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YARTS Begins Winter Schedule This Week

MERCED – Sept. 28, 2020 – The Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) will transition to a winter schedule on October 1, 2020 for the service running on the Highway 140 corridor from Merced and Mariposa to Yosemite National Park. The 140 line operates year-round but fluctuates the number of runs to and from the Park when the seasons change. ...

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Tractor Supply Opens in Oakhurst

Oakhurst – Tractor Supply Company is excited to bring a new store to serve and meet the needs of the Oakhurst community. The rural lifestyle retailer is committed to providing essential, everyday products that customers need like animal feed, pet food and supplies, propane, fencing, garden supplies, home supplies and more. The Tractor Supply team members are equipped with knowledge ...

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Local Bars and Eateries Show Their Support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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MARIPOSA — John C. Fremont Healthcare District’s “Dine-Out for Breast Cancer” educational awareness runs throughout the month of October. Eateries and bars in Mariposa County are being urged to get into the pink spirit this October for breast cancer awareness month. Pink marks the spot at local bars and eateries this month, where they are doing their part to support ...

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$1M Grant Brings Together the Fresno Arts Community to Explore the “Power of Culture”

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FRESNO — It’s often said that art can be transformative, and for LGBTQ+ members, young Latinos, and girls growing up in the Central Valley, that transformation can happen when they see themselves and their everyday lives reflected in a powerful local art exhibition. Fresno’s vibrant arts community is partnering with The McClatchy Fresno Arts Endowment (MFAE), to transform lives through ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: The Palace of Fine Arts

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By Sal Maccarone It is fascinating once realized how the discovery of gold here in California had such a profound impact worldwide. For instance, as a direct result of the 1849 gold rush, leaders in this country began thinking more seriously about connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. This of course was to facilitate commerce by moving goods, (and people), ...

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The Latest News From Fresno State: Diversity, Local Art, and Wine!

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IMPORTANT INFO REGARDING CAMPUS ACCESS: Due to COVID-19 and guidelines from the California Department of Public Health for institutions of higher education, only authorized students, faculty, staff, visitors and contractors are permitted on campus. Fresno State Wins Diversity Award for Seventh Year Fresno State received the 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and ...

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Yosemite Fire Updates

YOSEMITE – Sept. 25, 2020 – There are multiple fires burning in Yosemite National Park. Each fire is burning in Wilderness, in a fire adapted ecosystem. There are multiple trail closures in effect around Yosemite Creek and the southern part of the park. All fires may be visible from Tioga Road (Highway 120 through Yosemite National Park), Glacier Point, and ...

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Virtual Yosemite: Soda Springs

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For the interactive 360° VR experience, go to: Yosemite today announced that the park will reopen again this coming Friday morning at 9 a.m. The smoky conditions and unhealthy air from the nearby Creek Fire have diminished somewhat – at least temporarily. Note that day-use and/or overnight reservations are still required for entry to the park from the ...

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Yosemite National Park to Reopen on Friday, September 25, 2020

YOSEMITE – Sept. 23, 2020 – Yosemite National Park will reopen to all park visitors on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 9:00 am. Some visitor services will be available and other visitor services will open incrementally over the weekend. The park has been closed since September 17 due to smoke impacts and hazardous air quality throughout the park. Campsites in ...

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