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Get Tickets Now For Bonanza Night At Bandit Town

Written by Jean Russell – NORTH FORK — Grab your cowboy hat and come on down to Bandit Town on Saturday, Sept. 23, for an evening of fun and games that benefits our local school programs. Bonanza Night will be held in our favorite saloon so bust through those swinging doors dressed-up in western attire for a chance to win ...

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Join The Community Choir For The Holiday Season

NORTH FORK — Don’t think that just because it’s in North Fork and you’re not, you can’t join the amazing North Fork Community Choir. We have members from as far away as Fresno and Nipinnawasee who join us every week to raise their voices in celebration of the holiday season, and perform for the community the first Saturday in December. ...

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Fire Destroys Travel Trailer At Mammoth Pool Trailer Park

NORTH FORK — Quick work by neighbors and firefighters kept a trailer fire from spreading to the surround properties and dry vegetation this afternoon. At 5:25 p.m., reports came in of a travel trailer on fire at the Mammoth Pool Trailer Park on Road 225 near Italian Bar Road. When neighbors in the tightly clustered community saw the smoke, they ...

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This May Be Why Cascadel Woods Survived The Mission Fire

NORTH FORK — If you are looking for proof that fuel reduction and preventative activities work, look no further than the community of Cascadel Woods, says Yosemite/Sequoia Resource Conservation and Development Council (Y/S RC&DC) Project Manager Justine Reynolds. The fast-moving Mission Fire destroyed three homes on its way up the mountain to Cascadel Woods. While credit is always due to ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Sept. 10

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Sept. 4 to Sunday, Sept. 10 2017. Oakhurst citation and vehicle put in storage On Monday, Sept. 4, at 8:17 a.m. a deputy conducted a routine traffic enforcement stop in the area of CA 41 / Rd 632 which resulted in the ...

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Evacuation Centers For Railroad And Mission Fires Close

MADERA COUNTY — Effective at 8 a.m. today, Sept. 11, the Red Cross evacuation centers providing service to those affected by the Mission and Railroad Fires and their pets have closed. The closures include The Oakhurst Community Center and the Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds. If residents require additional assistance, please contact the following numbers: American Red Cross (559) 343-2549 Central California Animal Disaster Team ...

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Mission Fire Still Holding at 1,035 Acres, Now 65% Contained

NORTH FORK — As returning residents settle back into the lives in the Mission Fire area, fire crews continue their very good work toward total containment and control. The fire is still holding at 1,035 acres and is now 65 percent contained. There are currently 1,479 personnel assigned to the incident including 180 California National Guard troops specially trained as ...

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Free Food Disposal For Evacuees Of Local Fires

NORTH FORK — To assist residents returning to their homes after being evacuated for the Railroad and Mission Fires, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office along with the Public Works Department are providing disposal sites for food waste only. Disposal sites are being provided at no cost and can be found at the following locations: Residents returning after the Railroad Fire ...

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Evacuations Lifted For Residents Only On Mission Fire

NORTH FORK — Residents evacuated last Sunday ahead of the Mission Fire are being allowed to return home. The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has announced that the evacuations will be lifted for residents only at 10 a.m. today. Resident screening locations have been established at traffic control points. Entry to non-residents will remain restricted. For additional information regarding traffic control ...

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Mission Fire Holding At 1,035 Acres, Now 25% Contained

NORTH FORK — Evacuated residents of North Fork’s Cascadel area will be happy to hear that the Mission Fire did not grow in size overnight and is holding at 1,035 acres. The fire is now 25 percent contained. There are currently 1,409 personnel assigned to the incident including 146 engines, 25 hand crews, 18 dozers, 11 water tenders and 9 ...

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