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Mountain Meadows Wildflower Tour On Scenic Byway

NORTH FORK – Don’t miss this opportunity to spend a day on the beautiful Sierra Vista Scenic Byway and learn from an expert on the “Wildflowers of Mountain Meadows” tour. On Saturday, July 11, Sierra National Forest Botanist Joanna Clines, will lead a driving tour along the Byway starting at 9 a.m. and returning to North Fork by 3 or ...

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Crane Valley Hotshots Tend To A Little Fawn

HUNTINGTON LAKE – Allowing readers a rare glimpse into the softer side of firefighting, Tami Rold-Sanchez shared photographs her Hotshot husband Rafael Sanchez took today of some fellow Crane Valley Hotshots caring for a young fawn separated from its mother. Based out of North Fork, the Crane Valley Hotshots are staying busy this week fighting lightning fires up at Huntington ...

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Loggers Jamboree Heats Up North Fork This Weekend

NORTH FORK – The 56th Annual Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree brings hot competition to the North Fork Rec Center this Saturday and Sunday, July 4 & 5. Gates open at 8 a.m. on Saturday, with the Pro-Am competition starting at 10 a.m., followed by the Junior Ax Throw, the Jason Taylor Ax Throw and then the Horseshoe Tournament at noon. The ...

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Fire Captain Credits Defensible Space With Saving Home

NORTH FORK – When the fire came racing toward their house, destroying everything in its path, the family grabbed what they could, loaded their pets and raced down the driveway ahead of the flames. They watched from a distance as it flashed through their property, trees torching out ahead of the wall of fire. Days later when they returned to ...

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Local Author’s Bilingual Picture Book Wins 1st Place

Virginia Walton Pilegard, of Wishon, accepted the prestigious Latino Literacy award for Best Educational Children’s Picture Book– Bilingual, at the ILBA Awards Ceremony in San Francisco on June 27. Grandfather Ratoncito Pérez and the Apprentice Tooth Fairy is illustrated by Fiona Hodgetts, Wolverhampton, England, and translated by Maria Cassandra Nah Ayuso, Fresno. Pilegard’s winning entry spins a tale of the ...

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Assessing The Damage On Recent Fires

EASTERN MADERA COUNTY – A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team for the Sky and Corrine Fire is working to complete its assessment and recommendations to lessen immediate hazards to public resources from the effects of the fire. The team is led by geologist Alan Gallegos from the Sierra National Forest. The BAER team is made up of specialists from ...

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Corrine Fire Update Wednesday 8PM

NORTH FORK – The 920-acre Corrine Fire, that started just after 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, is now 98 percent contained. Fire equipment and personnel continue to work in the area, doing mop-up, and ensuring that the fire is dead out. Residents are reminded to use caution when driving through the area.

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Sky Fire Update Wednesday 11AM

OAKHURST – The Sky Fire, burning north of Oakhurst, is now 95 percent contained at 500 acres. Sky Ranch Road remains closed, as the fire area is still a dangerous place due to snags, active fire, and fire personnel working and equipment traveling along the road.

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Update On The Corrine Fire Tuesday 9AM

NORTH FORK – Residents of North Fork are resting a bit easier as the 920-acre Corrine Fire reaches 90 percent containment. Personnel assigned to the fire has been reduced to 546, with 30 engines, 16 fire crews, 7 water tenders and 5 dozers. All air resources have been released and made available for other incidents.

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Everything Burned But The House

NORTH FORK – A family who had no doubt that they had lost everything to the flames during the first night of the Corrine Fire were shocked and thrilled to discover that their homes were still standing. “We watched the fire coming over the hill and surrounding our house, and I just knew it was all up in smoke,” says ...

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