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The History Mystery #55

Who was Francis? A Lumberjack Mystery “Francis Junction” is on the Bass Lake Ranger District of the Sierra National Forest. But, who was Francis? And, how did that name get attached to that location? Help us solve this History Mystery! Francis Junction was the location where the main line of the Sugar Pine Lumber Company railroad met Line #4, about ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through July 30

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 24, to Sunday, July 30, 2017: Coarsegold theft On Monday, July 24 at 1:48 p.m. a deputy was dispatched to a call regarding a theft and vandalism. After several unsuccessful attempts to contact the reporting party by phone, the deputy met ...

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Remodel Nears Completion At Pines Resort Chalets

BASS LAKE — Changes are underway at The Pines Resort at Bass Lake as the popular Chalets are renovated with new kitchen floor plans and other upgrades that will allow the resort to reduce its impact on the environment while affording guests the best in accommodations and experience. The Chalet kitchens are getting a complete facelift, with all-new tile or ...

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EMC SPCA Seeks Volunteers Who Love Pets

Submitted by Sharon Fitzgerald — OAKHURST — The EMC SPCA would like to invite you to make a contribution to mountain area animals by volunteering to help with local projects. At this time we are establishing a larger foster program and will be holding meetings over the next couple of months to provide information about how to become a foster. ...

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Tour The Sierra Vista Scenic Byway’s Secret Vistas

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Everyone is invited to join in a tour of the best kept secret vistas of the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway. Participants will meet on Saturday, July 29, at 9 a.m. at The Pines parking lot at Bass Lake and carpool up to the Jackass Lake trail head. Retired USFS back country ranger Michael Olwyler will lead ...

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Plan Now For Safe Pet Evacuation In Case Of Fire

MOUNTAIN AREA — When fire leads to evacuation, you may have only minutes to react. Notified via text or phone call, or even by a knock on the door, at that moment, you’re expected to grab and go. Quick — where are your pets? What do they need? A little advance planning will reduce stress and increase your chance of ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through July 23

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 17, to Sunday, July 23, 2017: North Fork burglary On Monday, July 17 at 5:49 a.m. a burglary was reported in the 56000 block of Shinn Cabin Lane. During the investigation one female was taken into custody and booked at MCDOC. ...

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Bass Lake Lions Club Pancake Breakfast Weekend

BASS LAKE — Imagine enjoying the sweet taste of pancakes and syrup while a cool lake breeze blows gently by. If that sounds good to you, make a note on your calendar, as the Bass Lake Lions Club invites the community to join in a fundraising Pancake Breakfast. The delectable details of the event include a two-day stretch of batter-up: it ...

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Free And Reduced-Price Meals For School Year 2017-18

MADERA COUNTY — Bass Lake Joint Union Elementary, Chawanakee, Raymond-Knowles Union Elementary and Yosemite Unified School Districts announce their policy to serve nutritious meals every school day under the applicable National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and/or Afterschool Snack Programs. Effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals if the household ...

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Larry Langley’s Happy Camping: Jones Store And Gravity Gas

North Fork’s own Larry Langley takes us to a local landmark: Have you ever been to Jones Store? No? You’re missing out. It’s a great scenic 14-mile drive up into the mountains on the twisty but paved Beasore Road. Where’s Beasore Road? Above Bass Lake, just past the turnoff to The Pines Resort. This is a real old-time country store ...

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