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Funding For Restoration Of Mariposa Grove Of Giant Sequoias

YOSEMITE — The National Park Service announced $15 million in support of 69 projects in 63 parks, including $1,165,000 for the Restoration of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias at Yosemite National Park. This funding augments other National Park Service funds and a Yosemite Conservancy donation of $20 million to make the restoration project possible. This landmark restoration of the ...

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New Laws Affecting Motorists In 2016

SACRAMENTO — As 2016 approaches, so does the implementation of a slate of new laws, signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. during the 2015 legislative session. These new laws apply to various aspects of roadway safety, and as part of its mission to save lives, the CHP wants to keep the public well informed on upcoming changes: Hit-and-run (AB ...

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CHP Working To Keep Your Holidays Merry

SACRAMENTO – California Highway Patrol officers across the state will be giving up time with their families this Christmas to help ensure that your holidays are not marred by tragedy. The CHP’s wish this holiday season is for everyone to stay safe during their travels. They remind drivers to follow the posted speed limit, buckle up, avoid distractions while driving, ...

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Website Gives SR-99 Commuters Real-Time Info

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA — Commuters who use State Route 99 between Clinton and Ashlan will want to take advantage of the detailed information provided on the new California Department of Transportation (Caltrans-Fresno) website for the State Route 99 Realignment project in Fresno County. Caltrans and Granite Construction invite you to visit http://99realignment.blogspot.com. Readers can subscribe in order to receive the latest ...

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Bighorn Sheep Star In New Episode Of Yosemite Nature Notes

YOSEMITE — A new episode of Yosemite Nature Notes entitled “Bighorn Sheep” is now available for viewing. The video features stunning footage of Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep, interviews with wildlife biologists, and a special focus on the re-introduction of these magnificent animals to the Cathedral Range in Yosemite National Park in March 2015. The video is posted on the park’s ...

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Teen Drivers Have More Fatal Accidents

SACRAMENTO – The use of a cell phone while driving increases your chances of being involved in a collision by 400 percent, says the CHP. Is it really worth losing a family member or loved one, getting into a collision, increased insurance rates, or getting a citation? For the past four years, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has partnered with ...

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Yosemite Updates Wilderness Management Plan

YOSEMITE — Public scoping for Yosemite National Park’s planning and environmental impact analysis for the Yosemite Wilderness Stewardship Plan is open, and comments will be accepted through Jan. 29, 2016. Yosemite’s Wilderness is currently managed under the 1989 Wilderness Management Plan. The park needs to update this plan to incorporate current information about visitor use patterns, methods of managing visitor ...

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National Wildlife Refuges Fee-Free Days for 2016

CALIFORNIA — Head outdoors and enjoy some of the country’s most magical places — America’s national wildlife refuges offer unparalleled opportunities to experience the great outdoors and see a rich diversity of wildlife in beautiful natural settings. If that wasn’t enticement enough, refuges that normally charge entrance fees will offer an additional incentive—free admission on these days in 2016: January ...

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Window Open For Public Comment On Yosemite Wilderness Plan

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park opened public scoping for planning and environmental impact analysis for the Yosemite Wilderness Stewardship Plan. Public scoping comments will be accepted through Thursday, Jan. 29, 2016. Yosemite’s Wilderness is currently managed under the 1989 Wilderness Management Plan. The park needs to update this plan to incorporate current information about visitor use patterns, methods of managing ...

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Cal Fire Now Hiring For 2016 Season

SACRAMENTO — Have you ever dreamed of working for one of the largest firefighting agencies in the world? Now is the time to apply. Cal Fire is currently accepting applications for seasonal firefighter and defensible space inspector (forestry aide) positions throughout the state for 2016. “Working for Cal Fire can open the door to many exciting opportunities for someone interested ...

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