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Virtual Yosemite: A Big Year-End Thanks to Everyone!

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YOSEMITE — As we come to the end of what can only be described as a “unique” 2020, we are indeed grateful that places like Yosemite have remained intact and protected through these challenges. Thanks to the foresight and commitment of countless advocates throughout the last century, Yosemite remains a sanctuary – what some might even consider a temple – ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Mount Rushmore National Memorial

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By Sal Maccarone Due to both the availability, and permanence of the material, carving objects from natural stone is an ancient activity. Going all the way back to Paleolithic times, man has always found ways to fashion stone. After all, we use the term “Stone age” to reference some of our earliest ancestors. Back then most of the carving was ...

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“Seed Share” Installation on the Mariposa Creek Parkway

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MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Planning Department and the Mariposa County Arts Council are excited to unveil Seed Share, a demonstration piece and Creative Placemaking Master Plan stakeholder engagement opportunity exploring the relationships between healthy landscapes and vibrant communities. This project is connected to the Mariposa Creek Parkway project and efforts to restore the Mariposa Creek corridor with native riparian ...

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A Record SCE Workforce of More Than 2,000 Repairs Infrastructure and Restores Power

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Article submitted by Paul Netter, SCE FRESNO — Big Creek has always had “the hardest-working water in the world,” but after the devastation of the Creek Fire, it might also lay claim to the hardest-working wildfire restoration effort too. Not to mention the largest restoration effort in Southern California Edison’s history. Following a wildfire that began on Sep. 4 and ...

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Virtual Yosemite: Gates of the Valley

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For the interactive 360° VR experience, go to https://www.virtualyosemite.org/virtual-tour/#node26 This past weekend, a California regional Stay at Home order – prompted by a dramatic spike in COVID-19 infections — went into effect. Yosemite National Park was closed to overnight visits, including all camping and lodging facilities. Until further notice, the park is open only for day-use visitors between the hours ...

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Boys & Girls Club of Oakhurst Opens Doors After Months of Planning

OAKHURST – Dec. 7th, 2020 – After months of planning the Boys & Girls Club of Oakhurst is very grateful to announce their re-opening. The Boys & Girls Club opened their doors today after being closed due to the current pandemic. The organization has been active on several fronts since the onset of the pandemic, however, it has been unable ...

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