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Grace Community Field Trip To Mariposa

Submitted by Don Grove –  NORTH FORK – Grace Community Church is offering field trips for the North Fork community, calling these trips “In Our Own Backyard,”with visits to Oakhurst, Mariposa and Madera. Please note prices and due dates, as we need to book in advance and plan for drivers. You may sign up as an individual, a couple or a ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through July 8

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 2 to Sunday, July 8, 2018. Oakhurst vehicle stop, warrants and suspended license On Monday, July 2 at 1:37 a.m. a vehicle stop on Highway 41 resulted in the arrest of a Coarsegold man for an outstanding warrant, as well as for ...

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Nate Hodges Takes Title Of Top Logger For The 10th Time

NORTH FORK – The summer heat didn’t dampen enthusiasm as the crowds turned out to enjoy the 59th annual Loggers Jamboree this weekend at the North Fork Rec Center. Nate Hodges captured the title of Top Logger for the 10th time, taking first place in five of the ten events in which he competed. Nate won the title four years ...

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Royalty Crowned At North Fork Loggers Jamboree

NORTH FORK – The 2018 Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree has a new royal court. After Saturday’s parade through North Fork, the community gathered at the Town Hall at 6 p.m. for a tri-tip dinner and the crowning of Little Logger and Little Princess. Loggers Jamboree royalty contestants earn top spot by selling the most tickets ahead of the weekend’s events. The ...

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Day Trip To Whisky Falls

We encourage you locals to get out and enjoy your backyard, the Sierra National Forest. One of our favorite day trips is a drive up to Whisky Falls, just less than an hour from North Fork. We recently made two trips up to the Falls. First was to take my cousin Bev from Kansas and the second some friends of ...

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Loggers Jamboree At North Fork Rec Center This Weekend

NORTH FORK – The annual Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree returns to the North Fork Rec Center this weekend, July 7 and 8. Sponsored by the North Fork Boosters, this is the 59th year for this much-anticipated event, paying tribute to the loggers of times past and those who are still keeping the tradition alive today. “Participants in the Jamboree help us ...

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Axe And You Shall Receive: Minarets Timber Team

O’NEALS — Great news out of Minarets High School and in North Fork, as Precision Axes of Mariposa is sponsoring a team of male and female athletes who will compete in timber as a varsity sport. Right now, they’re getting ready for the Loggers Jamboree. “It’s a reality!” says North Fork resident and Minarets parent Deborah Hough. “We are happy ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through July 1

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, June 25 to Sunday, July 1, 2018. Oakhurst narcotics via bike stop On Monday, June 25 at 1:20 a.m. a bicycle stop at the intersection of Highway 41 and Golden Oak Loop resulted in the arrest of a local woman for possession of ...

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The History Mystery #65

This month we are featuring not so much a Mystery as a celebration of the past from Christina McDonald. “As the Sierra Mono Museum embarks on a new phase in cultural preservation, let us remember the original ground breaking that took place in the 1970’s. Community members please identify the people in the groundbreaking photo. Let us see who you ...

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Over The Garden Fence: Tomato Pests

By Helen Willoughby-Peck (UC Master Gardener, Mariposa) It is a good idea to take a walk in your garden every day. It is good for you, but more importantly, it is good for your plants. Observing your plants on a regular basis can help control pests beginning to enjoy your tomatoes before you can. When caught early, pests are usually ...

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