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Two Fires Burning Near North Fork

NORTH FORK – The fierce lightning storm that hammered the area last night sparked two fires when trees were struck by lightning on Peckinpah Mountain. The Cascadel Fire has been contained at two acres, burning in conifer and brush. Crew 195 from Minarets Workstation has the blaze under control, and is in the process of mop-up. The Whiskey Fire, in ...

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Town Hall Meeting With Tom McClintock

NORTH FORK – Congressman Tom McClintock will be the speaker at a Town Hall style meeting sponsored by the North Fork Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the North Fork Rancheria Community Center from 2 to 3 p.m. Issues of concern that the congressman will be addressing include the yellow-legged frog and Yosemite toad, proper management of the ...

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Free Watercolor Techniques Classes

NORTH FORK – Phyllis Overstreet will present a free demonstration of the techniques of watercolor painting on Sunday, Aug. 18, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Greater North Fork Gallery at the old mill site. Overstreet is a North Fork artist who paints a variety of subject matter including landscapes, still life and florals. She paints both local scenes ...

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42nd Annual Indian Fair Days and Pow Wow

NORTH FORK- The 42nd Annual Indian Fair Days and Pow Wow took place last weekend in North Fork, with over 1,000 people coming out for the celebration. Always held the first weekend in August, this two day event features Native American dance competition, food vendors, hand crafted Native American arts, and demonstrations of traditional dances and games. Here are some ...

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Update On The North Fork Cell Tower

NORTH FORK – An update has come in from Verizon Wireless concerning the cell tower at Cascadel Woods just above North Fork. While we were told on July 26 that the tower was still being “dialed in,” Verizon has corrected that information, and we are now being told that the cell site “was placed into service on July 25 with ...

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North Forkians Enjoy Kite Fest In Berkeley

Written & Photographed by Don Grove – We arrived at the Berkeley Marina on Saturday morning looking forward to spending time with old friends and learning about kites. These are not the ordinary paper kites you used to buy at the local variety store. These highly efficient kites can soar, dive, stop abruptly in mid-air, and then make a 90 ...

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Reading Was So Delicious At North Fork Library

NORTH FORK – Avid summer readers who participated in the North Fork Library’s Summer Reading program gathered at the library on Wednesday, July 24, to receive recognition for their achievements over the past six weeks. The theme for the 2013 Summer Reading Program was “Reading Is So Delicious,” and 66 kids participated in North Fork.

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Helicopters To Stage At Old Mill Site

NORTH FORK – Residents in the area will be hearing the sounds of helicopters taking off and landing at the Old Mill Site over the next few weeks. The Community Development Council (CDC) has entered into an agreement with the US Forest service to allow them to use the property for staging helicopters for use on the Aspen Fire burning ...

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Can You Hear Me Now? North Fork Cell Tower Online!

NORTH FORK – Over a year from the time the Madera County Board of Supervisors approved the conditional use permit for a Verizon Cell Tower in North Fork, residents can finally phone home. Verizon customers all over North Fork are reveling in the fact that can now make a cell phone call from La Cabana or Slim’s Koffee Shak in ...

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Mustangs Youth Football Registration

COARSEGOLD – Time to round up the Mustangs, as Minarets Youth Football program sign-ups are scheduled for Saturday, July 27 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Hillside Supermarket. Hillside is located at 28420 Yosemite Springs Pkwy. Minarets Youth Football is a mountain area league that serves kids from age 8 through 8th grade and includes students from all school ...

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