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Oakhurst Chamber Announces 2015 Honorees

Submitted by Joelle Leder OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce is extremely proud to have the privilege of announcing Mr. Doug Dearing as the recipient of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award. The Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest possible honor the Chamber may bestow and is presented only to those who have shown extraordinary contributions to the community ...

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Super Fresh Start For Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau

Submitted by Kim Lawson OAKHURST – The Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau gets a fresh start to 2016 with a new name, new website and new location. As the marketing arm for tourism in Madera County, the visitors bureau has recently voted to do business under the name of Visit Yosemite | Madera County. “Madera County is home to a very ...

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Twins’ Christmas Carnival For EMC SPCA

Submitted by Samantha Grant O’NEALS — My twin sister Hallie and I are throwing the first-ever carnival at Minarets High School, a  Christmas Carnival for our Senior Legacy Project. We wanted to plan an event that would incorporate what we love and decided to raise money for the Eastern Madera County SPCA (EMC SPCA). We have two dogs, Ryder and ...

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Winter Storm Watch Overnight Wednesday

MOUNTAIN AREA — A set of storm systems arriving this week are expected to bring more than an inch of rain to the foothills and better than a foot of snow to higher elevations. A Winter Storm Watch has already been issued for the southern Sierra Nevada from Yosemite National Park to Kings Canyon from 4 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10 ...

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Coarsegold Chamber Hosts Gala Gourmet Dinner

COARSEGOLD — The Coarsegold Chamber of Commerce has announced that it’s annual dinner, scheduled for Friday, Jan. 8, will be a gala “Welcome to 2016” plated dinner, complete with entertainment, at the Blue Heron in Yosemite Lakes Park. Chamber President Dave Wolin’s is not mincing words when he says, “The days of boring rubber chicken dinners are over. We’re putting ...

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Coarsegold 4-H: Horses And Holidays

By Lexey Jenkins — COARSEGOLD – This is an exciting two months for Coarsegold 4-H. Horse Expo was this month on Nov. 10. Makayla Beckstead and Abigail LaSpada medaled in level two, and Colton Beckstead, Madeline Vellandi and Emily Nowka medaled in level one. Our next 4-H meeting will be on Thursday, Dec. 10: our annual Christmas party from 6 ...

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How Your Business Can Apply For Tax Credits

MADERA COUNTY — Seats are filling quickly for the free California Competes Workshop hosted by the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz). Small, medium and large businesses are encouraged to attend the workshop and receive instructions on how to apply for this tax credit program. The California Competes Program has approximately $200 million in tax credits available during ...

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Artists Invited To Submit Work For Young Masters Exhibition

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council is proud to present the annual Young Master’s Youth Exhibition this coming February at the Treetop Gallery. This special juried exhibition provides the youth of Mariposa with the opportunity to express their ideas, narratives, and inspirations with their community through their own pieces of original visual artwork and offers the community a chance ...

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Fear of the Media

By Virginia Eaton — I do not have cable or network television at home because my peace of mind cannot handle crisis media, which seems to be all that is offered these days. During the last few months, we have been inundated with horror, terror and sadness, as our world seemingly devolves into a post-apocalyptic zombie movie. There is a ...

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Yosemite Holiday Craft Bazaar 2015

We had a beautiful drive up to Curry Village in Yosemite National Park for the Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar.  Fresh snow trimmed the peaks above the valley and we could see wonderful reflections in the Merced River as we drove up.  We parked in the Curry Village parking lot, which was an ice sheet in much of the area so ...

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