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North Fork Festival And Grizzly Century Bike Ride

NORTH FORK – The town of North Fork comes alive with activity this Saturday, Oct. 4, with the Fall Festival and the return of the Grizzly Century Bike Ride along the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway and Bass Lake. It looks like near perfect weather for this weekend’s Grizzly. There was a refreshing rain over the weekend to settle the dust, ...

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Miller's Landing Hosts BBQ For Courtney Fire Families

BASS LAKE – In light of the Courtney Fire that has devastated the Bass Lake area, Miller’s Landing will not be having their end of the season party and fireworks display scheduled for this Friday, Sept. 19. Instead, Miller’s will be hosting a Tri –Tip BBQ for the families that have lost their homes or been affected by the fire, ...

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Courtney Fire Zero Percent Contained

OAKHURST – The Courtney Fire was called in at 1:36 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14. At this time, CAL FIRE has reported that 320 acres have burned and the fire is 0% contained. Battling the blaze are 30 fire engines, 11 fire crews, 14 bulldozers, 6 helicopters, and 9 air tankers with 400 personnel on scene. No injuries have been ...

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Courtney Fire Now Over 320 Acres

OAKHURST – The Courtney Fire was reported on Sunday, Sept. 14, just before 2 p.m., and started in a residential neighborhood on Courtney Lane off Road 426. The current estimate is that 320 acres are burning in the Bass Lake Heights area east of Oakhurst, and down to the south shore of Bass Lake. Firefighters were immediately sent into neighborhoods ...

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North Fork Fire Held To Less Than 1/2 Acre

NORTH FORK – Fire crews were called out and quickly extinguished a fire in North Fork which began today at approximately 10:30 a.m., burning in vegetation near a private residence. No structures were damaged in the one-quarter to half-acre fire, and no injuries were reported. The fire was burning in grass and brush between Goodwin Lumber and the North Fork ...

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Meadow Fire Supression Cost Now In Millions

YOSEMITE – The Meadow Fire has now burned 4,906 acres with 23% containment. No structures have been damaged, and none are threatened. There are currently 556 personnel assigned to the incident, and suppression costs are estimated at $1.8 million to date. Recreation and businesses remain open in Yosemite National Park except trail areas listed below.

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Sheriff Thanks Teams Involved With Search & Rescue Mission

MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson offered his thanks today for the tremendous support received during the recent Search & Rescue (SAR) mission in the Sierra National Forest. The joint operation, launched shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, was carried out by personnel from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, Yosemite National Park and the California Highway Patrol. Five Madera ...

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Meadow Fire Now Over 4,000 Acres

YOSEMITE – The Meadow Fire in Yosemite has now grown to 4,434 acres with 5% containment, having progressed rapidly and in multiple directions. No structures have been damaged, and none are threatened. There are currently 327 personnel assigned to the incident, and suppression costs are estimated at $100,000 to date.

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Phenomenal Fingerpicking At Coolwater Ranch

AHWAHNEE – World-renowned finger style guitarist Richard Smith cuts loose at Coolwater Ranch on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m., and anyone who’s into fingerpicking and great music will want to be there. Smith’s fretboard fireworks and lyrical endeavors are designed to melt heartstrings, make toes tap and leave jaws hanging open.

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