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North Forkians Enjoy Kite Fest In Berkeley

Written & Photographed by Don Grove – We arrived at the Berkeley Marina on Saturday morning looking forward to spending time with old friends and learning about kites. These are not the ordinary paper kites you used to buy at the local variety store. These highly efficient kites can soar, dive, stop abruptly in mid-air, and then make a 90 ...

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Stories From The Aspen Fire – The Camp

HUNTINGTON LAKE – So what do you do when you have over 2,000 people, all working on a dangerous, complex and widely dispersed project, and you need centralized organization and coordination? You build a city, of course. The Incident Command Post (ICP) for the Aspen Fire is exactly that, a tiny city spread across what is generally the parking lot ...

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Update On The Aspen Fire – August 3

HUNTINGTON LAKE – The Aspen Fire has now burned 18,774 acres in the High Sierra District of the Sierra National Forest. There are a total of 2,004 personnel assigned to the fire, which is 55% contained. The date for complete containment is Aug. 10.

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Serving Seniors With A Paintbrush And A Smile

Two “teams” of volunteer teenagers from the Sierra Service Project have been here for the past two weeks painting our house. The Sierra Service Project is a Christian non-profit organization serving low-income residents in the area, and is supported by the Chukchansi and New Community United Methodist Church.

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Update On The Aspen Fire – August 1

EASTERN MADERA COUNTY – The Aspen Fire, burning on the Sierra National Forest – High Sierra Ranger District, has now grown to 16,204 acres and is 40% contained. Additional resources continue to arrive to assist in the fire suppression efforts, and there are now a total of 1,947 personnel assigned to the incident. The Forest Service says firefighter and public ...

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When Lightning Strikes

COARSEGOLD – “I could have lost my house. It was pretty damn scary.” Those are the words of Rebecca Jones, who experienced something most of us never will… we hope. On the evening of Monday, July 22, when a treacherous Sierra thunderstorm threw down enough bolts of lightning to start 15 fires in the area (including the still-burning Aspen fire), ...

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Hot Sunday Drive

EASTERN MADERA COUNTY – After nearly a week of smoky days, Bass Lake residents Kelly and L-Jay Fine decided to take a Sunday evening drive, tooling along the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway, to safely get a better view of the growing Aspen fire. “Our journey started before 9 p.m. as it was starting to get dark on that windy road,” ...

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Two Vehicle Accident On Revis, Woman Airlifted

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK – Two vehicles collided at the intersection of Revis Road and West Revis Circle on Wednesday, July 31, resulting in injuries to one driver. A teen driver and passenger were southbound on Revis Road at about 1 p.m. in a 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup. Carolyn Enlow, 72, of Ahwahnee had reportedly been visiting a friend on ...

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Hit & Run Driver Arrested For DUI

O’NEALS – A driver who was involved in a hit and run near the Chukchansi Casino was apprehended just south of Road 200 on Monday, July 29. The incident which involved CHP from both the Oakhurst and Madera units, began when a driver apparently sideswiped a Toyota Corolla near the intersection of Highway 41 and Lucky Lane.

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Aspen Fire Now Over 14,000 Acres

EASTERN MADERA COUNTY – As crews on the west side of the San Joaquin River continue to keep a sharp eye on the Aspen Fire, making sure it doesn’t jump the canyon, the fire has grown to 14,147 acres. There are now 1,792 personnel assigned to the fire, and road and campground closures remain in effect.

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