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North Fork Woman Dies In Single Vehicle Accident

NORTH FORK – A single vehicle accident last night on Douglas Ranger Station Road has taken the life of 26-year-old North Fork resident Allison Demers. The accident happened at about 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27. The Ford Explorer in which Demers was a passenger was traveling south on Douglas Ranger Station Road just north of Trails End at approximately ...

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Past Revisited At Old Logging Railroad

FISH CAMP – The sounds of train whistles have fallen silent at the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad now that the season has ended, and have been replaced with sounds that haven’t been heard here in nearly a century. Logging operations have commenced at the railroad, which is surrounded by Sierra National Forest land. It is the first time the ...

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Scouts Christmas Trees At North Fork Library

NORTH FORK – The Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from Troop 357 have been busy havesting fresh red fir trees, otherwise known as silver tip, for their annual Christmas Tree Sale at the North Fork Library. The trees will be available starting Saturday, Dec. 1, at the North Fork Library parking lot, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends, ...

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Win A Cord Of Wood – Support The Library

NORTH FORK – Raffle tickets are now on sale for a cord of wood, with proceeds going to help support the North Fork Friends of the Library (FOL). Tickets for the wood, which was donated by Rob Russell, can be purchased at the library, and will also be on sale at the Christmas Bazaar on Dec. 1 at the North ...

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Ice Rink Open At Curry Village

YOSEMITE – The Yosemite Valley Ice Rink is now open. This is a great family-friendly activity beneath the grandeur of Half Dome and Glacier Point. After a few spins around the rink, skaters can gather in the warmth of the outdoor fire ring for s’mores and hot drinks, available at the nearby store. The Curry Village Ice Rink is open ...

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Will Madera County Privatize Water Districts?

By Guest Columnist Marc Sobel – Privatization – Change of Direction The Board of Supervisors were poised to privatize the Special Water Districts. At least that was the impression that was left after the Sept. 24 meeting. A special committee held its first meeting on Nov. 7, where about 80 people attended. After a staff presentation which posed a wide ...

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Museum To Reopen Following Robbery

MARIPOSA – After robbers made off with some $2 million worth of precious gems and minerals on Sept. 28, the California State Mining and Mineral Museum in Mariposa was closed. California State Parks announced in a news release last week that the museum has opened its doors to the public again as of Friday, Nov. 9.

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Sad To See The Closing Of The Met Cinema

Dear Editor Its a very sad day to see the “Met” close. The owners presented these kids with something to do other than loiter in parking lots, then getting in trouble when they did. For years, since “Danas Place” there was nothing for the kids to do. Now here they are again left with virtually nothing to do. If I ...

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Local Musicians Perform In Clovis

Three mountain area musicians are taking their show on the road, and joining three Fresno area musicians to present a concert of chamber music, from Mozart to the modern era. The concert is Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno. The group will be performing works by well-known composers, as well as new music by two mountain ...

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One Mountain Area Burglary Suspect Captured, Police Search For Partner

MADERA COUNTY – Bobbi Jo Heiss, 25 of Oakhurst, is in custody, suspected in a string of break-ins in the Oakhurst and North Fork areas, and her partner-in-crime is being sought by police, according to a news release from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s deputies have been investigating a number of residential burglaries in the mountain area for several ...

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