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Scouts Christmas Tree Sale Coming Soon to North Fork Library

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NORTH FORK – The North Fork Scout Fund’s annual Christmas Tree Sale will begin on Saturday, Dec. 5, at the North Fork Library parking lot. Fresh, locally-grown red fir (silver tip), in a variety of sizes through at least 16 ft., will be available. Tree sales will begin at 9 a.m. on Dec. 5 and continue daily until sold out.  ...

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Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties Burn Suspension Lifted

MARIPOSA – Effective Monday, November 23, 2020 at 8:00 am the burn suspension in Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties will be lifted. CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit Chief Mike van Loben Sels is formally cancelling the burn suspension and advises that those possessing current and valid residential burn permits can now resume burning on permissive burn days. Burn permits will be ...

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Madera County Fire Department Awarded Grant for New Emergency Response Equipment

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Fire Department was awarded a $74,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for new extrication equipment. Known as the “jaws of life,” first responders use these specialized tools to reach crash victims trapped inside a vehicle. So far this year, Madera County Fire has responded to 22 crashes in which extrication ...

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Free Legal Help Available for Creek Fire Disaster Survivors

SACRAMENTO – Nov 13, 2020 – Free help with disaster-related legal concerns is available to eligible wildfire survivors in Fresno, Los Angeles, Madera, Mendocino, Napa, San Bernardino, San Diego, Shasta, Siskiyou and Sonoma counties. These counties are covered in federal disaster DR-4569 for fires beginning Sept 4. This includes the Bobcat, Creek, El Dorado, Oak, Slater and Valley fires. The ...

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Celebration of Life for Jon R. Heckman

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Jon passed away on September 24th with his son by his side. Jon was born on May 12, 1960, in Fresno County to Robert Heckman and Edith Heckman (Simmoms.) Jon was a happy person that always left a good impression when he met someone. He was always willing to lend a helping hand, whether it be building a shelf, replacing ...

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Fundraiser for Kalel

AHWAHNEE  – Calling on all community members to come out Saturday Nov. 14 from 11 am to 4 pm (rain or shine) to support Kalel. 7-year-old Kalel has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  Duchenne is a rare fatal muscle wasting disease that currently does not have a cure, but we have been pursuing therapies that we think will preserve our son’s muscles ...

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Creek Fire Update

NORTH FORK – Nov 6, 2020 – Fire managers are bracing for a drastic weather change today and continuing through the weekend that will severely impact firefighting and suppression repair efforts. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the Sierra Nevadas, including the San Joaquin Valley, starting at noon today through 10 p.m. Sunday. Total snow ...

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Fatal Accident in North Fork

NORTH FORK – CHP is investigating a deadly D.U.I. crash in Madera County. At approximately 1:27 a.m. on Nov. 1, a fatal accident occurred on Road 200 just before Bonnie B Road in North Fork. Per Sgt. Ethan Jackson, 28-year-old Joshua Ghizouna was involved in a solo crash. When he stepped out of his vehicle, Ghizouna was hit and killed ...

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Creek Fire Fundraiser at Red Barn Coffee Co.

NORTH FORK – The North Fork Boosters, Red Barn Coffee Co. and Hot Shot Coffee Shack will be holding a fundraiser for the victims of the Creek Fire on Saturday Oct. 24. 2020 from 1 pm to sundown. Located at the Red Barn Coffee Co. in the heart of North Fork. (Pizza Factory and Post Office parking lot) The Red ...

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Creek Fire Has Eclipsed 350,000 Acres

A virtual public meeting will be held tonight at 7:00 PM on the Sierra National Forest Facebook page. North Fork – Oct. 19,2020 –  The Creek Fire which is the largest single fire incident in the state of California has now burned 350,331 acres with 61% containment and full containment not expected until late October. It has destroyed 856 structures ...

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