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July 4th Fireworks Return To Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — After a year’s haitus during which the community at large was treated to a 4th of July laser show that attempted to recreate the thrill of fireworks, the real deal is coming back to Bass Lake. Michelle Miller of Miller’s Landing and the Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce confirmed today that residents and visitors will once again ...

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Youth Cheer Sign-Ups Coming Soon

OAKHURST — Yosemite Badger Youth Cheer for grades K-8 is open now for registration. The team practices stunting, dance, gymnastics and conditioning in an atmosphere that promotes teamwork and commitment. Student athletes of all skill levels in grades K-8 are welcome to join the cheer program, say organizers. Mandatory try-outs will be held to determine the placement of each individual, ...

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Sitting Pretty In The Garden

Showing off quaint old chairs in the garden Marie Niemann posted her quaint chair done up for the garden and it created a sensation on Flea Market Gardening! Here is her chair and 16 other chairs that our flea folk use in the garden as accents. Find a chair and do up your own! Marie Niemann: This chair is one ...

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Stewards Release New Sierra National Forest Map

Written by Dawn R. Connelly — The Stewards of the Sierra National Forest, a division of California Trail Users Coalition 501c3 Not for Profit Public Benefit Corporation, is proud to release the First Edition of our new Sierra National Forest & Surrounding Areas Map. This is the most highly detailed map available for the Sierra National Forest and features both ...

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Open House At Oakhurst Community College

OAKHURST — The Oakhurst Community College Center will hold its annual Community Unity event on campus Tuesday, Apr. 12, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This open house style event brings mountain area vendors, service groups, and colleges together to celebrate the mountain community. There will be free food, music, workshops, and prize drawings. The public and community supporters are ...

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Free Yosemite Admission During National Park Week

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park will celebrate National Park Week, Earth Day, California State Park Ranger 150th Anniversary, and National Junior Ranger Day from Saturday, Apr. 16, through Sunday, Apr. 24. Park entrance fees will be waived during those dates to celebrate the Centennial of the National Park Service. Camping fees and all other fees will still be applicable. The ...

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CHP Launches Senior Volunteer Program

OAKHURST — “You’re never too old to be Blue and Gold,” said CHP Public Information Officer Kaci Lutz to the new recruits in the Oakhurst Area CHP Senior Volunteer Program last Friday. Nearly two dozen “seasoned citizens” have signed up to make an important contribution toward improving the public safety, service and security provided by the California Highway Patrol. Senior ...

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Campus Native American Club

Written by Ashley Ortega — O’NEALS — In Native American Club, it’s about influencing students on campus to never be afraid and to get involved in something that can help here at Minarets High School. As a Native American myself, this class has given me more information about my culture that I never knew before, such as what our people ...

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Library Workshop: What Is The Grand Jury?

OAKHURST – Have you ever wondered how jurors are selected to sit on the Grand Jury, how long they serve, or what role the public plays in the Grand Jury’s function? On Saturday, Apr. 16, the Oakhurst Library will host an informative workshop about what makes California Grand Juries unique. The event is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to noon in ...

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Audubon Portrays Rim Fire as Wildlife Nursery

Contributed by Len McKenzie, YAAS — Field biologist Christy Sherr will take local residents on a virtual field trip on Thursday, Apr. 14, when she revisits the 2013 Rim Fire in a slide presentation, “Wildlife Nurseries: The Surprising Benefits of Beetles and Wildfires.” This monthly program of the Yosemite Area Audubon Society will begin at 7 p.m. at the Mariposa ...

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