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Singer-songwriter Cosy Sheridan to Perform at Coolwater Ranch in Ahwahnee

The Redwoods in Yosemite and Coolwater Ranch are thrilled to present singer-songwriter Cosy Sheridan, performing at Coolwater Ranch in Ahwahnee on Saturday, November 23rd at 7:00 pm. Sheridan first appeared on the national folk scene in 1992 when she won the songwriting contests at The Kerrville Folk Festival and The Telluride Bluegrass Festival. The Chicago Examiner wrote “You can’t make ...

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Mariposa County High Students Rock the Crowd With Fundraiser Show

Beat Harvest Music Program drummer Malte Salonen

MARIPOSA — The Richard D. Fiester Auditorium at Mariposa County High School was rocking to the beat last Friday night as music students of all ages performed a live concert. Admission was only five dollars and all profits went to the Beat Harvest Program and a scholarship program to pay for young people to play music. Malte Salonen, a sophomore ...

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Yosemite Conservancy Book “Wildheart” Wins 2019 National Outdoor Book Award

EL PORTAL — Yosemite Conservancy is pleased to announce that its book, “Wildheart: The Daring Adventures of John Muir,” written by Julie Bertagna and illustrated by William Goldsmith, has won a 2019 National Outdoor Book Award. As described by the awards committee, the book is “perfect for keeping a child’s interest.” The National Outdoor Book Awards is a non-profit, educational ...

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Mariposa Mother of Six Awarded Habitat for Humanity Home

MARIPOSA — Thanksgiving this year will be particularly memorable for Mariposa resident Sarah Philips and her family. In mid October, Habitat for Humanity (HFH) of Mariposa County announced that Philips and her family would be the residents of Habitat’s fifth home. “I’m absolutely ecstatic, we’re extremely blessed,” said Philips of her selection. “This just couldn’t be more of what we ...

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Celebration of Life for Kenneth Bruce Upcraft, Sr.

Picture of Kenneth Upcraft

Kenneth Bruce Upcraft, Sr. passed away on October 19, 2019, after a brief illness. He was born on July 13, 1928, in Minetto, NY, to Kenneth and Mary Ellen (Stevens) Upcraft. He grew up in Hannibal, NY, and graduated from Hannibal High School in 1945. Kenneth joined the U.S. Army on October 2, 1946, serving honorably with the 8th Army ...

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A Lifetime Honor: Minarets National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

Congratulations to the Minarets Honor Society!

By Johanna Ziegler, Student Journalist MINARETS — Undergoing a meticulous selection process, eleven new members have been inducted into the Minarets National Honor Society. Recognized at a ceremony in front of parents, friends, and staff, these students had to complete a rigorous application and meet the ‘four pillars’ of the organization: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. For those unfamiliar with ...

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Thanks to Coach Mike, PE at Oakhurst Elementary A Lot More Interesting

Third grade class at Oakhurst Elementary School

OAKHURST — Ever played Blob Tag, Cats in the Corner Tag, Four-Square, or raced through the American Ninja Warrior Junior course or the Eagle Agility Trail? Or maybe you’ve spent time hoola-hooping, jumping rope or racing on a scooter. Then there’s holiday favorites like Spiders and Flies, Witches Hat Tag or Poison Pumpkin Patch? From four-square to kick-ball tournament, the ...

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Celebration of Life for Sandy Baker

From everyone at Sierra News Online, our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Sandy Baker

Please join us in celebrating the life of Sandra (Sandy) Baker. Sandy was born on June 12, 1938, and passed away on November 2, 2019. Sandy has been a member of the mountain community for many decades. She was the first female little league coach in Coarsegold, she was a waitress in many local restaurants, and she was a long-time business ...

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Senator Andreas Borgeas to Hold Mobile ‘Office Hours’ Thursday in Oakhurst

Senator Borgeas is coming to Oakhurst tomorrow

OAKHURST — Representatives from 8th Senate District State Senator Andreas Borgeas’ office will host district office hours Thursday, Nov. 14, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., in Oakhurst. Staff will be available to answer questions and provide assistance with a variety of services, issues and state agencies. The meeting will be held at the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce, located at ...

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