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Train Now To Be A Volunteer Fire Lookout This Fire Season

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — From atop the mountain perch overlooking a vast expanse of green, eyes are carefully trained to spot the early tell-tale signs of forest fire. A wisp of smoke triggers a series of actions that can mean the difference between safety and catastrophe. Want to be a fire lookout or know someone who does? Volunteers are now ...

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Sierra Storm Warning For Heavy Snow Above 5,000 Feet

MOUNTAIN AREA — Remember all that rain we wished for all those years? We’re getting it, says the National Weather Service (NWS), as a disturbance will impact our area starting tonight, Wednesday, May 15, through Friday morning, May 17, bringing rain to the foothills and valley and snow to the mountains. Then, a series of storm systems arriving on Saturday ...

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Helping One Woman Honors Kim Andrews

AHWAHNEE — Join friends and neighbors at The Hitchin’ Post on Wednesday, May 15, as the nonprofit group Helping One Woman (HOW) honors Kim Andrews. The event begins at 6 p.m. and you’ll be greeted at the door for sign-in. Your reservation will secure a seat for your meal and tables will be shared as the community gathers to support ...

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2019 Yosemite High Community Awards Top $111,000

OAKHURST — Parents, friends, teachers and the community at large gathered in the theater at Yosemite High School on Monday, May 13, to present awards to exemplary students in the graduating Class of 2019. It’s a big night filled with strong emotions, and it gets our local kids off to a really amazing start in their new lives after high ...

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Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis Supports STEM Class

COARSEGOLD — Rivergold’s future scientists are currently grateful to the Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis Club for their generous Pocket Lab grant. Pocket Labs connect — with a single button — to a smart phone, tablet, or Chromebook and instantly stream data that users can see and record. With the Pocket Labs, students are testing the magnitude of a magnet’s magnetic field ...

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Wildcats Experience The Joy Of Digging In The Dirt

AHWAHNEE — Students at Wasuma Elementary School got a little dirt under their fingernails recently when they enjoyed two special event days celebrating all the goodness that goes with terra firma. For Earth Day last month, students learned about vermaculture, composting and pollination, and planted in the garden, with the help of Mariposa and Madera Master Gardeners who taught classes ...

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Getting Trashy Is Fun At The Bass Lake Spring Clean

BASS LAKE – Grab some friends and head out for the Bass Lake Annual Spring Clean Event, set for Saturday, May 18. The weather will be perfect as like-minded individuals gather to make the world a more beautiful place, starting right here in our own back yard. Volunteers will gather at 9 a.m. at Recreation Point along Road 222 on ...

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No Limits For Oakhurst Native, Now College Grad

OAKHURST — A college graduation is important to celebrate for any family. Perhaps in this case, there was extra cause for jubilation, as the graduate in question has unquestionably overcome some of life’s challenges with grace and perseverance beyond the usual proportions. Despite being born blind and having been diagnosed early on with autism, Oakhurst native Brittany Donley graduated from ...

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Driver Crashes Into Oakhurst Insurance Office

OAKHURST — A Coarsegold resident is recovering from what CHP says are minor injuries today after the vehicle she was driving crashed into a local insurance office. Just before 11 a.m., Melva Scuderi, 89, was in the process of parking in the handicapped spot in front of Macaulay Associates Insurance, located in the Junction Plaza shopping center just off Highway ...

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CostaLivos Bistro Hosts Party For KRYZ Community Radio

MARIPOSA — CostaLivos Italian Bistro in the Mariposa Hotel will host a party and fundraiser for KRYZ Radio, as hosts Don and Kim Costa invite the community to join in. “Come join the fun and enjoy the taste of Italian cuisine while helping to support KRYZ Radio!” With its first official broadcast on New Year’s Eve nearly four years ago, ...

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