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Tears Of Joy In Paradise As Families Receive Temporary Homes

NORTH FORK – There were tears of joy in the Paradise area last weekend when five families who have lost everything in the Camp Fire were blessed with temporary homes as they work to rebuild their lives. North Fork residents Diane and Vince Mercado have made it their mission to see that as many families as possible have a roof ...

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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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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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Hiking from May Lake toward Mount Hoffmann

“Ramble to the summit of Mount Hoffmann, eleven thousand feet high, the highest point in life’s journey my feet have yet touched.” (John Muir: My First Summer in the Sierra, 1911, p. 199.) We rambled in John Muir’s footsteps but didn’t make it to the top. We did explore around beautiful May Lake, up along the mountain, and even spotted ...

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North Fork Scouts Christmas Tree Sale At The Library

NORTH FORK – The North Fork Scout Fund’s annual Christmas Tree Sale will begin on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the North Fork Library. Fresh, locally grown red fir (silver tip) in a variety of sizes through at least 15 ft. will be available. Tree sales will begin at 9 a.m. on the 1st and continue daily until sold out. The ...

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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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Winter Operations Begin In Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park has announced that winter operations in the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias to begin on Friday, Nov. 30. The Mariposa Grove will be closed to automobiles for the winter season beginning on Friday. The Mariposa Grove Shuttle Service also ends for the season on Nov. 30. Visitors can use the South Entrance parking area and ...

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Hiking up to Bingaman Lake on a Chilly Day

A weather forecast of 16 degrees and 25 mph winds didn’t deter us from bundling up and heading to the Kuna Crest for my last fishing adventure for this year. Icy creeks led the way to Bingaman Lake where we also met up with some beautiful wildlife. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 8.65 Miles Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous Elevation Range: ...

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Smile For Coarsegold’s Free Dental Day

COARSEGOLD — It’s the season of gratitude and a smile is definitely something to be thankful for. Thus, the sixth annual Free Dental Day with Dr. Jacob Geyer is set for Saturday, Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Golden Hills Dental in Coarsegold. Attendees will be seen on a first come, first served basis and will be able to receive either ...

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