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Willow Fire In North Fork Now At 140 Acres

NORTH FORK – A fast moving fire burning on the Sierra National Forest between North Fork and Bass Lake started today at about 2 p.m. Residents are lining Road 274 taking photos and video of the huge tower of smoke rising about the Willow Creek drainage. Road 274 between Old Central Camp Road and Central Camp Road is closed, along ...

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Local Disaster Team Makes Efficient Debut

MOUNTAIN AREA – The local chapter affiliate of Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) team is up and running and participated in their first disasters beginning on June 18, during the Sky Fire in Oakhurst and the Corrine Fire in North Fork, aiding the evacuees in two shelter locations in Oakhurst. The Calvin Crest camp counselors came out with only ...

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Yosemite Wawona Charter School

YOSEMITE – A small school house tucked away in the big outdoors offers nearly unlimited possibilities, with an emphasis on environmental science, art, project-based and multiage learning, and flexibility. Yosemite Wawona Charter School serves grades K-8 and is now open for enrollment to students in Madera and Mariposa Counties. School starts August 17. “There are many reasons families looking for ...

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Tropical Storm Brings Wild Weather

MOUNTAIN AREA – Residents and visitors may soon see stormy skies, as a hazardous weather outlook and flash flood warning has been issued for the higher elevations of the southern Sierra Nevada, with the prospect of isolated thunderstorms continuing late Monday night and possibly through Tuesday. The National Weather Service reports from Hanford that moisture from tropical storm Dolores in ...

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Lasers And Boat Show Light Up Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – Independence Day was celebrated last weekend it all its glorious forms, from time-honored events like pancake breakfasts and small-town parades, to family picnics, barbecue dinners, patriotic displays and even a laser light show over the lake. “We offered a safe alternative to fireworks, at no charge,” says Michelle Miller of Miller’s Landing, who is secretary of the ...

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Maximum Enforcement On Bass Lake This Weekend

BASS LAKE – With two teenagers having lost their lives in jet ski accidents on the lake this past week, and another person injured just this afternoon, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office will be out in force over the 4th of July weekend to ensure that everyone has a safe and sane holiday. Just after 4 p.m. today, a woman ...

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Another Fatal Jet Ski Accident On Bass Lake

BASS LAKE¬† – Just five days after a tragic accident involving a personal water craft at Bass Lake claimed the life of a 13-year-old, another teen is dead, this time after hitting a boat with his jet ski. At about 11 p.m. last night, Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the north shore of Bass Lake, near the Pines Resort, for ...

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Jet Ski Operator Could Face Charges In Fatal Accident At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – After further investigation following the fatal accident at Bass Lake on Saturday, where a young teen was killed, Sheriff’s Investigators have determined that the two juveniles, as well as the boy’s father, were riding on an inflatable tube behind their pontoon boat when they were struck by the jet ski. No caution flag was raised or required ...

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Accident At Bass Lake Claims Life Of Teen

BASS LAKE – One juvenile was killed and another injured during a boating accident on Bass Lake this afternoon. At around 5:30 p.m., Cal Fire, Madera County Sheriff and Sierra Ambulance responded to the dock at Miller’s Landing after calls came in of an accident on the lake.

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