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Sierra/Eastside Prioritization Meeting and Walking Tour

NORTH FORK — The Sierra/Eastside Prioritization Working Group of the Governor’s Forest Management Task Force met Friday, August 9, in North Fork, for their monthly meeting to discuss project prioritization and collaborative conservation in the Sierra and Eastern California. After the meeting, participants were led on a walking tour of the North Fork Mill Site by American Forests’ California State ...

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‘Frugal Friends’ Walk the Catwalk for a Cause at Bandit Town

NORTH FORK — The 4th Annual “Frugal Friends” Fashion Show took over Bandit Town Saturday as young models in snazzy thrift shop attire strutted their stuff to benefit the North Fork Community Library. Nearly 100 people came out for the fundraiser luncheon and fashion show, which was sponsored by the Friends of the North Fork Library and the North Fork ...

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Car Show Rumbles Into North Fork

NORTH FORK — Just after noon Saturday, a red Ferrari, three sleek Corvette convertibles and a vintage Mustang Fastback roared through the “exact center” of California. The rare, collectible cars were among the entrants in the annual North Fork Car Show, held in downtown North Fork Saturday afternoon. The popular event, a fundraiser for the North Fork Chamber of Commerce ...

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Pet Owners Beware: Toxic Algae Bloom Hitting Area Lakes

Dogs playing in water.

MOUNTAIN AREA — Officials across the Golden State are warning that a summer outbreak of toxic blue-green algae in area ponds and lakes could be deadly to dogs and other animals. On its website, the California EPA (CAL EPA) is reporting that on August 14th  water samples taken from Indian Lakes in Madera County tested positive for a potential toxic ...

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Historic Village Welcomes New Businesses

COARSEGOLD — A pair of giant scissors clipped a lot of ribbons Thursday at Coarsegold’s Historic Village. Amid a festive atmosphere, the Coarsegold Chamber of Commerce hosted its biggest-ever ribbon cutting this week, officially welcoming three new businesses — Thicket + Vine Nursery, Yosemite Drug and Mountain Medical Supply — to the Historic Village. The popular Wild Fig Kitchen, which ...

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Former Coarsegold Resident Admits to Embezzlement, Must Pay $44K in Restitution

Rebecca Martinez and Sally Moreno announce today 12 felony counts of voter fraud.

OAKHURST — A former Coarsegold resident who admitted to embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from an Oakhurst business has been ordered to make full restitution. Heather Marie Stieler, 48, who used to be the bookkeeper for Fullmer’s Appliance Repair, agreed to a plea deal on June 20, 2019, resulting in 10 felony convictions, including embezzlement, forgery and grand theft. ...

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Yosemite National Park And The Ansel Adams Gallery Announce The 9th Annual Gateway Expressions Student Art Photography Contest

Image of field workers by Ansel Adams

Winning artwork will be featured in the Ansel Adams Gallery! Yosemite National Park and The Ansel Adams Gallery are pleased to announce the 9th Annual Gateway Expressions Student Art and photography Contest. This contest celebrates the artistic creativity of our local youth living in Yosemite’s gateway communities. The Gateway Expressions Student Art and Photography Contest is open to all students, ...

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Oakhurst Sierra Rotary Gives $10,725 to Boys & Girls Club

The Rotary Club of Oakhurst Sierra — also know as the Noon Rotary — presented a giant check Tuesday to the Oakhurst Boys & Girls Club. The $10,750 donation was “huge” in more ways than one, according to Doug Macaulay, board president of the Oakhurst Boys & Girls Club, which has been shuttered since late June due to funding issues. ...

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Welcome Back To School: California Bus Laws And A Message From Glen Billington, YUSD Superintendent

stop sign on school bus

Sierra News Online would like to welcome all new and returning students to the start of the 2019-2020 school year! Please be advised that all classes for the following school districts begin tomorrow, Thursday, August 15th: Chawanakee Unified School District Yosemite Unified School District. An important message about buses and flashing red lights:  As every Californian should know, when driving, ...

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Coarsegold Shopping Center Sold for $3.25M

COARSEGOLD — Ownership of one of Coarsegold’s single-largest commercial properties has changed hands. The 5.78-acre mini-mall and strip development on the east side of Highway 41, home to a number of the town’s most active businesses, was sold to a Bay Area real estate investment trust. The property’s current tenants include the Coarsegold Market, Napa Auto Parts, Robert’s Frosty, Kwik ...

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