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Public Meeting On French Fire Plan

NORTH FORK – The public is invited to a meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bass Lake Ranger District Office in North Fork, to learn about and comment on the French Fire Recovery and Restoration Project. The Sierra National Forest began the 30 day scoping period for the project on Oct. 30, and invites ...

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Squirrel Cage Theatre Presents Fall Follies

NORTH FORK – The scene is the Blueberry Ranch in the high Sierra. Our villain tricks the wayward husband out of the deed to the ranch and turns it into a casino, forcing the lovely Lilac to sing to keep Aunt and Uncle Blueberry out of the poor house. Will a clever plan win back the ranch? All will be ...

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District Ranger Dave Martin To Retire

NORTH FORK – After 13 years as District Ranger on the Bass Lake District of the Sierra National Forest, Dave Martin has decided it’s time to move on to the next chapter. “After long and thoughtful conversations with my wife and personal deliberation over the last many months, I have made the decision to retire at the end of this ...

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Mountain Area Drive-Thru Flu Clinics

MADERA COUNTY – Get the shot, not the flu! Mountain area residents will be offered the opportunity to get their flu shots without even getting out of the car at two upcoming events. In Oakhurst, on Tuesday, Oct. 14, there will be a drive-thru clinic at the Mountain Christian Center, 40299 Highway 49 from noon to 3 p.m.

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Candidates Night In North Fork

NORTH FORK – The candidates running for District Attorney and Madera County Sheriff will be taking the stage tonight at the North Fork Town Hall to answer questions in their final forum before the election. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the 6:00 event which will be moderated by District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler. Candidates for Sheriff are Michael Salvador, ...

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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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