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SkyLife Lands On Road 221 For Medical Emergency

NORTH FORK – Emergency personnel responded to reports of bicyclist struck by a vehicle on Road 221 this morning near Bass Fork Minit Market. The call came in at 8:45 a.m., and upon arriving at scene, Cal Fire Engine 4255 and Madera County Station 11 firefighters found a man who had apparently suffered some sort of medical episode while riding ...

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Truck And Trailer Roll-Over Near Fine Gold Creek

NORTH FORK – A single-vehicle rollover on Road 200 blocked traffic for over two hours last night near the Fine Gold Creek bridge west of North Fork. Just after 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13, a Ford pickup pulling a trailer was traveling westbound on Road 200 just west of the bridge, at what was described by CHP as “an ...

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North Fork Women’s Club Chili Cook-Off

NORTH FORK – Ladies and gentlemen, prepare your taste buds for delight, as the North Fork Women’s Club (NFWC) invites the community to their annual Chili Cook-Off and Pie and Cake Bake off on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Bandit Town, formerly known as Old Town. Proceeds from the family-friendly event go toward scholarships for ...

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Public Meeting On Italian Bar Road Bridge Replacement

NORTH FORK  – Fresno County is hosting a public workshop to discuss the Italian Bar Road Bridge Replacement Project. The bridge connects Madera and Fresno Counties over the San Joaquin River just north of Redinger Lake. An Open House is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 22, at the North Fork Elementary School cafeteria, from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be ...

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Fall Festival At Putney Ranch Honors Firefighters

Written by Lisa Clark – NORTH FORK – Low drum roll in the distance — Friends, we have contacted the North Fork Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary and they have embraced this special Fall Festival day planned for Sunday, Nov. 1, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., at the former Putney Ranch Camp located off Road 274 in North Fork. This ...

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Just A Regular Day: Man Saves Family From Burning Wreck

MADERA COUNTY – It was just a regular Wednesday for Codee Cardoza and her young kids. They were driving back home from a doctor’s appointment, headed south on a little stretch of Highway 99 that’s under construction, around 3:15 in the afternoon. Baby Ethan, 2, was safely secured in his car seat, and Codee’s daughter Paiden, 9, was buckled up ...

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Accident On Road 632 Results In Major Injury

OAKHURST – A single vehicle accident in the early morning hours on Thursday, Oct. 8, sent two young men to the hospital, one with major injuries, while a third was reported to be uninjured. According to the CHP, at about 3:35 a.m. Coarsegold resident Dylan Anderson, 18, was driving a Toyota Tacoma westbound on Road 632 near Country Club Drive ...

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Thousands Run Half Marathon Around Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – Get ready for a busy weekend in the mountain area as thousands of runners take on the inaugural Yosemite Half Marathon around Bass Lake on Saturday, Oct. 10. from 7 – 10:30 a.m. The event is produced by Vacation Races, bringing enthusiastic athletes for a weekend full of running, dining, and exploring the gateway communities. 30% of ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Week Of September 28

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally during the week of Monday, Sept. 28 through Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. Coarsegold family disturbance On Monday, Sept. 28 at 2:21 a.m. deputies responded to the 4700 block of Veater Ranch Road for a report of a family disturbance. One of the subjects involved ...

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Cleaning Up Illegal Dump Sites On Public Land

MOUNTAIN AREA – You go for a walk in the forest hoping for a peaceful sojourn through tall trees, with picturesque pine-needle paths leading to a cedar-scented paradise where you contemplate the treasures of nature. Instead, you’re tripping over old tires, making your way through broken-down refrigerators, busted air conditioners, televisions, and “just about anything you can think of.” You’ve ...

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