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5 Quick & Easy Tips to Stretch Your Summer Travel Budget

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TRAVEL & RECREATION — Many of the nation’s leading travel experts are predicting a surge in travel this summer. It’s no surprise that after months of restrictions, Americans are ready to set out on their next adventures. While popular destinations like Yosemite National Park are likely to be open and welcoming visitors, the uptick in traffic combined with higher prices ...

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Yosemite Conservancy Newsletter: May 2022

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Recent News from Yosemite The park’s peak hours reservation system will take effect this month, starting on Friday, May 20. Yosemite visitors will need a reservation to enter the park between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m., seven days a week. The peak hours reservation system will be in place through Sep. 30, 2022, and reservations will be required for all ...

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Public Meeting to be Held by Madera LAFCO on May 25th

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Notice of Public Meeting Notice is hereby given that the Madera Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO), Madera, California, will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 3 p.m. to discuss the following: Municipal Service Review (MSR) of all the special districts within the Communities of Bass Lake and North Fork and nearby Residential Developments. A Municipal Service ...

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Mariposa Named Finalist for Best Small-Town Cultural Scene

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MARIPOSA — The charming town of Mariposa, CA, is in the national spotlight for a cultural scene that residents and returning visitors alike know is among the best in the United States. On Monday, May 9, Mariposa was named as one of 20 finalists for the 2022 USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel award in the category of Best ...

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Fresno Chaffee Zoo Welcomes Two Baby Colobus Monkeys

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FRESNO — Fresno Chaffee Zoo is excited to welcome two new baby colobus (Colobus guereza) to the zoo. “The Zoo is very excited to add two new members to our colobus troop,” said General Curator Lyn Myers. “We cannot wait to see these babies grow and develop with the help of their family.” When a colobus is born, all the ...

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Calling All Cowgirls for Mariposa County Fair Rodeo Royalty

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MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds Foundation along with the Rodeo Royalty Committee announces that the 2022 Mariposa County Fair Rodeo Royalty applications and rules are now available for this year’s contest. The contest offers three divisions and is open to young ladies ranging in ages from 6 to 23 that are from Mariposa, Madera, Merced and Tuolumne ...

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Looped Hike Up to Vernal and Nevada Falls

They say that the Mist Trail’s steep granite stairway has over 600 steps but I wasn’t counting because Vernal Fall’s beauty fully captured my attention as I climbed them. Up the Mist Trail and down the John Muir Trail. In between, I could feel the power of 2 huge waterfalls, their spray on my face and the roar of a ...

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FAM Presents “A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes”

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FRESNO — The Fresno Art Museum is pleased to host “A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes,” an exhibition exploring new femininity and storytelling in boundary-pushing fashion, opening to the public on July 30, 2022. Curated and designed by MUSEEA, “A Queen Within” is a large-scale exhibition produced and toured internationally by Barrett Barrera Projects. The exhibition is presented by The McClatchy Fresno ...

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Recipe of the Week: A Taco Feast for the Senses

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Recipe submitted by Ericka Sanchez. MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Busy calendars loaded with holidays, celebrations, parties and reunions make spring a perfect time for gathering with family and friends. Plus, springtime itself is worth celebrating thanks to warmer temperatures and longer days. Making the most of those joyous occasions calls for a menu filled with variety to keep everyone coming back ...

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Fresno State Panel on Ukraine War, and Other News

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Fresno State Faculty Members Present Panel on Ukraine War Several Fresno State faculty members with ties to Ukraine will present “The War Up Close: A Conversation with Ukrainian Faculty,” scheduled for 6 to 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 5. This will be a hybrid event, taking place in the Leon S. Peters Ellipse Gallery on the second floor of the ...

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