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Here’s What To Expect In Yosemite During Gov’t Shutdown

YOSEMITE — As we head into the first full day of the government shutdown, employees in Yosemite National Park are busy implementing the guidelines set out by the Department of the Interior as to how the Park will operate going forward. The gates are open, but there is no National Park Service (NPS) staff on duty for the most part. ...

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Cal Fire Provides Funding For More Hazard Tree Projects

SACRAMENTO – Residents of the Central Sierra will soon see more crews on county roadways as new funding from Cal Fire helps with the removal of hazard trees. Six million dollars have been awarded in a one-time grant to aid high-priority counties impacted by California’s historic tree mortality. Cal Fire’s Local Assistance for Tree Mortality (LATM) Grant Program will provide ...

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We Have Government Shutdown; What Happens In Yosemite?

YOSEMITE — With the failure of U.S. congressional leaders to reach an agreement and stop a government shutdown, the situation in Yosemite National Park remains unclear. Despite dozens of phone calls, emails and texts to Park officials in Yosemite throughout the day, no one has yet responded to our repeated requests for detailed information on closures and services, or the ...

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Ski Conditions, Weather, Snowpack In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski are celebrating their seventh season in the park. Here’s their third blog post of the season. Tuolumne Meadows Winter Conditions Update for January 10, 2018 New snow [as of Jan. 10]: 14 inches Total settled snow depth: 10 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 47°F (January 7) Low temperature: 17°F (January 7) ...

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Man Reported Missing In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Officials in Yosemite National Park are searching for a man reported missing in the park. Maximillian “Max” L. Schweitzer’s rental car was found at the Camp 4 parking lot on Friday, Jan. 5, after it was reported overdue by the rental agency. Max is a 41-year-old white male with brown hair and blue eyes, 5 ft. 8 in. ...

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Tuolumne Meadows Winter Conditions Update

YOSEMITE — Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski are celebrating their seventh season in the park. Here’s their second blog post of the season from Wednesday, Jan. 3. New snow: 0 inches [as of yesterday] Total settled snow depth: 3 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 56°F (December 29) Low temperature:  17°F (December 30) Ski Conditions and Weather  The average high temperature for the ...

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New DMV Laws For 2018

SACRAMENTO – With the new year just around the corner, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) wants to inform the public of several new laws or changes to existing law that, unless otherwise noted, take effect January 1, 2018. Cannabis Use in Vehicles (SB 65, Hill): This law prohibits smoking or ingesting marijuana or marijuana products while driving or riding ...

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Cal Fire Offers Grants For Forest Health, Urban Forestry & Fire Prevention

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) has announced that information regarding the 2017-2018 California Climate Investments (CCI) grant funds is now available. Cal Fire is administering CCI grant funds to partners through grant awards aimed at helping the State reduce greenhouse gas emissions and sequester carbon. Up to $200 million is available through Cal ...

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Comment Period Open For SNF Off-Highway Vehicle Program

CLOVIS — The Sierra National Forest (SNF) is requesting public input for the California 2019 Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program application cycle. Part of the grant process is gathering input or project ideas that individuals and organizations would like to have included in the 2018 submission. This feedback will be considered in development of the preliminary grant ...

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New Laws Affect California Employers In 2018

Written by Denise Davis, CalChamber SACRAMENTO — The California Chamber of Commerce has released the list of new employment laws scheduled to take effect in 2018 or beyond that will have an impact on businesses in California. Employers must be aware of significant changes in key areas, such as a small business parental leave law and new hiring restrictions. Other ...

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