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Helping Hannah Smile

COARSEGOLD — What’s a smile worth? It’s something many of us take for granted — the typically upturned corners of the mouth for a little grin, an amused expression showing pleasure, the joy we convey with a toothy laugh, without even thinking about it. One little girl in Coarsegold doesn’t take any of that for granted, because right now her smile lives only in ...

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Win Cash & Prizes At “Paddle Palooza” On Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — Paddle your way to cash and prizes on beautiful Bass Lake as Bass Lake Boat Rentals hosts their first annual “Paddle Palooza” on Saturday, May 7. “This is a great day for everyone who wants to have some fun on a paddle board — referred to as a ‘SUP’ in our biz — kayak or canoe,” says ...

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Julia Parker Basket Collection Donated By Bay Area Philanthropist

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park, through Yosemite Conservancy, recently received a donation of 26 examples of Julia Parker’s basketry. These pieces were collected through the years by Elvira “Ellie” Nishkian, from San Francisco, who was active in many charitable causes and was instrumental in the formation of the Yosemite Fund, which is now known as Yosemite Conservancy. Nishkian’s family felt ...

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Falling Trees Poses Real Danger To Forest Visitors

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Watch out! Falling trees are a hazard when traveling in the forest, and this year’s die-off will require visitors to be on their guard even more than usual. While it may seem incredibly obvious on its face, reminding ourselves to practice good situational awareness is important. It’s easy to become complacent. The Sierra National Forest warns ...

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Guided Outdoor Adventures In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Visitors to Yosemite National Park can revel in its natural wonders like never before through Yosemite Conservancy’s guided Outdoor Adventures involving high country camping, bird watching and backpacking, among 60 unforgettable experiences offered in 2016. “Our Outdoor Adventures are led by naturalist guides who share lifetimes of experience and insider knowledge of the park,” said Frank Dean, president ...

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Are You Getting Real-Time Updates On Breaking News?

CENTRAL SIERRA — When news is breaking, you want the very latest, most up-to-date, accurate information, and we have just the thing! For breaking news with up-to-the-minute notifications, join our little group of 14,386 Facebook Fans (oops, I looked away, it’s now 14,390 fans) who follow us for news as it’s happening. While responding to a scene, getting a story ...

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Local School Wins National Earth Science Contest

OAKHURST, CA – Small but mighty, Oakhurst Seventh-Day Adventist Christian School has won a national prize. Discovery Education and the Nutrients for Life Foundation, announced the winners of the 2016 Let It Grow Contest. This contest awards more than $10,000 in prizes to six schools nationwide as part of From the Ground Up: The Science of Soil, an education initiative that ...

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Glacier Point to Illilouette and Nevada Falls

Glacier Point Road had only been open one day and those Yosemite waterfalls were really roaring. We headed to Glacier Point on the Panorama Trail to see 4 of Yosemite National Park’s major waterfalls doing their thing. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 11.8 Miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 5,882′ to 7,278′ Date: April 20, 2016 Maps: El Capitan Topographic Quads We headed ...

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Local Rodeo Featured In Real American Cowboy

Shannon Cole for Real American Cowboy Magazine — Coarsegold, California has had its name changed a half-dozen times since 1849 when gold was first discovered there – first declared “Texas Flat,” over the years giving way to five more name changes, it eventually became Coarsegold. But, there has only been one name for its rodeo… the Coarsegold Rodeo. One of ...

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Yosemite Blaze A Ball Travel Softball Club

OAKHURST — “I knew that, in order for Yosemite and Minarets High Schools to each have a better softball program to compete in their leagues, someone needed to step up and build a travel ball club in the mountains,” says softball coach Tami Franke. That’s exactly what she did. Tami requested the help of fellow-former YHS Varsity coach Suzette Combs to achieve the ...

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