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Scenic Byway Meeting Coming Up

NORTH FORK—The Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Association holds its annual general meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. The meeting takes place at the Scout Building in North Fork at 6:00 pm. The Scout Building sits next to North Fork Town Hall at 32996 Road 228, and the public is invited to participate. US Forest Service Updates Sierra National Forest District ...

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Traffic Alert: Road 222 Collapse

NORTH FORK–The Madera County Roads Department is reporting that the road has collapsed at Road 222/Railroad Grade Road. In response to this, the road crew has placed a one-lane road closure until further notice. There is a traffic stop sign and flashing lights at the location. Please stay alert and drive safely.

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North Fork Scouts Christmas Tree Sales

NORTH FORK – The North Fork Scout Fund’s annual Christmas Tree Sale will begin on Saturday, December 2nd at the North Fork Library parking lot. Fresh, locally grown red fir (silver tip) in a variety of sizes through at least 16 ft. will be available. Tree sales will begin at 9 a.m. on the 2nd and continue daily until sold ...

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Celebration of Life for Charles Victor Sikora

Charles Victor Sikora November 27, 1931 – August 2, 2023 Charles is survived by Marilyn, his wife of seventy years; his three sons, Eric, Peter, and Victor, and their families. At the time of his passing, Chuck had seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, with one more on the way. Charles was an only child, born and raised in Stockton, California. ...

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Celebration of Life for Sarah “Sally” Ruth Swiecki

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Sarah “Sally” Ruth Swiecki  August 6, 1929 – June 19, 2023 With sadness, love and profound gratitude, the family of Sarah “Sally” Ruth Swiecki, age 93, announces her departure at the Oakhurst Board in Care on Wednesday, June 19, 2023. Sally, as known to those closest to her, was born August 6, 1929, in Grosnell, Arkansas, to parents Tom and ...

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Whiskey Fire Burns 83 Acres in North Fork

NORTH FORK–Monday, July 3rd, 2023, air and ground firefighters responded to a vegetation fire in the 59000 block of Road 225 in North Fork. Initial reports put the fire at 5 acres with a moderate rate of spread. The fire was burning in grass and oak woodland. Within a half-hour of the fire starting, it had burned 20 acres, and ...

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Whittier Man Dies in Whiskey Fire

NORTH FORK—The Madera County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is reporting that a 65 year old Whittier man has died as a result of the ongoing Whiskey Fire. MCSO states that at approximately 1:30pm on July 3, the man was driving a tractor on his property in the 59000 block of Road 225 in North Fork, when it is believed a brake ...

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History Mystery #120: North Fork Festival & Loggers Jamboree

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Prepared by Michael Owlyler. It wasn’t always called the Loggers Jamboree. In 1960, the “North Fork Festival” was organized to raise funds for the North Fork Boosters Club. Back then, the organization of the Festival included activities that tied to logging, at that time a mainstay of the community. Included in the activities of the North Fork Festival was a ...

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Staying Safe in the National Forests Memorial Day Weekend

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — With the strong storms and heavy snow over the past few months, some forest areas and sites are closed due to lingering snowpack, flooding or road damage. Crews are using all available resources to get these areas open and safe for the public to enjoy. “With the record precipitation we expect to be busy at our national ...

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It’s Bunco Time at Grace Community Church

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NORTH FORK — Get ready, everyone! It’s time for Bunco at Grace Community Church in North Fork. This event will be hosted by the North Fork Women’s Club and will be a great time for everyone. There’ll be prizes and snacks and the buy-in is only ten dollars, so we’ll see you there! Date & Time: Saturday, May 20, 2023, ...

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