Monday, 23 March 2015 13:35

Coarsegold 4-H: Chick Days And Worthy Wool

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ChickDays2015 3COARSEGOLD - Coarsegold 4-H members were invited to be guest speakers at Chick Days on Saturday, Mar. 7.

Chick Days is an informational day for people from our area to learn about chicks and chickens, sponsored by Oakhurst Feed & Pet Supply in Oakhurst. This is the second year that Coarsegold 4-H members have been a part of this event.

Friday, 20 March 2015 10:08

Coarsegold Chamber Hosts Open House

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Coarsegold Chamber Directory 2015COARSEGOLD - The Coarsegold Chamber of Commerce celebrates the grand opening of their new office and Visitors Center in the Historic Village on Saturday, Mar. 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This will also be their annual meeting, offering the public a chance to meet the board of directors and network with local business colleagues, while enjoying some free hot dogs.

Businesses are invited to bring rack cards and business cards in advance of the open house to fill up the racks at the new office.

Thursday, 19 March 2015 13:24

Waving Man Knows The Way To San Jose

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Waving Man Bill Briggs in San Jose - 2015 - photo by BBCOARSEGOLD - We still miss him in Coarsegold, that guy who used to stand by the road and wave to the morning parade of commuters traveling south on Highway 41 toward the city.

On most weekdays during the early "rush hour," William (Bill) Briggs endured the occasional middle-finger salute in exchange for the more common honks and hellos he received for his trouble.

Friday, 06 March 2015 08:57

Big Actor, Old Plane, Small Town

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Harrison Ford Plane Crash - photo by Jill FlanaganCOARSEGOLD - We've lived here more than eight years now, near family who've been in the foothills almost forty years. Not a week goes by that we don't somehow express our joy at living in a small town, sometimes shaking our heads at the closeness of it all. Yesterday, around 4 p.m., I was reminded that we came here from a small town, too, when the afternoon news on ABC said that a plane had crashed at Penmar Golf Course in Venice, California.

Wait, what? That's OUR golf course!

Thursday, 05 March 2015 11:37

Local Oak Gets Ambush Makeover

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Mistletoe tree Susanne Waite before - photo by Susanne WaiteCOARSEGOLD - Have you noticed something calling to you mysteriously, something that just won't quit? Susanne Waite of Coarsegold had that feeling for years, everytime she cruised past one very old, seemingly abandoned oak tree on Trabuco Road. This particular once-glorious oak was being steadily overtaken by a parasitic enemy in the form of mistletoe. So Waite set out to rectify the situation.

"I tried to cut out the mistletoe from a 'neighborhood' tree on Trabuco Road that was laden with it and it was killing it," explains Waite.

"For years I've driven by thinking, 'I'm going to get that mistletoe down someday,' and this was the year. It's at the sharp turn where the mailboxes are set next to it."

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 16:40

Powers Kickstarts Permaculture

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Coarsegold resident and Minarets teacher Matt Powers has written a textbook on Permaculture designCOARSEGOLD - A local high school teacher is quickly growing a favored dream into reality, as Minarets instructor Matt Powers has written volumes of text designed to teach the science of permaculture to teenage students, before they get to college.

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