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First Winter Ascent Of Mt. Whitney Featured At Scenic Byway Meeting

NORTH FORK — The public is invited to attend a presentation by well-known wildlife biologist Phil Bartholomew on Wednesday, Apr. 19, at the North Fork School. The presentation will be part of the annual Sierra Vista Scenic Byway meeting. In 1928, Orland Bartholomew made a 300-mile trek in mid-winter from Yosemite to Mount Whitney, which included the first winter ascent ...

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County Staff Explore Vision For The Future At Annual Workshop

BASS LAKE — Last week, the County of Madera hosted its two-day Management Workshop in Bass Lake, Calif., which was titled, “United into the Future.” The annual workshop, held this year on Apr. 5 and 6, gives County staff a chance to share the challenges and successes of the past year, and plan the way forward in providing better service ...

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Internet Issues For Some Sierra Tel Customers

OAKHURST — Sierra Tel is offering up pizza and cookies as part of their customer service plan today, after more than 30 hours of interrupted internet for some customers. Many residents began to experience technical problems with internet connections on Monday morning, Apr. 10, and the number of people having difficulties grew throughout the day. “We are currently experiencing an issue that could ...

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Bass Lake School District Seeks Community Input On New Superintendent

OAKHURST — The Bass Lake Joint Union Elementary School District Board of Trustees has selected Leadership Associates’ executive search advisor Sally Frazier, assisted by Juan Garza, to conduct the recruitment and comprehensive search process for the selection of the next district superintendent. In March, current Superintendent Glenn Reid announced his retirement, effective in August of 2017. Community input will be ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Apr. 9

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Apr. 3 to Sunday, Apr. 9, 2017: Oakhurst theft On Monday, Apr. 3 at 12:07 p.m., a deputy at the Oakhurst substation was dispatched to speak to a reporting party concerning a petty theft, said to have taken place on the 47000 Block of Road 620. ...

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HOW Dinner Honors Jordan Borrayo

BASS LAKE — The local chapter of the nonprofit organization Helping One Woman (HOW) will meet on Wednesday, Apr. 19, at The Pines Resort in support of Jordan Borrayo. Jordan will be 14 in June. Her family has lived through tragedy in the last few years, according to HOW organizers. On March, 10, Jordan’s sister Jenna, 16, was found deceased in her car, submerged in a pond ...

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Volunteers Needed For Miami Mountain Fire Lookout

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Volunteers are now being recruited for the season to serve as fire lookouts on Miami Mountain. Miami Lookout is a lookout tower located just east of Nippinawasee and is staffed throughout the fire season by Forest Service Volunteers. The tower is a great asset to our mountain community because it is located in a prime location ...

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Time Running Out For Free Disposal Of Tree Slash

NORTH FORK —  Residents who would like to take advantage of the Air Curtain Burner located at the Old Mill Site to dispose of woody slash materials are encouraged to do it sooner than later. Cal Fire will be suspending the acceptance of material on Saturday, Apr. 29. The Air Curtain Burners are available to help residents dispose of unwanted ...

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Adopt A Ponderosa Pine Seedling From Sierra NF

NORTH FORK  – The Bass Lake Ranger District is set to begin the 2017 reforestation program, and will have seedlings for you to adopt. During the next two months, contract and Forest Service crews will be planting approximately 235 acres with up to 70,000 seedlings addressing areas impacted by the 2014 French and Courtney Fires. Approximately 250 to 350 seedlings ...

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Firewood Permits Now Available On Sierra National Forest

CLOVIS – The Sierra National Forest (SNF) is now selling Personal Use Wood Cutting Permits for the Apr. 1 through Nov. 30 period. Forest Service offices in North Fork, Prather and Clovis began selling permits on Monday, Apr. 3. All permits will be valid only for the Sierra National Forest lands and do not include private property. The forest will ...

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