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Public Meetings On Mariposa Grove DEIS Start This Week

YOSEMITE – Public meetings start this week for the Mariposa Grove Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). There will be a webinar on Tuesday, Apr. 9, from 2 – 3 p.m., or the public can attend a meeting on Friday, Apr. 12, from 2 – 4 p.m. at Tenaya Lodge in Fish Camp to learn about the Restoration of the Mariposa ...

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Verdi, Brahms, Elgar & Half Dome

Three musical masterpieces. Two remarkable guest artists. One unforgettable experience. MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Arts Council proudly presents the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra in concert twice – Saturday, Apr. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Fiester Auditorium of Mariposa County High School, and as a free matinee concert in the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park at 2 p.m. on ...

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The Rule Of Law Celebrated At Yosemite Falls

YOSEMITE – Law Day is an annual day of national celebration of the rule of law and its contributions to the rights and freedoms all Americans enjoy. It will be specially commemorated at the foot of majestic Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park at 10:30 a.m., on May 1. The public is invited. Law Day was originally conceived by American ...

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Hetch Hetchy Road Opens Today

YOSEMITE – The Hetch Hetchy Road is scheduled to open Friday, Apr. 5. Construction project work will continue adjacent to O’Shaughnessy Dam, which will result in the parking area next to the dam to be closed Friday and Saturday, and potentially into the beginning of the week of April 8. Limited parking will be available at the backpacker’s parking area. ...

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Experience Yosemite In A Whole New Way

YOSEMITE – New outdoor art workshops and captivating live theater performances add to the richness and drama of a visit to spectacular Yosemite National Park. Among the art and theater programs for 2013 announced today by Yosemite Conservancy ,are a new opportunity to paint amid the ancient Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, a gripping performance of how African-American cavalryman patrolled ...

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Wawona Prescribed Fire Postponed

YOSEMITE – Due to recent rainfall, the Wawona Northwest Prescribed Fire in Yosemite National Park has been rescheduled and will now tentatively begin next week on Tuesday, Apr. 9. This date may change again, however, based on weather conditions. Smoke will still be visible in the project area before the prescribed fire is ignited because park fire crews will use ...

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Projects In The Park Cause Delays

YOSEMITE – Those traveling to Yosemite through the south gate should be prepared for delays. Beginning Monday, Apr. 1, park forestry crews will be felling hazard trees along Highway 41, working from the Valley floor, south toward Wawona. Traffic control will be in place from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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Yosemite Belongs To You – Make Your Voice Heard

Guest Commentary Submitted by Wendy Brown – Merced River Plan’s Legal History – On June 30, 1864 the United States granted the Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Big Tree Grove to the state of California, “to be held, for public use, resort, and recreation, inalienable for all time.” This act signed by President Abraham Lincoln was the first federal authorization ...

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Curry Villages Opens For The Season

YOSEMITE – Curry Village is open for the season as of Friday, Mar. 22. The Pavilion is now open daily for breakfast and dinner, along with the Curry Village Pizza Deck and Bar and the Curry Village Coffee Corner. Curry Village is at shuttle stops #13b, 14 and 20.

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Drastic Changes Create Social Injustice For Yosemite Visitors

Guest Commentary by Max Stauffer – The Merced River Plan has many elements that will drastically affect the way in which visitors will be able to access and enjoy traditional recreational activities. The National Park Service has presented its “preferred alternative” which calls for removing the swimming pools at Yosemite Lodge and the Ahwahnee Hotel, removing bicycle rentals, day horse- ...

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