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Minarets Soccer On A Roll

Written by Minarets students — O’NEALS — The current Minarets soccer team is now the winningest team in Minarets High School history. Sitting at 7-9-1 overall (wins, losses, ties) the varsity boys have hopes to make the playoffs this year. A major part of this success is owed to the great chemistry between the boys. On the field they operate ...

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Reunited And It Feels So Good: Lost Tortoise Found Again

OAKHURST — Back in September of 2016, we wrote about “Pilgrim,” the African tortoise who’d been waylaid while apparently headed for Deadwood. “Coming home from work, Anne Grandy’s eyes scanned the road, watching for the usual hazards of deer and drivers, when she spotted one that stood out against the late summer landscape. Anne was on Road 425B heading toward Still ...

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HOW Event Honors Martha Medina

OAKHURST – The local chapter of the nonprofit organization Helping One Woman (HOW) will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the Elks Lodge, in support of Coarsegold resident Martha Medina and family, on behalf of son, Nicolas. Nic was in an auto accident on Oct. 28, 2016. He sustained traumatic brain injury and was airlifted to Community Regional Medical Center and, much later, ...

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The Fantabulous 4 Diva Dibblers Plant Trees

NORTH FORK — Four students at North Fork School are doing their part to restore some of the many trees lost over the past few years. Because of the massive death of our pines due to the drought and bark beetles, the Fantabulous 4 Diva Dibblers have planted Ponderosa Pine seedlings in the yards of those who requested trees. They ...

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Hiking with Sally and Raven on the Cowboy Trail

We loaded up the dogs and headed up a gated dirt road just out of Bass Lake to get some exercise between storms. Icy puddles, frosty leaves and some snow were highlights of this hike, along with the silly antics of those dogs. Where: Sierra National Forest Distance: 7.36 Miles Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Elevation Range: 3,640′ – 5,194′ Date: ...

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How Walnuts Work To Fight Dementia

I came across another instance of traditional science backing up long held folk wisdom and it made me smile. The research community is stacking up data that strongly suggests that consuming walnuts has a strong impact on brain health and function as we age. The folk wisdom around walnuts being related to brain function began with the Greeks and the ...

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The History Mystery #49

We have a few facts about the history of the Bonnie B Ranch in our files. However, we have many gaps in our knowledge. We know the Ranch began as property owned by G. L. Smith when he obtained it sometime after 1891 under the Homestead Act. Mr. Smith was also the first owner of the Buckhorn Saloon and was ...

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Coarsegold Rodeo Reboot

COARSEGOLD — The Coarsegold Rodeo Association (CRA) has announced that it will no longer produce the Coarsegold Rodeo, held traditionally the first weekend of May. Meanwhile, owners of the Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds and others are working to organize a replacement rodeo, even as the newly-restructured CRA plans a three-day event in Coarsegold during the same time period. A press release from the CRA ...

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You’re Invited To Coffee With A Cop

OAKHURST — In what has become a regularly welcomed opportunity, the public is invited to meet their local CHP officers for coffee and conversation. Officers from the California Highway Patrol Oakhurst Area office will be on hand to sit and chat with community members in an informal visit to discuss local issues, have a cup of java, and build relationships. The event will be ...

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Snowshoeing to Dewey Point

The most snow that we had seen in a long time had dumped in Yosemite National Park and I couldn’t wait to get over there to some high point where I could look out at those white covered high mountains. We snowshoed our way over to Dewey Point to check it out. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 7.24 Miles Difficulty: ...

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