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Lenny The Trash Guy; What’s Not To Love?

COARSEGOLD – Folks in the Coarsegold area have likely seen Lenny McConnell walking between his home on Ellen Mine Road and the center of town, picking up trash along the way. But recently, “Lenny the Trash Guy” has expanded his horizons. Over the past few weeks, Lenny has taken his mission of cleaning up the roads a bit farther – ...

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When Exactly Do The Cows Come Home?

COARSEGOLD — A group of neighbors in the River Knolls area are both amused and sometimes bewildered by a small herd of cattle roaming the countryside where, normally, no cows would be. Posts about the cows started appearing on a River Knolls online bulletin board almost four weeks ago, and people figure the cattle must have taken advantage of a ...

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Supervisors OK Snow Line Liquor License, Oakhurst Bar Could Reopen By May

OAKHURST – Plans to reopen Oakhurst’s iconic Snow Line Depot took a giant step forward Tuesday when Madera County supervisors unanimously OK’d a so-called Letter of Public Convenience and Necessity required for the new owner to obtain a liquor license. North Fork’s Jennifer McMillan, who purchased the Snow Line in September 2018, is trying to bring the popular local watering ...

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Tom Bopp Talks Roosevelt And Muir In Yosemite

MARIPOSA — If you’re looking for a mix of entertainment and education this weekend, stop by the Mariposa Museum and History Center for a Fireside Chat with musician and historian Tom Bopp. Tom Bopp has entertained and educated Yosemite’s guests at the Wawona Hotel and The Ahwahnee since 1983. His interest in Yosemite’s cultural history led him to develop interpretive ...

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Minarets Students Prevail Over Teachers In Donkey Basketball

By Jordan Tuttle — O’NEALS — What’s the best way to mix FFA with sports? If your instant answer isn’t, “donkey basketball,” you don’t know what you’re missing! Well, in hindsight, “ram football” also sounds fun, but it would be super difficult to teach the rams to catch. Donkey basketball is an annual event at Minarets High School during FFA ...

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Annual Community Baby Shower Moves To Yosemite Lakes

OAKHURST — Do you know a local mom-to-be or someone with small children? Expectant moms and families of children five-and-under are invited to the Sierra Mountain Community Baby Shower on Saturday, Mar. 23 from 9 a.m. to noon at Yosemite Lakes Community Church. Now in its eighth year, the event is — as always — free. One of the most ...

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Snowshoeing the Merced Crest

Rain, snow, clouds then the bluest of skies with pristine white snow greeted us while we snowshoed from Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area along the Merced Crest. We were treated to views of the snowy Clark Range, Liberty Cap, Mt. Broderick, Half Dome, the Quarter Domes and Clouds Rest as we got in a great workout. Where: Yosemite National Park ...

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New $25M Oakhurst Community College ‘On Schedule,’ Could Open In 2022

OAKHURST – The new $25M Oakhurst Community College Center is quickly taking shape. Late Friday, college officials released an updated project timeline that could have students in classrooms as early as fall of 2022. According to Darin Soukup, director at the Oakhurst Community College Center, construction is now slated to start late next year — and be completed in the ...

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Yosemite Experience Pavilion Takes Best Of Show At L.A. Event

OAKHURST – The 2019 “Best of Show Regional Pavilion” award at the Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show in February went to the Yosemite Experience. This is the USA’s largest series of travel shows and was held at the LA Convention Center. The event set a new record with nearly 38,000 active travel enthusiasts and tourism trade attending, making it ...

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Winter Rangers: Broken Records, Cream Cheese, Powder Days

YOSEMITE — It sounds like Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski are hard at work and having a good time around Tuolumne Meadows, if their most recent blog is any indication. New snow: 27 inches Total settled snow depth: 96 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 41°F (March 4) Low temperature: 12°F (March 4) Ski Conditions and Weather It was ...

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