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Motorcycle Fatality on Road 222 East of Auberry Road

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NORTH FORK — On May 5, 2022, at approximately 11:40 a.m., the Merced Communications Center (MCC) broadcast a call of a traffic collision with a motorcycle down and an ambulance responding in the area of Road 222 and Road 221 (11-79). CHP Oakhurst Area Units responded to the scene. It was determined the true location of the collision was Road ...

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Supervisor Wheeler To Hold Public Safety Town Hall Tonight

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – Join District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler tonight, May 5th, 2022 for a Town Hall Meeting to discuss Public Safety in Madera County. The Town Hall Meeting will take place from 6pm to 8 pm via Zoom. Information to join is below. All are encouraged to join the Town Hall to receive important information and to engage in ...

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Madera County Public Works Seeks Proposals for Bike Path

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MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Public Works Department is soliciting proposals from qualified consultant firms to complete the final construction documents (plans, specifications, & estimate) and provide bidding support services and construction services for the construction of a bicycle and pedestrian path on Road 225 and Road 228 in North Fork. Proposals are due Wednesday, May 4, 2022, by 2 ...

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North Fork Rancheria to Build Emergency Services Substation

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NORTH FORK —  The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California in coordination with Madera County plans to hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, May 4, for a new 4,156 square foot emergency services building. The new facility will include fire station living quarters, a sheriff substation, and an EMS substation. The project is being funded by a U.S. ...

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Oakhurst Chamber Presents Candidates’ Forum on Monday

Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce offers the community an opportunity to meet candidates for district 5 supervisor, assessor, sheriff/coroner and superior court judge on Monday, May 2. The event takes place at the Oakhurst Community Center, 39800 Road 425b, Oakhurst. Doors open at 5:30 pm, and presentations begin at 6:00 pm. Rotary International District Governor Tim Madden will be the ...

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Bald Mountain Receives Donated Fire Engine

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AUBERRY — The Creek Fire of 2020 destroyed 856 structures while firefighters from across California deployed into Fresno County to assist with containment of the fire that burned from Sep. 4, to Dec. 24, 2020. As residents and business owners within our mountain communities continue to recover from the devastation caused by the fire, the Bald Mountain Fire Protection District ...

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Passover Celebrations in the Mountain Community

NORTH FORK—While Christians celebrate Easter this year on April 17, Jews will already have embarked on their celebration of Passover, called Pesach in Hebrew.  This holiday, whose traditions have been passed down from grandfather to father to son for generations, recounts the Exodus of Jews from Egyptian slavery. It has been called the Festival of Liberation and is one of ...

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Celebration of Life for Beverly Jean Bowlus

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Beverly Jean Bowlus November 5, 1938 – November 18, 2021 Beverly Jean Bowlus passed away on November 18, 2021, in Spanish Springs, Nevada, after a brief illness. She was 83. Beverly was born in Los Angeles, California to Flora Mae Smith and Lewis James Smith. While growing up in the Los Angeles area she enjoyed vacationing in Big Bear at ...

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Sierra National Forest to Offer Free Pine Seedlings

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BASS LAKE — The Bass Lake Ranger District is set to begin its 2022 reforestation program. During the next two months, contract crews will be replanting approximately 1200 acres, focusing on areas of the 2014 French fire and 2020 Creek fires. Approximately 200 to 260 seedlings per acre will be planted within the district — totaling up to 250,000 seedlings — ...

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Wildfire Wednesday: Final – Part 8

This is the eighth and final article in a series of articles SNO has been doing called “Wildfire Wednesday.”  “The 12 Step Guide to Help Plan in Advance for Evacuation.” This guide was put together by Katie Hepler and the members of the California Fire Support Group on Facebook. The California Fire Support Group is “intended to allow collaboration between those ...

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