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Bass Lake School District’s Superintendent Reid To Retire

OAKHURST — The members of the Board of Trustees of the Bass Lake Joint Union Elementary School District have announced the retirement of Glenn Reid as Superintendent effective in August, 2017. Mr. Reid has served in the role of Superintendent since 2006, and has worked in the district since 1999 when he was appointed principal at Wasuma Elementary School. “It ...

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Catch Some Minarets Spring Sports

By Ryan McDougald and Zemí Stacy —  O’NEALS — After a record breaking soccer season, with Varsity boys going into the second round of playoffs, the girls’ team boasting thirteen shutouts, and a hard fought basketball season, the Minarets High School Mustangs’ spring sports teams are gearing up. We have softball, baseball and, for the first time this year, track. ...

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Work On Chukchansi Station Halted With Discovery Of Bone Fragment

COARSEGOLD — Construction work was stopped Wednesday morning on the new Chukchansi Crossing fuel station on Highway 41 at Lucky Lane when a Tribal Cultural Technician uncovered what appears to be a fragment of a human bone, according to Chukchansi Tribal Chairwoman Claudia Gonzales. “All construction on tribal lands of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California is carefully ...

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Some Beautiful Big Boys Need A Forever Home

Written by Sharon Fitzgerald — OAKHURST — In a previous post, we brought you the story of Mack. Mack’s owner passed away and he was given to someone at Von’s. Evidently he got away from his new home and the person did not look for him. Mack wandered onto a porch in heavy rain, drenched to the skin. Luckily, through ...

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Register Now For CoyoteFest Exhibits And Car Show

Written by Dale Silverman — COULTERVILLE — Spring has just arrived, and CoyoteFest on Sept. 23 seems far away, but for hand-crafters and cottage industry entrepreneurs looking for places to exhibit their wares, now is the time to plan where you will be in the fall! The coyotefest.org website’s 2017 online exhibitor registration is open and ready for you to ...

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YHS Badgers Baseball Off To A Swell Start

OAKHURST — Badgers baseball players are already showing off some talent and teamwork, as Yosemite High’s Varsity took the win over Roosevelt High on Friday, Mar. 10 at home, with a score of 22-7. JV came out on top as well, with a big margin at 23-2. Chris Ward, Frankie Lemos, Ty Peterson, Tyler Matyshock, Evan Prater, Tanner Bonillas, and ...

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Consumer Update: Is Your Dog Or Cat Overweight?

Your 8-year-old chocolate lab is putting on weight, and you know she should probably lose a pound or two. But when she looks at you pleadingly with those big brown eyes, how can you resist handing out just one more treat? It’s not easy. But it may be important. “Just as obesity has become a serious problem in people, it’s ...

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Pinewood Derby Race And Fundraiser For Cub Scout Pack 314

COARSEGOLD — Cub Scout Pack 314 has rescheduled the long-anticipated Pinewood Derby Race to take place on Saturday, Mar. 25 in the gym at Minarets High School. Weigh-in starts at 11 a.m. and racing is at noon. Organizers plan to have pizza, chips, soda and water available for sale, as well as a large silent auction. The Pinewood Derby Race ...

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Coarsegold 4-H Report: Donation Of Jeanne Darnell Artwork

By Connor Lusk —  The Coarsegold 4-H was recently given 32 cartoon paintings of barnyard characters from the Coarsegold Rodeo Association. These were all hand painted by a very creative and talented lady named Jeanne Darnell, who has lived in Bass Lake for almost 50 years. She was married to Don Darnell who used to be the Madera County Supervisor for ...

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Community Mourns The Loss Of Max Stauffer

FISH CAMP — Friends, family and employees of the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad are mourning the loss of Max Stauffer, who passed away this morning at the age of 69, after a long battle with cancer. Max was born on June 7, 1947, and was just three years old when his family immigrated to the United States from Switzerland. ...

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