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Minarets Glissaders Hike to Eagle Lake

Minarets Glissaders wa-a-a-y up on top of the mountain!

By Joseph Langley and Autumn Pecarovich MINARETS — Huffing and puffing, lugging all of their equipment, the Minarets Glissaders club triumphantly reached Eagle Lake on Friday, Oct. 4. The Glissaders conquered a 2,500-foot ascent in 3.6 miles, through a winding trail full of switchbacks, ending in a final rocky scramble. They stayed at the campsite for two nights, leaving the ...

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Minarets Volleyball Plays in Nike Tournament of Champions in AZ

Minarets Varsity Volleyball Team

By Katelynn Hough (student journalist at Minarets High School) MINARETS — The Minarets Varsity Volleyball team left on Oct. 2 for their five day trip to attend the Nike Tournament of Champions in Phoenix, Arizona. The team was invited last Spring to attend the tournament and had been fundraising and preparing for eight months. The team left at 4 p.m. ...

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Yosemite High Cross Country Runner Breaking Records

OAKHURST — In just her first season of high school competition, Clover Cicoletti, a sophomore at Yosemite High School, is dashing her way to the top of the Central California cross country world. Clover, 15, whose family lives in North Fork, may be a newcomer to cross country but she has attracted a lot of attention at races across the ...

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Updated – To Save Eye Kitten Needs Ride to UC Davis ASAP

kitten with eye damage

COARSEGOLD — This adorable 5-week old kitten desperately needs a ride to UC Davis, preferably tomorrow (Friday, October 18th) or Monday at the latest. The goal is to save his right eye. He will be admitted to the UCD URI (upper respiratory infection) program. If you can drive him from the Coarsegold/Raymond area to UC Davis, please call Sharon with ...

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Celebration of Life for Albert D. Heath Jr. of North Fork

Albert D. Heath Jr. of North Fork

Albert was born on Christmas morning 1934 in Arizona. He was always proud of that. He passed away on October 3, 2019, after a long illness. Albert was pre-deceased by both his parents, son Joel D. Heath, and step-son Gregory Burhans. Albert is survived by his current wife Kay, former wife Anita and their daughters Sharron of San Diego, Deborah ...

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It Just Wouldn’t Be Christmas Without a Christmas Boutique

Christmas ornament

YOSEMITE — Yosemite Lakes Community Church will soon be holding their annual Christmas boutique. Bring friends and family and do some Christmas shopping! Finish off your shopping with a delicious lunch! The boutique will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds support local and national charities/ministries. The luncheon will be from 11 a.m. to ...

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Mariposa County Arts Council to Host Reception for Elements Exhibition in November

River Rock Sentinels, by Hannelore Fischer

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council invites the public to an opening reception for Elements: Earth, Air, Fire, Water –– an exhibition with painters Hannelore Fischer, and Lorie Setterberg, photographers David Hoffman and Jeannetta Phillips, and maker Tim DeWitt –– on Friday, Nov. 1, from 4:30 – 6 p.m. at the Treetop Gallery, located at 5009 Hwy 140, Mariposa, ...

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Fasi Estate Winery: Visionary Success

By Sarah Jackson Special to Sierra News Online COARSEGOLD – How does a serious car accident turn into the American Dream and end in a beautiful winery? The answer is found in Ralph Fasi’s ability to recognize opportunity. Longtime Madera County businessman and entrepreneur Fasi seems to have a history of seizing chance and staying ahead of trends. And a ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Julia Morgan

Neptune Pool, by Julia Morgan

By Sal Maccarone A few months ago I wrote an article for my column that had to do with William Randolf Hearst and his famous castle in San Simeon, California. While I only mentioned Julia Morgan in that article, I vowed to revisit the subject of this amazing woman and her unique contribution to California architecture. Julia Morgan (1872 – ...

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Celebration of Life for Peter Drost of Oakhurst

From everyone at Sierra News Online, please accept our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Peter Drost.

We are deeply saddened to report that Peter Drost of Oakhurst, California, passed away on September 30, 2019. Peter was born in Musselkanaal, Holland, on September 11, 1947, to John and Betty Drost (Zandbergen.) He came to California with his family in 1955 and grew up in Burbank. As a Marine in the Vietnam War, he was stationed in Hawai’i ...

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