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Yosemite Lakes Park Hosts Inaugural Safety & Health Fair

By Sarah Jackson Special to Sierra News Online YOSEMITE LAKES PARK — Public safety agencies, nonprofit groups and businesses came together Saturday to promote a positive message at the First Annual Yosemite Lakes Park Safety & Health Fair.  The event, sponsored by the Yosemite Lakes Owners Association Disaster and Safety-Health (D.A.S.H.) Committee and hosted at the Yosemite Lakes Clubhouse, offered ...

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Madera County Fire Station 11 Hosts Open House

NORTH FORK — The firefighters and EMTs at North Fork’s Station 11 together with the North Fork Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary hosted an open house Saturday afternoon. The event, held from 2 to 4 p.m., was not a fundraiser “but, rather, a huge thank you to the mountain communities for their ongoing support,” according to a flyer inviting community members ...

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Celebration of Life: Samuel Allan Rosasco

Samuel Allan Rosasco was born April 9, 1998. Sam died September 11, 2019 at the young age of 21. He grew up on the family ranch in Oakhurst and thoroughly loved the outdoors. He was an adventure seeker and paid attention to the little things. He always had a smile and took joy in fishing, welding and riding motorcycles. He ...

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First-Person: Truck Hits Pole, Causes Power Outage in Cascadel Heights

NORTH FORK — The following first-person account of an incident that happened Thursday in Cascadel Heights was provided by a SNO reader. It was titled: ‘Wildfire miraculously avoided when power pole fell into tall grasses.’ To: “News Desk — On Thursday around 1:30 pm in Cascadel Heights, a resident was airing up his truck tire and the truck rolled down ...

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2019 Bass Lake Home Tour Postponed

The Bass Lake Lions Club has postponed the 2019 Bass Lake Home Tour until next fall. Originally scheduled for October 5, the event will now be held every other year beginning in 2020. “It’s a fun, wonderful event,” Lions Club member Diane Peterson stated. “We will have some special homes to view next year.” The Bass Lake Lions Club, in ...

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Meet the Artist: Aleli Gonzalez Kelton

Photo of a Flower by artist Aleli Gonzalez Kelton

My name is Aleli Gonzalez Kelton. I grew up in Burbank and attended John Burroughs High School, benefiting from the excellent photography program at JBHS in addition to participating in the Regional Occupational program offered for the field photography. The program offered many opportunities, and it wasn’t long before I decided that photography would be my career. I developed an ...

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Pet of the Week: Bailey

Hello, Bailey here. I have met the doggie doctor, had “everything” done and I am ready to go! If you want a pocket pal, that’s me! I am eight years old, love ladies and am looking for a lap. If there is a man of the house, I could learn to love him too. I like other dogs and I ...

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The American Dream: The Pines Resort Celebrates 9 Years

By Sarah Jackson Special to Sierra News Online BASS LAKE — The Pines Resort hosted an Anniversary Party Wednesday night to celebrate nine years in business — and to say thanks to their employees. Owners Kyu Sun Choe and Sun Wah Choe have a history of hard work and humble beginnings, which gives them a real appreciation for their employees. ...

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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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