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Low-Cost Summer Soccer Camp For Kids

OAKHURST – Is your exuberant youngster looking for a way to kick up a little dirt on the soccer field this summer? If so, there’s good news from the Bass Lake Education Foundation (BLEF). The nonprofit BLEF is offering a week-long (that’s 5 half-days) soccer camp for youth ages 6-12 years, kicking off on July 15 at the Yosemite High ...

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"The Love Of Three Oranges" at YHS Theater

OAKHURST – What do you get when you combine 17th century scenarios with contemporary high school students? Answers will be forthcoming at the new Yosemite High School Theater Arts Department spring play, “The Love of Three Oranges,” presented May 2, 3 and 4, at 7 p.m. in the YHS Theater. Theater arts teacher Lars Thorson says the “foolish modern fairytale” ...

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Cowboy Up For The Coarsegold Rodeo

COARSEGOLD – This is where spurs meet sparkles. The 61st annual Coarsegold Rodeo returns to Bohna Arena with Heritage Day on Friday, May 3, and professional rodeo action on Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5. It’s an action-packed, family-friendly weekend event that “brings back the old days of rodeo, and the guests and the competitors really appreciate that,” says ...

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Ladies Of The Lake Swap Meet Saturday

COARSEGOLD – Do some thrifty shopping this weekend at the Yosemite Lakes Park (YLP) Ladies of the Lakes annual Swap Meet, Saturday, Apr. 27 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Swap Meet will be in the parking lot of the YLP Clubhouse on Clubhouse Drive, just off Yosemite Springs Parkway in YLP. The public is invited to attend and ...

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Art, History, Science And Basketball At Rivergold

Rivergold Elementary School Round-Up COARSEGOLD – The Rivergold Hawks are always up to something interesting, and April has been no exception, with students from the elementary school taking field trips, presenting pageants, making pottery and so much more. Making PotteryRivergold kindergarten student Ella Aguero holds a Mother’s Day bowl she made, almost ready for the kiln.

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Kinetic Eclectic Sorensen Sculpture Now Graces Gallery Row

OAKHURST – Those traveling to and fro on Highway 41 near Gallery Row may notice a new addition to the area’s rich and eclectic art scene: a 16′ kinetic culmination of a dream known as the Sorensen Sculpture Project, developed by Sierra Art Trails and its Public Art Fund. The strong and whimsical piece is the work of award-winning metal ...

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Minarets News: Football, Volleyball, Prom and More

O’NEALS – Here’s what’s happening at Minarets High School in the coming weeks. You’ve heard of the ESPY awards – here are the “Mini’s.” Sports Awards Mustang enthusiasts will want to save the date of Thursday, May 16, for the first-ever Minarets Sports Awards, hereafter known as the “Minis.” Awards will be handed out for player, coach, team and fan ...

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Evergreen Alternative High School Believes Every Student Can Graduate

OAKHURST – One high school educator wants the community to know that there are local alternatives to the educational model offered at traditional high schools. Mary Beth Harrison is the lead teacher at Evergreen Alternative High School, the independent study high school in the Yosemite Unified School District. “I want the community to know that we’re here and that there ...

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Open Your Home And Hearts To A Foreign Exchange Student

OAKHURST – One summer two years ago our family took a “big chance,” and at the urging of our friend Sheila Adams, hosted two Chinese teenage girls in our home for two weeks. It was a phenomenal experience for our family and now, we’re getting ready to do it again. Many mountain area residents know Sheila Adams from her work ...

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Yosemite Badgers Swim Teams Defeat Firebaugh

OAKHURST – According to Varsity swim coach Brandon Brokaw, on Thursday, Apr. 11 in a home meet at the Yosemite High School pool, “both Yosemite teams,Varsity and JV, won by close to a hundred.” On Saturday, Apr. 13, the swimming Badgers took on a host of schools in the Sunnyside Sprint Meet. Early reports are that the JV team won. ...

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