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Climbing Half Dome? What You Need To Know

Making it to the top of Half Dome is a breath-taking achievement. Literally! For those of you who want to take on this challenge, there are some things you’ll need to know. So let’s get the facts from someone who is still resting up from his trek to the top this past weekend, Tim Madden. But first, some pertinent information: ...

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A Little Q & A With Rich Severson

Rich Severson, author, teacher, professional musician and Coarsegold resident, recently hosted a jazz guitar concert at the Queens Inn Wine & Beer Garden in Oakhurst. Twenty guitarists and 10 bass players from across the United States performed at the event. All of these musicians were participating in an annual five-day Yosemite Jazz Workshop at Evergreen Conference Center, hosted by Severson ...

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Bears Beware or Beware of Bears

Yes, its time to be outdoors doing all the fun things that the sunny warm weather permits. My friend and I are making an effort to get out and do something out of our normal routine a couple of times a week. Hitting the pool or taking a picnic out to Bass Lake, just something to remind us what beautiful ...

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Coarsegold Miner's Grill Opens For Business

There is a brand new restaurant in Coarsegold and it’s getting a lot of good reviews. I decided that I had to investigate. Bruce, Becky and Samantha Deaver opened Coarsegold Miner’s Grill in the Coarsegold Historic Village in early June. Mother and daughter run the daily operations with Becky cooking, Samantha serving and Bruce doing whatever else needs to be ...

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Steven Jacobs Turns Up The Heat For Honorary Mayor

Over fifty people, many from Fresno, braved the heat on Saturday June 16th to come to Pounding Iron for Charity at the Wild Wonderful King Vintage Museum. Steven Jacobs, Candidate for Honorary Mayor of Oakhurst, and two other blacksmiths, Mike Wenrich and Smiley Tierney, demonstrated blacksmithing in temperatures over 100 degrees. About a dozen volunteers, young and old alike, were ...

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Get Messy At The Rib Fest!

Rib Fest 2012 – Where a dirty face is celebrated! The 13th annual Rib Fest is taking place on Saturday June 23, 2012 and that makes Laura Graham the busiest woman in Oakhurst for the next few days. Laura is the Facilities Manager for the Oakhurst Community Center, and along with 30 plus volunteers, they are hoping to make this ...

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Classic Car Show Winners In Coarsegold

The heat on Saturday did not keep people away from 5th Annual Classic Car Show at the Coarsegold Historic Village. There were 90 cars, trucks and motorcycles on hand for this year’s event. The car owners choose the winners in 9 Trophy Classes.Organizer Carolyn Mather says that she could not produce this event without the help of Judy Andes and ...

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Local Producer Premiers Movie Tonight At The Met

Filmed in Oakhurst and featuring many local actors and extras, Bigfoot’s Wild Weekend will premiere at the MET Cinema on Sunday, June 17th, for one showing at 9PM. Directed and produced by long time Oakhurst resident Jeff Murray, the movie stars David Novak (Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, Turbulent Skies, Super Shark) and features a dozen or so area ...

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Flag Day Celebrated In Oakhurst

Somebody actually stole the flag from the flag pole in Oakhurst Community park, but that didn’t dampen the celebration at National Flag Day 2012. The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America’s birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885.

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Cruisin' for Critters Poker Run

The Cruisin’ For Critters event was held Saturday at Oakhurst Community Park to support Honorary Mayor candidate John K. Burton, who is running on behalf of the Eastern Madera County SPCA. John and his wife moved to Oakhurst 10 years ago after he retired from the City of Thousand Oaks. Being too young to actually retire, John opened “John K. ...

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