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Hodges Defends Title At 60th North Fork Loggers Jamboree

NORTH FORK — Nate Hodges has wanted to be a lumberjack since he was four or five years old. “I was a little mountain boy. When I was a kid, you couldn’t get me inside,” says the North Fork native. “My grandpa bought me my first axe when I was four and I was always out in the woods chopping ...

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Get Your Loggers Jamboree Tickets From Would-Be Royalty

NORTH FORK – Have you purchased your tickets to the 60th annual Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree on Saturday, July 6? If not, you’ll want to pick them up soon, preferably from one of this year’s candidates for Jamboree Queen, Little Princess and Little Logger. Ten young people, ranging in age from 2-1/2 to 15, will compete for the three honors. The ...

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60th Annual Loggers Jamboree Royalty Contestants

NORTH FORK – The North Fork Boosters held their kick-off dinner and dance for the 60th annual Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree on Saturday, Apr. 6, highlighted by the announcement of this year’s candidates for Jamboree Queen, Little Princess and Little Logger. Ten young people, ranging in age from 2-1/2 to 15, will compete for the three honors. The candidate who sells ...

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Loggers Jamboree Needs Queen, Princess and Little Logger

NORTH FORK – The North Fork Boosters Jamboree Committee looking for contestants for the 60th Annual Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree Court. Anyone interested in being a Queen, Little Princess or Little Logger contestant is invited to contact Cathey Thornburg for an application. Queen contestants must be between the ages of 13 and 19. Little Logger/Little Princess contestants must be between the ...

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Nate Hodges Takes Title Of Top Logger For The 10th Time

NORTH FORK – The summer heat didn’t dampen enthusiasm as the crowds turned out to enjoy the 59th annual Loggers Jamboree this weekend at the North Fork Rec Center. Nate Hodges captured the title of Top Logger for the 10th time, taking first place in five of the ten events in which he competed. Nate won the title four years ...

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Royalty Crowned At North Fork Loggers Jamboree

NORTH FORK – The 2018 Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree has a new royal court. After Saturday’s parade through North Fork, the community gathered at the Town Hall at 6 p.m. for a tri-tip dinner and the crowning of Little Logger and Little Princess. Loggers Jamboree royalty contestants earn top spot by selling the most tickets ahead of the weekend’s events. The ...

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Loggers Jamboree At North Fork Rec Center This Weekend

NORTH FORK – The annual Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree returns to the North Fork Rec Center this weekend, July 7 and 8. Sponsored by the North Fork Boosters, this is the 59th year for this much-anticipated event, paying tribute to the loggers of times past and those who are still keeping the tradition alive today. “Participants in the Jamboree help us ...

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Grand Marshals Chosen For 2018 Loggers Jamboree Parade

NORTH FORK – Two couples with deep roots in the local logging industry have been chosen to serve as Grand Marshals for the 59th annual Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree. Jon and Judi Norby, and Patrick Emmert and Susan Waters have been selected for the honor by the North Fork Boosters, who will host the popular event the weekend of July 7 ...

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Hazard Trees Removed At Rec Center In Time For Loggers Jamboree

Submitted by Justine Reynolds — NORTH FORK — Attendees at the Loggers Jamboree this weekend will be safe from hazard trees at the North Fork Rec Center thanks to North Fork Boosters volunteers and funding for tree removal from Yosemite/Sequoia Resource Conservation and Development Council (Yosemite/Sequoia RC&DC) through Pacific Gas & Electric’s Fire Safe grant program. This project’s goal was ...

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Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree In North Fork This Weekend

NORTH FORK — For the 58th year running, the tradition continues as the annual Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree rolls into North Fork this weekend, July 1 and 2. This annual competition celebrates the past and keeps the tradition alive, pitting amateur and professional loggers against each other in categories such as axe throwing, hot saws, log rolling and many others. The ...

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