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Bobby Macaulay to Explore Possible run for Madera County Supervisor District 5 Currently Held by Tom Wheeler

OAKHURST – Bobby Macaulay is excited to announce he has received approval from the State of California to explore a run for Madera County District Five County Supervisor, the seat currently held by Tom Wheeler.  He has put together a team of local leaders to advise and help him make that decision. Supervisor Wheeler has said this will be his ...

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Sierra National Forest Plans to Initiate Winter/Spring Prescribed Burning in the Bass Lake Ranger District

North Fork, Calif., – Sierra National Forest (SNF) fire officials plan to implement their winter/spring prescribed burning program within the Bass Lake Ranger District (BLRD). The projects are on Bass Lake Recreation Sites, Carmen Pasture, Cedar Valley, Creek Fire Double-gate, Ferguson Fire, Greys Mountain, Sugar Pine, Sonny Meadows Timberloft, as well as; administrative sites at Batterson, Clearwater, Jerseydale, North Fork ...

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Supervisor Wheeler February Town Hall to Discuss Emergency Services

NORTH FORK – District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting via Zoom to discuss, Emergency Services, “what to expect in an emergency.” Joining supervisor Wheeler will be a host of Madera County Emergency Services Representatives including, Sheriff Pogue, Fire Chief Beery, Katrina Poitras from Red Cross and many others. Everybody should zoom in to learn and ...

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North Fork Rancheria Indian Housing Authority to build 26 new housing units for community

Picture of the North Fork Rancheria emblem/sign

The ‘North Fork LIHTC Homes #1’ Project is groundbreaking, in many ways.  NORTH FORK – The North Fork Rancheria Indian Housing Authority (NFRIHA) held a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, January 22, 2021 for a new $16.4 million affordable housing development on tribal lands in North Fork, CA. The project, called ‘North Fork LIHTC Homes #1’, will include 19 structures, made up ...

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Mountain Area Home Sales 2020

Submitted by Ed Bailey Realty  MADERA COUNTY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – A look at mountain area home Sales in 2020 compared with 2019, (including Oakhurst, Bass Lake, North Fork, Wawona, Yosemite West, Ahwahnee, Coarsegold, Raymond, O Neals, and Wishon)* 710 mountain area homes were sold in 2020, compared to 589 in 2019, an increase of 21 percent. The median price was ...

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North Fork Rancheria To Open State-of-the-Art Auto Repair Shop

NORTH FORK – During a time when the region has been impacted by the COVID 19 pandemic and devastating Creek Fire, a new business blossoms in the foothills of Madera County. In a continued effort to promote economic development for its tribal citizens and community, the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California (NFR or ‘Tribe’) is announcing plans ...

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Evacuation Warning for Creek Fire Burn Scar Areas Including Cascadel and Kinsman Flat

MADERA – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is issuing an evacuation warning for Road 225 between Cascadel Road, including the area within Sierra National Forest, due to an incoming storm with possible debris/mud flow concerns. The evacuation warning area includes Kinsman Flat Subdivision, Saginaw Creek Subdivision, and Cascadel Road at Cascadel Heights Drive (Cascadel Woods Subdivision). The National Weather Service ...

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Mono Winds Wreak Havoc Across Mountain Community

MADERA COUNTY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – Our mountain community was warned the Mono Winds would begin around 7 p.m. on Monday evening the 18th of January as PG&E planned PSPS in the areas that held the greatest risk. The night sky was clear, stars sparkled as the winds began to blow through the mountain slopes and canyons with a fierce rage ...

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Updated Acreage and Containment on the Manzanita Fire

NORTH FORK — The Manzanita Fire started early in the morning of Jan. 19, near Lake Drive and Road 222, in North Fork. The fire is currently at 45 percent containment and has charred 23 acres. While the Mono Winds raged, first responders were battling a blaze at the mill site near Road 225 and Douglas Ranger Station in North ...

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2020 Home Sales for Madera County Mountain Communities

Submitted by Ed Bailey Real Estate Calendar Year 2020: Home Sales Report on Some of our Mountain Communities: Bass Lake: During the 2020 calendar year, Real Estate Agents sold 62 Bass Lake homes, compared to 37 in the previous year. Median price was $570,000, compared to $525,000 in 2019, and prices ranged from $150,000 to $3,204,000. Average time on the ...

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