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    Branding Iron Steakhouse now open at Sky Ranch

    Although the majority of rooms at the historic Sierra Sky Ranch Resort on Highway 41 just north of Oakhurst opened in March, the 42-seat Branding Iron Steakhouse & Saloon swung its doors open to the public last Saturday.

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    Bass Lake welcomes North Fork Fire Dancers May 29

    The North Fork Fire Dancers will entertain evening crowds for Memorial Day weekend on Sunday, May 29, as they show off their pyrotechnic abilities at the Bass Lake Water Sports Marina.

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    Expectations running high for lucrative tourist season

    Memorial Day is upon us - the holiday honoring men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military. It also marks the unofficial beginning of the busy summer tourist season, a three-month period that some business owners say provides upwards of 40% of their annual revenue while driving...

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    Community News

    Memorial Day service - Spirit of Freedom - Boat registration - Sausage and Suds - Community work day June 11 - Music in the Meadow - Bass Lake 5k - Introduction to Zen June 10 - Third anniversary - Musicians honored - Corrections

  • OBITUARIES

    Glenn Ralph Rowe

    Glenn Ralph Rowe died May 7, 2016 at the age of 68. He was born March 11, 1947 in Santa Ana to parents Verna Groover and Don Rowe.

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    Decathletes will study World War II for 2017

    The United States Academic Decathlon has announced the 2016-2017 Academic Decathlon theme is World War II. This year’s Super Quiz topic will include questions based on six subject areas including art, economics, literature, music, science and social science.

  • SPORTS

    Sports Briefs - week of May 26

    As part of Mariah Avellana’s senior project, Yosemite High School will hold physical exams for athletes in the 2015-2016 school year in the Buddy Cudd Cafetorium at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 26.

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    Family libraries grow in Oakhurst

    First 5 Madera County ensured 33 children are going to enjoy a new selection of books after it hosted a special Growing Family Libraries event in the First Five parking lot, adjacent to the Sierra Star, last week.

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    Several Bass Lake campgrounds closed for Memorial Day

    Due to an unprecedented level of hazardous dead or dying trees around Bass Lake, the U.S. Forest Service said several of its campgrounds, typically open on Memorial Day, will remain closed.

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    Students sought for free building trades training

    In an effort to fill a gap in Mountain Area construction workers, the Yosemite Unified School District in cooperation with the State Center Adult Education Consortium, is now taking sign ups for a per-apprenticeship training opportunity in Oakhurst.

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