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2019 National Young Writers Contest Winners Announced

Soledad Lemus and Lila Oster

YOSEMITE — Congratulations to 8th grader Soledad Lemus and 7th grader Lila Oster for being accepted for publication into the 2019 National Young Writers Anthology, Issue One. Soledad’s work, The Black and Blue Ritual, and Lila’s work, ok, will be available in print and eBook in December. Proper Publishing hosted their first national writing contest for middle and high school ...

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Pet of the Week: Bella the Chiweenie Dog

Bella the Chiweenie Dog

Hello! I am Bella, a cute little Chiweenie, which is a chihuahua-dachshund mix. My brother and I need loving homes. We have had a rough five years without much care and little love, so we are hoping to find a home where we can thrive. If you would like to meet us, please call 559-693-1266.

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Minarets High Wins at the 92nd Annual FFA National Convention in Indianapolis

Minarets FFA Chapter at the Indy 500

By Cara Coombs, Student Reporter MINARETS — After many hours of practice, hard work, and travel, the Minarets High School Future Farmers of America won first and third place titles at the 92nd Annual FFA National Convention, held in Indianapolis from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2. The Minarets chapter competed in several different competitions. The convention was four days long ...

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Toys for Tots’ 2019 Toy Drive is Coming to Eastern Madera County

MADERA COUNTY — Here it is, another year for Eastern Madera County and Toys For Tots. Their 2019 campaign is in full swing with almost 100 donation boxes supported by local businesses, schools, and organizations, from Raymond to North Fork. Look for the Toys For Tots banners on display. Last year, mountain communities came together to provide toys for over ...

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Mariposa County High School FFA and ASB Plan Barbecue Fundraiser for Injured Student

Audrey Ogilvie

MARIPOSA — Mariposa County High School’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) and Associated Student Body (ASB) have planned a fundraiser to support Audrey Ogilvie, who injured her spine in a fluke incident and required emergency surgery. The barbecue is set for Saturday, Dec. 14. Ogilvie was a member of the MCHS Future Farmers of America and graduated last June as ...

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One Dead, One Injured in Highway 41 Crash

SUGAR PINE – One person was killed and another injured in a two-vehicle collision this morning on Highway 41. The driver – and solo occupant – of the second vehicle was not injured. At 7:43 a.m., the California Highway Patrol received a call of a vehicle off the road following the crash. A 26-year-old male from Fish Camp was driving ...

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Singer-songwriter Cosy Sheridan to Perform at Coolwater Ranch in Ahwahnee

The Redwoods in Yosemite and Coolwater Ranch are thrilled to present singer-songwriter Cosy Sheridan, performing at Coolwater Ranch in Ahwahnee on Saturday, November 23rd at 7:00 pm. Sheridan first appeared on the national folk scene in 1992 when she won the songwriting contests at The Kerrville Folk Festival and The Telluride Bluegrass Festival. The Chicago Examiner wrote “You can’t make ...

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Mariposa County High Students Rock the Crowd With Fundraiser Show

Beat Harvest Music Program drummer Malte Salonen

MARIPOSA — The Richard D. Fiester Auditorium at Mariposa County High School was rocking to the beat last Friday night as music students of all ages performed a live concert. Admission was only five dollars and all profits went to the Beat Harvest Program and a scholarship program to pay for young people to play music. Malte Salonen, a sophomore ...

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Yosemite Conservancy Book “Wildheart” Wins 2019 National Outdoor Book Award

EL PORTAL — Yosemite Conservancy is pleased to announce that its book, “Wildheart: The Daring Adventures of John Muir,” written by Julie Bertagna and illustrated by William Goldsmith, has won a 2019 National Outdoor Book Award. As described by the awards committee, the book is “perfect for keeping a child’s interest.” The National Outdoor Book Awards is a non-profit, educational ...

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Hiking From Olmsted Point to Mount Watkins

We had the trail and amazing views all to ourselves. From Mount Watkins, it felt like we could almost reach out and touch Half Dome, Clouds Rest, and Tenaya Canyon. Well, kind of . . . Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 8.6 Miles Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Elevation Range: 7,996′ – 8,497′ Date: November 12, 2019 Maps: Falls Ridge, Hetch ...

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