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Sierra-Oakhurst Kiwanis Membership Drive

OAKHURST — The fine folks of Sierra-Oakhurst Kiwanis invite the community to an open house to learn about the current Kiwanis membership drive. Here’s an opportunity to join a vibrant organization whose mission is clear: Kiwanis serve the children of our community — and sometimes, beyond. Stop by the Yosemite Gateway Restaurant on Tuesday, Jun. 7 from 6 to 7:30 ...

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Tioga Road Reopens! Well, For A Few Days…

Tioga Road reopened May 18 and we headed over there as soon as it opened and before it closed temporarily. We were so curious to check out the snow conditions, hoping for iced over lakes and beautiful reflections. We made several stops along the way and wanted to share this report on conditions. Siesta Lake, along Tioga Road, is 7,959′ ...

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Is Walking Really Exercise?

Written by Virginia Eaton —  Is walking exercise? I hear this question a lot and it makes me scratch my head! Of course walking is exercise and it’s one of the best forms of exercise. The human body was made to amble and most people can walk, even if it’s just around the block or to the mailbox and back. If ...

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Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Tour Of Willow Fire Burn

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — The Sierra Vista Scenic Byway’s first Summer Tour will take place on Saturday, June 4, and the community is invited to participate in a tour of the Willow Fire burn area and a discussion of the results, suppression efforts and the future of the land affected. Join Sierra National Forest Fuels Specialist Burt Stalter of the ...

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Bring Back Sierra Mountaineer Days

OAKHURST — If you’re someone who talks about the “good ol’ days” when the whole town celebrated local heritage together and nobody wanted to miss it, you can plan to attend a meeting on Thursday, May 19, and share in the vision to bring back Sierra Mountaineer Days. Gwen Dunn, formerly Gwen Lopez, is determined to do just that. She’s ...

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Carrie Captures Inner Beauty For A Special Moment In Time

OAKHURST — One local photographer is not only intent on taking beautiful pictures, she’s got her mind set on changing the way women look at themselves and think about beauty. “A Moment in Time Photography started unofficially ten years ago when I did my first wedding,” explains owner Carrie Jenkins, who recently put up a cheerful shingle for the studio ...

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Hiking to Ostrander Lake

Glacier Point Road was back open! So we really needed to get up to Ostrander Lake to check out how much snow was up there and we were very curious whether the lake was still iced over. Plus we had a very special critter sighting! Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 12.58 Miles Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous Elevation Range: 6,998′ – 8,613′ Date: ...

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Consumers, Empower Yourselves!

Written by Virginia Eaton — Warning: I’m feeling the need to rant and rave! If you aren’t in the mood to hear me vent my frustration with the medical community, then you may want to skip this week’s blog and tune in next week when steam isn’t coming out of my ears. Just this week, I’ve had a number of ...

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Experience Is The Teacher: YUSD Alt Ed Students Job Shadow

Written by Rhonda Corippo — OAKHURST — “Can you pick us up late? We want to see a surgery.” These words aren’t typical of what you would hear during the school day but, on Wednesday, May 11, the students in Yosemite Unified School District Alternative Ed programs were saying this and more. Thanks to Oakhurst Rotary and Dr. Robert Brosi’s ...

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18 YHS Students Honored At Pitman Awards

BASS LAKE — The paparazzi and the mama-razzi were out in full force taking pictures of the 18 students who are deemed Pitman Award recipients for Yosemite High School’s graduating class of 2016. The 30th annual Paul and Martha Pitman Awards Banquet was held on the Gazebo Deck at the Pines resort in the students’ honor on May 4, with parents, friends, family, ...

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