of the period. More than 100 cast members portray the Squire and his family, their servants, the ...

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Switzerland of the West: Historic Winter Fun In Yosemite

MARIPOSA — Local author Sharon Giacomazzi offers tales of a forgotten era in Yosemite’s fascinating history, at a fireside chat presentation, illustrated with beautiful photos. Entitled “Switzerland of the West,” it’s all about historic winter activities in Yosemite, and takes place on Sunday, Nov. 20 at the Mariposa Museum & History Center, at 2 p.m.. Click on image to enlarge. Yosemite was once ...

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