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What's Up At Rivergold Elementary?

COARSEGOLD – Rivergold Elementary students are busy taking advantage of the best the school has to offer, according to “Hawks” Principal Cindy Simons, sometimes even challenging friendly rival Coarsegold Elementary “Cougars” in the process.

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1st Graders Take RAD Self-Defense Course

COARSEGOLD – Rivergold Elementary School teachers, parents and students recently received special training to become the first school in the mountain area to implement the radKIDS program. The R.A.D. system is an innovative self-defense program designed to empower students and promote an environment where violence is unacceptable.

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New Coarsegold Pharmacy To Provide Home Delivery

COARSEGOLD – Aaron Draper loves being a pharmacist. It’s something he says he was born to do, and now he’s bringing that passion for his profession to a new venture in Coarsegold. Draper has leased the building where the Coarsegold Village Thrift Shoppe used to be, and work is underway to prepare for opening a full-service pharmacy and drug store ...

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Yosemite Bank Branch Closes In Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD – Yosemite Bank has announced they will be closing their branch in Coarsegold as of Friday, May 31. We spoke with J. Mike McGowan, President and CEO of Premier Valley Bank, parent company of Yosemite Bank, who told us that they were unable to generate the level of business activity that would warrant a profitable operation at the Coarsegold ...

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Strong Police Presence Near Chukchansi Aimed At Curbing Violence

COARSEGOLD – Residents of Indian Lakes who were headed home this evening were met with a virtual wall of law enforcement at Road 417, allowing in only those who live in the area. Both Road 417 and Lucky Lane near the Chukchansi Casino had CHP officers and sheriff’s deputies stationed at the entrances from Highway 41, showing a strong presence ...

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Memorial Service For Jacob Schumaker Saturday

OAKHURST – Memorial Services for Jacob Schumaker, who passed away on Jan. 19, will be held this Saturday, Jan. 26, at 3 p.m. at the Oakhurst Community Center. Friends and family have invited anyone who would like to share about Jake at the memorial service to do so, or just write down their thoughts. There will be a box set ...

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Friends Of Jacob Share Memories, Gather Donations For Family

OAKHURST – A Facebook invitation from Kailyn Hammerling brought friends of Jacob Schumaker to the Oakhill Cemetary this afternoon to share memories of their lost friend. Jacob lost his life on Saturday, Jan. 19, in a tragic accident while riding his skateboard near Yosemite Lakes Park. He was 17 years old. As Kailyn waited by the Little Church on the ...

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Collision Near YLP Sends Local Doctor To The Hospital

OAKHURST – A head-on collision on Highway 41 just south of Yosemite Lakes Parkway has sent Dr. John McBride to the hospital, but staff at his practice say he is going to recover. The accident happened at 8:22 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20 near YLP. CHP reports indicate only that someone from the crash was transported to Fresno Regional Medical ...

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Local Christmas Bird Counts Successful

Annual Christmas bird counts last month in Mariposa, Oakhurst and Yosemite yielded fewer birds than last year, yet organizers of the three local events nonetheless judged them successful–and, as always, fun! The counts were part of the National Audubon Society’s 113th Christmas Bird Count, an annual avian census held between Dec. 14, 2012 and Jan. 5, 2013. Begun on Christmas ...

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Chukchansi Sues Governor, U.S. Gov’t Over Mono Casino

MADERA COUNTY – The filing of two lawsuits by the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians may cost a lot more than lawyer’s fees and court costs. It may mean the loss of upwards of $20 million in payments if and when the North Fork Mono Tribe builds their casino. When the governor signed the compact between the State of California ...

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