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Mark Reed Wants Your Vote for District 5 Supervisor

OAKHURST–Mark Reed, candidate for District 5 Madera County Supervisor, says his ties go back five decades in Madera County. He, his wife Nina, his three children and his eleven grandchildren all currently live in Oakhurst. He feels a real connection with the area and is committed to serve its citizens. He owns properties in four California counties, including Madera County, ...

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Cancelled – Madera County Sheriff’s Office Issues Alert on Potential Public Safety Power Shutoff

Mountain Communities – Update 10/10/21 10:00am- PG&E has notified the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services that Madera County has been removed from the potential Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event. Power in the areas of North Fork, Bass Lake and Central Camp will not be de-energized as anticipated. Weather conditions will continue to be monitored. Updated information will ...

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Sierra Art Trails to Return for Two Weekends in October

OAKHURST — The iconic Sierra Art Trails, arguably the largest art event in Madera and Mariposa counties, took a hit in 2020 when virtually all scheduled events had to be canceled due to the pandemic. But this year Sierra Art Trails is back, bigger than ever in terms of opportunities to view and purchase the artwork of our talented, multifaceted ...

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Rosh Hashanah Services in North Fork

  Siderman Family Camp and Conference Center in North Fork welcomes all to its traditional Jewish Rosh HaShanah services starting the evening of Monday, September 6 at 6:45 pm, led by Rabbi Shlomo Menkes. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to SidermanCamp@gmail.com or text to 310/403-1821. The High Holy Days of Rosh haShanah and Yom Kippur contain powerful observances ...

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History Mystery #102: Going to the Movies in North Fork

Image of the North Fork Movie Theater.

Submitted by Don Grove The old Ponderosa Minarets movie theater on North Fork’s Main Street has been sitting idle for many years. This month’s History Mystery is about the memories of those who attended the theater. Please share your memories as comments here or as an email to NorthForkHistoryGroup@gmail.com. We are also interested in knowing where you parked if you ...

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Soccer Teams Forming Now for Upcoming Season

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Many of you have registered for soccer, but teams are starting to form and you need to make sure you are on a team with your classmates. Make sure you upload the birth certificate and picture. Clinic-style soccer for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old and regulation modified soccer for 6 thru 11-year-old, with all-girl and all-boy teams. There ...

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Ponderosa Seeks Local Picture for 2022 Directory

Image of trees with sunlight shining through.

MADERA COUNTY — Ponderosa, a family owned and operated technology provider, is searching for the perfect image to grace their 2022 directory cover. The telecommunications company is on the hunt for pictures that reflect current rural life in the Sierra foothills and mountains. Your image could be in thousands of homes and businesses served by Ponderosa, and online at www.ponderosadirectory.com. The ...

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Yard Sale & Swap Meet Fundraiser

This community event is a fundraiser for the Friends of the North Fork Library. We invite the community to sell their yard sale items or wares for only $20 per spot. The Friends will be conducting a raffle and selling various items to support the library. Live music will include the Kammanawannaplaya Ukulele Club of Oakhurst (9:00-10:30am)and the North Fork ...

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District Issues Health Caution Due to Gusty Winds and Continuing Wildfires

Mountain Communities – Smoke impacts from wildfires in northern California and in Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties will continue as winds bring smoke into the San Joaquin Valley. The health caution will remain in effect for San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Kern Counties until the fires are extinguished or until smoke is no longer affecting the Valley. ...

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