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It’s Rattlesnake Season; Here’s What You Need To Know

CALIFORNIA — As the warm weather returns, humans are not the only species coming out to enjoy the sun. Snakes, too, can be found basking in the sun’s rays. As KMPH reported on Friday, a 17-year-old girl remained at Valley Children’s Hospital after being bitten on the foot by a rattlesnake while hiking at Millerton Lake on Monday. Although most ...

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Growing Tomatoes in the Hot, Dry Sierra Foothills — Part One

By Bob Labozetta —  This is the first of a three-part series about growing tomatoes in the Sierra foothills. Parts two and three on tomato care will follow in the weeks to come. Tomatoes are adversely affected by temperature extremes. When temperatures stay over 90℉ during the day and the nights remain above 70℉, non-adapted tomato blooms often fail to ...

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In Memory Of Janice Elaine Starkey Collins

Janice Elaine Starkey Collins was born on June 14, 1941 in Fresno, California and went to be with our Lord Jesus on March 11, 2019. Janice was born to Orval and June Starkey. She had six siblings: Victor, Margaret, Arthur, Carol, Chet, and Gayle. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years Richard Collins, as well as sons ...

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Countdown To Relay: Sierra Mountain Communities for a Cure

By Therese Righter — O’NEALS — Are you ready? The countdown is on — just ten days until Relay for Life: Sierra Mountain Communities for a Cure begins! The entire community is invited to join in the celebrations as we memorialize those we have lost, honor those who are currently fighting and those who have won their battle with the ...

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North Fork 8th Grade Wins County Academic Challenge

MADERA COUNTY — The 2019 Madera County Academic Pentathlon culminated with the Super Quiz and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Mar. 16, naming Sherman Thomas STEM Academy this year’s seventh grade champion team and North Fork School the eighth grade champion team. More than 200 students participated in this five-event academic competition, held on March 8 and 16. Students competed in ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Mar. 17

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Mar. 11 to Sunday, Mar. 17, 2019. Coarsegold civil dispute On Monday, Mar. 11 at 8:04 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 46000 block of Road 417 in regards to a civil dispute involving a private security company and tribal members. ...

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It’s Spring And Here Comes The Rain Again

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service in Hanford says a Pacific storm system will move into and across the region Tuesday night, Mar. 19 through Thursday, Mar. 21. Brief high pressure will build over the area Friday, Mar. 22 before another weaker storm system moves across the region Saturday, Mar. 23. Super Full Moon Rises On First Day Of ...

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Phantom Of The Opera Concert At North Fork Town Hall

NORTH FORK – A very special performance of a Phantom of the Opera concert will be presented on Saturday, Mar. 30, at the North Fork Town Hall. This wonderful event is a fundraiser in support of North Fork’s own Public Coffee House (PCH). Doors open at 5 p.m. and guests will be served a dinner of their choice – spaghetti ...

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North Fork Rancheria Adopts Hazard Mitigation Plan

NORTH FORK – On Feb. 21, the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California officially adopted their Tribal Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan, approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The approval of this plan ensures that the North Fork Rancheria continues to be eligible for project grants under FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance programs, including Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, Pre-Disaster ...

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Public Is Invited To North Fork CDC Annual Meeting

NORTH FORK – Everyone is invited to attend the North Fork Community Development Council’s (NFCDC) annual meeting on Monday, Mar. 25, at the Rancheria Community Center beginning at 5:30 p.m. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with refreshments served by the North Fork Women’s Club. The agenda will include presentations on the NFCDC projects, Proposition 68 grants, the Mill Site ...

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