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The Story Of Yosemite Pioneer History Center

Written by Dave Hubbard — Yosemite’s Historic Buildings, And The Famous Covered Bridge See Them In Historic Wawona The Yosemite Pioneer History Center is located in Wawona, about 4 miles from the South entrance to Yosemite National Park. The site is comprised of a collection of historic buildings from different eras in Yosemite’s history… built by industrious men and unique ...

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North Fork Couple Sentenced In Brother’s Killing

MADERA COUNTY – A North Fork couple who pleaded guilty in January to killing the husband’s brother back in 2013 have been sentenced to a combined 30 years in prison. On Feb. 22 in Madera Superior Court, Judge Rigby sentenced Marc McMurrain, age 37, to 22 years behind bars for voluntary manslaughter. His wife Jennifer McMurrain, 35, was sentenced to ...

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Cal Fire Already Staffing Up For Fire Season

SACRAMENTO – With spring now taking hold in California, Cal Fire is already staffing up for fire season, while focusing the efforts of its crews on preventing large and damaging wildfires. Recent rains have been a welcome sight to drought parched California, but Cal Fire says their firefighters are not letting their guard down; instead they are training for another ...

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Boil Water Order Lifted In North Fork

NORTH FORK — Madera County Enviromental Health Department is reporting that all water samples taken yesterday from North Fork’s Maintenance District (MD8) have come back negative for bacteria. Residents who are part of MD8 have been on a Boil Water Order for several days, and businesses downtown that prepared fresh food have been closed since the presence of E. coli ...

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The Gnarly Carrot Set For Grand Opening

NORTH FORK — North Fork is about to welcome a long-anticipated business to downtown – a local, natural, seasonally changing market – the “Gnarly Carrot.” Everyone involved with the Kern Family Farm has been working for the past several years to make this dream a reality, and on Apr. 1, their grand opening will celebrate all that hard work. The ...

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Encouraging Test Results On North Fork Water

NORTH FORK — Businesses downtown were shuttered today, and residents who are part of the local Maintenance District (MD8) were told to boil their water or use bottled water after a routine test on Mar. 16 revealed the presence of two types of bacteria in the system. Today, MD8 received results from the five repeat samples that were taken on ...

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Open House & Family Day At Fire Station 19

MADERA COUNTY — Anyone interested in learning more about becoming a Paid Call Firefighter is encouraged to attend the Open House & Family Fun Day at Madera County Fire Department Station 19 this Saturday, Mar. 19, between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Representatives from the CHP and Madera County Sheriff’s Explorers will also be on hand to answer any questions ...

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Margaret Eileen (Peggy) Taylor

Margaret Eileen (Peggy) Taylor, formerly of North Fork, died in Clovis on Feb. 28, 2016, at the age of 87. She was born on Oct. 6, 1928, in Carman, Manitoba, Canada, to Randolph and Edna Woods. Upon graduating high school, Peggy entered the nursing program at Winnipeg General Hospital and became a Registered Nurse. She continued working as an RN ...

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Arrest In Coarsegold, Stabbing In North Fork

MOUNTAIN AREA — It was a busy night for Madera County Sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday, starting with a chase on Highway 41, and ending with a stabbing in North Fork. Yesterday afternoon, employees at two different businesses in Oakhurst called in reports of a man making threats to people inside their establishments. The first report came in at about 2:30 ...

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North Fork Businesses and Residents Ordered To Boil Water

NORTH FORK — An email from local favorite restaurant La Cabana stating that they were closing until further notice due to issues with the water, prompted a call to District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler. Responding to our message within minutes, Tom said that the water was tested earlier this week, as it is on a regular basis, and the tests ...

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