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Nate Hodges Takes Title Of Top Logger For The 10th Time

NORTH FORK – The summer heat didn’t dampen enthusiasm as the crowds turned out to enjoy the 59th annual Loggers Jamboree this weekend at the North Fork Rec Center. Nate Hodges captured the title of Top Logger for the 10th time, taking first place in five of the ten events in which he competed. Nate won the title four years ...

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Royalty Crowned At North Fork Loggers Jamboree

NORTH FORK – The 2018 Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree has a new royal court. After Saturday’s parade through North Fork, the community gathered at the Town Hall at 6 p.m. for a tri-tip dinner and the crowning of Little Logger and Little Princess. Loggers Jamboree royalty contestants earn top spot by selling the most tickets ahead of the weekend’s events. The ...

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Highway 41 Closed For Two Hours After Crash Near Rocky Cut

MADERA COUNTY – Both lanes of Highway 41 were blocked for two hours this afternoon north of the 22 Mile House due to a two-vehicle accident. At 12:40 p.m., CHP and emergency vehicles were dispatched to reports of a crash involving a Toyota sedan and a Ford Econline van. There are reportedly two minor injuries, and a third person who ...

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Cause Of Deadwood Fire Determined By Cal Fire

OAKHURST – The cause of a fire on Deadwood Mountain on July 4th that caused the total destruction of a home has been released by Cal Fire. The Deadwood Fire, which was reported at about 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4, and was caused by “unattended cooking,” according to Cal Fire investigators. No one was injured in the fire, and ...

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Fire Burning Along Highway 41 Near Tesoro Viejo Development

MADERA COUNTY – Firefighters are on scene of a wildfire burning east of Highway 41 on Road 204 near the new Tesoro Viejo development in the Sumner Hill area. The fire was reported at about 3 p.m., and the first unit at scene reported it at about one acre, burning in light flash fuels with a slow rate of spread. ...

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Woman Rescued After Fall On Lewis Creek Trail

OAKHURST — What began as a day hike in the foothills with family ended with a rescue mission when a young woman suffered an injury and had to be transported from the trail along Lewis Creek. At 1:34 p.m. today, a call came into 911 that a woman had fallen and broken her ankle in the Corlieu Falls area. The ...

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Pancakes By The Lake At Cedar Valley Volunteer Fire Station

OAKHURST — It’s time once again to enjoy pancakes by the lake at the Cedar Valley Volunteer Fire Department, and support your local first responders. The annual Pancake Breakfast is Saturday, July 7, from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Not only does one get to enjoy a fantastic pancake breakfast with ham and sausage, eggs, juice and coffee, you are supporting ...

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Loggers Jamboree At North Fork Rec Center This Weekend

NORTH FORK – The annual Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree returns to the North Fork Rec Center this weekend, July 7 and 8. Sponsored by the North Fork Boosters, this is the 59th year for this much-anticipated event, paying tribute to the loggers of times past and those who are still keeping the tradition alive today. “Participants in the Jamboree help us ...

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Fire Destroys Home On Deadwood Mountain Near Oakhurst

OAKHURST – It took nearly an hour for firefighters to gain access to a structure fire burning near the top of Deadwood Mountain south of Oakhurst last night. Just after 9 p.m., people in Oakhurst began calling 911 because they could see flames on the side of the mountain. Eight Cal Fire engines, two dozers, two ground crews and a ...

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