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Solar Suitcases Arrive In Africa And South Dakota

Solar suitcases in Kenya! All the way from Wasuma Elementary!

BASS LAKE — Eighth graders at Wasuma Elementary School are hard at work, getting ready to send out their next batch of solar suitcases. Previous suitcases, which are portable solar systems housed in a suitcase and hand-built by the students, have gone to Africa as well as to a Native American reservation in South Dakota suffering from a severe flood. ...

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Wasuma Elementary Pitches In To Help With Bass Lake Cleanup

Cleanup day at Bass Lake!

BASS LAKE — Miss Slayter’s 4th grade class and Mrs. Seals’ 4th & 5th grade classes at Wasuma Elementary, along with chaperones and some staff members, went to Bass Lake on Sept. 19, to help with cleaning up the lake. After a long day of work, they had cleaned up three day use areas, two campgrounds, parts of the shoreline ...

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2019 Bass Lake Home Tour Postponed

The Bass Lake Lions Club has postponed the 2019 Bass Lake Home Tour until next fall. Originally scheduled for October 5, the event will now be held every other year beginning in 2020. “It’s a fun, wonderful event,” Lions Club member Diane Peterson stated. “We will have some special homes to view next year.” The Bass Lake Lions Club, in ...

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The American Dream: The Pines Resort Celebrates 9 Years

By Sarah Jackson Special to Sierra News Online BASS LAKE — The Pines Resort hosted an Anniversary Party Wednesday night to celebrate nine years in business — and to say thanks to their employees. Owners Kyu Sun Choe and Sun Wah Choe have a history of hard work and humble beginnings, which gives them a real appreciation for their employees. ...

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Shadow Casters Present $2,600 Check to YLP Station 10 Firefighters

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK — The Sierra Shadow Casters Motorcycle Club hosted the Sierra Moonshine Poker Run on Sept. 7 to raise money for Station 10, located in Yosemite Lakes Park and serving a wide mountain area. More than 30 bikes participated in the run, which took the riders through North Fork, around Bass Lake, into Oakhurst then on to Knowles ...

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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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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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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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Victims ID’d in Double Fatal After Car Plunges into Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – An early morning crash on Road 222 near the Forks Resort claimed the lives of two eastern Madera County residents. “The occupants of the submerged vehicle discovered this morning in Bass Lake were pronounced deceased at the scene,” said the Madera County Sheriff’s Office in a release posted on the agency’s Facebook page. CHP identified the accident ...

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Organizers Prep for Annual Smokey Bear Run/Walk

OAKHURST — In preparation for the 32nd-annual Smokey Bear Run/Walk, a group of participants gathered Wednesday afternoon at Cal Fire Station #12 for a pre-race photo op. This year’s Smokey Bear Run/Walk will take place at Bass Lake on Sept. 21. The event, which kicks off at 7:45 a.m., includes a 10K run, a two-mile run/walk for adults and children ...

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