Heather Sullivan

Message From the New Treasurer – Heather Sullivan

Good morning! I would like to introduce myself for those who don’t know me and thank Bonnie for all her years of dedication! I look forward to working with everyone! My family has had property on the North Fork for 35 years. I grew up here as a kid every summer and raised my two daughters’ here the same way…. Read more →

September Fire Potential Outlook

September Fire Potential Outlook

The September National Fire Potential Outlook is out. The good news is that we got out of August without the North Fork burning up. The bad news is that we are seeing historic low levels of precipitation in the Valley (glad the NF has gotten more, though not enough), and we are looking to continue the above normal fire activity… Read more →

Message from Bonny Ogle

Effective August 31st, after five years of working with some of the greatest neighbors a person could want, I’m retiring from the North Fork Landowners’ Association as Treasurer. I had done this before back in the 1980’s but things have changed a great deal since then.  It was a learning experience then but there were no phones or radio phones,… Read more →

Game Night – Tomorrow Aug. 31

Tomorrow night (Monday, August 31) is Game Night at Sondreson Hall. Come join friends and neighbors in playing all sorts of fun games. Please bring a snack to share. Drinks will be provided. The fun begins at 8PM. The hosts are Gary & Karen McDonough.

Community Pot Luck End of Season Picnic

Come join your friends and neighbors this coming Sunday, August 23rd, for the annual Community Pot Luck End of Season Picnic. The fun starts at 12:30PM at the Bowman Lake Picnic area. Please bring a dish to share, any water vehicle you want, your drink of choice, lawn chair, mosquito repellant, and a smiley face. The meat will be provided…. Read more →

Sarah Ulrichesen in her prize winning hat with her brother Erik

“Crazy Hat” Square Dance Renewed a Tradition

There were plenty of crazy hats on offer at last evenings “Crazy Hat” square dance at Sondreson Hall. There was also lots of square dancing with Debo Powers doing the calling and good food brought by friends and neighbors. Although the competition was fierce, our three distinguished judges decided that Sarah Ulrichesen’s “North Fork Packrat Association” hat was the best,… Read more →

Allen Chrisman, co-chair of the Fire Mitigation Committee

Fire Mitigation Committee Report, August 2015

Firewise Day The Fire Mitigation Committee sponsored a successful Firewise Day workshop on July 15, 2015, preceding the Summer Interlocal meeting. About sixty people attended. Committee co-chair Allen Chrisman put together an excellent program, with presenters from all of the agencies with wildfire responsibilities on the North Fork. As ever, the committee is grateful for their long-term collaboration. Lincoln Chute… Read more →

The Rising Cost of Wildfire Operations

The Rising Cost of Wildfire Operations

The US Department of Agriculture has published an interesting report that documents the growth over the past 20 years of the portion of the Forest Service’s budget that is dedicated to fire, and the debilitating impact those rising costs are having on the recreation, restoration, planning, and other activities of the Forest Service. Read the report here.

August Community River Floats

At the NFLA Business Meeting last Saturday evening, Carol Groebe announced that the Community River Float scheduled for Thursday August 13th would take place. Anyone who is interested in helping plan the float is invited to join Carol at the Northern Lights Saloon on Monday August 10th at 1PM. The decision regarding when and where for the float will be… Read more →

2016 Board of Directors Elections

At the NFLA Business Meeting last Saturday evening, new members were elected to the Board of Directors. Randy Kenyon replaced Karen McDonough as President while Karen will be moving into the Past President position replacing outgoing Past President Debo Powers. Allen Chrisman is moving from his 2015 position as North Director to the Vice President slot, replacing outgoing Vice President Donna… Read more →