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Dave Wolin Presents Madera County To California Film Commission

Madera County Film Commissioner Dave Wolin displayed the benefits of filming in Madera County and the Southern Yosemite region to the film industry during the quarterly meeting of the California Film Commission in Los Angeles last week. Using a powerpoint presentation, Commissioner Wolin showed some of the history of Madera County filming, from the “Great Outdoors”, filmed at Bass Lake, ...

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Think Local First!

As we lose yet another small business in Oakhurst with the closing of the Willow Bridge Book Store, it reminds us once again of the impact that our spending choices can have on our mountain communities. Yosemite/Sequoia Think Local First is a campaign that celebrates and supports local economies and the people who make our community unique, happy, and strong ...

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Frank Koop – Inspired Teacher & Coach

Written by Barbara Grow In a small town, tucked away in the Sierra Foothills, a swim coach, physics and chemistry teacher left a lasting impact on the lives of hundreds of students. Coach Frank Koop took a scrawny, sick little freshman and made a racer out of him, in the water and in the classroom. That’s the kind of man ...

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Local Favorite – El Cid

I stopped by El Cid the other day to get the scoop on their Margaritas, and a few other things. When I asked how many Margaritas are served in a typical day, Tony pondered and said they go through about two cases of Tequila a day. My friends, that makes a lot of Margaritas. If you were to guess how ...

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Electric Vehicles – North Fork Welcomes You!

Electric vehicles in the mountain area?! Yes, we got ’em! OK not a lot, but we’ve got to start somewhere and Don Loweburg, long time resident of North Fork and owner of Offline Solar, along with the North Fork Community Development Council (NFCDC) have made electric vehicles and their owners more welcome to travel, play and stay in our communities. ...

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Cyber-Sports Cafe Serves A Mean Burger

What’s new at Mountain Mayhem? If you haven’t been to Mountain Mayhem lately, or if you’ve never been, you should make it a point to get there soon. You will be pleasantly surprised. I spoke with owners Chris and Vali Short about how their business has grown and evolved, and grabbed a quote from their website. “What are we you ...

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Novell Construction

Anyone who has ever hired Dave Novell to do a job will tell you he is dependable, skilled, and passionate about doing the very highest quality work. And if you’ve ever been frustrated by a contractor not calling you back, you will never have that issue with Dave. Dave Novell’s construction experience began in 1971 at Lake Tahoe, where Chuck ...

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