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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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Len Nielson Takes Loggers Jamboree Title

NORTH FORK – The 56th annual Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree drew over 2,000 people to the Rec Center in North Fork over the 4th of July weekend. The competition was fierce, with Len Nielson taking the title of Champion Logger, beating out the winner of the past two years, Nathan Hodges, by just one point. Spectators were treated to fast and ...

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North Fork Classic Car Show & Street Party

NORTH FORK – Hot August Night Classic Car Show and Street Party will be making downtown North Fork the place to be on Saturday, Aug. 8th from 5 to 8 p.m. Classic cars will line the street and make use of the parking areas from the Pizza Factory to The Studio at the other end of town with local clubs, ...

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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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