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    Kopp takes second in finals

    For recently graduated Minarets senior Mikayla Kopp, who just turned 18, it has been a hectic year. She was not only busy with academics, extra-curricular senior activities, and planning her future post high school, but has competed in the 77th annual Lions Club Student Speakers Competition since...


    Beating the Heat

    Okay, it's hot. Real hot. In an effort to keep the children entertained, while throwing in a little education for good measure, most families are looking for quick, inexpensive ways to cool down and beat the heat — and Oakhurst has plenty to offer during these sizzling, sometimes scorching ...


    Expansion dream close to reality

    The Kern Family has been farming in North Fork for 14 years. What began as a small operation, with the family delivering to a handful of close friends, has mushroomed into more than 200 families signed up as Kern co-op members.


    Celebrating Yosemite

    With the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act, there was plenty to celebrate this past week — which was filled with history, patriotism and notable speeches.


    Children's Museum offers a summer-full of fun

    In the first of a series of short summer classes offered at the Children's Museum of the Sierra, children have fun while learning about inclined planes, wheels and axles, playing with a gooey blue substance that become thicker and denser the longer it sits in water, and creating a lava lamp using...


    Minarets celebrates graduates

    Graduate Hailey Ziegler was thrilled to be able to attend her own graduation. She recently underwent major surgery, and was released from the hospital just two days prior to graduation day. Ziegler plans on attending Carrington College in Sacramento, where she will eventually become a dental hygienist...


    Passing down family values for generations

    History shows that blood doesn't matter to Bruce Bartlett.


    YHS school rally with cheers, tears, high-fives and hugs

    The lively students — from freshmen to juniors — entered the Yosemite High gym on Tuesday to rockin' music. Once they were seated by class status in the bleachers, the seniors entered, walking the ceremonial red carpet. Some were carried on shoulders, others danced their way, and some ...

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    Friends tie for top honor

    Friends HadezbahBrisa "Breezy" Benally of North Fork and Annalise Greene of Coarsegold tied for the 2014 top Girl Scout cookie seller for Madera County. Their goal was to sell 5,000 boxes, and after the final count was tallied, each girl had sold 2,500 boxes.

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    Hot temps and your pet

    Following a court hearing in Bass Lake, two animal-lovers spotted a dog heavily panting in a vehicle parked in partial shade with the back windows slightly unrolled. The dog seemed to be in distress, pacing back-and-forth from window-to-window.

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