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Step Up For Mountain Heritage Days

OAKHURST — Plans for excitement are underway as the Sierra Historic Sites Association readies for celebrating the 20th annual Mountain Heritage Days on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16 – 17. Organizers say it’s going to be a blast. The festival-style event is held at Fresno Flats Historic Park for both days, with the parade on Saturday at 10 a.m. Newly-commissioned parade Grand Marshals Dr. John ...

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Indian Fair Days & Pow Wow Weekend

NORTH FORK – The nonprofit Sierra Mono Museum invites one and all to share in a celebration of heritage and culture at the 45th Annual Indian Fair Days & Pow Wow, held this year on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6 – 7, at Minarets High School. Pow wow attendees enjoy traditional music, competitive dancing, food and native craft vendors. Gates open at ...

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Crews On Scene Of Rose Fire In North Fork

NORTH FORK — Crews are at scene of a residential structure fire in North Fork. The first firefighters to arrive reported that one home was fully involved and approximately one-tenth of an acre of vegetation was burning. Sierra National Forest personnel were the first ones on scene and started digging a fireline with hand tools around the structure. The fire was first ...

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Reading For The Win At North Fork Library

By Sarah Lingenfelter — NORTH FORK — The 2016 North Fork Library Summer Reading Program concluded with four deserving grand prize readers. The theme this year emphasized athletics and achievement and the grand prizes reflected those objectives. From the children’s program, brothers Travis and Daniel Baker each won a brand new bicycle (photo above) for reading the most minutes throughout ...

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So You Think It Could Never Happen To You

NORTH FORK — Imagine driving home from a day of shopping and getting a text that says your house is on fire. That’s what happened to Leia Wentworth, 26, of North Fork, who was living with her father and daughter in the first house that went up in flames during the Fork Fire. The fire started just before 6 p.m. ...

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North Fork Celebrates The Library’s Sarah Lingenfelter

NORTH FORK — Anyone who has ever frequented the North Fork Library knows Sarah. And anyone who knows Sarah will want to be at the library this Friday at 3:30 p.m. to celebrate her contributions to the community and her upcoming wedding. “We want to give the community of North Fork the chance to celebrate Sarah and all she does ...

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Head Start Preschool Programs Accepting Applications

MOUNTAIN AREA — The North Fork and Oakhurst Head Start preschool programs are now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year. Head Start provides a free, high quality preschool program for income-eligible children and families. School will begin on Aug. 17, so call now to schedule an appointment to apply. For the 2016-17 program year, your child must turn three ...

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Meeting Tonight In Oakhurst On Austin Quarry

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Planning Commission voted 3-2 on July 19 to approve the conditional use permit for the Austin Quarry, a 671-acre site to include a hard-rock quarry and aggregate processing facility, planned for the southwest corner of Highways 41 and 145. Those opposed to the project have filed an appeal, and a public meeting is planned ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through July 31

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Sunday, July 24 to Sunday, July 31, 2016: Oakhurst robbery On Sunday, July 24 at 1:55 a.m. a report was taken for a robbery which occurred in the 50800 block of Road 632. Evidence was collected and two suspects were identified. This case is ...

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Give A Priceless Gift – Become A Hospice Volunteer

Written by Nicki Tempesta — MOUNTAIN AREA — Hinds Hospice is currently recruiting Patient Volunteers in the Coarsegold/Oakhurst and surrounding areas. The mission of Hinds Hospice is to uphold the dignity and ease the suffering of the terminally ill while supporting loved ones, and those who are grieving. At Hinds Hospice, we provide care in remote areas that are not ...

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