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Beautiful Auction Night Benefits Brian Wilhite

OAKHURST — Local photographer, well-known teacher and beloved community member Brian Wilhite recently had the rug of health pulled out from under him when he was diagnosed with bone and lung cancer. One minute the outdoorsy artist, 73, was flying joyfully down the slopes during an extended ski season and the next, it seems, he was digesting the sort of ...

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Public Comment Open For Forest Draft EIS

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — The U.S. Forest Service has begun the 90-day public comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Draft Forest Plans for the Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forests. During this time, the USFS is holding public meetings, tribal forums and a webinar to engage with the public in discussions about these documents. Everyone is ...

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Free Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

OAKHURST – Poke your head under the sink, check your garage and peek into your storage shed. If you see empty cans of paint, old oil filters, solvents, household sewing needles or any of a host of hazardous materials and want to get rid of them, you’re in luck. You can shed much of your excess household toxic waste on ...

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New California Tobacco Laws: Sales Age Raised To 21

CALIFORNIA — The minimum age of sale for tobacco products in California increased from 18 to 21, effective June 9, 2016. And for the first time, e-cigarettes are now included in the existing definition of tobacco products statewide. California is the second state in the nation, following Hawaii, to raise the minimum age for tobacco sales to 21. “Today marks ...

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Sierra Silver Mines And The Tioga Road

Written by Dave Hubbard — Sierra silver mines required the building of wagon routes for the delivery of food and supplies. One of these would become the Tioga Road. The Tioga Road has been called “the road to broken dreams”…and perhaps it was true. One thing is certain…over the years its many miles of unexcelled scenic grandeur have fulfilled a ...

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Tioga Road History Is Fascinating

Written by Dave Hubbard — Tioga road history is fascinating! First established by the animals of the region, Indians soon followed the animal trails and eventually established “trade paths” of their own over the difficult terrain. The Sierran range provided an effective natural barrier rising to over 13,000 feet and challenging both animal and human travelers with dangerous obstacles and ...

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“Night At The Museum” In Mariposa

MARIPOSA — Explore mining tunnels, browse the stunning display of gems and minerals, and enjoy appetizers and refreshments, all while supporting a state treasure in Mariposa. Everyone is invited to experience a “Night at the Museum” on Wednesday, June 22, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. as the California State Mining and Mineral Museum opens its doors for what is sure ...

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Special Sunday Show At Coolwater Ranch

AHWAHNEE — Richard Smith will be playing a Sunday evening show, June 12, at the ranch to close out the Coolwater Season. If you’ve seen a Richard Smith show, you already know he is one of the the absolute greats. If you have not, don’t let this opportunity pass you by. Richard started playing the guitar at age 5 and ...

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Reserve Your Parking Spot In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park announces a pilot program where visitors will be able to reserve a guaranteed parking space on two upcoming weekends. Visitors to the park will be able to reserve a parking space in Yosemite Valley for the weekend of June 25-26 and July 2-4. The reserved parking program is intended to benefit visitors by ensuring access ...

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SCCCD Chancellor Thanks Measure “C” Voters

To the Editor: I would like to thank the voters for supporting Measure C in the June 7, 2016 election. You are true champions for higher education and access to a quality community college education. With the passage of Measure C, State Center Community College District (SCCCD) will invest in keeping our technology, educational and training facilities up to date ...

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