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December Begins With A Winter Storm

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES—The National Weather Service Hanford Office has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Yosemite National Park and the surrounding communities. The watch begins Thursday, December 1st, 2022 at 1:00 am and concludes on Friday at 4:00 pm. Two weather systems are expected to affect much of the West Coast bringing significant rain and snow to our area. Winter Storm ...

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Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Coming to Tenaya at Yosemite

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FISH CAMP — Come one, come all! Join us for the annual tree lighting ceremony this Saturday, November 26, from 7 – 9 p.m. at Tenaya at Yosemite. The festivities will begin at 7 p.m., followed by Santa Claus making an early appearance from 7 – 9 p.m. for photos. All are welcome to join in this yearly tradition at ...

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Eat, Drink & Be Merry in Madera County This Winter

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MADERA COUNTY — Welcome to Madera County, the southern entrance to Yosemite National Park. A fun-filled region of outdoor adventures, wine tasting, fishing, historic museums, and that is just the tip of the iceberg. Bass Lake is a family vacation must, with something to entertain everyone. Discover fishing, hiking, biking trails, wakeboarding, kayaking, paddle boarding, camping, you name it! Whether you’re ...

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What’s Showing At Yosemite Cinema This Week

Oakhurst — Come out and enjoy a movie. Here are the Yosemite Cinema movie times for Friday, November 25th – Thursday, December 1st. Yosemite VR – Virtual Reality  Experience Yosemite | Everest VR | Asteroids! Shows every 20 minutes beginning at 11:45 am through 6:50 pm daily https://www.yosemitecinema.com/page/yosemite-vr   The Menu  Rated R – 106 minutes The Menu is a 2022 American comedy horror ...

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Get Ready for Thanksgiving Dinner at Aroma Tavern

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FISH CAMP —  Narrow Gauge Inn is excited to present to you the Thanksgiving Dinner at the Aroma Tavern at the Narrow Gauge Inn Dining Hall. They have been graced with the presence of Executive Chef Doris Rodriguez, coming to them from Maine, bringing her Cuban flare to our beautiful mountains near Yosemite. Chef Doris is adamant about bringing Narrow ...

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What’s Showing At Yosemite Cinema This Week

Oakhurst — Come out and enjoy a movie. Here are the Yosemite Cinema movie times for Friday, November 18th – Thursday, November 24th Yosemite VR – Virtual Reality  Experience Yosemite | Everest VR | Asteroids! Shows every 20 minutes beginning at 11:45 am through 6:50 pm daily https://www.yosemitecinema.com/page/yosemite-vr   The Menu  Rated R – 106 minutes The Menu is a 2022 American comedy ...

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Yosemite Reservations Will Not Be Required For 2023

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–Officials for Yosemite National Park (YNP) recently announced that reservations to enter the park during peak hours will not be required for 2023. Reservations were required in the summers of 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic as earlier reported here. Summer 2022 Reservations were also required in the summer of 2022 when numerous key visitor attractions were ...

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Changes For New Solar Customers to Affect Our Communities

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California State Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Proposed Statewide Policy Changes for new Solar Customers to Affect Small Mountain Communities NORTH FORK — Most local residents either know someone who has solar or has already made the switch themselves. The benefits of turning sunshine into electricity have intrigued anyone who enjoys physics and chemistry, or more broadly, anyone who pays a ...

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Yosemite Declares End Of Fire Season

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK— Yosemite National Park (YNP) has recently experienced widespread precipitation and snow accumulation which has led to the closure of the fire season. The closure of the fire season occurs when there is a season-ending precipitation event totaling two inches or more. This also allows for residential pile burning to return.   Helicopter 551, Yosemite’s helicopter that was ...

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Storm Watch– Schools, Road Conditions, Power Outages

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–From rain to hail to snow, thunderstorms, and wind, our communities have been dealing with the first major winter storm of the season which began on Sunday. The National Weather Service Hanford Office has predicted that Tuesday night into Wednesday morning will be the worst of the storm with snow levels dropping and more thunderstorms possible. Check below for ...

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