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Crews Make Good Progress On Fish Fire East Of North Fork

NORTH FORK – Crews made excellent progress today on the Fish Fire, burning on the Bass Lake Ranger District of the Sierra National Forest near Fish Creek Campground. Fire activity today was mostly concentrated on the east flank where crews kept the fire from entering the San Joaquin River drainage. The rate of spread has been described as “low.” Crew ...

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Students At Six Schools Recognized For Perfect Attendance

OAKHURST — North Fork Elementary student Dean Farmer is dedicated to his education and that stick-to-it attitude was rewarded at school’s end this year, when he was given a sweet new trail bike for his efforts. Six local elementary schools awarded bikes donated by Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis for students who achieved perfect attendance this year, according to Kiwanis member Jim ...

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Fish Fire Burning East of North Fork On Sierra National Forest

NORTH FORK – Residents in the North Fork area were greeted with the smell of smoke this morning as crews continue working to contain a fire burning on the Sierra National Forest near Fish Creek Campground on the Bass Lake District. The Fish Fire is burning entirely inside the perimeter of the 2014 French Fire on the downhill side of ...

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SNF Seeks Public Input On Toilets At Iron Telephone

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — The Sierra National Forest (SNF) is in the process of performing environmental analysis on the proposed Iron Telephone Staging Area Toilet Installation Project (IronTelephone Project) would like the public’s input. IronTelephone Project The SNF is proposing to install a double vault toilet building at the Iron Telephone Staging Area on the Bass Lake Ranger District (BLRD). ...

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Fire Burning Near Fish Creek Campground On Sierra NF

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – Crews are on scene of a fire burning on the Bass Lake Ranger District on Forest Road 4S81 (Mammoth Pool Road, Minarets Road). The fire was called in at about 4 p.m. and is reportedly burning in a fire treatment area within the French Fire footprint between Fish Creek Campground and Mammoth Pool overlook. Multiple agencies ...

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Helping One Woman Honors Shay Farias

AHWAHNEE — Join friends and neighbors at the Hitching Post on Wednesday, July 17 as the nonprofit group Helping One Woman (HOW) honors Shay Farias. The event begins at 6 p.m. and you’ll be greeted at the door for sign-in. Your reservation will secure a seat for your meal and tables will be shared as the community gathers to support ...

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Structure Fire Near North Fork On Pine Tree Lane

NORTH FORK – Crews are on scene of a structure fire burning near the east end of Pine Tree Lane in the Leisure Acres area. Just before 3:30 p.m., firefighters were called out to reports of smoke near Duke Road. The first unit on scene found one structure involved with spread to the surrounding vegetation. Cal Fire, Madera County Fire, ...

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Service With Military Honors For Tommy Duane Chance

Tommy Duane Chance, 77, of Ventura, CA, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2019 in North Fork, CA after a long illness. Tommy was born on August 27, 1941 in Richmond, IN, but soon moved to Berkeley, CA, where he spent most of his adolescent and teen years. In 1959 and with a patriotism typical of Tommy, he joined the ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through July 7

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 1 to Sunday, July 7, 2019. Oakhurst coroner’s case On Tuesday, July 2 at 10:56 p.m. a deputy responded to a coroner’s case on Nelder Heights Drive. Man Drowns While Boating On Bass Lake Coarsegold found property On Wednesday, July 3 ...

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Here Come The Cows Summer Melodrama At GCT

OAKHURST — Moooove over… here comes a cattle stampede live on stage, as Golden Chain Theater presents the Tim Kelly comedy ‘Here Come the Cows (or Never Say Moo in Mesa)’ beginning Friday, June 28. Photos by Steve Montalto, HighMountain Images The annual summer melodrama allows for lots of audience participation and is packed with jokes bound to have the ...

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