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Willow Fire In North Fork Now At 140 Acres

NORTH FORK – A fast moving fire burning on the Sierra National Forest between North Fork and Bass Lake started today at about 2 p.m. Residents are lining Road 274 taking photos and video of the huge tower of smoke rising about the Willow Creek drainage. Road 274 between Old Central Camp Road and Central Camp Road is closed, along ...

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Indian Fair Days And Pow Wow Cancelled

NORTH FORK – The 45th anniversary of the Sierra Mono Museum’s Indian Fair Days and Pow Wow, one of the longest running Pow Wows in California, has been cancelled this year due to the Willow Fire burning near North Fork. The event was scheduled for this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 1 – 2 at the North Fork Recreation Center. ...

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North Fork Unplugged At The Library

Written by Crystal Pike – NORTH FORK – The North Fork Library hosts an “open mic” and “open arts” night twice a month on Saturday evenings, from 7 to 9 p.m. This event gives our local talent a time to shine and share with other community members. You can bring yourself, your words, music or art to display. We have ...

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Vegetation Fire Temporarily Closes Highway 41

O’NEALS – A vegetation fire closed a portion of Highway 41 this morning from Road 200 to just south of the Rocky Cut (north of the 22-Mile House). The fire was reported just before 9:30 a.m. burning along the highway near Road 406, finally consuming about 1.5 acres before forward progress was stopped at 9:53 a.m. All incoming resources not ...

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Living In Mountain Lion Country

By Kellie Flanagan – MOUNTAIN AREA – More than half of California is mountain lion habitat. Sometimes, more than others, we’re reminded of that. It happened this month, and wasn’t reported right away. Dan Fidler got a call stating that a mountain lion had killed livestock on Jose Basin Road in Fresno County in a nocturnal attack that left residents ...

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Tropical Storm Brings Wild Weather

MOUNTAIN AREA – Residents and visitors may soon see stormy skies, as a hazardous weather outlook and flash flood warning has been issued for the higher elevations of the southern Sierra Nevada, with the prospect of isolated thunderstorms continuing late Monday night and possibly through Tuesday. The National Weather Service reports from Hanford that moisture from tropical storm Dolores in ...

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Kerkhoff Fire Holds At 80 Acres

AUBERRY – Firefighters on the Kerkhoff Fire made good progress overnight, holding the blaze at 80 acres with 50 percent containment. The fire was reported just before 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, and is burning along Powerhouse Road north of Auberry on the east side of the San Joaquin River. The road closure at Road 222 and Road 200 ...

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Youth Boardgaming League At North Fork Library

Written by Crystal Pike NORTH FORK – Kids ages 6 to 18 are invited to the Youth Boardgaming League at the North Fork Library, every Tuesday from 3 to 5 p.m. This unique program was designed by the Youth Boardgaming League to offer fun and educational ways to learn critical thinking and communication skills in a safe and fun environment. ...

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Farewell Luncheon For JoAnn Griffin

NORTH FORK – JoAnn Griffin, a former teacher at North Fork School, is ready to give up her home of 50 years on Wild Rose Lane. She is moving to The Wyndham Retirement Home in Fresno, where she will be closer to to two of her four offspring. To give friends and former students a chance to say goodbye, family ...

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Car Catches Fire After Crash On Road 223

NORTH FORK – An early morning crash near North Fork on Friday sent a Wishon woman to the hospital after her car caught fire. Just before 5 a.m., Carolyn Pinion, 60, was westbound on Road 223 in the curves approaching Road 420 when, for unknown reasons, she traveled off the right side of the roadway and hit the embankment. Her ...

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