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Ski School Benefits From Mayor's Contest

OAKHURST – One candidate for Honorary Mayor may have a slight advantage when it comes to the ups and downs of the race, or is that racing? Bass Lake resident Theresa Wilson is campaigning for Mountain Area Ski School (MASS), so it’s possible her candidacy may pick up speed. According to organizers Wilson is “running for the kids, raising money ...

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Rivergold Celebrates Earth And Honor Roll

COARSEGOLD – On any given day at Rivergold Elementary School, you can find kids of all ages exploring, discovering, and getting their hands messy. For instance, Kindergarten students in Mrs. Katie Talbot’s class recently dug, weeded and watered the school garden. Meanwhile, children in grades K-3 celebrated Earth Day by rotating through seven different stations designed for hands-on learning. Among ...

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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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Old West Comes Alive On Historic Stage Route Tour

COARSEGOLD – A close-up look into the history of the real west is presented on a six-hour bus tour through eastern Madera County as the Stage Route Tour embarks on its bi-annual trek. The bus leaves the Coarsegold Historic Museum at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 18, and travels along historic routes, stopping at an old mining town, a native roundhouse, ...

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GCT Presents Classic Children's Story

OAKHURST – Early reviews are in and the word is, “go!” to the Golden Chain Theater production of “The Secret Garden,” which plays on Fridays May 10 & 17, Saturdays May 11 & 18, at 7 p.m. One matinee performance will take place on Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m. Theater-goers please note that the house will be dark on ...

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A Day To Delight The Senses

COARSEGOLD – The first Saturday in June marks the return of Music and Art in the Meadow, put on annually to benefit the host of the festival, the Coarsegold Historic Museum. This year’s event will feature “all music, all the time” with two bands playing throughout the afternoon while artists work at their various projects.

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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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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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Sober Grad Is Last Hurrah For Sierra Lanes

OAKHURST – A very special night is being planned for Yosemite High School (YHS) graduating Seniors. On June 7, following the graduation ceremony, participating students will head over to Sierra Lanes bowling alley for Sober Grad, a tradition that dates back decades and costs nothing to the graduates.

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