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Epic Lip Dub Honors Local Heroes

O’NEALS — Like our local first responders, Minarets annual all-school lip dub has gone above and beyond. First things first. A ‘lip dub’ is a type of creative expression that combines lip sync and audio dubbing to make a music video, and on Thursday, April 11 the entire Minarets student body and staff did just that. The lip dub is ...

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Sale of Coarsegold Apartment Complex Displacing Local Grandmothers

COARSEGOLD — The pending sale of an apartment complex called the Grandmother’s Village has upended the lives of dozens of local seniors. The Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians confirmed this week the tribe is buying the 40-acre property located on Oonay Nation Road. The real estate deal closes escrow May 1. “The property will provide low-income housing for tribal members ...

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Easter Sunrise Service At Little Church On The Hill

OAKHURST — The historic “Little Church on the Hill” will be host its second annual Easter Sunrise service  at 7 a.m. on Sunday, Apr. 21. The church is located in the Oak Hill Cemetery, perched gracefully atop the knoll overlooking town. In the years since its restoration, the Little Church on the Hill has been host to weddings, baptisms, memorials ...

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All Roads Lead To The 33rd Annual Raymond Parade

RAYMOND — The 33rd annual Raymond Parade, sponsored by the Raymond Community Association, steps off on Saturday, Apr. 20 at high noon. Come rain or shine, this event promises great old-time fun, so bring the kids and set up your chairs to enjoy a day with family and friends. As always, the roads will be closed during the parade and ...

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Free Entry To Yosemite For Earth Day Festival And More

YOSEMITE — Earth Day, National Junior Ranger Day, National Park Week, and John Muir’s Birthday will be celebrated in Yosemite National Park on Saturday, Apr. 20, with activities for all ages throughout the day — and all activities are free, including entry to the park to kick it off. Visitors coming to the park should be prepared for a very ...

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Reforestation Program Begins On SNF, Seedlings Available

NORTH FORK – The Bass Lake Ranger District is set to begin its 2019 reforestation program. During the next two months, contract and Forest Service crews will be planting approximately 500 acres focusing on the areas of the 2014 French and Courtney Fires. Approximately 200 to 320 seedlings per acre will be planted, totaling up to 120,000 on the district ...

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Discovering Wildflowers Along The Moss Creek Trail

With the Hite Cove area trails closed, where could we go to check out the Merced River Canyon poppies and other colorful wildflowers? We found a nice trail with lots of yellow poppies and color combinations of all kinds represented by other wildflowers. We also discovered that the wildflowers are running a little later than they were in previous years ...

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School Seeks Garden Supplies As They Dig Into Earth Day

AHWAHNEE — Wasuma Elementary will be honoring Earth Day in the school garden on Friday, Apr. 26, and working with local Master Gardeners to accomplish some important spring tasks. Activities for the day include the creation of bowling ball art, worm-ology and composting, planting and “Tasting with Ooooby Farms.” Want to help? It’s easy. Organizers are looking for donations of ...

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Butterflies And Snow: Yosemite Winter Rangers Report

YOSEMITE — Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski’s latest report from the field on Apr. 3: New snow: 21 inches Total settled snow depth: 90 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 49°F (April 1) Low temperature: 4°F (March 29) Ski Conditions and Weather This week saw typical unsettled spring conditions with everything from thunder-snow squalls, high winds, corn snow ...

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