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Bass Lake Fishing Derby Results

BASS LAKE — The 37th Annual Bass Lake Fishing Derby took place this past weekend under dark skies, and that didn’t seem to prevent excited people from having a good time. Anglers like these were hoping to win a share of $55,000 worth of prize money by plucking tagged fish from the clear mountain lake on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7. Many of ...

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Yosemite High Honors 18 Students At Pitman Awards

BASS LAKE — The mama-razzi and the paparazzi were out in full force for a time-honored tradition, taking pictures of the 18 students who are deemed Pitman Award recipients for Yosemite High School’s graduating class of 2017. Click on images to enlarge. Photos by Virginia Lazar. The 31st annual Paul and Martha Pitman Awards Banquet was held on the Gazebo Deck at ...

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One Arm Bandit Performs At Coarsegold Rodeo

COARSEGOLD – John S. Payne, the notorious One Arm Bandit from Oklahoma will be the special rodeo guest at the Coarsegold Rodeo today at 2 p.m. Therese Williams the public relations director for Visit Yosemite Madera County said, “It is such an honor to have the One Arm Bandit from Oklahoma perform at the Coarsegold Rodeo this weekend and I ...

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An Afternoon With Sierra Foothill Conservancy

Submitted by Cindy Harp — MARIPOSA — Did you know that the Sierra Foothill Conservancy is the reason there are hiking / biking trails around the Mariposa Reservoir? The Mariposa branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will be hosting a free public program featuring Executive Director Bridget Fithian and Membership Coordinator Nancy Fluharty of the Sierra Foothill ...

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Expect Delays At Bass Lake During Yosemite Half Marathon

BASS LAKE – Residents and anyone visiting the Bass Lake area on Saturday, May 13, should be aware of activities that may disrupt their travels during the morning hours. Vacation Races, an event company that produces half-marathon and ultra-marathon races, will be holding its annual Yosemite Half Marathon. Starting with a race expo on Friday, May 12, runners and spectators ...

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4th Annual ArtsFest Celebrates Art In Madera County

MADERA COUNTY — Families are invited to attend the fourth annual Madera County ArtsFest on Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free event will promote art in Madera County in a carnival-type atmosphere. Madera County Schools Foundation and Madera County Office of Education are hosting the event at Madera County Office of Education. Children will be ...

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Soroptimists Honor Local Women Who Make A Difference

OAKHURST — Soroptimist International of The Sierras held their annual “Make A Difference for Women” Awards Recognition Luncheon at El Cid Mexican Cuisine on Thursday, Apr. 20. Three women were chosen to receive the “Live Your Dream” scholarship award in 2017 — Susan Burtnett, Amber Phillips and Amanda Johnson. The awards are given to women who are striving to obtain ...

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Hand-To-Hand Supports Vets, Military And Families

Written by Cara Goger — MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council and the Keith M. Bertken Veterans of Foreign War Post 6042 are pleased to present Hand-to-Hand, an installation by veteran Ehren Tool. Hand-to-Hand will be held at the Arts Council’s Treetop Gallery May 1 – July 16. The installation is a part of an ongoing commitment to programming ...

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Search Continues As YUSD Interim Superintendent Resigns

OAKHURST — At a special meeting on Tuesday, May 2, the Yosemite Unified School District (YUSD) Board of Trustees accepted the resignation of Interim Superintendent Leonard Kahn effective June 30. The meeting took place at the YUSD offices and was chaired by Board clerk Tammy Loveland, with trustees Monika Moulin and Joe Smith in attendance. The vote to accept Kahn’s ...

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