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Adventures Of A New Bee Keeper

OAKHURST – Recently our friend Doug Mendonca decided to build a Kenyan “top-bar” style bee hive. Before ordering bees online, Mendonca practically lived on a diet of YouTube bee-keeping videos in preparation for his precious new arrivals. The newly minted beekeeper received an initial order for three pounds of honey-makers, which translates to ten or twelve thousand individuals bees. Once ...

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Come For The Golf, Stay For The Jewels

AHWAHNEE – Volunteer Dale Miller’s bid for honorary mayor is taking to the links on Sunday, June 9, when friends will gather to cast their votes with dollars at River Creek Golf Course. While golfers are out working on birdies, a jewelry “shopportunity” for ladies will be taking place inside the River Creek Clubhouse. A nine hole, par three tournament ...

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Rivergold Rounds Out A Fun Year

COARSEGOLD – There’s never a shortage of fun and educational events at Rivergold Elementary School, and as the last weeks of the Hawks’ 2012-2013 academic year comes to an end, these elements remain at the forefront of every day. Take a recent Saturday, for instance. As temperatures soared on May 11, student Emily Rich was busy capturing 5th place in ...

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Yosemite Student Scores Coveted Internship

OAKHURST – Yosemite High School student Kenny Jeffris will be taking on a sought-after internship this summer at Fresno State. Jeffris will be a senior during the 2013-14 academic year, and plans to work with Dr. Jason Bush on pancreatic cancer markers starting later this month. “It is the Summer Biomedical Research Internship with University of California San Francisco (UCSF) ...

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Little League Carni-Ball Saturday

OAKHURST – Exciting news for fans of little league and families who enjoy a good kids event. On Saturday, June 8, insiders at Sierra Mountain Little League invite the community to attend their season Closing Ceremonies at 9 a.m. Following ceremonies and announcements is the highly anticipated SMLL “Carni-ball” Carnival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Little League ...

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Perfect Day For Music In The Meadow

COARSEGOLD – Nearly 200 people turned out for the Coarsegold Historic Museum and Music in the Meadow, an annual benefit held the first Monday of June with music, art, food and friends. The winner of the 50/50 raffle was awarded half of the more than $500 collected, and the silent auction was a big success. Most importantly, everybody seemed to ...

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Grads Zip Through The Trees At 40 MPH

CALVIN CREST – Many words describe the joy of zip lining, like invigorating, thrilling and spectacular, to name a few. One word we don’t hear is transformative. The experience can be moving… moving as much as 40 mph as high as 100 feet in the air. Thus was the case when a group of Yosemite High School students hiked into ...

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Swift Water Rescue: Tips For Staying Alive

YOSEMITE – The Merced River pushes past spectators with enormous gusto, as a wide area is cordoned off under the trees at Happy Isle Bridge. Yosemite Search and Rescue (SAR) teams are preparing to demonstrate swift water rescue techniques in order to convey a crucial message to the visiting public: stay safe out there. A diverse group of experts has ...

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Doors Open Monday At "Branches Books & Gifts"

OAKHURST – To say people are excited about the new shop Branches Books and Gifts opening in Junction Plaza Center at 9 a.m. on Monday, June 3, would be putting it mildly. So fond are we of books and the excitement and positive view of our economic outlook, that when we got a quick preview today, it was all we ...

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Bailey The Horse Stuck In A Tight Spot

COARSEGOLD– Rebecca Jones had just about the shock of her life when she went out to check on her horses one day last month. Jones is the proud “mom” of a veritable host of beasts, including 3 horses, a mini-donkey named Jack and a chicken called Henrietta. On this particular day, it was Jones’ horse, Bailey, who appeared to be ...

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