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Prescribed Burn Planned for Sierra National Forest

Sierra National Forest continues with the winter/spring prescribed burning within the Bass Lake Ranger District. CLOVIS — The Sierra National Forest (SNF) will continue prescribed burning within the Bass Lake Ranger District, beginning Monday, March 14, as weather and air quality is optimal to start ignitions. These treatments will consist of understory burning. This includes removing fuels created during tree ...

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Wildfire Wednesday-Vital Documents-Part 5

This is the fifth in a series of articles SNO will be doing called “Wildfire Wednesday.” To begin, there will be 8 articles presenting “The 12 Step Guide to Help Plan in Advance for Evacuation.” This guide was put together by Katie Hepler and the members of the California Fire Support Group on Facebook. The California Fire Support Group is “intended ...

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Two Mountain Area Schools Win

North Fork Elementary and Rivergold Elementary win the Inaugural Madera County Battle of the Books. MADERA COUNTY – The Courageous Cougars from North Fork Elementary School won the first ever Battle of the Books 3rd-4th grade competition and the Golden Books from Rivergold Elementary was named champion for the 5th-6th grade competition. The inaugural event saw three schools, five teams, ...

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High School Seniors Direct & Produce “Our Town”

You are invited to see the play “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder the first two weekends in March – directed and produced by High School seniors Olivia Hagen and Grace Mierkey! OAKHURST – “Our Town” is a three-act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play tells the story of small-town life, much ...

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Winter Weather Advisory Issued for the Weekend

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – The National Weather Service, Hanford Office, has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for our communities beginning today through Sunday. The advisory began at 5:53 AM PST Fri Mar 4 2022, for the following Mountain Communities – Mariposa-Madera Lower Sierra-Fresno-Tulare Lower Sierra-South End of the Lower Sierra-San Joaquin River Canyon-Piute Walker Basin-Including the cities of Bass Lake, Coarsegold, Fish ...

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Petrushkin & Associates Earns Ameriprise Client Experience Award

OAKHURST – Petrushkin & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC has earned the 2021 Ameriprise Client Experience Award. Petrushkin & Associates was honored with this award because their ability to consistently deliver personalized, goal-based advice and exceptional client service. Award recipients earned an overall client satisfaction rating equal to or greater than 4.9 out of ...

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Battle of the Books Comes to Madera

North Fork Elementary will have a Team Competing at the Inaugural Event. Madera County’s elementary school students will battle it out during the first Madera County Battle of the Books.  This Saturday, students in grades 3-6 will answer questions based on a list of 20 books that each team is responsible to read.  There will be separate 3rd-4th grade and ...

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Madera County Board of Supervisors Provide Direction on SB1383

Madera, Calif. – At the Madera County Board of Supervisors meeting today, Supervisors gave direction to County staff regarding the implementation of state mandated organic waste collection services pursuant to SB1383. In September 2016, Governor Brown signed into law SB 1383 (Lara, Chapter 395, Statutes of 2016). SB 1383 establishes targets to achieve a 50 percent reduction in the level ...

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Wildfire Wednesday: Document Everything! – Part 4

This is the fourth in a series of articles SNO will be doing called “Wildfire Wednesday.” To begin, there will be 8 articles presenting “The 12 Step Guide to Help Plan in Advance for Evacuation.” This guide was put together by Katie Hepler and the members of the California Fire Support Group on Facebook. The California Fire Support Group is “intended ...

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History Mystery #108: The North Fork Recreation Center

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NORTH FORK — The North Fork Boosters owns and operates the North Fork Recreation Center, hosting community events and renting out to community organizations and private parties. Among the many events held at this venue is the Summer Youth Program that has been running for over 60 years. The Summer Youth Program is Monday-Friday from noon to 5 p.m. during ...

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