Injured Sadie in Coarsegold on Jan 21 2014 - photo by Ken KlussCOARSEGOLD - You never know how far a little kindness will go. It started with a simple post on Mountain Swap and turned into something bigger than anyone could have imagined.

Not long before dark on Wednesday, Jan. 21, business owners down at Coarsegold Village were shocked and saddened to find a badly injured dog tucked into a planter that would have been impossible to reach in her wounded condition. Imagine the situation. Would you have been able to walk away?

Monday, 19 January 2015 10:08

Wolin Named Coarsegold Chamber President

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Dave Wolin 2COARSEGOLD - The Coarsegold Chamber of Commerce has selected Dave Wolin as its 2015 president and named its new Board of Directors for 2015.

The board consists of Wolin as President; Laura Young, vice president and president elect for 2016; Janet Stanovich, Secretary; and Deniece Busse, Treasurer. Additional directors are Diane Boland, Chrissy Buckles and Marty Owen.

Saturday, 17 January 2015 12:15

Inside The Broken Bit

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BB Tanner Tweed outside the building photo by Virginia Lazar 2015COARSEGOLD - Since his family purchased the once-popular Broken Bit earlier this month, Tanner Tweed has been on the move, making plans for the immediate future of the property, while making discoveries about its past. The public has been instrumental, helping to fill in the blanks on local lore.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015 09:35

New Owners See Bright Future For Broken Bit

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Broken Bit Gabby the Miner photo January 2015 by Virginia LazarCOARSEGOLD - Gabby the Miner is a silent wooden sentry kneeling at the entrance to the Broken Bit, holding his precious nugget to the sky and keeping an eye on Highway 41 traffic.

He's seen the once-promising business nestled on the property flourish under the guidance of previous owners, and Gabby has seen it fail with seemingly insurmountable building requirements and the pressure of recession.

Wednesday, 07 January 2015 14:01

Coarsegold 4-H Gets A Growth Spurt

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Coarsegold 4-H Swine Project 2014/15COARSEGOLD - Our club has a lot of projects now. They are Poultry, Outdoor Winter Sports, Swine (pig), Rabbit, Sheep, Photography, Community Service, Horse, Shooting Sports, Arts & Crafts, and coming soon is Archery.

We had our Coarsegold 4-H Christmas Party last month. For many years, we had our party at places like the old Oakhurst bowling alley and Skywalk in Madera, but our club is growing, so this time we chose to come together and make our own fun. This involved a review of all our club projects.

Friday, 02 January 2015 15:26

Home Lost To Fire On New Years Day

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Calfire LogoCOARSEGOLD - A family in the Coarsegold area suffered a devastating beginning to the new year when their home was destroyed in an early morning fire.

At 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 1, firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire on Road 415 near the Fresno River. When the first engines arrived on scene, the home was 50 percent engulfed in flames.

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