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Pine Tree Falls, Revealing Community Spirit

NORTH FORK — A dead pine came down suddenly with a loud “crack!” falling within a fraction of a second, says one man who was close at hand when it happened. The tree landed straight across Road 224 near Road 200 in North Fork on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 8. That’s the bad news. The good news is that within about half-an-hour, the tree ...

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Minarets Sports Report: Soccer And Basketball

O’NEALS — The changing of the seasons is here, and we don’t just mean that it’s getting colder! It’s also time for winter sports at Minarets High School. The field has been repainted and the volleyball nets have been put away, because soccer and basketball are getting started. In the gym this year, the girls’ team coaches are Kris Pearson ...

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Warm Clothes For Hearts, Hands And Toes

MOUNTAIN AREA — Some local families are banding together at the onset of the coldest months to ensure that all of our neighbors have a chance to stay warm this winter. Friends in Oakhurst, Coarsegold, Yosemite Lakes Park, North Fork and Mariposa are asking the community to donate their new or gently used items for a winter coat drive with all ...

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Cub Scouts Hold Flag Retirement Ceremony

UPDATE** Friday, Dec. 9, 5:30 p.m. Event postponed due to weather. Will advise when rescheduled. NORTH FORK — Cub Scout Pack 357 will hold a flag retirement ceremony previously scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 10, at the North Fork Recreation Center, from 10 – 11:30 a.m. and the public is invited to attend. This date was canceled due to weather and the ...

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Supervisors Vote To Increase Trash Fees

MADERA COUNTY — In a unanimous vote today, Madera County Supervisors approved resolutions to increase tipping fees at Fairmead Landfill and the North Fork Transfer Station, and increase franchise hauler fees for collection and disposal at Fairmead Landfill, by contracted haulers Emadco Disposal Service and Redrock Environmental Group. Emadco serves unincorporated areas of Eastern Madera County, while Redrock services unincorporated ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Dec. 4

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Nov. 28 to Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016: Oakhurst danger to self On Monday, Nov. 28 at 1:45 a.m. deputies were dispatched to assist Cal Fire in the 43000 block of Country Club Drive West. Upon arrival Cal Fire advised they were out ...

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Small Town Hospitality At Napa Auto Parts

NORTH FORK — When you think about small town service and hospitality, you might just be thinking of Napa Auto Parts and it’s proprietor, Daniel Tilden. Friends and regular customers already know the value he adds to the community, providing honest information and working to get what’s needed as soon as possible. People trust in that. Daniel says he was fortunate to be raised ...

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Supervisors Consider Increase In Trash Fees

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 6, includes an agenda item that, if approved, will affect foothill residents and their pocketbooks when it comes to getting rid of trash. The Madera County Public Works Department / Municipal Services Division will ask Supervisors to consider a resolution to increase fees at Fairmead Landfill and the North ...

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A Community That Loves Its History Wants It Back

Written by Michael Olwyler — Recently California lost its center, and the community of North Fork wants it back! A plaque describing the very center of the state was pried off a rock by vandals. The site, which was developed by the North Fork History Group (NFHG) and other partners, is on lands administered by the U.S. Forest Service near ...

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History Group Responds To Theft Of “Exact Center” Plaque

Submitted by the North Fork History Group — Let’s go back in time for a few moments… REMEMBER in 1995, Huell Howser of the TV show “California’s Gold” visited North Fork to ask the question – is North Fork the exact center of California? Thanks to Fresno State University and the GPS equipment, the Cal Center, located on National Forest ...

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