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Bears Killed In Yosemite

Nine bears have been hit by vehicles so far this year in Yosemite National Park. The public is reminded to please obey speed limits and scan roadsides while driving to ensure the safety of bears and other wildlife. Of the bears nine that were hit, two were confirmed to be dead. A female yearling was the bear most recently hit ...

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Dave Henderson Band At The Queens Inn Saturday

Enjoy the Dave Henderson band this Saturday, July 21st, from 6:30 pm to 10 pm at the Queen’s Inn Wine Bar, 41139 Hwy 41 in Oakhurst. Cover charge is just $5. Sit by the firepit and listen to Dave while enjoying a worldwide selection of wine’s and beers! For more info call 683-4354.

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New CHP Station Construction In Oakhurst

Just across Highway 49 from the rumored (and that would be false) Walmart/Target construction site just east of Kaiser, there’s a whole lot of building going on. Just in case you don’t know what it is (I looked for a sign and they weren’t sayin’) this is the new Oakhurst area office of the California Highway Patrol. The project, which ...

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Baby Ethan's Family Holds Fundraisers This Weekend

A local family is in need of your help this weekend. Family and friends of Neal and Tara Jones of Goldside will be washing cars and hosting a rummage sale this weekend to help with the huge costs incurred due to their son Ethan’s medical challenges. In late 2010, Neal and Tara suffered the loss of their newborn son Nicholas. ...

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Experience Sierra Cattle Drives Past & Present

Each summer the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Association sponsor tours along the Scenic Byway, and this Saturday is your chance to be part of one of these fun and educational events. Experience a true cattle drive and hear some of the history of cow camps in the Sierra. Bart Topping, whose family has been running cattle in the Sierra since ...

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North Fork's Prominence As A Mill Town Began In The 1940s

For over one hundred years, North Fork was known as a logging community. In 1941, the Associated Lumber and Box Company purchased one hundred and thirty five acres from the Thornburg family. The mill, which originated in Beiber, California near the Oregon border, was relocated here in North Fork in mid-1942. On April 1, 1943, the first log was sawed ...

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Vince and Ginny Smith – Citizens of the Year

As the 53rd Annual Loggers Jamboree approaches, CHIPS would like to take this opportunity to salute Vince and Ginny Smith, North Fork’s 2011 Citizens of the Year. The couple is known for their involvement with the North Fork History Group, especially with the research, preparation and marketing of a selection of videos and DVD’s of North Fork’s history. Additionally, they ...

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Logger's Jamboree – Killian Family Grand Marshalls

The Killians, Jane, Buck, John Amy Max, Kim, Shane, Bootsie, Mike and Briand have been named Grand Marshals for the 2012 Loggers Jamboree, in recognition of their long-time support and involvement with the Jamboree as well as logging and its collateral professions. Photo courtesy of Roger Robinette

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Tom Wheeler To Hold Town Hall Meeting in Ahwahnee

Supervisor Tom Wheeler will be holding a Town Hall Meeting tonight in Ahwahnee from 6-8 p.m. at the Wasuma Union Elementary School Cafeteria, 43109 Hwy 49. Discussion topics will include: – Update on the proposed Eastern Madera County SPCA facility across from Ahwahnee Park – Update on the Madera County 2012-13 Budget – Update on the State Rural Fire Fee ...

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It's A Walmart. No, It's A Target…

Everybody seems to know what’s going on over there just east of Kaiser on Highway 49, where they’re shoving all that dirt around. And they’re just sure about it. One woman at Kaiser told me that it was a Target store. “I should know, my husband is working over there.” Another person in Vons announced in no uncertain terms, right ...

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