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Helping One Woman Honors Shay Farias

AHWAHNEE — Join friends and neighbors at the Hitching Post on Wednesday, July 17 as the nonprofit group Helping One Woman (HOW) honors Shay Farias. The event begins at 6 p.m. and you’ll be greeted at the door for sign-in. Your reservation will secure a seat for your meal and tables will be shared as the community gathers to support ...

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Service With Military Honors For Tommy Duane Chance

Tommy Duane Chance, 77, of Ventura, CA, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2019 in North Fork, CA after a long illness. Tommy was born on August 27, 1941 in Richmond, IN, but soon moved to Berkeley, CA, where he spent most of his adolescent and teen years. In 1959 and with a patriotism typical of Tommy, he joined the ...

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Hospitality Hiring Event In Oakhurst For Tenaya Lodge

OAKHURST — With the new cabins at Tenaya Lodge already hosting guests and the newly remodeled Jackalopes restaurant open for business, the folks at Tenaya Lodge continue to expand their team. Looking for just the right people to fill the new positions, Tenaya hosts a job fair at their Oakhurst Recruitment Center on Wednesday, July 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 ...

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Over The Garden Fence: It’s Hot Out There!

By Bob Labozetta —  What can home gardeners do to help their plants — veggies, landscape plants, shrubs and trees — survive the intense summer heat? Here are some do’s and don’ts of hot weather gardening: Don’t fertilize plants or trees during the hot summer months. The purpose of fertilizers — especially those high in nitrogen — is to help ...

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Volunteer Clean Up Crew Bags Bass Lake Trash

BASS LAKE — About 40 good-hearted local residents volunteered to tidy up around Bass Lake on Friday, July 5, after a local youth minister put out the call to pull on the gloves, grab the trash bags and get busy taking care of the annual post-holiday mess. Youth pastor Tim Miller of The Grove Foursquare Church in Ahwahnee invited the ...

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Merced River Stars In U.S. ‘Wild And Scenic’ Postage Stamp Series

YOSEMITE VALLEY — One of the area’s most spectacular waterways is among the stars of a new series of “forever” stamps issued by the U.S. Postal Service. The Merced River is one of 12 U.S. rivers featured in the new “National Wild and Scenic River System” stamp series, which was unveiled and went on sale earlier this summer. The colorful ...

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Mountain Area Home Sales For First Half Of 2019

By Ed Bailey — MOUNTAIN AREA — During the first half of 2019, members of the Fresno Realtors Association Multiple Listing Services primarily in the Yosemite Gateway Branch sold 266 mountain area homes (single family residential properties), compared to 285 sold in the same period of time last year. Boundaries for the mountain area include Oakhurst, Ahwahnee, Coarsegold, North Fork, ...

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CHP Says Local Cattle Drive Expected This Weekend

MOUNTAIN AREA — It’s that time of year again (if perhaps a little later than usual) when local ranchers start moving their cattle up to the high country and summer pasture. This weekend, crews will be driving about 350 head of cattle through the Ahwahnee area, on through Fish Camp and up to the Long Meadow area where they’ll enjoy ...

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Ahwahnee Residents Reflect On D-Day Ceremonies

AHWAHNEE — When the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France was commemorated last month on June 6, Ahwahnee residents John and Jannai Pero attended the ceremonies with family members. Their son, currently stationed in Germany, was part of the paratrooper drop reenactment of the historic day over 12,000 paratroopers dropped behind enemy lines in Normandy to help defeat the ...

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Hodges Defends Title At 60th North Fork Loggers Jamboree

NORTH FORK — Nate Hodges has wanted to be a lumberjack since he was four or five years old. “I was a little mountain boy. When I was a kid, you couldn’t get me inside,” says the North Fork native. “My grandpa bought me my first axe when I was four and I was always out in the woods chopping ...

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