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Faith Rumm: Painting The John Muir Trail

Faith Rumm — Sierra Art Trails 2015 Catalog #101 Artist Faith Rumm is fairly new to this area, having moved to Mariposa around two years ago. Coming from Marin County California, she was eager to be closer to the focus of her artistic inspiration, the High Sierra backcountry, and particularly, Yosemite National Park. In her fine art oil painting, Faith ...

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Town Hall Meeting With Congressman McClintock

COARSEGOLD – The public is invited to a town hall meeting with Congressman Tom McClintock on Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. The event takes place in the Yosemite Lakes Park Clubhouse, located at 30250 Yosemite Springs Parkway. The Congressman welcomes conversation related to issues including the drought, healthcare, legislation, and whatever other locally relevant topics people want to talk ...

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Carbs Before Workout? Yes, Please.

By Virginia Eaton — The last couple of weeks I’ve had the pleasure to work out with Oakhurst’s boot camp-queen, Suzy Peek. Her classes are an intense and sweaty affair that raises the heart rate and gets your endorphins flowing — I always leave these workouts with wobbly legs and a smile on my face. However, the last workout I ...

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Jonathan Bock: Technology And Technique

Jonathan Bock Sierra Art Trails 2015 Catalog #57 Jon Bock’s artwork combines photography, painting, and computer art into striking compositions that express emotive, cultural, and spiritual subjects. His work is influenced by folklore, myth, dreams, music and our interaction with nature and each other. Bock is constantly experimenting with new technologies and techniques. His latest work is focused on computer ...

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Shannon Grissom: Layering Vivid Color

SHANNON GRISSOM – Sierra Art Trails 2015 Catalog # 6 I’m a newcomer to the Sierras. Before my arrival, most of my work was created with a brush. Recently, I’ve been greatly influenced by our magnificent rock formations. Now I’m creating highly sculptural palette-knife pieces, unified by layers of vibrant color. I originally expressed my creative self through music. Moved ...

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Lions, Racoons & Bears: Ranger Talk On Backyard Wildlife

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Library will host Yosemite National Park Ranger Christine Raines who will expound on the topic of backyard wildlife. The free presentation takes place on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the library community room, where the audience will learn about different wildlife habitats, their adaptations, physiology and behaviors.  The animals Ranger Christine will ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Week of August 10

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally during the week of Monday, Aug. 10 through Sunday, Aug 16, 2015. Oakhurst Arrest A deputy was on patrol in the Oakhurst area on Monday, Aug. 10 at 8:16 a.m. when he spotted a subject who was wanted by probation. The deputy arrested the ...

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Locals! Get Your Daily Ducey’s On The Lake

BASS LAKE – Have you been to Ducey’s on the Lake lately? We’re talking: discounts. The signature restaurant at the Pines Resort is a mainstay for delicious cuisine, with a mouth-watering menu thanks to Chef Johnathan Frabotta, who cooks with an emphasis on fresh local ingredients and aims for flavors that jump off the plate. It’s pretty well-known that Ducey’s ...

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Another Fire Near The Top Of Road 425B

OAKHURST – A full wildland dispatch was called up for another vegetation fire today near the top of Deadwood, about one-half mile down Road 425B. A call came in just before 4 p.m. about a fire burning approximately 100-yards downslope from the scene of a fire that burned last Thursday. The first engine on scene reported the fire at 100 ...

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Back To School!

Laces were tied, backpacks were zipped, lunches were packed and perhaps even some tears were shed as mountain area residents got kids ready to return to school today, Monday, Aug. 17. Many noted on social media that it was a cruel coincidence Starbucks in Oakhurst is closed this week for a remodel. Undaunted, the community united and carried on despite ...

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