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New Web Site Offers ‘Virtual’ Tour of Yosemite

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — A new web site — Virtual Yosemite — is now offering a virtual reality (VR) tour of Yosemite National Park and its surrounding areas. The new site, which went live this summer, provides high resolution, 360-degree panoramic views from over 200 locations throughout the sprawling park. Virtual Yosemite was created and photographed by pioneering VR photographer ...

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Shadow Casters Present $2,600 Check to YLP Station 10 Firefighters

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK — The Sierra Shadow Casters Motorcycle Club hosted the Sierra Moonshine Poker Run on Sept. 7 to raise money for Station 10, located in Yosemite Lakes Park and serving a wide mountain area. More than 30 bikes participated in the run, which took the riders through North Fork, around Bass Lake, into Oakhurst then on to Knowles ...

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Take Advantage of Free Business Counseling from the SBA

OAKHURST — Valley Community SBDC offers no-cost, personalized, confidential, one-on-one consulting for start-ups, entrepreneurs, nonprofits and existing businesses. The SBDC, which is funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration, is focused on helping business owners and key decision makers create and retain jobs, attain capital, and improve profitability for long-term success. We have a broad ...

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16th Annual ‘Facelift’ Coming to Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — An extensive, park-wide yearly clean-up event — known as a “Facelift” — will take place here beginning later this week. Yosemite National Park and the Yosemite Climbing Association, which sponsor the event, invite the public to participate in the 16th Annual Yosemite Facelift, held each fall to remove litter from around the park after the busy ...

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Owner: Broken Bit About to ‘Git’ Some Attention

COARSEGOLD — Gabby the Miner has not had a lot of company lately — or attention. The 10-foot-tall statue that greets motorists on Highway 41 just north of Coarsegold is perched next to the Broken Bit, a restaurant and one-time tourist attraction that’s been closed and boarded up for years now. In January 2015, the Broken Bit was purchased by ...

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50th Annual Mountain Heritage Days Parade: Volunteerism Leads the Way

By Sarah Jackson Special to Sierra News Online OAKHURST — The importance of volunteerism and preservation of local history were the themes of the 2019 Mountain Heritage Days Parade — which took place Saturday morning in Oakhurst. The annual parade, which benefits the Fresno Flats Historic Park, is a celebration of the mountain community and its rich history. Beginning and ...

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Smokey Bear Run Rocks Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — The 32nd annual Smokey Bear Run/Walk rocked Bass Lake Saturday morning (Sept. 21), drawing hundreds of participants and spectators to the popular fundraising event. This year’s program included a 10K run and two-mile run/walk for adults and children as well as 1/2-, 1/4- and 1/8-mile races for children ages 2 to 12. The Smokey Bear Run/Walk is ...

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Family to Establish Karina Barnett Memorial Scholarship

Karina Rose Barnett

On behalf of the Barnett family, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude for the outpouring of love and support from this community as our family and the Rosasco family have faced the heartbreaking accident involving our daughter Karina and their son Sam. Some of our greatest comfort has been the expressions of sympathy we’ve received in so many ...

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Meet the Master Gardeners

MARIPOSA — Local UC Master Gardeners of Mariposa County will be at the annual Mariposa Home and Garden Show on Saturday, October 5 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Bring in your garden questions — we would love to research and answer them for you! Fall is the time to start planting perennials and natives. ...

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Remembering Donnie James Anderson

Donnie James Anderson passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 16 at the age of 57. Donnie was born on September 20, 1961 in Hanford, California. Donnie was raised in the Avenal area, and graduated from high school there. Donnie was an avid fisherman, and hunter. He loved riding his motorcycle, living at Bass Lake, and spending time with his family ...

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