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February HOW Dinner Honors Yvonne Boiteax

OAKHURST — The nonprofit organization Helping One Woman (HOW) will gather friends and neighbors to honor Yvonne Boiteux at The Hitching Post in Ahwahnee, starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Yvonne, 32, has lived in North Fork since 1991, graduating from Sierra High School and working at Starbucks for many years. Currently, she works at The Forks and ...

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Fatal Accident On Highway 49 In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — An Ahwahnee woman was killed this morning on Highway 49 after her truck apparently slipped on a patch of black ice. Just after 9:30 a.m., the woman was southbound in a Chevy Silverado on Highway 49 rounding a corner near Vista Del Rio Drive, when she apparently hit an icy spot in the road, causing her truck to ...

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Challengers Little League Team Wants Better Access To Field

OAKHURST — There’s a ball field, and there’s a team. Problem is, the team can’t navigate the field. Despite its popularity, our busy local Little League field has inadequate access for about 20 softball players with special needs, say parents — and organizers agree. From walkers to wheelchairs, it’s extremely difficult to get around the facility. Severe disrepair and a lack ...

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Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis Lucky Bingo Night

OAKHURST — You’re in luck! Tickets are now available for Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis annual bingo party. Doors open at the Oakhurst Community Center on Saturday, Mar. 16 at 5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. $25 includes dinner and bingo cards, with delicious fare provided by the Kiwanis that’s set to include bangers, cole slaw, baked beans, chips, and ...

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Extended Storm Warning For Sierra, Very Low Snow In Foothills

MOUNTAIN AREA — It’s cold, wet, and snowy outside in some places and that’s not going to change much over the next two days — except the snow levels will drop again — as the National Weather Service (NWS) in Hanford has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Sierra Nevada and a Winter Weather Advisory for the foothills. Winter ...

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All Types Of Winter Weather: Tuolumne Rangers Report

YOSEMITE — Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski return to give us another peek into what’s happening in the wilderness areas of the park, with their weekly stories from the field. New snow: 43 inches Total settled snow depth: 93 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 35°F (February 13) Low temperature: -16°F (February 11) Ski Conditions and Weather It was nice ...

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Lisa’s List: Three Ways To Warm Up Fast

The rule of three is a principle that suggests a threesome of events, characters, actions or activities, is more humorous, satisfying, or effective than other numbers. The idea may have evolved from early days of storytelling: think Three Little Pigs, Three Billy Goats Gruff, Three Blind Mice, Three Muskateers, or Goldilocks and the Three Bears. In modern times, we can still ...

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Storm Warning And Flood Watch For Sierra Nevada

MOUNTAIN AREA — After a short break in the weather has given some a chance to mop up and plow out, rain and snow return to the region, as the National Weather Service issues a flood watch and warnings for the foothills and a two-day storm warning for the mountains above 5,000 feet. Flash Flood Warning Flash Flood Warning For Parts ...

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Celebration Of Life For Dorothy “Dottie” Gandolfo

Beloved sister, aunt, friend and trailblazer Dorothy Julia “Dottie” Gandolfo passed away at home in her sleep on Sunday, Jan. 27 in Oakhurst. She was 80 years old. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on June 25, 1938, Dottie was the daughter of Emily Duffin Healey, a homemaker, and John Patrick Healey, who drove a truck for the local gas company. Dottie ...

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