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PG&E, National Weather Service Monitoring Storm Conditions for Sierra

Ponderosa trees covered in snow

OAKHURST – Winter weather is making its way toward California and Eastern Madera County. Mountain community residents are urged to prepare for possible power outages and travel delays. In a press release dated November 17th, PG&E announced they are “monitoring a mid-week potentially strong offshore wind event” that “could prompt a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) for customers in Sierra ...

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Western Movie Filming at Bandit Town

NORTH FORK — Bandit Town has been scene of movie productions in the past, and that trend continues with a new feature — “Above Snakes” –currently filming at the picturesque location. The film’s director, Tyler Smith, comes from the famed local production company “Tremendum” — which produced the thriller “The Gallows” and the just released “Gallows 2.” This time Smith ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through November 4, 2019

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MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office reports taken locally from Tuesday, October 29, to Monday, November 9, 2019. Oakhurst Possible Fraud On Tuesday, October 29, at 1:03 p.m., a cadet was dispatched to Liberty Drive in Oakhurst regarding a possible fraud. Recommend case to be closed due to a lack of leads. Coarsegold Theft ...

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North Fork Scout Troop 357 Holding Recruitment Night Thursday

Scouts at Camporee 2019

NORTH FORK — North Fork Boy Scout Troop 357, along with Cub Pack 357, will be holding a recruitment evening at the Scout Building in North Fork (near the North School bus barns) on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. In addition to weekly meetings, scouts of Troop 357 participate in once-a month-weekend activities. Weekend activities include camping at Morro ...

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MCSO Confirms Fatality at Early Morning Blaze in North Fork

NORTH FORK — A fire that started in the pre-dawn hours Saturday morning in a North Fork mobile home has claimed a life, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. “I can confirm that a deceased individual was discovered at the burned residence,” said MCSO spokesperson Kayla Serratto. “Detectives were called out to the scene. Identification and official cause of ...

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Pre-Dawn Blaze Guts Mobile Home in North Fork

NORTH FORK — A fire that started in the pre-dawn hours Saturday morning gutted a mobile home on Willow Creek Drive behind the North Fork Christian Center — and also sparked a power outage for about 1,000 local PG&E customers as far away as O’Neals. There were no initial reports of injuries but several neighbors at the fire scene said ...

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Trunk-Or-Treat Coming to the North Fork Post Office

North Fork Post Office parking lot during Trunk-Or-Treat

Come to Trunk-Or-Treat tomorrow! Time: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Where: Post Office parking lot in North Fork When: Thursday, Oct. 31 Decorate your vehicle early! Fun for Kids! Parking lot roped off for safety! North Fork fire truck will be there! This is the traditional North Fork Trunk-or-Treat. At this location for many years! Lots of room for parked cars & ...

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Continuance Granted for NF Man Charged in Lee Homicide

MADERA — The 47-year-old North Fork man charged with homicide in the death of prominent Mono tribal elder Gaylen Lee made another appearance in Madera County Superior Court on Tuesday (Oct. 30) morning. Robert Eugene Moye Jr. appeared this morning before visiting Judge Josh M. Fredricks in Department 22. Handcuffed and shackled, Moye was dressed in a yellow and white ...

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PSPS Day 3: Power Restored in 70 Percent of County

MOUNTAIN AREA — With PG&E’s power outage extending into Day 3 in parts of eastern Madera County Tuesday afternoon, many of the more than 3,000 residents still without electricity were hunkering down for another cold, dark night. Most of the communities still without power were located in and around North Fork and Bass Lake. As of Tuesday afternoon, the latest ...

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Power Outage Ends in Parts of Oakhurst, Enters Day 2 in North Fork

MOUNTAIN AREA — With power slowly returning to parts of eastern Madera County, including sections of Oakhurst and Yosemite Lakes Park, area residents remained confused as to whether another Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) may occur Tuesday — with high winds predicted and PG&E warning it may have to pull the plug again. Meanwhile, areas hit by high winds Sunday ...

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