Submitted by Debra Swiger

Grand Marshall - Eileen DunnRAYMOND - Eileen Dunn, long time resident and active member of the community, has been named Grand Marshall for the 28th Annual Raymond Parade.

In 1960, Joe and Eileen packed up their five kids, left Los Angeles and headed out to Oregon to find a quiet, safe place to raise their kids. When they stopped in Madera to say goodbye to Joe's parents, they heard the Raymond Granite Quarry was hiring. That was 54 years ago, and they have never left.

Submitted by Carolyn Hoover, President, Yosemite Iris Society

1st grade students in Ms. Davis class at Coarsegold School participating in the Iris Project and art show- photo courtesy of Carolyn HooverCOARSEGOLD - The Yosemite Iris Society is hosting our 2nd Annual Iris Show of the American Iris Society at Coarsegold School Multipurpose Room in Coarsegold on Saturday, Apr. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

National American Iris Society judges will be judging over 95 beautiful entries of irises from our local youth and the general public. Many different varieties and species will be entered in show.

Wednesday, 09 April 2014 09:30

Volunteers Needed At The Rodeo Grounds

Written by Susanne Waite

CJ Smith  Delaney Smith - photo courtesy Susanne WaiteCOARSEGOLD - I would love to thank those on the Coarsegold Rodeo Committee who volunteer, giving their heart and soul to make this annual event safe, enjoyable and a whole lotta fun for our community!

We’ve had so many step up to help make this event something special over the past 60 years – especially those who have been long time volunteers who tirelessly and quietly, work for the entire 12 months a year to make the rodeo magic happen for 3 days every year.

You know what they say, "It takes a Village!”  Well, it takes quite a dedicated gang of cowboys and gals here in Coarsegold to keep this old fashioned, family oriented rodeo tradition alive.

Sunday, 23 March 2014 21:42

An Evening Of Ancient Rhythms

Dror Sinai - photo drorsinai dot comCOARSEGOLD - Desert Roots is an evening of ancient rhythms, joyful songs, drumming and dancing on Sunday, Apr. 27 at 7 p.m.

Experience enchanting songs and rhythms from the Middle East and North Africa by internationally known charismatic percussionist, performer, educator and sound healer Dror Sinai.

Dror is an international performer, educator, and guest artist, as well as the Founder of RHYTHM FUSION, Inc. in Santa Cruz, Calif.

Friday, 04 April 2014 11:57

Ready, Set, Rodeo!

Bull Rider 3 - photo by Tammi Kudra EdmondsCOARSEGOLD – The Coarsegold Rodeo rides back into town for the 63rd year, on Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 4. As always, the rodeo action happens at Bohna Arena on Road 415, a venue known for its top-notch views and top-quality competitors. Those in attendance can look forward to exhibits, food, vendors and pro-rodeo excitement for all ages.

Monday, 31 March 2014 14:12

A Walk Before Rain

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Noella's Tulips - 2014 - photo by Kellie FlanaganCOARSEGOLD – With a storm set to roll into the foothills tonight, and clouds already pulling together in the darkening day, my friend and I set out in search of our elusive winter and instead found only signs of spring.

Mudge Ranch is a glorious place for a walk, at the top of Road 420 south of Deadwood. The streets are fairly well maintained, with not too many places to turn an ankle. The views are unstoppable.

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