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Tour The Sierra Vista Scenic Byway’s Secret Vistas

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Everyone is invited to join in a tour of the best kept secret vistas of the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway. Participants will meet on Saturday, July 29, at 9 a.m. at The Pines parking lot at Bass Lake and carpool up to the Jackass Lake trail head. Retired USFS back country ranger Michael Olwyler will lead ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through July 2

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, June 26 to Sunday, July 2, 2017: Coarsegold Coroner’s report On Monday, June 26, a deputy responded to a delayed Coroner’s case with the primary physician stipulating to the decedent’s cause of death. This is a natural death case involving only a ...

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Hodges Wins Loggers Jamboree Title For The Ninth Time

NORTH FORK — The winner of the title 2017 All Around Logger at the Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree this past weekend was Nathan Hodges. Nate has earned the title nine times over the years. Katelyn Hough  was crowned the 2017 Queen of the Loggers Jamboree, selling $11,300 in pre-sale tickets, and sponsored by Donna Pride. Emma Sweeney was crowned Little Princess, ...

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Hazard Trees Removed At Rec Center In Time For Loggers Jamboree

Submitted by Justine Reynolds — NORTH FORK — Attendees at the Loggers Jamboree this weekend will be safe from hazard trees at the North Fork Rec Center thanks to North Fork Boosters volunteers and funding for tree removal from Yosemite/Sequoia Resource Conservation and Development Council (Yosemite/Sequoia RC&DC) through Pacific Gas & Electric’s Fire Safe grant program. This project’s goal was ...

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Your Lawnmower Can Burn Down Your House

CENTRAL SIERRA – This is a firefighter. We love them. So why are you doing things that may keep them from going home to their families? For example: You’re out on your lawnmower, thinking you’re doing the right thing getting that very dry grass cut down. And then you hit a rock… It only takes one spark! Cal Fire regularly ...

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Cal Fire MMU Suspends All Burn Permits

MARIPOSA – After a wet winter, warming temperatures are quickly drying out the abundant annual grass crop. The increasing fire danger posed by the high volume of dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting Cal Fire to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties. ...

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Camp Fire Near Bass Lake Fully Contained

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST —  The Camp Fire, which started about 1 p.m. yesterday about four miles up Central Camp Road near Bass Lake, is now 100 percent contained. The Camp Fire consumed 3.7 acres, down from the original estimate of 10 acres after more accurate mapping. The quick and aggressive ground attack along with air support prevented the growth of ...

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Firefighters Make Good Progress On Camp Fire Near Bass Lake

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Firefighters have made good progress on the Camp Fire, burning on Central Camp Road near Forest Road 6S06 near Bass Lake. A new estimate has the final size of the fire at 3.25 acres; there has been no update on containment from the 30 percent as of 4 p.m. We will update here when a new ...

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Update On The Camp Fire Near Bass Lake 4 PM

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Crews are making good progress on the Camp Fire, burning 4.6 miles up Central Camp Road near Forest Road 6S06. Firefighters now have a hose lay around the entire perimeter, and the fire is 30 percent contained. The Camp Fire was reported at about 1 p.m. today, and is holding at 5-10 acres. Forward progress has ...

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