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Valley View Exhibit Call to Artists

Valley View – Yosemite Trails, Currents, and Visions is a Sierra Art Trails Event, that will run Apr. 5 through May 4, at Stellar Gallery, Gallery Row, 40982 Highway 41 in Oakhurst. There will be special reception on Saturday, Apr 12, from 4 to 8 p.m. The deadline for artists to submit their work is Mar. 10. “Valley View – ...

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Prescribed Burn Near Hetch Hetchy

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park is planning a prescribed fire in the Hetch Hetchy area, near the O’Shaughnessy Dam. The fire is planned for mid to late March and will include a total of 57 acres. Ignition and active burning will take approximately one to two days and a few additional days to patrol and monitor until the end of ...

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Exploring Secret Spots With The Pros

YOSEMITE – Trekking to one of Yosemite National Park’s secret spots on the summer solstice, exploring areas within the park affected by last year’s Rim Fire, and photographing rainbows at night created by waterfalls are among the nearly 50 Outdoor Adventures for 2014 unveiled by Yosemite Conservancy.

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Yosemite Tourists Bring Hundreds of Millions And 5,000 Jobs

YOSEMITE – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 3,853,404 visitors to Yosemite National Park in 2012 spent over $378 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 5,162 jobs in the local area. “Yosemite National Park is proud to welcome visitors from across the country and around the world,” said Don Neubacher, Yosemite Superintendent.

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Half Dome Cable Permits Available

YOSEMITE – Half Dome cables day use permits for the 2014 hiking season will be available for reservation starting Saturday, Mar. 1, through Monday, Mar. 31. Permits to hike to the top of Half Dome are required seven days per week and reservations will be distributed via a lottery system. Successful parties will be notified in mid-April. A maximum of ...

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Yosemite Renaissance Art Exhibit

YOSEMITE – Yosemite Renaissance is celebrating its 29th year with an exhibit of 49 paintings, photographs, prints and sculptures by 45 artists. Drawn from over 700 entries, this year’s exhibit includes a broad range of works from the representational to the abstract, all interpreting the majesty of Yosemite and the Sierra.

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Dedication Of Yosemite Cemetery Restoration

Park also Honors Galen Clark, the First Guardian of Yosemite YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park has restored the Yosemite Cemetery through a grant from Yosemite Conservancy. To commemorate the restoration, Yosemite National Park and California State Parks will conduct a dedication ceremony. The ceremony will also celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Galen Clark, the first Guardian of ...

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Registration For NatureBridge Summer Program

YOSEMITE – NatureBridge, the largest residential environmental education partner of the National Park Service, opened registration for the Summer Field Research Course at its Yosemite campus. This two-week immersive backcountry expedition will give participants the opportunity to conduct rigorous field science investigations in one of the most iconic national parks in the country.

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YNP Releases Final Merced River Plan

YOSEMITE – Golfing and horseback riding in Wawona and skating in Curry Village will remain a part of the Yosemite experience, according to the latest news release from Yosemite National Park. On Friday, Feb. 14, the Park announced the release of the Merced Wild and Scenic River Final Comprehensive Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS): “This plan will protect ...

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Mountain Area Ski School Cancels Season

MADERA COUNTY – The lack of snow and the cost of insurance for a very short season has forced the cancellation of this year’s Mountain Area Ski School (MASS) program. “It is with great displeasure that we announce that the MASS season of 2014 will have to be cancelled,” said organizer Matt Casey in an email to volunteers. Casey says ...

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