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History Mystery #85: Raymond Lumber Flume

Antique picture of truck driving under water flume.

By Don Grove We have had several folks visiting the Raymond Museum lately that have been interested in the lumber flumes in our area. This photograph is labeled “Lumber Flume on Madera Road to Yosemite.” We would love to know exactly where this flume crossed the road and exactly which road it is — and if anyone still has pieces ...

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Realtor: Area Home Prices Rise Average 43% Since 2010

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Real estate prices in and around eastern Madera County have continued their slow but steady climb over the past decade, according to Ed Bailey of Ed Bailey Realty in Oakhurst. Between 2010 and 2019, the overall gain in the median price of an area home rose 43 percent, Bailey reported this week. The price tag on properties ...

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Lee Murder Suspect Ruled Competent to Stand Trial

MADERA — The North Fork man charged with murder in the July 2019 shooting death of prominent Mono tribal elder Gaylen Lee has been found competent to stand trial. Criminal proceedings were temporarily suspended earlier this year (Jan. 17) for Robert Eugene Moye, 47, after his court-appointed attorney questioned his client’s mental health. “At this point, I have concerns about ...

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Update: North Fork CDC’s Annual Meeting Postponed

Picture of the North Fork Community Development Council sign.

NORTH FORK — The North Fork Community Development Council has decided to postpone its annual meeting, which had been scheduled for Monday, March 16. The decision to postpone the meeting was made late last week in light of the coronavirus outbreak, according to organization officials. No decision has been made yet as to when the meeting will be rescheduled. For ...

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Minarets Student Awarded FFA ‘Living to Serve’ Grant

By Luke Longatti, student journalist for Minarets Press O’NEALS — To help the community by improving the North Fork Recreation Center, Kate Hough applied for and received an FFA Living to Serve grant to aid in covering the costs. Living to Serve is a grant application for community service, environmental health, hunger, and other social and community services. Grants can ...

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SNF Offers Seedling Program to Mountain Residents

NORTH FORK – The Bass Lake Ranger District is set to begin its 2020 reforestation program. During the next two months, contract and Forest Service crews will be planting approximately 700 acres focusing on the areas of the 2014 French Fire. Approximately 200 to 320 seedlings per acre will be planted, totaling up to 175,000 seedlings on the district during ...

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Head Start Program Taking Applications for 2020-2021 School Year

MOUNTAIN AREA — The Madera/Mariposa Regional Head Start preschool program is currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. Mountain Head Start in North Fork offers a full day program of six hours. Oakhurst Head Start offers a 3.5 hour afternoon program. Head Start provides a free, comprehensive, high-quality preschool program designed to foster healthy development for income eligible children ...

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History Mystery #84: North Fork Lumber Mill Teepee Burner

Picture of a North Fork Lumber Mill teepee burner

By Don Grove This is a photograph of the teepee burner at the North Fork lumber mill. Sawdust and scraps of wood from the milling process were burned in the teepee burner. In the June 1951 newsletter of the Associated Lumber & Box Company sawmill — The American Eagle — the teepee burner and mill pond were operational. On what ...

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County Seeking Name for Future Regional Park at Manzanita Lake

NORTH FORK — On Friday (Feb. 21), Madera County took ownership of approximately 140 acres just north of Manzanita Lake. The heavily forested land, which had been owned by PG&E, will be developed into a regional park. “We are currently seeking suggestions on a name for the new park. If you have a good suggestion, email the name to: PIT@MaderaCounty.com,” ...

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North Fork Native Now International Cultural Activist

NORTH FORK — North Fork native Amy Inman (NFS class of 1993 and Sierra High class of 1997) has become an international mover and shaker. Amy moved to the picturesque Cinque Terre region in northwest Italy in 2003, married a local in 2009 and started her family in 2011. In her 17 years as an expat she has become an ...

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