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Bike Rentals And Riding Stables Open In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Horseback riding and bike rentals are now available in the Yosemite Valley. The Curry Village Stables are opening for the season on Friday, Apr. 26 at 8 a.m. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., with 2-hour rides available at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. Reservations are highly recommended, so please call 372-8348. The Stables ...

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Comment Period Extended For Merced River Plan

YOSEMITE – The public comment period for the Merced Wild and Scenic River Draft Comprehensive Management and Environmental Impact Statement has been extended through Tuesday, Apr. 30. Previously, the public comment period was slated to close on Thursday, Apr. 18. “The MRP is an expansive document which guides park management actions for many years. We want to make sure the ...

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Wawona Prescribed Fire Rescheduled

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park Fire Managers have rescheduled a prescribed burn in the Wawona area for Monday, Apr. 15. The burn, originally scheduled for the beginning of April, was postponed because of wet conditions. Ignition of the burn is dependent on weather and moisture levels. The burn area is located near the community of Wawona. The total prescribed burn ...

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Yosemite Celebrates With A Host Of Special Events

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park will celebrate National Park Week and Earth Day beginning on Saturday, Apr. 20, through Sunday, Apr. 28, with special events and activities sponsored and organized by the National Park Service (NPS), DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, Inc. (the park’s primary concessioner), Yosemite Conservancy, and the Ansel Adams Gallery.

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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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