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Yosemite Tour Company Earns Award

OAKHURST – Discover Yosemite, a tour company specializing in guided excursions to Yosemite and surrounding attractions, was honored with the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. “I got the email from Trip Advisor this morning ...

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Local Student Selected For Foundation Scholarship

OAKHURST – Madison Samora, a Yosemite High School alumni and freshman at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, was selected to receive a $1,000.00 academic scholarship by the Foundation for Rural Education and Development (FRED). Nominated by Sierra Telephone, the award is based on merit and demonstrated commitment to rural life. Samora is majoring in Architectural Engineering and plans to ...

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Kaiser Doctors Offer Low Cost Sports Physicals At YHS

OAKHURST – Four Kaiser Permanente physicians, who work at Kaiser’s Oakhurst Medical Offices, will be volunteering their time to give sports physicals to students at Yosemite High School on Thursday, May 23. The physicians will provide the sports physicals to students who are planning to participate in athletic programs during the 2013-2014 school year. The physicals will begin at 5:30 ...

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Honorary Mayor Candidate Sparks Great Kitchen Shut-Down

OAKHURST – The race for Oakhurst’s next honorary mayor is heating up just like the weather, and if one mayoral candidate has his way, your kitchen could stay cool while temperatures soar. Raffle tickets are now on sale for the “Great Kitchen Shut-Down” Raffle, put on by organizers of “Kurtis for Mayor.” YHS grad-turned-Marine Kurtis Foster is running for honorary ...

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Clay Shooting Benefits Badgers Football

COARSEGOLD – Yosemite High School supporters of the Badgers football team are invited to participate in a clay shooting competition in what is being called the 1st Annual Blast for Badgers fundraising event. Set for Saturday, June 22, the clay shooting contest will take place at the Sun Mountain Gun Club and proceeds from the event will go to the ...

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Strategic "Can-Do" Collaborations Make Beautiful Music

OAKHURST – Two new programs will let middle school students explore their love of music through band. One is free and the other is low cost. Both are the collaborative efforts of two school districts, devoted staff and a handful of passionate parents determined to expand the musical opportunities for kids in the mountain area.

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Yosemite Badger Youth Sport Camp

Get your kids involved in sports this summer at the first annual Yosemite Badgers Sports Camp from June 17-20. Kids will learn four sports in four days. Coaches will teach participants skills in a fun and upbeat way, making sure each individual participant is learning something new in each sport every day. Every participant will be given the necessary attention ...

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Cat & Firefighters Save Triplex At Old Corral

OAKHURST – An Oakhurst woman credits her cat with alerting her to a fire in her home on Thursday evening that could have been a disaster for herself and her neighbors. Nancy has been living in her apartment just north of the Old Corral grocery on Road 222 for about 5 years. She was turning in early to prepare for ...

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YHS Students Honored With Community Awards

OAKHURST – More than 200 people attended Yosemite High School’s Community Awards night on Monday, May 6, where 77 graduating seniors were invited to be onstage to receive over $100,000 toward their college education. The criteria for receiving a community award are that the student plans to continue their education, and awards are given for both college and vocational school.

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