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Local Christmas Bird Counts Successful

Annual Christmas bird counts last month in Mariposa, Oakhurst and Yosemite yielded fewer birds than last year, yet organizers of the three local events nonetheless judged them successful–and, as always, fun! The counts were part of the National Audubon Society’s 113th Christmas Bird Count, an annual avian census held between Dec. 14, 2012 and Jan. 5, 2013. Begun on Christmas ...

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Chukchansi Sues Governor, U.S. Gov’t Over Mono Casino

MADERA COUNTY – The filing of two lawsuits by the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians may cost a lot more than lawyer’s fees and court costs. It may mean the loss of upwards of $20 million in payments if and when the North Fork Mono Tribe builds their casino. When the governor signed the compact between the State of California ...

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Mono Tribe To Pay Chukchansi To Mitigate Impact

MADERA COUNTY – The North Fork Mono Rancheria hopes to break ground on their new casino early next year. The 305-acre project is located adjacent to Highway 99, between Avenue 17 and 18, just north of Madera. Charles Banks-Altekruse, owner of CA Consulting, and Communications Team member for the North Fork Mono Rancheria, addressed a Town Hall meeting in Oakhurst ...

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'Dentistry From The Heart' Bring Smiles

Coarsegold Practice Successfully Celebrates “Dentistry From The Heart” COARSEGOLD – Scores of area residents turned out Saturday for Dentistry From The Heart (DFTH), as patients, volunteers and doctors alike deemed the trial event a true success. The day of free dental service was offered on a first-come, first-served basis by Coarsegold Dental, and is now expected to become an annual ...

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Everyone Stays Warm Thanks To Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts amass a mountain of coats for mountain area folks COARSEGOLD – 15 girls in Girl Scout Troop 2866 have scoured closets, cleared out cedar chests and successfully collected 250 gently used coats and jackets as part of their “One Warm Coat” community service project. The project is dedicated to redistributing reusable coats, free of charge. The coats, all ...

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Free Smiles Saturday In Coarsegold

Local dentists provide no-cost care – COARSEGOLD – Look for smiles to be a little brighter this weekend, as three area dentists host the mountain community’s first Dentistry From The Heart (DFTH) event, providing a free day of dental care to more than 100 residents. DFTH takes place at Coarsegold Dental on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 ...

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Meet Your Hairy-Legged Neighbors

Tarantula Season In The Foothills COARSEGOLD – A little rain goes a long way towards coaxing hairy eight-legged creatures from their holes and onto trails in search of mates. Fall precipitation in the foothills usually brings about the appearance of Aphonopelma Iodius, known to some locals as the Fresno brown tarantula. Nowadays, arachnophobes need pay attention, as fist-sized fuzzy spiders ...

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Warming Communities One Coat At A Time

Written by Leigh Fisher Local Girl Scout coat drive helps area residents in need stay warm COARSEGOLD — The need has never been greater and it’s never been easier to make a difference in our mountain community. Here is your opportunity to make sure that nobody goes without such a basic necessity as a coat this winter. Coarsegold Girl Scout ...

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Coarsegold PTA Helps Students Brush Up On Art

COARSEGOLD – Students from Coarsegold Elementary were awash in colored chalk on a canvas of concrete the first week in September, marking the start of this year’s PTA Reflections Art Contest, and celebrating with a sidewalk mural day. Heather Gerard is the Vice President of Parental Involvement at the school, where 490 students are enrolled.

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Coarsegold Miner's Grill Opens For Business

There is a brand new restaurant in Coarsegold and it’s getting a lot of good reviews. I decided that I had to investigate. Bruce, Becky and Samantha Deaver opened Coarsegold Miner’s Grill in the Coarsegold Historic Village in early June. Mother and daughter run the daily operations with Becky cooking, Samantha serving and Bruce doing whatever else needs to be ...

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