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Ski, Snowboard Instructors Needed For Youth At All Levels

Submitted by Mountain Area Ski School — MOUNTAIN AREA — Can you ski? Can you snowboard? Cooler temperatures and clouds over the Sierra crest are a reminder that winter is on its way, and with it the Mountain Area Ski School’s 56th year of ski and snowboard programs for our mountain area school students! “The Mountain Area Ski School (MASS) ...

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Hiking to Tuolumne Grove on the Old Big Oak Flat Road

Tuolumne Grove was one of the big stops that early travelers to Yosemite made. Imagine leaving Hodgdon’s Stage Station in the 1870s, then heading up through these huge trees. What a sight that must have been! And what a bumpy, dusty, dirty trip it was to get there as we learn from the words of those that made that trip ...

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Warm-Hearted Locals Create Community Coat Rack

OAKHURST — It all started when area resident Barbara Liss saw a social media post about a community coat rack in Saranac Lake, New York. She then shared the post with our local area page on Facebook, asking if it would be possible to implement the idea in our community. People immediately stepped forward, offering suggestions to help bring the ...

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More Than We Could Ever Imagine

RAYMOND — Students at Raymond-Knowles Elementary (RKS) are encouraged to help others as part of the school’s educational environment and drive to create, connect and compete. In order to graduate with honors from the K-8 school, 45 hours of community service are required over the course of 7th through 8th grades. They’re almost always working on something to benefit others. Locally, ...

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Christmas Tree Auction And All-Community Raffle

BASS LAKE — The 17th Annual Christmas Tree Auction is just around the corner. This is a unique community event as it is the only one that benefits so many local nonprofits. It’s hosted by The Boys & Girls Club, Oakhurst. This year there are 17 nonprofits that will benefit from the proceeds of the money raised. Our participating organizations ...

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Green Friday: Family Hiking And Biking Around Yosemite

MOUNTAIN AREA — Togetherness is one of the simple ideals behind the Thanksgiving holiday and its ensuing weekend. Rather than eat, shop, and repeat, local lovers of the outdoors have a suggestion for the entire friends-and-family entourage: try a little Green Friday. As compared with the (when-did-it-become?) traditional Black Friday — a nearly-sacred day for those who love to shop ...

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Highway 140 Inside Yosemite Has Been Reopened

YOSEMITE — El Portal Road (Highway 140) inside Yosemite National Park has reopened after being closed overnight due to what was described as a “small debris flow.” Motorists are warned to watch for debris on all park roads as the first significant rains of the season pass through. Check road conditions by calling 209-372-0200 (press 1, then 1 again).

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Coarsegold Teen Donates 4-H Proceeds To Citizens On Patrol

MADERA COUNTY — Connor Lusk is a 13-year-old member of Coarsegold 4-H who put his money where his heart is – donating nearly $1,500 to the Madera County Sheriff’s Citizens on Patrol (COPs) where his dad has served for the past 18 months. Lloyd Green is not Connor’s biological dad, but “loves Connor with every breath and would do anything ...

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