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Smokey Bear Run Rocks Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — The 32nd annual Smokey Bear Run/Walk rocked Bass Lake Saturday morning (Sept. 21), drawing hundreds of participants and spectators to the popular fundraising event. This year’s program included a 10K run and two-mile run/walk for adults and children as well as 1/2-, 1/4- and 1/8-mile races for children ages 2 to 12. The Smokey Bear Run/Walk is ...

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Family to Establish Karina Barnett Memorial Scholarship

Karina Rose Barnett

On behalf of the Barnett family, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude for the outpouring of love and support from this community as our family and the Rosasco family have faced the heartbreaking accident involving our daughter Karina and their son Sam. Some of our greatest comfort has been the expressions of sympathy we’ve received in so many ...

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Meet the Master Gardeners

MARIPOSA — Local UC Master Gardeners of Mariposa County will be at the annual Mariposa Home and Garden Show on Saturday, October 5 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Bring in your garden questions — we would love to research and answer them for you! Fall is the time to start planting perennials and natives. ...

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Remembering Donnie James Anderson

Donnie James Anderson passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 16 at the age of 57. Donnie was born on September 20, 1961 in Hanford, California. Donnie was raised in the Avenal area, and graduated from high school there. Donnie was an avid fisherman, and hunter. He loved riding his motorcycle, living at Bass Lake, and spending time with his family ...

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Coolwater Ranch House Concert Series Kicks Off New Season

AHWAHNEE — Coolwater Ranch House Concert series begins it’s next season by welcoming two-time Grammy winner Laurence Juber back to the ranch on Saturday, September 28th at 8 pm. The Ranch is located in Ahwahnee at 45680 Forest Ridge Drive. A prolific composer, performer and studio musician, Juber is probably best known worldwide as the lead guitarist for Paul McCartney’s ...

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Car Fire Briefly Closes Beasore Road in Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — A rare Lotus sports car burst into flames this afternoon, temporarily halting traffic on Beasore Road. The incident occurred Thursday at about 1:40 p.m. According to initial reports, a 60-year-old Oakhurst man was driving northbound on Beasore at McCloud when he noticed smoke coming out from under the hood of his 1984 Lotus Turbo. The driver stated ...

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Traffic Accident, Fuel Spill Snarls Traffic on Hwy 41

O’NEALS — A collision between a tanker truck and a Jeep on Highway 41 resulted in a hazardous fuel spill — and a multi-hour road closure and detour for motorists traveling on Highway 41. The accident, which occurred shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, snarled traffic, with backups reportedly stretching for miles in both directions along the detour route. According ...

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Crash on Hwy 41 Sends Motorcyclist to Hospital

COARSEGOLD — A crash involving a car and motorcycle Sunday sent a 42-year-old man to the hospital with multiple injuries. The accident occurred shortly before noon along Highway 41 and Morava Road near the Coarsegold Mini-Storage. According to eyewitness accounts, the vehicle, a 2002 Dodge Stratus being driven by a 92-year-old man, turned into oncoming southbound traffic on Highway 41 ...

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Smokehouse 41 Fundraiser Benefits Oakhurst Boys & Girls Club

By Sarah Jackson, Special to Sierra News Online OAKHURST — When Smokehouse 41 owners heard news of the difficulties facing the Oakhurst chapter of the Boys and Girls Club, they decided to help. And help they did! Friday, the Oakhurst business donated 100 percent of its daily sales to the club. And all of the popular restaurant’s employees donated their ...

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Tenaya Lodge’s Long-Time GM Announces Retirement

Yosemite Valley

YOSEMITE — The long-time general manager of Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite in Fish Camp, Paul Ratchford, will retire at year’s end after serving in the resort’s leadership role twice for a total of 16 of the past 27 years. For the last eight years, Ratchford has overseen the full renovation of all 302 lodge and cottage rooms plus its Jackalopes ...

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