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Massive Damage Means Tioga Pass Resort Won’t Open Until 2019

YOSEMITE — After the Tioga Pass Resort suffered massive damage from the record snowfall this past winter, the owners have been evaluating their situation over the summer months. After realizing they couldn’t possibly open this summer, sadly, it has become apparent that the damage is too extensive to even anticipate opening for the 2018 season. Resort staff posted this message ...

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Empire Fire In Yosemite Now Nearly 1,800 Acres

YOSEMITE — While attention has been focused on the South Fork Fire which prompted the evacuation of Wawona last Saturday, the Empire Fire continues to burn near Bridalveil Campground, which is closed to the public to house South Fork Fire firefighters. The Empire Fire was reported on Aug. 1, and has grown to 2,013 acres – up from 1,200 acres ...

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North Fork Rancheria Dedicates New Housing Services Building

NORTH FORK — The public is invited to attend the grand opening ceremony of the new North Fork Rancheria Housing Services Building on Friday, Aug. 25, at 1 p.m. The new facility is located at 57907 Old Mill Site Court in North Fork. Lunch will be provided. The Housing Services Building was made possible through a 2014 Indian Community Development ...

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Good Medicine And Roger Perry At Final Music On The Green

Written by Ronnie Sweeting — MARIPOSA –– The last weekend of Music on the Green – the free summer concert series brought to you by The Mariposa County Arts Council and its many fine sponsors – at The Art Park in historic, downtown Mariposa, Calif., will feature two of the best: Good Medicine on Friday, Aug. 26, and The Roger ...

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Larry’s Blog: Shaver Lake

Have you ever been up to Shaver Lake?  I know, Bass Lake is much closer and handier, but Shaver is higher and bigger and less than an hour away. Getting to Shaver Lake involves some tight and twisty roads, so be prepared for slower speeds. The scenery is nice so be sure to take a look around as you go. ...

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Hiking with Sally from Saddlebag Lake through Twenty Lakes Basin

It is hard to believe that it is the middle of August and the snow up at the higher elevations is really hanging in there. Sally and I wandered our way through that snow in the Twenty Lakes Basin by beautiful lakes in the Hoover Wilderness. Where: Hoover Wilderness Distance: 10 Miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 10,108′ – 10,342′ Date: ...

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Wawona Being Evacuated Due To South Fork Fire

YOSEMITE — A Mandatory Evacuation Order has been issued for the community of Wawona inside Yosemite National Park due to increased activity on the west flank of the South Fork Fire. The evacuation order is for all areas east of Highway 41 along Chilnualna Falls Road and Forest Drive, including the Big Trees Lodge. Residents and visitors must vacate by ...

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YARTS Offers Free Rides To Yosemite On Free Gate Days

MERCED – Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) announced today that it will provide free transit service to Yosemite National Park on all free National Park Service (NPS) gate days for the next three years. YARTS will receive funding through the Federal Lands Access Program for a three-year demonstration project to operate free buses to Yosemite on all free NPS ...

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Bootstrap Circus & Jeffrey Kile Revue Live At The Art Park

Written by Ronnie Sweeting – MARIPOSA — Music on the Green – brought to you by The Mariposa County Arts Council and many fine sponsors – presents the second-to-last weekend of the 2017 season of free concerts with The Jeffrey Kile Revue on Friday Aug. 18, and Bootstrap Circus on Saturday, Aug. 19. Jeffrey Kile has been a music fixture ...

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