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Oakhurst Community Concert Band Kicks Off Its 2019-2020 Concert Season With a Concert This Sunday

Concert season kicks off this Sunday. Don't miss it!

The Oakhurst Community Concert Band kicks off its 2019-2020 concert season by celebrating the holiday season on Sunday, Nov. 17, beginning at 3:00 p.m., in the Mountain Christian Center. Admission is free for this “Jazzy Winter Concert.” Band Director Mike Corrigan has selected music that is especially suited to this time of year, including… C’est Noël! (It’s Christmas!) by Andre ...

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Mariposa Mother of Six Awarded Habitat for Humanity Home

MARIPOSA — Thanksgiving this year will be particularly memorable for Mariposa resident Sarah Philips and her family. In mid October, Habitat for Humanity (HFH) of Mariposa County announced that Philips and her family would be the residents of Habitat’s fifth home. “I’m absolutely ecstatic, we’re extremely blessed,” said Philips of her selection. “This just couldn’t be more of what we ...

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Celebration of Life for Kenneth Bruce Upcraft, Sr.

Picture of Kenneth Upcraft

Kenneth Bruce Upcraft, Sr. passed away on October 19, 2019, after a brief illness. He was born on July 13, 1928, in Minetto, NY, to Kenneth and Mary Ellen (Stevens) Upcraft. He grew up in Hannibal, NY, and graduated from Hannibal High School in 1945. Kenneth joined the U.S. Army on October 2, 1946, serving honorably with the 8th Army ...

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Minarets Volleyball Nets a Victory in First Playoff Game

Congratulations Mustangs!

By Katelyn Hough, Student Reporter MINARETS — After claiming the title of West Sequoia League Champions with an undefeated league record, the Minarets volleyball team has started their road towards the Valley Championship. On Thursday, Oct. 31, the Minarets Mustangs faced the Liberty Hawks in their first round of playoffs. Before the game, the team had a dinner where they ...

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YNP to Host Public Meeting on Curry Former Waste Disposal Site

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park is hosting a public meeting on the remediation of the Curry Former Waste Disposal Site. All members of the public interested in learning about this project are welcome to join park staff at the Yosemite Valley Auditorium on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 1 to 2 p.m. From 1 to 1:30 p.m., employees with the National ...

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Celebration of Life for Sandy Baker

From everyone at Sierra News Online, our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Sandy Baker

Please join us in celebrating the life of Sandra (Sandy) Baker. Sandy was born on June 12, 1938, and passed away on November 2, 2019. Sandy has been a member of the mountain community for many decades. She was the first female little league coach in Coarsegold, she was a waitress in many local restaurants, and she was a long-time business ...

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Detour Alert for Southbound Traffic on Highway 41 in Madera County Starting Tomorrow

Detour alert!

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced a planned detour for southbound State Route 41 traffic due to paving operations. The following detour will be in effect: Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 13, and ending Friday, Nov. 15, southbound State Route 41 traffic between State Route 145 and Avenue 15 will be placed on a signed detour. The detour will take place ...

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Celebration of Life for Scott Burert Rankin

From everyone at Sierra News Online, our deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of Scott Rankin.

Scott Burert Rankin passed away on September 15, 2019, in Coarsegold. He was born January 27, 1961, in Inglewood to Norma and Wallace Rankin. Scott grew up in Cypress in Orange County until the age of 12, when the family moved to Oakhurst in 1973. He attended Oakhurst Elementary, Sierra High and then Yosemite High (Class of 1979). He held ...

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Hiking Through History on the Yosemite Valley Loop

We hiked on a trail full of history that included an old wagon road and the old Civilian Conservation Corps camp known as CCC Co. 920, YNP 6. Camp Cascades started in 1933 and the men who worked there created many elements within Yosemite National Park that we pass by each time we visit. We also saw some fall color ...

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Clampers to Dedicate New Bass Lake Monument

BASS LAKE — The Grub Gulch chapter of E. Clampus Vitus — better known as the “Clampers” — will dedicate their newest monument at Bass Lake next weekend. The monument, which commemorates the history of Bass Lake, Willow Creek and the recreational and commercial development history of the popular resort, is located at the Yosemite RV Park. According to Dan ...

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