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Gregg Dodderidge

Family caring for each other

I had a lot of fun attending the second annual Yosemite Shootout this past weekend. The tournament included 8 girls basketball teams, mostly from this area but one came from as far away as Colfax, north of Sacramento near Auburn.

Tony Krizan

Another forgotten aircraft located

Sometime during the summer of 1962 a small Piper Cub aircraft on a photo shoot of the Edison Lake area, crashed somewhere in the surrounding mountains. Both pilot and passenger survived but the aircraft was a total loss. Over time this historic aircraft’s location was forgotten and another mountain mystery was born.

Gregg Dodderidge

Badger teams enjoy success

It has been an exciting fall season for Yosemite High sports with Badger volleyball, girls golf, and girls water polo all took home league titles and then some. The Badger football program while independent made it to the D-V semi-finals.

Tony Krizan

The Mount Ophir experience

Through the years I’ve trekked through many exciting areas within Central California. Sometimes the least expected region can have lasting memories. I received an email from our local Senior Hiking group with the information on a mining area around Mariposa. The summer season fires, including the nearly 82,000 acre Detwiler Fire, had burnt through and opened up an old forgotten mining area from the 1850’s called Mount Ophir at 4,186 feet.

Tony Krizan

Our ever changing wilderness

On the first day of November I decided to revisit the Thornberry Mountain area above Oakhurst, and area that for many years was an ideal location for my personal conditioning for summer backpacking trips.

Footage of North Shore Boardwear burglary

Surveillance footage shows a man stealing what is estimated to be $4,000 worth of merchandise from North Shore Boardwear in Oakhurst. The store is offering a gift card for anyone that provides a helpful lead.