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Best Of The Best At Hot August Night

NORTH FORK — Hundreds turned out last Saturday to hear live music, enjoy food and merchandise from seven vendors, and “oooh and aaah” over the gorgeous classic cars lining main street in North Fork during Hot August Night Classic Car Show and Street Party. Willow Creek Catering and Nancy’s Tacos served up delicious fare, and there was kettle corn and ...

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Discount For SNO Members: Advanced Auto And Technique Towing

OAKHURST — New advertisers Advanced Auto Center and Technique Towing are celebrating and, for a limited time, offers Sierra News Online members a $5 discount on an oil change or a tow. For the next four weeks, from Thursday, Aug. 11 through Thursday, Sept. 8, just let customer service know that you’re a Sierra News Online member by showing your weekly newsletter on your ...

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Update On Grub Fire In Ahwahnee

AHWAHNEE — Firefighters continue to strengthen lines and work on hot spots on the Grub Fire, burning along Road 600 south of Ahwahnee. The forward progress of the fire was stopped yesterday evening, and it is now 50 percent contained at an estimated 85 acres. The Grub Fire was reported on Thursday, Aug 4, just after 2 p.m., and spread ...

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Fire Burning South Of Ahwahnee On Road 600

AHWAHNEE — Firefighters are on scene of a vegetation fire on Road 600 just south of Ahwahnee, responding just moments ago. At 2:14 p.m., crews were dispatched to the address of 39420 Road 600. First engine at scene reported the fire at 3 to 4 acres with a moderate rate of spread. Text, email and phone alerts were sent out ...

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Meeting Tonight In Oakhurst On Austin Quarry

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Planning Commission voted 3-2 on July 19 to approve the conditional use permit for the Austin Quarry, a 671-acre site to include a hard-rock quarry and aggregate processing facility, planned for the southwest corner of Highways 41 and 145. Those opposed to the project have filed an appeal, and a public meeting is planned ...

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PG&E Offers Debris Removal At Epicenter Of Tree Mortality Crisis

SAN FRANCISCO — As woody debris piles up from dead trees killed by drought and bark beetle infestation, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has launched an expanded debris management program to support its customers in 10 counties severely impacted by California’s growing tree mortality emergency. PG&E is offering the expanded debris removal program to customers in Kern, Tulare, Fresno, Madera, ...

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Goose Fire Grows To 1,000 Acres

PRATHER — The Goose Fire, burning south of Prather along Highway 168, has now grown to 1,000 acres with just 5 percent containment. The fire was reported at 2:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon in the area of Gooseberry Lane and Morgan Canyon (see map below), and has forced the evacuation of more than 300 homes and closed Highway 168 from Auberry Road ...

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Goose Fire Closes Highway 168 South Of Prather

PRATHER — Firefighters are currently battling a wildfire that was reported at about 2:30 p.m. near Prather. The Goose Fire as prompted the evacuation of approximately 100 homes in the area of Gooseberry Lane and Morgan Canyon (see map below). Latest reports put the fire at 80 acres, spreading at a dangerous rate. A portion of Highway 168 has been ...

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Evacuations To Be Lifted On Fork Fire

NORTH FORK — Crews make good progress on the Fork Fire last night, completing dozer line around the entire perimeter, save a few spots that were too steep to access. In those small areas, hand line was dug to tie everything in. The fire was last estimated at just over 38 acres, and is now 40 percent contained. Though there ...

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North Fork Biomass Plant Begins Accepting Logs

NORTH FORK — The North Fork Biomass Disposal Facility has now begun accepting hazard log biomass to help address the tree mortality issues in Madera County. On Friday, July 22, the Yosemite/Sequoia Resource Conservation and Development Council (Y/S RC&D Council) initiated the soft open of the facility at the North Fork Mill Site, which will store and process hazardous logs ...

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