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MSO Presents The Sounds Of Yosemite

Symphonic Yosemite?What’s the orchestral sound of Yosemite? That was the dilemma facing Les Marsden, Founder and Conductor of the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra. But to him, the answer was as obvious as looking at the iconic Tunnel View profile of Yosemite Valley.

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NatureBridge Offers Teen Scholarships

YOSEMITE – With a grant from the Northern and Central California Region of the Wells Fargo Foundation, Yosemite National Park educational partner NatureBridge has announced it will offer scholarship funding for high school students in Madera and other counties in California’s foothills and Central Valley. The scholarships are for a two-week backcountry science expedition in Yosemite National Park.

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Bill To Rename Mammoth Peak Passes Committee

YOSEMITE – The National Park Service (NPS) is pushing back against Congressman Tom McClintock’s efforts to rename a peak in Yosemite National Park in honor of an ardent preservationist and wife of early California explorer John C. Frémont. Last week, the House Natural Resources Committee approved H.R. 1192, authored by McClintock, which would rename Mammoth Peak, designating it as “Mount ...

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Hetch Hetchy Burn Starts March 24

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park is planning a prescribed fire in the Hetch Hetchy area, near O’Shaughnessy Dam. Ignition and active burning will take place on Monday, Mar. 24, at about 8 a.m. Firefighters plan to burn a total of 57 acres over a two day period. Due to minimal snowpack and rain, this is an ideal timeframe for prescribed ...

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Valley View Exhibit Call to Artists

Valley View – Yosemite Trails, Currents, and Visions is a Sierra Art Trails Event, that will run Apr. 5 through May 4, at Stellar Gallery, Gallery Row, 40982 Highway 41 in Oakhurst. There will be special reception on Saturday, Apr 12, from 4 to 8 p.m. The deadline for artists to submit their work is Mar. 10. “Valley View – ...

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Prescribed Burn Near Hetch Hetchy

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park is planning a prescribed fire in the Hetch Hetchy area, near the O’Shaughnessy Dam. The fire is planned for mid to late March and will include a total of 57 acres. Ignition and active burning will take approximately one to two days and a few additional days to patrol and monitor until the end of ...

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Exploring Secret Spots With The Pros

YOSEMITE – Trekking to one of Yosemite National Park’s secret spots on the summer solstice, exploring areas within the park affected by last year’s Rim Fire, and photographing rainbows at night created by waterfalls are among the nearly 50 Outdoor Adventures for 2014 unveiled by Yosemite Conservancy.

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Yosemite Tourists Bring Hundreds of Millions And 5,000 Jobs

YOSEMITE – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 3,853,404 visitors to Yosemite National Park in 2012 spent over $378 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 5,162 jobs in the local area. “Yosemite National Park is proud to welcome visitors from across the country and around the world,” said Don Neubacher, Yosemite Superintendent.

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Half Dome Cable Permits Available

YOSEMITE – Half Dome cables day use permits for the 2014 hiking season will be available for reservation starting Saturday, Mar. 1, through Monday, Mar. 31. Permits to hike to the top of Half Dome are required seven days per week and reservations will be distributed via a lottery system. Successful parties will be notified in mid-April. A maximum of ...

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Yosemite Renaissance Art Exhibit

YOSEMITE – Yosemite Renaissance is celebrating its 29th year with an exhibit of 49 paintings, photographs, prints and sculptures by 45 artists. Drawn from over 700 entries, this year’s exhibit includes a broad range of works from the representational to the abstract, all interpreting the majesty of Yosemite and the Sierra.

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