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Leaf Peeping in Lundy Canyon

Trees were showing off their fall colors on the eastern side of the Sierra but it wouldn’t last long. I headed to Lundy Canyon to check out the aspens before forecasted winds stole the show away. Where: Inyo National Forest, Hoover Wilderness Elevation Range: 7,800′ Date: October 15, 2019 Maps: Big Alkali, Buckeye Ridge, Falls Ridge and June Lake Topographic ...

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New $25M Oakhurst Campus Still ‘On Track’ to Open in 2022

OAKHURST — A small billboard just off Highway 49 is actually a sign of something huge about to happen on a quiet hillside just up the road. Call it a sign of the times — the single-most expensive public project in Oakhurst’s history — the new Oakhurst Community College Center campus — will soon start transforming a patch of prime ...

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Local Actress Shines in Hawaii Five-O Episode

NORTH FORK — Book it Dano! A local actress with a Hollywood-famous last name just filmed an episode of a popular television show on world-famous Waikiki Beach. Actress Cassandra Hepburn, a North Fork resident, just wrapped up shooting an episode of the popular television series Hawaii Five-O. Hepburn was a guest star in Episode 10 of the current season (Season ...

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Bond Sale Still Stalling North Fork Biomass Project

NORTH FORK — Construction of a long-awaited biomass plant remains on hold as project proponents continue to grapple with financing issues related to PG&E’s bankruptcy. “We’re in no better or worse shape than we were several months ago,” said Greg Stangl, CEO of Phoenix Energy, one of the project’s developers along with the North Fork Community Development Council (CDC). The ...

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County: North Fork Roundabout to Open Before Thanksgiving

NORTH FORK — The future is coming to North Fork in a “round about” way. Construction of Madera County’s first public roundabout is on schedule and set to be finished later next month, according to Ahmad Alkhayyat, Madera County’s director of public works. “The currently expected completion date is prior to Thanksgiving, with the final traffic pattern going into effect ...

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Yosemite High Cross Country Runner Breaking Records

OAKHURST — In just her first season of high school competition, Clover Cicoletti, a sophomore at Yosemite High School, is dashing her way to the top of the Central California cross country world. Clover, 15, whose family lives in North Fork, may be a newcomer to cross country but she has attracted a lot of attention at races across the ...

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Iconic Oakhurst Saloon Reopens as Snow Line Country Bar

OAKHURST –The Snow Line, one of the area’s most storied watering holes, has reopened. The tequila has been flowing since mid-September, says owner Jennifer McMillan, who purchased the iconic bar and grill property a year ago after it had been shuttered for a number of years. McMillan has rehabbed the Snow Line as an upscale country bar, complete with live ...

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Chili Cook Off Spices Up Bandit Town

NORTH FORK — The North Fork Women’s Club held their annual chili cook off Saturday at Bandit Town — and the competition was hot and spicy. “We had 11 entrants this year in the chili competition. It’s one of our biggest cook offs ever,” said Vicki Young, whose been involved with the North Fork Women’s Club for more than a ...

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Chukchansi Pow Wow Energizes Coarsegold’s Historic Village

COARSEGOLD – The Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians’ annual pow wow is expected to draw almost 500 participants — and thousands of visitors — to Coarsegold’s Historic Village this weekend. Tribal culture in all of its artistry, tradition and ceremonial splendor is on full display throughout the Historic Village during the annual three-day event (Oct. 11-13). The popular pow wow ...

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