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Huge Fall Festival Honors Local Firefighters

Written by Lisa Clark NORTH FORK – The countdown is on for the Fall Festival honoring our firefighters at the Putney Ranch, now the Siderman’s Family Camp and Conference Center. An amazing day is planned packed full of sunshine, food, beer, wine, apple martinis, dance, bingo, kiddie games crafts, hay rides, paint ball, archery, crafts vendors, cash prize cupcake contest, ...

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Sierra National Forest Lifts Campfire Restrictions

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – Due to favorable weather conditions the Sierra National Forest has terminated Forest Order No 05-15-06, dated June 30, 2015 which eliminated campfires. Visitors are now permitted to have campfires using wood and charcoal in all campgrounds in the Sierra National Forest. They will be permitted to have a campfire outside of designated campgrounds when they are ...

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Take Home The Big Prize At Trivia Night

OAKHURST – Gather up your friends and coworkers and show off your trivia knowledge during a spirited night of friendly competition this Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Sierra Lions Club’s inaugural “If I Only Had a Brain” Trivia Night. Tom Wheeler is the distinguished Master of Ceremonies, and participants will be treated to a unique live auction and raffle. There ...

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Life-Changing Event For Rescuers And Rescued

NORTH FORK – A medical emergency on Road 221 on Saturday morning resulted in a bicyclist being airlifted to St. Agnes hospital, but ended with what has been described by the family as a miracle. Mike Nolen, 61, of North Fork was riding his bike about a half-mile north of the Bass Fork Minit Market when he lost consciousness. Passerby ...

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Quaint Color for Autumn In Flea Market Garden

The addition of blue in the traditional warm Fall color scheme makes this chicken coop dazzle and delight! Dandi Gentry made her chickens the stars of this colorful little scene and the focal point is her stunning stained glass window of a rooster.  She stuck with French and Cobalt blues, orange and buttery yellow with a tiny bit of pink. ...

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Full Agenda For Town Hall Meeting In Ahwahnee

AHWAHNEE – District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will be hosting the next in his series of Town Hall meetings on Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Wasuma Union Elementary School Cafeteria from 6 to 8 p.m. The night’s agenda will include Cal Fire Battalion Chief Troy Cheek, and a presentation by Roger Maybee, Madera County Firewise Coordinator. Also, Emadco Recycling/Operations Manager ...

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Creepy Crawly Tarantula Festival Returns To Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD – Coarsegold is prepping for its 18th annual Coarsegold Tarantula Festival on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10:30 a.m. til 5 p.m. in the Historic Village along Highway 41. The event features a day packed with activities including the popular tarantula races and costume parade, along with contests for the hairiest legs, pizza eating, pumpkin cake and poetry, plus the ...

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Thieves Steal Safes From Oakhurst Grocery Outlet

OAKHURST – At about 4 a.m. on Sunday morning, Oct. 18, Madera County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Grocery Outlet in Oakhurst for reports of a burglary. Upon arrival, deputies discovered that the front door had been forced open, the alarm system and video surveillance system had been disabled, and that two safes had been removed from the office. ...

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Streets Close To Keep Trick-Or-Treaters Safe

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office will be closing 9th & 10th Street between Bullion and Jones Street in order to insure the safety of children during the Halloween festivities in the court house / residential area of Mariposa between 4:30 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31. “We will not be closing Bullion and Jones Streets as we ...

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Madera Hosts 5th Annual Pomegranate Festival

MADERA –  Preparations are well underway for the 5th annual Madera Pomegranate Festival on Saturday, Nov. 7, at Madera Municipal Airport from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is organized by the Madera Tourism Alliance, a committee of the Madera Chamber of Commerce. “On behalf of the Madera Chamber, I would like to invite everyone to come out and ...

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