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Student Speakers Address Wildfire Fuels

NORTH FORK – The Coarsegold Resource Conservation District (CRDC) held its annual Speak Off Competition on Thursday, Sept. 25, in North Fork. This year’s first place winner was Abigail Le Forge. Second place was taken by Maribeth Villanueva, and third by Grant Hall. All are students at Minarets High School.

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Hillside Baptist Annual Shoe Giveaway

NORTH FORK – Once again, the folks at Hillside Baptist Church are joyfully preparing for one of their favorite yearly events – the 6th Annual Shoe Giveaway on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. – noon. A pair of new shoes will be given free of charge to any student pre-kindergarten to 12th grade living in the North Fork, O’Neals ...

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The Best Way To Support Your Firefighters

NORTH FORK – With the stressful fire season we’ve had this year, everyone wants to support our firefighters. There’s one way to do it that would really make a difference – become part of the North Fork Volunteer Fire Department (NFVFD) Auxiliary. The NFVFD Auxiliary started in 2003 with 17 people who saw a need in the community to financially ...

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Bingo Night At North Fork Town Hall

NORTH FORK – The North Fork Boosters will be hosting Bingo on Saturday, Oct. 11, at the North Fork Town Hall. The Boosters would like to bring Bingo back on a regular basis, but it depends on the attendance they get for this first trial run. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the games starting at 6:00. The buy-in will ...

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Scenic Byway Open, Some Campgrounds Remain Closed

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – After the devastation of the French Fire along the Scenic Byway, the main roads have since been reopened to the public. Forest Road 81(Mammoth Pool/Minarets Road) is open, however some campgrounds in the area remain closed. Fish Creek, Rock Creek, Placer and Sweetwater campgrounds are closed. All campgrounds from Little Jackass and beyond are open. For ...

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Squirrel Cage Theatre Holds Auditions For Fall Show

NORTH FORK -Squirrel Cage Theatre Co. is holding a casting call for this year’s Fall Follies featuring the musical melodrama, “The Chips Are Down,” on Sunday, Sept. 21, from 2 to 3 p.m., and again on Monday, Sep. 22, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the North Fork Town Hall. There are singing and non-singing parts for three men and ...

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North Fork Festival And Grizzly Century Bike Ride

NORTH FORK – The town of North Fork comes alive with activity this Saturday, Oct. 4, with the Fall Festival and the return of the Grizzly Century Bike Ride along the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway and Bass Lake. It looks like near perfect weather for this weekend’s Grizzly. There was a refreshing rain over the weekend to settle the dust, ...

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North Fork Fire Held To Less Than 1/2 Acre

NORTH FORK – Fire crews were called out and quickly extinguished a fire in North Fork which began today at approximately 10:30 a.m., burning in vegetation near a private residence. No structures were damaged in the one-quarter to half-acre fire, and no injuries were reported. The fire was burning in grass and brush between Goodwin Lumber and the North Fork ...

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Firefighters Quickly Handle North Fork Blaze

NORTH FORK – Just before 9 p.m. this evening, firefighters responded to a report of a vegetation fire on Road 200 near Road 224 (Bonnie B). At first, it was hard to locate, with nothing showing from the roadway and no smell of smoke. But a huge plume soon showed itself, and crews wasted no time getting to work.

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The French Fire – What Comes Next?

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – When the Junction Fire broke out in the heart of the Oakhurst community, concerns over what was happening on the French Fire near North Fork fell by the wayside as everyone focused on this new and immediate threat. Now with the danger passed in Oakhurst and the approach of the fall hunting and camping season on ...

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