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Bike Trails And Beyond In Yosemite And Madera County

MOUNTAIN AREA — Crisp air, clear trails, and less spendy… fall may be the best time to visit Yosemite National Park, Bass Lake and Madera County, depending on your preferences. Visiting in autumn is a great idea for many reasons but mostly because you avoid the summer crowds, kids are back in school and it’s less expensive than summer, with lodging rates reduced after Labor ...

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Mariposa County Flu Vaccine Clinics

MARIPOSA — Influenza, commonly called the flu, is one of the most contagious viruses in the world. Each year, over 200,000 people are hospitalized in the United States and on average 36,000 people die due to complications related to influenza. The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from flu is to get a flu vaccine. The flu vaccine helps ...

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Tioga Pass And Glacier Point Roads Now Open

YOSEMITE — After a temporary closure of Tioga Pass (Highway 120 to the east) and Glacier Point Road due to incoming weather, the Yosemite website says this morning that both roads are open for normal traffic. For continuing changes and current conditions in the park, including road closures, visit https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/conditions.htm For information on roads inside the park, call 209/372-0200 (then ...

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Wife Of Yosemite Superintendent Resigns NPS Post Amid Investigation

YOSEMITE – Just days after Don Neubacher, Superintendent of Yosemite National Park, announced his retirement in the wake of harassment allegations by park employees, his wife Patty Neubacher announced that she too would be leaving her position. Patty Neubacher is Deputy Regional Director for the National Park Service’s Pacific West Region, responsible for 56 national parks. She announced her intention ...

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Prescribed Fire Underway In Mariposa Grove

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park fire managers began a 148-acre prescribed fire yesterday in the Mariposa Grove. Ignition will take approximately two to three days with an additional seven to fourteen days of active burn down. Smoke will be present during the prescribed fire and in the Wawona area. Fire managers have been working with the Mariposa County Air Pollution ...

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24th Annual Oakhurst Fall Festival

OAKHURST – Oakhurst Community Park will be filled with a plethora of booths offering everything from collectibles to local wine samplings, hand-crafted beers and more at the 24th annual Oakhurst Fall Festival taking place Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8 – 9, sponsored by Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce. Known originally as the Oakhurst Chocolate and Wine Festival, the Oakhurst Fall Festival has grown ...

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Tioga Road And Glacier Point Closed Temporarily

YOSEMITE — Tioga Road (Hwy 120 through the park) and Glacier Point Road will be temporarily closed due to snow beginning at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. (respectively) on Sunday, Oct. 2. Check current road conditions/chain requirements by calling 209/372-0200 (then press 1 then 1). The Tioga Road closes due to snow, usually from sometime in November through late May ...

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Centuries Old Songs Featured In Free Performance

OAKHURST — A presentation of soul-stirring choral works from the 15th to 20th century is free to attend, as Fresno Choral Artists sing “Magnificat! Songs of Mary,” at Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church. The concert takes place on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 4 p.m. and there is no charge to attend. Click on flyer to enlarge. Director Greg Lapp and Accompanist Catherine ...

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Time Starts Now

Written by Virginia Eaton — Glenn Raggio designed the look of wellness center Class, the Body Pastiche, from the color on the walls to the flooring, and the art throughout the space. He is a retired police officer from the Bay Area and it came as a surprise, to Glenn as much as anyone else, that he has an exquisite sense of style ...

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Yosemite Superintendent Resigns Amid Misconduct And Harassment Allegations

YOSEMITE — Don Neubacher, who has been in charge of one of America’s most iconic national parks for over six years, has announced that he will resign, effective Nov. 1, amid allegations of a hostile workplace and harassment. Neubacher, 63, is under investigation by a congressional oversight committee, and released this statement to staff on Wednesday: Dear Yosemite Colleagues: Today, ...

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