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Law Day Celebrated In Yosemite

Submitted by Carol Ann Moses, Attorney at Law YOSEMITE – Law Day is that special day each year on which Americans are encouraged to celebrate the importance of the rule of law and equal justice for all in this country. It also is a day to recognize and discuss the crucial role our courts play in protecting these principles. For ...

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New Museum Exhibit Opens In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park unveils a new exhibit entitled Yosemite, the Grand Experiment, which opens to the public on Tuesday, June 3, and runs through Saturday, Oct. 18. The exhibit is located in the Yosemite Valley Museum, adjacent to the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center, and features paintings, prints, artifacts, and ephemera from Yosemite’s early years. Photographs and paintings of ...

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Fire Season Begins In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Yosemite fire managers have announced that the 2014 Fire Season began on Monday, May 19. Fire season officially begins when seasonal firefighting equipment and personnel are in place, prepared and ready to respond. Grasses and other vegetation at the lower elevations have begun to dry out. This year, vegetation is drying out faster than average due to the ...

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Wawona Pine Needle Pickup

WAWONA – Residents will have a chance to clear their properties of all those dry pine needles on June 9 – 13 as County services are made available to scoop them up and haul them away. This is a service paid for by property owners in Wawona, so everyone is encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to get rid ...

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Heroes Honored For Daring Yosemite Rescue

YOSEMITE – Four Yosemite National Park employees received Valor Awards at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, May 8. The rangers were recognized and honored for their valorous efforts on a complex and technical rescue on El Capitan in September 2011. The awards were given to two Yosemite National Park Rangers, Jeffrey Webb and David Pope, and two Yosemite ...

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Experience Yosemite Through Austrian Students' Photographs

YOSEMITE – Nineteen students of the Faculty of Fine Arts / Photography from the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria, have traveled to Wawona to realize photographic art projects inspired by a two-week visit to Yosemite National Park. Their photographic expedition culminates this Friday, May 9, at 6 p.m. with a 23-hour art exhibition at The Redwoods in Yosemite, Wawona, ...

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Drones Prohibited In Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park advises visitors that the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones) are prohibited within park boundaries due to regulations outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Specifically, the use of drones within the park boundaries is illegal under all circumstances. Thirty Six CFR 2.17(a)(3) states, “delivering or retrieving a person or object by parachute, helicopter, ...

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Tioga Road Opens Early This Year

YOSEMITE – The Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park will open for the season on Friday, May 2, at noon for all vehicular traffic. The Tioga Road, bounded on both sides by State Highway 120, is the popular east-west crossing of the Sierra Nevada. Vault toilets are available in several locations along the road. Limited visitor services will be available ...

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Bishop Creek Prescribed Fire Postponed

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park Fire Managers have rescheduled a prescribed fire in the Bishop Creek area for early May. The prescribed fire, originally scheduled for the end of April, is postponed because of forecasted rain in the area. Yosemite is expecting up to one inch of rain throughout the park. Ignition is dependent on weather and moisture levels. The ...

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Yosemite Photo Walk with Colby Brown

YOSEMITE – Renowned photographer Colby Brown will lead a free Photo Walk in Yosemite National Park in celebration of the Park’s 150th Land Grant Anniversary. Brown, who has led photo walks and workshops around the world in destinations including Australia, Iceland and Hawaii, will welcome photographers of all experience levels to participate as he advises and inspires them to capture ...

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