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Murder Suspect Vehicle Last Seen Near North Fork

FRESNO – Homicide detectives with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public’s help to try and find a vehicle tied to a murder that occurred between 1:00 am – 2:00 am on April 13th, 2021. Detectives obtained a photo of a white Chevy Tahoe, with black door handles and 22 inch rims. It was last seen in the ...

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Burn Day Restrictions

Burn Day Restrictions Effective May 1st for Madera and Mariposa Counties  Mariposa – Effective Saturday, May 1, at 8:00 AM, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit suspended all burning below the 2,000-foot elevation in Madera and Mariposa County. Burning is allowed above the 2,000- foot elevation with valid permits only. Burn Permits can be ...

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Wildfire Preparedness Week

CAL FIRE Urges Personal Responsibility in Protecting Against Wildfire – Do Your Part to Protect Your Community – Create Defensible Space and Harden Your Home “Wildfire Preparedness Week” is May 2-8” Sacramento – Being proactive and prepared for wildfire is crucial to making our communities more resilient to the impacts of wildfire. You can dramatically increase your safety and the ...

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Individual Effort is Community Benefit

Submitted by Michael Olwyler, North Fork History Group NORTH FORK – The interpretive sign project at the former North Fork lumber mill has been completed! Boulders were moved into place to enhance the overlook where three signs describe the 50-year history of the North Fork mill and the prosperity it brought to the community. Related Story: Interpretive Signs Installed at ...

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History Mystery #97

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History Mystery #97, Chinchilla Ranches and Mystery Signs in the Madera County Mountain Communities Prepared by Andy Brooks, Raymond Museum volunteer The Chinchilla ranch industry, though short lived by most history standards, had a favorable economic impact on the Madera County mountain area communities. How many ranches were there? What other businesses were created from the Chinchilla ranch industry? Who ...

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Event to Benefit Small Business

MADERA COUNTY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler and the Madera County Mountain Community Chambers will be sponsoring and event to assist local small business owners who have been effected by COVID-19. Join Supervisor Wheeler and the Small Business Administration (SBA) via zoom on Thursday March 25th, 2021 at noon to learn more about SBA programs to assist ...

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PG&E Customer Advisory

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With Billing and Payment Scams on the Rise During the Pandemic, PG&E Reminds Customers What They Can Do to Protect Themselves SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — With utility scams on the rise during the current pandemic, it is more important than ever for customers to be vigilant and to know what steps to take to prevent themselves or their families from ...

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Rotary Pizza Factory Fundraiser

Treat yourself, family and friends to dinner at the Oakhurst, Mariposa or North Fork Pizza Factory locations March 19th & 20th from 4pm to close.  Rotary District 5220, Area 9 clubs, Oakhurst Sierra, Oakhurst Sunrise and Mariposa Yosemite have partnered with local Pizza Factory locations for a fundraiser to benefit our local communities and global disaster relief. Oakhurst, Mariposa and ...

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COVID Contributions by the North Fork Rancheria to Minarets

Submitted by Trever Jobinger, Student Journalist for Minarets Press Minarets High School can’t say thank you enough for the generous grant donated by the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians. Almost exactly a year after the closure of Minarets due to COVID, Minarets students are hoping to return to campus to finish out the school year. It will not be ...

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Interpretive Signs Installed at Old North Fork Mill

Submitted by Michael Olwyler, North Fork History Group NORTH FORK – You can make the old North Fork Lumber Mill come back to life by using your imagination! Last month, three new educational interpretive signs were erected at the North Fork Community Development Council (NFCDC) property that was once the North Fork Lumber mill site. The main theme of the ...

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