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A Spooky Halloween Harvest Train Howls Into the Station at Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

Fall Harvest Halloween Train

FISH CAMP — October is chock-full of harvest season events and Halloween-time fun in the southern Yosemite region. This year, the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad’s Fall Harvest Halloween Train events are back and better than ever! Travel back in time along the historic four-mile railway, as you wind through the towering trees, full steam ahead. The spooky and family-friendly ...

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North Fork Boy Scout Troop 357 Has a Very Busy Fall

The Troops at Mono Lake

NORTH FORK — Since returning from Scout summer camp in mid-July, the Scouts of North Fork Boy Scout Troop 357 have had a busy fall. In August, the troop went on a backpacking camping trip to Chain Lakes in the Yosemite wilderness. In September, the troop participated in the Sequoia Council 75th anniversary council camporall. 780 Scouts, Cub Scouts, parents, ...

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Squirrel Cage Theatre Company Presents 2019 Fall Follies!

NORTH FORK — If you’ve ever seen the TV shows America’s Got Talent or American Idol, then you’ll love this wacky spoof by North Fork’s Squirrel Cage Theatre Company! Featuring the original comedy play “The Great American Talent Show,” written by Joseph Robinette and directed by Robyn Flory and Sue Novell, it’s the final night of the year long competition ...

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Horsepower Coffee: Giving the ‘Stang Staff an Energized Morning

Horsepower Coffee Crew

By Alexis Loewen & Eden Alise Tenty (Student journalists at Minarets High School) Students enrolled in Ag Business have started their own business: Horsepower Coffee. As the name implies, it is a student-run business that provides coffee to the staff members of both Minarets High School and Chawanakee Unified. Ag teacher and adviser Keeley Hall explained that she got the ...

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Yoga in Yosemite: Options Increasing for Local Enthusiasts

By Sarah Jackson Special to Sierra News Online OAKHURST – Mountain community residents hoping to find easy-to-access options for yoga are sure to be pleased by some recent local developments. Yoga classes have long been available to mountain residents with gym memberships at Mountain Muscle and Form Fitness, and an occasional ‘pop-up’ class has been available at various locations in ...

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Greenwood Heating and Air Conditioning Open for Business

Greenwood Heating & Air Conditioning

OAKHURST — Ron Greenwood, Sr. and Louis Greenwood, of Greenwood Enterprises Heating and Air Conditioning, are open for business to serve Oakhurst and the mountain areas. Greenwood Enterprises Heating and Air Conditioning is operating a complete business, offering service and installation. Louis is Ron Jr.’s brother and is also doing business in Southern California. Ron and Louis look forward to ...

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Celebration of Life for Mary “Mimi” Hall

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

In Loving Memory Mary “Mimi” Elizabeth Hall, 58, passed away surrounded by her loving family and friends on Tuesday, October 8, at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, California, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. She was born on July 31, 1961, to Marion Marshall and Lawrence Hall in Lancaster. Mimi is the beloved mother of Rocky Butler, Tiffany Payne, ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Haunted Architecture – Part 1

Palace Hotel in San Francisco

By Sal Maccarone There was a time when hotel lodgings were very basic, consisting only of a room with a bed, a nightstand and a common bathroom at the end of a long hallway. That all changed somewhere along the way as luxury hotels were conceived and then built. Here in America, that change happened as a direct result of ...

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Minarets Student Builds Fully Adjustable Welding Booths

Senior Hunter Ahrens working on the welding booths.

MINARETS — The Minarets Ag Shop is now the proud owner of a new group of custom-made welding booths courtesy of a student at the school. Senior Hunter Ahrens is a four-year participant of the Ag Mechanics program and he has just completed a year and a half of work on something he’s very passionate about. Last year, mechanics teacher ...

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