North Fork Pow Wow, Scenic Byway Tour canceled

Because of the Willow Fire, the following weekend events have been canceled:

* The 45th annual Indian Fair Days and Pow Wow, scheduled for this weekend in North Fork.

“The safety of our visitors, dancers, and volunteers are a top priority for us,” Kaitlin Kincade, Director of the Sierra Mono Museum, said. “The bad air quality and possibility of evacuation has led the Pow Wow committee to cancel the event.”

However, the Sierra Mono Museum will hold the raffle during the North Fork Chamber of Commerce’s Hot August Nights Car Show on Aug. 8, 5 - 9 p.m. The Pow Wow committee will also crown the Pow Wow Princess during the Car Show.

“Even though we can’t host a Pow Wow this year, we want to honor all the hard work of our Princess contestants did raising money for the Mono Museum,” Kincade added.

* Scenic Byway Tour with geologist Tom Burdette, scheduled for Saturday.

- Staff report