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Wild Cast of Characters Welcomes its Newest Member, Ranger!

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OAKHURST —  The Welcoming Committee of Visit Yosemite | Madera County has been known to act like animals, that’s because they are a wild cast of characters. This animated bunch has been welcoming visitors to Madera County since 2019, and their crew is growing! Meet Ranger, the California Mule Deer and mascot of North Fork, the geographic center of California and newest stop on the Fossils to ...

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Boy Scout Troop 357 Helps Out With Roadside Cleanup

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NORTH FORK — On Saturday, January 28, Boy Scout Troop 357 spent several hours picking up trash along the road from the North Fork Scout Building to a point near the old mill site on Mammoth Pool Road. The Scouts gathered up over five full bags of trash along the 9/10 mile span of road. During a previous roadside service ...

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Two Arrested Following Shooting in North Fork

NORTH FORK — On January 21, 2023, around 8 p.m., the Madera County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a call for service regarding some type of verbal disturbance. While on the line with the reporting party, dispatchers heard what they believed to be the sound of a gun shot. Shortly after, MCSO Deputies arrived at a residence in the 33000 block ...

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New Sierra Tel Directory Showcases a Bit of Midpines History

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Sierra Tel, serving both Eastern Madera County and Mariposa County, announces that its 2023 telephone directory recounts the long history of Midpines Food and Gas. The directory story briefly recounts the times gone by of the 1926 Carstens building, located at the intersection of Carsten’s Road and Highway 140 in Midpines, that is now Midpines Food and ...

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It’s Storytelling Time Again at the Sierra Mono Museum

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NORTH FORK — Good news, everyone! Storytelling is back at the Sierra Mono Museum and Cultural Center in North Fork. Enjoy an afternoon of great stories, told by veteran storytellers from the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California. It’s always a great time, so we’ll see you there! This event will be held Saturday, January 14, from 1 – ...

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Flood Watch Issued For Tuesday December 27, 2022

HANFORD–The National Weather Service Hanford Office has issued a Flood  Watch for the Mariposa Madera Foothills, Mariposa, Madera, and the Lower Sierra Yosemite Valley. This includes the cities of Coarsegold, Mariposa, Yosemite Valley, Oakhurst, Fish Camp, Bass Lake, North Fork, and El Portal. The Flood Watch is in effect from 4:00AM PST, Tuesday, December 27, 2022 through Tuesday evening. WHAT: ...

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Grace Community Church to Provide Christmas Baskets

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NORTH FORK — Grace Community Church will be providing Christmas baskets for North Fork residents on Thursday, December 22, 2022, from 10 a.m. until noon, or while supplies last. The church has provided Christmas baskets for North Fork residents for over 30 years. Please drive through and volunteers will place the food in your car.           ...

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Bass Lake Ranger District to Initiate Prescribed Burning

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NORTH FORK — Due to reduced fire activity throughout the state and across the country, Sierra National Forest fire crews have returned from their fire assignments, becoming available to support and manage local prescribed fire projects. Please see the attached maps for general locations. BASS LAKE PILE BURN VICINITY MAP – MADERA (PDF) BASS LAKE PILE BURN VICINITY MAP – ...

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Two Late Season Fires

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The Cal Fire Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit found themselves responding to two late-season fires today, Tuesday, November 15th, 2022. One fire was near North Fork in Madera County and the other fire was near the town of Mariposa in Mariposa County. Flat Fire The first fire started at approximately 11:15 am near the intersection of North Fork Road and Flat Lane. ...

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Chili Cookoff at Bandit Town a Huge Success

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NORTH FORK — Once again, the North Fork Women’s Club put on a great chili cookoff! There was awesome chili, pies, cakes, and great live music by Transfer Station. There were also some wonderful raffle and auction prizes supplied by club members such as beautiful baskets with beer, coffee, manly man things, kids games, toys, and even a mink Teddy ...

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