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'Acorn Fire' Near North Fork Burns 7 Acres

NORTH FORK – Folks on their way into North Fork on Road 200 this afternoon were witness to a large plume of smoke and quite the airshow. The “Acorn Fire” was called in at 1:14 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, and engines from the Rancheria and Sierra National Forest in North Fork were on the scene in minutes.

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'Name That Road' Contest At The North Fork Mill Site

NORTH FORK – The North Fork Community Development Council (CDC), the community nonprofit that owns the Mill Site, is holding a contest to name two roads within the site. The roads to be named are: -The one running in front of the new North Fork Fire Station. -The cul-de-sac between the fire station and the Tribe’s soon-to-be-built Temporary Assistance for ...

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Additional Flu Shot Clinic Added To Mountain Area Schedule

Get The Flu Shot, Not The Flu The Madera County Public Health Department is offering Flu Vaccinations at various clinic sites throughout the county. With budget cuts affecting everything, there was only one clinic scheduled in the mountain area. But there has been an additional drive-through flu clinic added to the schedule in North Fork on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from ...

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North Fork Library Hosts Local Author

Carol Wolf will read from ‘Summoning‘ NORTH FORK – Local author and playwright Carol Wolf is offering a night of storytelling and creativity on Thursday, Sept. 27, at the North Fork Library. Wolf will read from her newly published first novel, Summoning (Night Shade Books), which she calls “a fast-moving adventure full of surprises and delights.” The novel’s strong female ...

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Repeat Performance For Walker Grade Fire

NORTH FORK – Lightning may not strike twice, and neither of the fires on Walker Grade this week was lightning-caused, but they did ignite within just a few feet of one another on subsequent days. On Tuesday, Sept. 18, crews responded to a fire on Road 200’s Walker Grade, in the same area of a small spot fire they had ...

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Local Fires Update – Longo & Walker Grade

Two fires in as many days have kept local fire crews hopping. Luckily, both were restricted to burning only in vegetated areas. No structures were threatened by the blazes. The “Longo Fire” was called in at 1:59 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16. It consumed 1.6 acres on Road 415 at Longo Road near Coarsegold. Resources were dispatched from Raymond, Ahwahnee, ...

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Take A Chance, Make A Difference

SierraNewsOnline is all about celebrating people who are up to something. In their jobs, in their communities and in their lives. Amanda DeMasters is one of those people, and we want to celebrate her! Amanda took the very huge and very scary step of writing about her disease, Interstitial Cystitis (IC), and putting it out there for everyone to see. ...

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No New Bridge At Fine Gold Creek?

For those of you looking forward to the nice, straight road between O’Neals and North Fork with the completion of the Road 200 project, there will still be one little snag in your commute. The bridge over Fine Gold Creek is not part of the project. “It’s unfortunate that we didn’t have the funding needed to include the bridge replacement ...

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I Have IC, But IC Doesn't Have Me!

My name is Amanda, I have Interstitial Cystitis, but Interstitial Cystitis doesn’t have ME. Once I thought that. I would like to take this opportunity to share my story with you, on my journey through diagnosis and my daily life with “IC”. My diagnosis of Interstitial Cystitis is much like the story of millions of other women across the United ...

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North Fork Rancheria Casino Approved

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today concurred with the Department of the Interior’s decisions to allow 305 acres in Madera County to be placed in trust for the North Fork Rancheria Band of Mono Indians for the purpose of establishing a class III gaming facility and signed a tribal-state gaming compact between the State of California and the ...

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