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North Fork Art Gallery Hosts Gala

NORTH FORK – The Greater North Fork Art Gallery is hosting a gala on Sunday, May 4, from 4 to 7 p.m. in their venue at the CDC building on the Old Mill Site. The Gallery bills itself as home to vivid imagination, creativity, supurb talent, kind and gracious hearts and a hearty welcome.

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Cal Fire Director Honors Command Center Personnel

CALIFORNIA – In honor of National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, Cal Fire Director Ken Pimlott is taking this opportunity to thank all of the personnel at Cal Fire’s 21 Emergency Command Centers (ECC), Northern and Southern Operation Centers and the Sacramento Command Center for their continued efforts to preserve the public’s safety.

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North Fork 7th Graders Present Silvalinda

NORTH FORK – The 7th grade class at the North Fork School has something special planned this year to raise money for their trip to Catalina. On Friday and Saturday, May 2 and 3, they will present “Silvalinda,” an original, rollicking, song and dance fairy tale melodrama written by Terry Butler, and featuring a cast of characters ranging in age ...

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Fire Near Minarets Work Center

NORTH FORK – Firefighters on the Sierra National Forest got an early start to their season on Tuesday when a hazard reduction burn pile escaped up at Arnold Meadow just west of Minarets Work Center on the Bass Lake Ranger District. The fire burned 2.6 acres before being brought under control by Battalion 52, North Fork Engine 51, Batterson E13, ...

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Pilot Identified In Fatal Plane Crash In Mariposa

MARIPOSA – The man killed when a small plane crashed near the Mariposa -Yosemite airport last Thursday has been identified as Donald Corn, 80, of Mariposa, according to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. At approximately 10:10 a.m. on Thursday, Apr. 11, sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a plane possibly down in the 6000 block of Highway 49 North, ...

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Sheriff Honors Dispatcher Of The Year

MADERA COUNTY – For the third time in four years, Madera County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher Mike Young has been named Dispatcher of the Year. Young signed on with the Madera County Sheriff’s Office in March of 2006, and was previously honored in 2013 as Dispatcher of the Year and co-Dispatcher of the Year in 2011.

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How Is Your Phone And Internet Service?

NORTH FORK – The public will have a chance to share their experiences as customers of small rural telephone and internet services with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on Thursday, Apr. 17 at 4 p.m. at the North Fork Rancheria Community Center. The CPUC will be hosting a series of meetings to receive public comment on the California High ...

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Earth Day Celebrations In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Everyone is invited to celebrate Earth Day in Yosemite National Park on Saturday, April 19 and Tuesday, April 22. Visitors can participate in a range of activities including a bike ride, photo walks and stewardship projects, with a full schedule of Yosemite Junior Ranger activities on Saturday.

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Cash Prize Solicitation Is A Puzzler

MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson is alerting citizens about a cash prize solicitation with a twist that’s proving to be a bit of a puzzler for citizens. The latest financial offering comes from a company calling itself North American Award Center based in Kansas City, MO.

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Who Will Be The Next Honorary Mayor?

OAKHURST – The race for Honorary Mayor of Oakhurst gets underway with a big Kickoff event on Thursday, Apr. 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Yosemite Bank in Oakhurst. Three candidates have thrown their hats into the ring thus far, and there is still time for anyone wanting to come on-board at the last minute, though the minutes are ...

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