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Minarets Filmmakers Learn History From Those Who Served

Written by Daniel Ching O’NEALS — The time has come to celebrate our veterans once again. This year Minarets High School will be hosting the 2nd Annual Veterans Day Dinner in the Minarets Gym. Last year was extremely successful in honoring our veterans and bringing the amazing stories of our veterans to life by having students interview the veterans on ...

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Neighborhood Volunteers Target Roadsides This Weekend

Miller’s Landing donates grand prize EASTERN MADERA COUNTY – Volunteers with Keep Our Mountains Beautiful (KOMB) will be rolling up their collective sleeves at Roadside Litter Cleanup day on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 8 a.m. until noon. If you choose to participate as well, every time you fill and return a trash bag, you’ll be awarded a ticket for the ...

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North Fork Cell Tower Update

NORTH FORK – Ever since the Madera County Board of Supervisors approved the conditional use permit to allow the construction of a cell phone tower near Cascadel Woods, North Fork residents have been anxiously awaiting news of a groundbreaking. After repeated attempts to get a response from Verizon or Complete Wireless (the contractor slated to build the tower), we have ...

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'Acorn Fire' Near North Fork Burns 7 Acres

NORTH FORK – Folks on their way into North Fork on Road 200 this afternoon were witness to a large plume of smoke and quite the airshow. The “Acorn Fire” was called in at 1:14 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, and engines from the Rancheria and Sierra National Forest in North Fork were on the scene in minutes.

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'Name That Road' Contest At The North Fork Mill Site

NORTH FORK – The North Fork Community Development Council (CDC), the community nonprofit that owns the Mill Site, is holding a contest to name two roads within the site. The roads to be named are: -The one running in front of the new North Fork Fire Station. -The cul-de-sac between the fire station and the Tribe’s soon-to-be-built Temporary Assistance for ...

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Additional Flu Shot Clinic Added To Mountain Area Schedule

Get The Flu Shot, Not The Flu The Madera County Public Health Department is offering Flu Vaccinations at various clinic sites throughout the county. With budget cuts affecting everything, there was only one clinic scheduled in the mountain area. But there has been an additional drive-through flu clinic added to the schedule in North Fork on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from ...

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North Fork Library Hosts Local Author

Carol Wolf will read from ‘Summoning‘ NORTH FORK – Local author and playwright Carol Wolf is offering a night of storytelling and creativity on Thursday, Sept. 27, at the North Fork Library. Wolf will read from her newly published first novel, Summoning (Night Shade Books), which she calls “a fast-moving adventure full of surprises and delights.” The novel’s strong female ...

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Repeat Performance For Walker Grade Fire

NORTH FORK – Lightning may not strike twice, and neither of the fires on Walker Grade this week was lightning-caused, but they did ignite within just a few feet of one another on subsequent days. On Tuesday, Sept. 18, crews responded to a fire on Road 200’s Walker Grade, in the same area of a small spot fire they had ...

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Local Fires Update – Longo & Walker Grade

Two fires in as many days have kept local fire crews hopping. Luckily, both were restricted to burning only in vegetated areas. No structures were threatened by the blazes. The “Longo Fire” was called in at 1:59 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16. It consumed 1.6 acres on Road 415 at Longo Road near Coarsegold. Resources were dispatched from Raymond, Ahwahnee, ...

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Take A Chance, Make A Difference

SierraNewsOnline is all about celebrating people who are up to something. In their jobs, in their communities and in their lives. Amanda DeMasters is one of those people, and we want to celebrate her! Amanda took the very huge and very scary step of writing about her disease, Interstitial Cystitis (IC), and putting it out there for everyone to see. ...

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