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Madera County Fire Department to Receive Jaws of Life

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Fire Department is the recipient of a $70,000 grant to purchase new extrication equipment referred to as “the jaws of life.” The grant funding was provided through the California Office of Traffic Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Madera County Fire Department Assistant Chief Matthew Watson stated that “This new equipment will ...

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Board of Supervisors Meets in Oakhurst Tues., Jan. 4

If you’ve wanted to watch your county government in action or perhaps speak your mind on an issue that concerns you but aren’t able to travel to Madera to do it, here’s your chance, Mountain Folk. The Board of Supervisors will meet in Oakhurst on Tuesday, January 4, beginning at 2 pm for the closed session and 3 pm for ...

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A Winner for Local History

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NORTH FORK — Recently, Chel Stith accepted a beautiful painting which she won in a drawing at the North Fork Christmas Bazaar on Dec. 12, 2021. The painting of the Ross Cabin located on the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway, Sierra National Forest, was painted by Mary Beth Harrison, and given to the North Fork History Group to raise funds for ...

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Storm Watch in the Mountains

We will continue to update conditions throughout the storm – stay safe! Traffic Hazard Alert | Traffic Hazard Road 222 and Road 274 in Bass Lake.  Multiple vehicles stuck in the snow. Google Map Traffic Hazard Alert | Traffic Hazard Highway 49 and Marshall Road (Mariposa County). Google Map Motor Vehicle Accident Alert | Motor vehicle accident Highway 41 and ...

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Choes Form New Partnership with Gold Stars Behavior Therapy

BASS LAKE — On May 5, 2021, Mark Choe and Shahnaz Sodager Choe forged a life partnership with their wedding at Bass Lake’s Pines Resort, which Choe manages. Now they have created an additional partnership, Gold Stars Behavior Therapy, with a mission to teach confidence-building skills to children dealing with autism and their support parents. Shahnaz Choe heads the therapy ...

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Visions of Self Women’s Art Exhibit Opens for Entries

OAKHURST–The second annual Visions of Self juried Women’s art show of the “Women’s Voices, Women’s Vision” group of Yosemite Sierra Artists, is accepting entries now through January 31, 2022. The show is open to all artists who identify as female, and work in all media is eligible. Entries can include self-portraits or work depicting environment, emotions or state of being. ...

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Winter Storms Lining Up for Christmas

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It’s the week before Christmas and some of you have been dreaming of a white Christmas, right? Looking back a couple of weeks, I mentioned that a white Christmas might be a possibility in an article I wrote. I can now say with a lot more certainty that you might get your wish. However, in my truest “hope for the ...

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Dream It, Be It Conference

Oakhurst – It’s that time of year again for the popular Dream It – Be It Conference for girls 8th through 12th grade that live in the mountain area. This will be Soroptimist International of the Sierras 7th year in making the program available to girls who live in Oakhurst, Coarsegold, North Fork, and Ahwahnee. The event is free and ...

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Grace Community Church to Provide Christmas Food Baskets

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NORTH FORK — Each year, Grace Community Church makes Christmas food baskets available for the residents of North Fork. This year they will follow the same practices as last year since Covid-19 is still driving their precautions. There will be no advance signups, and the pickup of the food will be a drive-through on the church campus. Volunteers will place ...

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