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Three Events And One Proposal At Triathlon

BASS LAKE – Results are in for the 4th Bass Lake Classic Triathlon, held on Saturday, May 31, and the news is good. Not only was the turnout excellent, one triathlete is now engaged to be married. “We had 489 triathletes participate this year, the biggest turn out yet,” said Rhonda Salisbury of the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau, “and one ...

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Sounds of Solstice Music Festival Rocks

OAKHURST – With the Honorary Mayor race about mid-stride, we are reminded that the campaign supports vital area nonprofits, and as a bonus, the would-be mayors often come up with cool, creative ways to raise funds. So it is with the Mat for Mayor campaign on behalf of the Oakhurst Boys & Girls Club (BGC), and their Sounds of Solstice ...

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Vans Custom Culture At YHS

Submitted by Quinceia McBean OAKHURST – Artists employ many forms of canvas, and in the case of some students, their canvas is pair of popular kicks. Yosemite High School was selected to compete in a nationwide shoe design contest sponsored by Van sneakers.

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Oakhurst Sierra Rotary Dr. Gary Pence Invitational

AHWAHNEE – Get ready to tee it up on Saturday, June 7, as Sierra Meadows Country Club hosts the annual Oakhurst Sierra Rotary Dr. Gary Pence Invitational, with homemade breakfast burritos, eye opener and registration at 8 a.m.. followed by a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The tournament honors Dr. Gary Pence, a well known and loved community leader and ...

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YHS Water Goes Pure

Submitted by Evan Morton and Narayan Black OAKHURST – Got water? Students at Yosemite High School are starting a legacy of pure H20, and their classmates may have noticed a new addition to Ansel Adams Hall recently, in the form of a brand new Brita Water Hydration Station. Students and teachers will now be able to refill their water bottles ...

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Summer Camp Time

OAKHURST – Perhaps you’re one of those parents that already has their summer camp experience completely organized and buttoned-up for the kids. If not, you may be the type who’s walking happily down the street and is suddenly thunderstruck by the maddening thought: school is out in less than two weeks! The first kind of people can pat themselves on ...

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Smokey Bear Coloring Contest

OAKHURST – Kids, it’s time to get out your crayons, markers, colored pencils or paints: the 2014 Smokey Bear Coloring Contest is here, and entries have a chance to win some really great prizes! The deadline for submissions is June 20.

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Remembering Memorial Day

OAKHURST – From the Little Church at Oakhill Cemetery, to other churches, parks, parades, homes and cemeteries across the country, many will honor fallen soldiers on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26. Some will place flowers on the graves of veterans, while others may spend the day off serving warm-weather treats. Any way you prepare the potato salad, it’s a day ...

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Kid Friendly Free Home And Garden Fair Saturday

OAKHURST – The Yosemite Gateway Association of Realtors (YGAR) has cooked up a fun family event set for Saturday, May 17. Make a plan to bring the kids and meet more than 50 local vendors whose products and services are designed to enhance the home. Did we mention bounce house and hot dogs?

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Teacher Takes Water Program To MIT

OAKHURST – Yosemite High School (YHS) teacher and coach Rusty Oetinger has been selected to attend a prestigious week-long science festival through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). EurekaFest is a multi-day celebration designed to empower a legacy of inventors through activities that inspire youth, honor role models, and encourage creativity and problem solving. Oetinger will join three other teachers ...

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