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Local Rodeo Featured In Real American Cowboy

Shannon Cole for Real American Cowboy Magazine — Coarsegold, California has had its name changed a half-dozen times since 1849 when gold was first discovered there – first declared “Texas Flat,” over the years giving way to five more name changes, it eventually became Coarsegold. But, there has only been one name for its rodeo… the Coarsegold Rodeo. One of ...

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Yosemite Blaze A Ball Travel Softball Club

OAKHURST — “I knew that, in order for Yosemite and Minarets High Schools to each have a better softball program to compete in their leagues, someone needed to step up and build a travel ball club in the mountains,” says softball coach Tami Franke. That’s exactly what she did. Tami requested the help of fellow-former YHS Varsity coach Suzette Combs to achieve the ...

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New Owners At Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds Bustin’ Out The Gate

COARSEGOLD – With the 64th Annual Coarsegold Rodeo coming up, it seemed like a good idea to head over to the ranch and see what new owners Pavilion Properties, also known as the dual-generational team of Kevin and Tanner Tweed, have been up to since they purchased the 38.5 acre ranch property from Tom Bohna earlier this year. Driving up ...

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MSO Presents Nature, Live In Concert

OAKHURST — Oakhurst is next on the schedule as the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s historic seven-concert tour, commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service, continues with a performance at 7 p.m. on Saturday Apr. 30. The 60-member MSO began their concert tour with acclaimed performances in Mariposa and in the Great Lounge of the Majestic Yosemite Hotel on Apr. ...

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Update On CA-41 Construction Schedule

MADERA COUNTY — Commuters and others wondering what traffic will look like on Highway 41 in the coming weeks now have additional answers, as California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) project manager Anand Kapoor just released an updated schedule for construction on the passing lanes project currently underway. The construction project will add passing lanes in both directions along 1.7 miles ...

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Celebrate Earth Day In Yosemite – Free Admission

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park is hosting a special Earth Day Festival on Saturday, Apr. 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center, and two special evening activities hosted by REI. The public is encouraged to attend the Festival this year which honors the Centennial of the National Park Service. Park admission is ...

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Full Moon Tonight Heralds Spring Flowers

EARTH — After decent rainfall this year, foothill residents have been treated to a wild host of wild flowers decorating the mountains with bright splashes of yellow mustard, orange poppy, and purple-blue lupine. Now, we’re being treated to what’s known as a pink full moon, and that designation doesn’t reflect the color of the moon in the sky, but makes ...

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Temporary Closure Of Glacier Point Road

YOSEMITE — Well, we were all excited about the opening of Glacier Point Road in Yosemite this past Tuesday, but word out of the park is that it will be closed down temporarily until the effects of the predicted storm system over the next few days. Due to the forecasted incoming weather which includes snow to around 7,000 feet and ...

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$55,000 Payout Possible In Bass Lake Fishing Derby

BASS LAKE – Snag a fish during the 36th Annual Bass Lake Fishing Derby, for your chance to win a portion of the $55,000 prize money swimming through the clear mountain waters on Saturday, Apr. 30 and Sunday, May 1. Sponsored by the Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce, this fun and competitive fishing event kicks off the summer season the ...

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