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Yosemite High Water Polo Season Wrap-Up

By YHS Correspondent —  OAKHURST — YHS boys and girls water polo ended their seasons with playoff losses, but took home both league MVP awards. CROSSWHITE AND McGOLDRICK NAMED North Sequoia League MVPs Seniors Sage Crosswhite and Sophia McGoldrick were selected as North Sequoia League (NSL) boys and girls MVPs, respectively. For McGoldrick, it is her second consecutive NSL MVP ...

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Winter Storm And Flash Flood Watch

MOUNTAIN AREA — Winter weather is on its way again this week, with a potential for flash flooding in the lower country and heavy snow in the higher elevations. The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a Flash Flood Watch for towns including Ahwahnee, Coarsegold, Mariposa, North Fork, Oakhurst, and O’Neals. The Flood Watch is in effect from Wednesday ...

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New Coaches And Strong Focus For Boys Soccer

By Colby Jobinger —  O’NEALS — Minarets Boys Soccer has had a big change this season since both teams — Varsity and Junior Varsity — got new head coaches. Previous Varsity Assistant Coach Juan Ibarra stepped up as the Head Coach for Varsity while his brother, Julio Ibarra, has taken the assistant coach spot. The Junior Varsity team will be ...

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Burn Permit Suspension Lifted By Cal Fire MMU

MARIPOSA – With the return of winter weather, Cal Fire Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) has lifted the burn permit suspension effective Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 8 a.m. Unit Chief Nancy Koerperich is formally cancelling the burn permit suspension and advises that those possessing current and valid agriculture and residential burn permits can now resume burning on permissible burn days. Agriculture burns ...

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It’s A Big Deal When Fourth Graders Visit Sierra Tel

By Dawn Williams —  OAKHURST — Going on a field trip is always exciting. Sierra Tel recently rolled out the “red carpet” to arrange an informative field trip for Oakhurst Elementary School’s 59 fourth grade students. It was a great day to see their operations and meet some of their employees. Students learned about Spool Forest, fiber optics, cables, and ...

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DUI Arrest After Head-On Crash Near Oakhurst

OAKHURST – Two drivers were transported to Valley hospitals and one placed under arrest following a head-on crash on Road 426. At 3:40 p.m., Chris Hartesvelt, 65, of North Fork, was westbound on Road 426 in a Subaru Forester at the 25 mph corner near the Llama Ranch at the top of the grade. As she rounded the corner, she ...

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Bicyclist Airlifted After Crashing Into A Pickup On Road 426

OAKHURST – An Oakhurst man has been airlifted to a valley hospital with major injuries after crashing into a pickup that pulled out in front of him on Road 426 this afternoon. At about 1:30 p.m., an 83-year-old Oakhurst man was stopped at the stop sign on Elliot Drive in a Chevy Silverado, preparing to turn left onto Road 426. ...

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Winter Storm Warning For Sierra Nevada High Country

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Sierra Nevada above 7,000-feet, from Yosemite National Park to Kings Canyon and the Tulare County Mountains. The Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21 through 8 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22. Heavy snow is possible with total snow accumulations of ...

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The Big Local List Of Holiday Happenings

With so many special events and activities taking place over the next several weeks, we thought it would be helpful to compile a timely list of all the entertainment-related and community-oriented holiday happenings in the mountain area between now and December 25. If we missed anything, let us know and we’ll gladly add it to the Big Local List of ...

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HOW Dinner Honors Marie Elizabeth Wynne

AHWAHNEE — A special fundraising dinner hosted by the nonprofit group Helping One Woman (HOW) will be held in honor of Marie Elizabeth Wynne on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at The Hitching Post in Ahwahnee, starting at 6 p.m. “Marie moved to the mountain community [in] December of 1985 from Wisconsin,” say HOW organizers. “She worked for Community Hospital Home Health ...

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