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Locals Attend Native Youth Leadership Conference

By Greta Ziegler —  O’NEALS — Through a competitive application process which required involvement with Native American cultural activities and an interest in natural resources, three Minarets students were accepted and able to attend the Native Youth Community Adaptation and Leadership Congress (NYCALC) at the US Fish and Wildlife National Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Darrin Coleman, Ashley Davis, ...

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Lady Badger Volleyball Pounces To More Victory

By Tamara Manieri — OAKHURST — Winner, winner, chicken dinner! On September 20, the Yosemite High school gym was filled with fans of the Lady Badgers volleyball team — and they had a lot to cheer for. The Yosemite Badgers Varsity team went up against the Liberty High Hawks for a fierce battle. The Hawks are the second team in ...

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Hiking to the Headwaters of the East Fork of Chiquito Creek

Sometimes hikes don’t go as planned, creating an unexpected fun adventure. A pretty little lake, beautiful end of September wildflowers and a one of a kind view all made this hike a winner. Where: Ansel Adams Wilderness, Sierra National Forest Distance: 7.08 Miles Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous Elevation Range: 8,040′ – 9,612′ Date: September 17, 2018 Maps: Merced Peak Topographic ...

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Locals’ Discount This Fall At Tenaya Kids Adventure

FISH CAMP — Aerial Trekking Parks are the latest craze in outdoor fun and Tenaya Lodge has opened one just for kids. What’s more — the property is offering a special discount to families of Madera, Mariposa and Fresno Counties so they can be among the first to try it out this fall. Below is more information about the activity ...

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New Coach for Minarets Cross Country

By Cheyenne Upton —  O’NEALS — In a flash, cross country will be here! Coach Lisa Kaczmarek is very thrilled for this year and what her runners will bring on and off of the track. She has coached for four years at the Ranchos Middle School in the Golden Valley Unified School District. According to Coach Kaczmarek, ​she is looking ...

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Yosemite High Girls Volleyball: A Force To Be Reckoned With

By Tamara Manieri — OAKHURST — With girls volleyball well underway in the mountain area, the Yosemite High School volleyball team is a force to be reckoned with. For a second straight year the Badgers were invited to play at the Mammoth Invitational Tournament and for the second straight year — they won it all. It does not stop there. ...

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What Is The PG&E Micro-Site On Highway 49 In Oakhurst?

OAKHURST — In response to the recent and dramatically increasing wildfire threat across the state, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has announced that it is accelerating its vegetation management work in the central and southern regions of the Sierra Nevada mountains “to further reduce the risk of wildfire and keep our customers, their families and our communities safe.” The ...

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Tree Mortality Work In Madera County, Column #1

Written by Sarah Bolton – MADERA COUNTY – Hello Madera Residents! Welcome to the first edition of the Tree Mortality Community Column. Our company, Blue Ridge Services, is partnering with Madera County to oversee and implement their tree mortality mitigation project. Several members of our team live in Madera County, and like you, we are well aware of the severity ...

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Local Drama Club Tackles A Tricky Task In Ashland

By Rebecca Townsend —  O’NEALS — The Minarets Drama Club recently returned from their annual field trip to the Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon, organized by drama teacher Kayla West and Spanish teacher/dance coach Karen Urrutia-Polnitz. Our students joined others from Sanger and Clovis to watch five productions, including Romeo and Juliet, Sense and Sensibility, Othello, The Way the Mountain ...

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Grizzly Century Bike Ride And North Fork Fall Festival

NORTH FORK — It’s one of the most beautiful times of year in the Central Sierra, and a couple of great things are happening on the same day — so plan accordingly for lots of fun. The community of North Fork and the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Association are partnering with the Fresno Cycling Club to bring back the 24th Grizzly ...

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