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Fossil Discovery Center To Resurrect Mammoth Orange

Chowchilla, CA. – In the 1940’s and ’50’s, large fruit-shaped hamburger stands dotted the highways of California. The largest of them, the Mammoth Orange, was located in Chowchilla and was a welcome site for truckers and families needing something hot to eat and cold to drink. Those days will soon return if the Fossil Discovery Center has any say. The ...

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Bears Beware or Beware of Bears

Yes, its time to be outdoors doing all the fun things that the sunny warm weather permits. My friend and I are making an effort to get out and do something out of our normal routine a couple of times a week. Hitting the pool or taking a picnic out to Bass Lake, just something to remind us what beautiful ...

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Vince and Ginny Smith – Citizens of the Year

As the 53rd Annual Loggers Jamboree approaches, CHIPS would like to take this opportunity to salute Vince and Ginny Smith, North Fork’s 2011 Citizens of the Year. The couple is known for their involvement with the North Fork History Group, especially with the research, preparation and marketing of a selection of videos and DVD’s of North Fork’s history. Additionally, they ...

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Tenaya Lake Area Being Restored

Yosemite’s Tenaya Lake, once called “Lake of the Shining Rocks,” will sparkle even more brightly following major restoration efforts this summer to its east beach and surrounding wetlands and trails with funding provided by Yosemite Conservancy.

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Tom Wheeler To Hold Town Hall Meeting in Ahwahnee

Supervisor Tom Wheeler will be holding a Town Hall Meeting tonight in Ahwahnee from 6-8 p.m. at the Wasuma Union Elementary School Cafeteria, 43109 Hwy 49. Discussion topics will include: – Update on the proposed Eastern Madera County SPCA facility across from Ahwahnee Park – Update on the Madera County 2012-13 Budget – Update on the State Rural Fire Fee ...

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California Seeks Relief From "No Child Left Behind"

California Officially Files Waiver Seeking Relief From ‘No Child Left Behind’ Mandates SACRAMENTO—Supported by many of California’s leading educators and school advocates, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and State Board of Education (SBE) President Michael Kirst today officially submitted California’s request to set aside specified requirements of Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as ‘No Child ...

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The North Fork History Group

Gathering, Preserving and Sharing the History of a Mountain Community The North Fork History Group (NFHG) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization incorporated in 2002 by community members who saw a need to preserve what was eroding away in the mountains, hills and forests. They began gathering, preserving and sharing the history of North Fork and the surrounding communities with ...

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Flag Day Celebrated In Oakhurst

Somebody actually stole the flag from the flag pole in Oakhurst Community park, but that didn’t dampen the celebration at National Flag Day 2012. The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America’s birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885.

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Cruisin' for Critters Poker Run

The Cruisin’ For Critters event was held Saturday at Oakhurst Community Park to support Honorary Mayor candidate John K. Burton, who is running on behalf of the Eastern Madera County SPCA. John and his wife moved to Oakhurst 10 years ago after he retired from the City of Thousand Oaks. Being too young to actually retire, John opened “John K. ...

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Railroad To Host Fundraiser For Children's Museum

The popular Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad is hosting a special fundraiser on Sunday, June 24 to help raise money for the Children’s Museum of the Sierra in Oakhurst. “We’re happy to help out the other museums in the area,” said Max Stauffer, owner of the historic railroad which also includes the Thornberry Museum showcasing the history of the region.

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