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Free Summer Lunch Program At North Fork Rec Center

NORTH FORK – Once again the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians is providing free lunch for the children of North Fork, in conjunction with the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program. Lunch will be served Monday through Friday, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Rec Center, 33507 Road 230, from June 19 through Aug. 4. This is a great ...

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Search Continues For Man Who Fell From Mist Trail In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — The search continues for a hiker who fell from the Mist Trail into the Merced River in Yosemite National Park yesterday. On Monday, June 5, at approximately 12:30 p.m., a white, male hiker described as 6 feet 2 inches tall, with a shaved or bald head, was reported to have fallen from the trail. Park officials sought the ...

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Hillview Isolates Source Of Water Leak, Repairs Underway

OAKHURST — Hillview Water Co. has isolated the source of the leak reported earlier today, and customers can now resume normal water usage in the Oakhurst area. Earlier this morning, customers were asked to conserve water and to be prepared for discoloration and the possibility of running low, due to a significant leak causing the loss of about 600 gallons ...

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North Fork Town Hall Meeting At Rancheria Community Center

NORTH FORK — District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will host a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, June 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. in North Fork. On the evening’s agenda will be updates from the North Fork Rancheria, Cal Fire and Madera County Fire, and the Sheriff’s Office. Also making presentations will be Dexter Marr of the Environmental Health Department, ...

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The History Mystery #53

By Roger Mitchell — A few years ago, I was attending a wedding reception, talking to a gentleman who seemed to be very knowledgeable regarding Madera County history. Somehow the subject of the oldest dwelling structure in what is now Madera County came up. I had researched that very subject once, and I felt confident when I expressed the view ...

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Night Closure On Big Oak Flat Road In Yosemite

YOSEMITE —  Yosemite National Park will close the Big Oak Flat Road to all vehicular traffic from 11 p.m on Sunday, June 4, to 5 a.m. on Monday, June 5, from Crane Flat to Foresta in order to finish repairs and repave the road. This night closure is necessary for the safety of all motorists, say Park officials, as they ...

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Water Levels Are High On The Sierra National Forest

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – With the warm summer weather upon us, it is time to enjoy the rivers, streams and lakes on the Sierra National Forest (SNF). These waterways continue to be fed by the melting snows over the High Sierra. The Upper Kings, San Joaquin and Merced rivers will continue to run with swift and extremely cold water. Bass, ...

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Mariposa Deputy Honored With Congressional Badge Of Bravery

FRESNO — Mariposa County Sheriff’s Deputy Rudy Mirelez, a 10-year veteran of the department at the time he was wounded in the line of duty on Oct. 1, 2015, was honored today for his bravery. Senator Dianne Feinstein today awarded the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery to Deputy Mirelez, who “exhibited exceptional courage in saving and protecting others and ...

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Woman Arrested After Yesterday’s CHP Pursuit Identified

MADERA COUNTY — The woman who led law enforcement on a pursuit yesterday along Highways 41 and 145 has been identified by CHP as Michele Lomonaco, 26, of Patterson, Calif. Lomonaco was reported by several motorists just after 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30, driving erratically, passing in an unsafe manner and swerving all over the road. When law enforcement ...

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Vincent Prescribed Burn Now In Patrol Status

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Yesterday at 4:30 p.m., crews completed ignitions on the 237-acre Vincent prescribed burn on the High Sierra Ranger District of the Sierra National Forest (SNF). The day brought slightly warmer temperatures that allowed good burning conditions to complete the unit. This prescribed burn was first ignited on May 24, and took place near Cressman’s at the ...

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