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Phase One Of Exact Center Of California Monument Completed

Submitted by Michael Olwyler — NORTH FORK — The first phase of maintenance for the Exact Center of California monument was completed by the Bass Lake Ranger District Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) crew on Nov. 16. The North Fork History Group (NFHG) cooperates with the Sierra National Forest to manage the site and has identified a new design that will ...

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Help Grace Community Church Feed North Fork This Christmas

Written by Sandy Chaille — NORTH FORK — Each year, Grace Community Church makes Christmas food baskets available for the residents of North Fork. Residents in need of help sign up in the Thrift Shop on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Nov. 28 through Dec. 14. Baskets will be given away on Dec. 22. As costs increase for this program, we ...

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Oakhurst Christmas Tree Is Up

OAKHURST — The holiday spirit is in the air and ‘tis the season for holiday trees and decorations to start appearing, as crews delivered a 40-foot white fir to its new home in Oakhurst, where it will serve as this year’s community Christmas Tree. Donated by Sierra Tel, the tree was logged under permit from the Sierra National Forest. The ...

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Vegetation Fire On Willow Creek In North Fork

NORTH FORK — Firefighters had to hike down into steep terrain to handle a vegetation fire along Willow Creek north of North Fork this morning. Just before 9 a.m., PG&E workers reported smoke below the flume that runs along the access road just east of Road 222 between North Fork and Manzanita Lake. The first unit at scene reported the ...

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North Fork Scouts Christmas Tree Sale At The Library

NORTH FORK — The North Fork Scout Fund’s annual Christmas Tree sale will begin on Saturday, Dec. 2 in the parking lot at the North Fork Library. Fresh, locally grown, red fir (silver tip) in a variety of sizes through at least 16 ft. will be available. Tree sales will begin at 9 a.m. on Dec. 2, and continue daily ...

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Second Suspect In Bass Lake Home Invasion Now Behind Bars

NORTH FORK — The second suspect wanted in connection with a home invasion robbery and assault in Bass Lake is now in custody. Ray Coleman, 23, of North Fork, is now behind bars after having eluded deputies for more than three days following a violent break-in at a home in the Bass Lake Annex on Nov. 18. Shortly after midnight ...

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Sheriff Searching For Ray Coleman In Bass Lake Home Invasion

BASS LAKE — Madera County Sheriff’s Office investigators are searching for one of the two men suspected in the home invasion robbery and assault in Bass Lake Annex on Saturday, Nov. 18. One arrest has been made, but deputies are still looking for Ray Coleman, 23, of North Fork. Coleman has been arrested five times since 2011 on charges of ...

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Sierra National Forest Lifts Campfire Restrictions

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — With the recent change in weather conditions the Sierra National Forest is ending the 2017 Fire Season and lifting campfire restrictions. Visitors are now permitted to have campfires using wood and charcoal in the Sierra National Forest. As fall and winter arrive most campgrounds are closed for the season. However, campfires will be permitted outside of ...

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Arrest Made In Bass Lake Home Invasion And Assault

BASS LAKE — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has one man in custody in connection with a home invasion and assault in Bass Lake Annex on Saturday night. Sheriff Jay Varney announced today that one of the suspects has been arrested. Alvin McDonald III, 18, of North Fork, was arrested shortly before 11 a.m. this morning. Sheriff’s personnel are continuing ...

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CHP And CVS Invite You To “Be A Santa To A Senior”

OAKHURST — Though we often think about making Christmas merry for kids, the Oakhurst Area CHP and CVS store remind everyone of the seniors who may need some special attention this holiday season. There are special Christmas trees at both locations where you can select an ornament from the tree and then purchase one of the listed gift items. Place ...

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