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North Fork Postmaster Retires

NORTH FORK – For the second time in as many months, residents of North Fork have had to say goodbye to someone who brightened their day at the local post office. Deeann Nolan, postmaster in this mountain town since 2006, put in her last day of work on Thursday, July 31, after 36 years of service. Long time employee Alice ...

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The History Mystery #19

This photograph was taken somewhere very near the town of North Fork, but the exact location is not known, or in what year it was taken. There are a few clues in the photograph that might help you identify where and when it was shot.

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French Fire Now Over 7,000 Acres

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – The French Fire grew overnight to 7,024 acres and crews have achieved 10% containment of the blaze, burning on the Bass lake Ranger District near Rock Creek Campground along Forest Service Road 4S81. There are currently 1,074 personnel assigned to the incident, along with air resources that include a DC10 retardant plane (VLAT).

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Free Lunches Moved To Community Center

NORTH FORK – The free lunches served to the kids of North Fork at the Rec Center will now be available at the Mono Rancheria Community Center. With the smoky conditions, it has been decided to feed the kids indoors. The Community Center is located at 56901 Kunugib just off Road 222 above the Post Office.

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French Fire Gains 2,000 Acres Overnight

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – The French Fire continues to ravage the forest on the Bass Lake Ranger District, growing overnight to 5,600 acres with 0% containment. There are currently 536 personnel assigned to the incident, staging at the Old Mill Site in North Fork where a heliport has been set up with six helicopters and three additional on order.

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French Fire At 3,600 Acres

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – The French Fire, burning on the Bass Lake Ranger District along Forest Road 81, has now reached 3,637 acres with no containment noted. Fire crews continued to build new containment lines on Tuesday, and reopen established control lines which were used during the Aspen Fire last year.

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French Fire Closures And Evacuations

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – The French Fire, burning on the Bass Lake Ranger District near Rock Creek, has prompted the evacuation and closure of all campgrounds along Forest Road 81 (Minarets/Mammoth Pool Road). According to the Forest Service, the closure on Road 81 will be moved down to the Redinger Lake Overlook, about seven miles up from North Fork. Residents ...

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French Fire Grows To 2,000 Acres

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – More than 2,000 acres along the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway have now been charred as the French Fire continues its march through the Bass Lake Ranger District. It is currently at zero percent containment. The fire, which was reported just before 6 a.m. on Monday, July 28, moved a bit to the south overnight, prompting a ...

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Hillside Baptist Collects Shoes For Annual Giveaway

NORTH FORK – For the sixth year in a row, the folks at the Hillside Baptist church will be giving away shoes to the kids of North Fork. Over the course of this annual Shoe Giveaway, more than 1,500 pairs of shoes have been donated or purchased, and perfectly fitted by Pastor Steve to the feet of countless children in ...

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Fire Burning On Scenic Byway Near Rock Creek

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – A fire near Rock Creek campground in the Sierra National Forest is limiting access to the Minarets/Mammoth Pool Road and displacing campers. About 100 acres have burned since the fire was reported about 6 a.m. this morning by the lookout at Shuteye Peak. The Incident Commander is reporting via radio that there is a potential for ...

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