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Sierra National Forest Progressive Seedling Program

PRATHER – Residents of the Auberry, Tollhouse, and Shaver Lake areas who are interested in planting trees on your own private property, please note: the Sierra National Forest’s High Sierra Ranger District might be able to help. Since April, the District has been planting trees in areas affected by wildfire and recent bark beetle mortality, but due to road access ...

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Bass Lake Lions Club Pancake Breakfast Weekend

BASS LAKE — Imagine enjoying the sweet taste of pancakes and syrup while a cool lake breeze blows gently by. If that sounds good to you, make a note on your calendar, as the Bass Lake Lions Club invites the community to join in a fundraising Pancake Breakfast. The delectable details of the event include a two-day stretch of batter-up: it ...

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Free And Reduced-Price Meals For School Year 2017-18

MADERA COUNTY — Bass Lake Joint Union Elementary, Chawanakee, Raymond-Knowles Union Elementary and Yosemite Unified School Districts announce their policy to serve nutritious meals every school day under the applicable National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and/or Afterschool Snack Programs. Effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals if the household ...

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Quigong “Geese” Flock To Sierra Senior Center

Submitted by Darlene Kelly — OAKHURST — Local residents may have noticed an unusual flock of “wild geese” proliferating in the area lately, and the size of that flock at the Sierra Senior Center seems to be growing. They can usually be spotted on Mondays or Tuesdays, just past the playing field, beyond the Community Center, off of Road 425B, sometime between 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. ...

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The Gambler’s Last Deal: Kenny Rogers At Chukchansi Pavilion

COARSEGOLD — Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino’s 2017 Sounds of Summer outdoor concert series continues this week with one of the greats. Some tickets are still available for Kenny Rogers: The Gambler’s Last Deal with special guest Linda Davis. The Gambler will take the stage on Thursday, July 27 at the outdoor pavilion, starting at 8 p.m. “The enduring Country Music ...

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Horses To Rodeo Grounds, Goats To Graydon Kennels

COARSEGOLD — As evacuations continue for the Detwiler Fire burning in Mariposa County, volunteers and disaster relief experts are busy housing people, pets and livestock, while businesses and individuals are stepping up to make donations of feed for the four-leggers. The Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds has upwards of 40 horses right now, and continues to accept horses that have been evacuated, ...

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Big Walls, Swift Waters: Epic Yosemite SAR Stories

YOSEMITE — From the literal cliffhanger to the real raging waters, the stories in Big Walls, Swift Waters will leave you hanging on the edge of your seat. Most of Yosemite National Park’s nearly five million annual visitors leave the park without a scratch. For a few, however, a vacation in this renowned land of cliffs and waterfalls takes a ...

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BYOF: Bring Your Own Fins To Movie Night At Miller’s Landing

BASS LAKE — Miller’s Landing Resort invites everyone to the Summer Outdoor Movie Series, as it continues on Friday, July 28 with a film chosen specially, in honor of “Shark Week.” Playing on the water is the 1975 classic, Jaws, directed by Steven Spielberg. A giant great white shark arrives on the shores of a New England beach resort and wreaks ...

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Local VOAD Drive-Through Drop-Off For Fire Donations

OAKHURST — Now several days into ongoing evacuations from the Detwiler Fire burning in Mariposa County, local relief agencies are busy coordinating efforts on behalf of those who are temporarily displaced. The Red Cross has set up sanctioned shelters at three locations in the Oakhurst area, as of now: Oakhurst Evangelical Free Church, Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church and Mountain Christian ...

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Library Workshop: Park Ranger Guzman On Backyard Wildlife

OAKHURST — Bobcats, mountain lions and black bears are just a few of the wild animals prominent in the Yosemite National Park and the surrounding foothill communities that Park Ranger Alejandra (Ale) Guzman will discuss in a workshop scheduled at the Oakhurst Branch Library from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 29, 2017. Guzman says participants will learn about ...

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