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Hot Saws This Weekend At The Loggers Jamboree

NORTH FORK — The tradition continues this weekend, July 2 and 3, as the 57th annual Mid Sierra Loggers Jamboree rolls into North Fork. This annual competition celebrates the past and keeps the tradition alive, pitting amateur and professional loggers against each other in categories such as axe throwing, hot saws, log rolling and many others. The Jamboree was born ...

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Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Goes A Little Country

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s (MSO) annual “Independence Day Spectacular!” concert will be held on Saturday, July 2, at 7 p.m. in the Mariposa County Park Amphitheatre, located at 4998 County Park Road in Mariposa. This year’s concert will feature regional favorite The Sierra Riders in concert with the MSO. The band, led by Fiddler/Guitarist Tim Johnson, also includes ...

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Firefighters Rescue Deer Taking A Dip In Backyard Pool

OAKHURST — Firefighters got a bit of a different assignment today when they were called out to convince a deer to get out of an in-ground pool on Road 426. Those who travel along Road 426 between Oakhurst and the Llama Ranch are very aware of the large population of deer who make a habit of grazing the lawns along ...

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Correction To Campground Closures At Bass Lake

CLOVIS – The Sierra National Forest has released a correction on the status of campgrounds in the area, including those at Bass Lake. Little Denver Church and Denver Church picnic area on the Bass Lake Ranger District will remain closed due to hazardous tree removal projects that are still being completed to make the campground safer for the public. Gigantea ...

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Cedar Valley Volunteer Fire Dept. Pancake Breakfast

OAKHURST — One of the favorite events of the July 4th weekend is the Cedar Valley Volunteer Fire Department Pancake Breakfast, held beside the lake at the Cedar Valley Fire Station this Saturday from 7 to 10 a.m. Not only does one get to enjoy a fantastic pancake breakfast with ham and sausage, eggs, juice and coffee, you are supporting ...

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DeWitt & Franklin Take The Art Park Stage

MARIPOSA — Music on the Green has one free concert in the ongoing series this holiday weekend, featuring DeWitt and Franklin on Friday, July 1. The Art Park stage goes dark on Sat. July 2, shining a light on the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s performance at the Mariposa County Amphitheater, featuring The Sierra Cowboy Riders. Formed in 2007, playing original music ...

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Photo Journey Back To 1971 Loggers Jamboree

NORTH FORK — Take a nostalgic trip back in time 45 years, to the 12th annual Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree. Dianne Conway shared a Jamboree program from 1971, and after scanning every page, we have shared the album on our Facebook page. Click here to see what life was like back in the days with logging was an integral part of ...

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Over 73,000 Marijuana Plants Eradicated In 3-Day Campaign

NORTH FORK — Law enforcement officials have just completed three days of marijuana eradication operations in the North Fork area, destroying over 73,000 plants being grown, for the most part, on public lands. A joint effort between the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, the U.S. Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife, BLM and the California National Guard started on Monday, wrapping up ...

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Fire Restrictions In Place On Sierra National Forest

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – Those headed to the mountains for the holiday weekend should be aware that fire restrictions are now in place for the Sierra National Forest. Higher temperatures, drier fuel conditions, a large number of dead and dying trees, and an increase in fire activity within Region 5 has led to this decision. Fire Restrictions Prohibit: • Open ...

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