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Yosemite Conservancy Debuts Theater and Art Programs

YOSEMITE – An imaginative line-up of brand-new family-friendly theater performances and art workshops unveiled today by Yosemite Conservancy will entertain, inspire and educate visitors about Yosemite National Park’s incomparable scenery, wildlife and people. “Theater and art programs make any visit to the park even more memorable for visitors of all ages,” said Yosemite Conservancy President Frank Dean.

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Yosemite Photographer Captures Tuolumne In Pictures

Photographer Ryan Alonzo spends as much time as possible in Yosemite National Park’s Tuolumne Meadows. This isn’t easy; Tuolumne is closed to visitors up to half the year due to snow. Now, Alonzo’s new book, Tuolumne in Pictures — published to coincide with the 125th anniversary of Yosemite National Park — is the next best thing to being there.

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Discover Yosemite's Forgotten Trails With Tony Krizan

OAKHURST – Starting on Saturday, April 18, Tony Krizan – local adventurer, author and photographer – will share his 30-plus years of hiking experience and photos with an exciting live presentation series. The six-event series will feature wilderness hiking trails within the mountains surrounding Yosemite.

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Special Programs In Yosemite Next Week

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park will celebrate National Park Week, Earth Day, and National Junior Ranger Day from Saturday, Apr. 18, through Sunday, Apr. 26. In conjunction with the Centennial celebration of the National Park Service (NPS), Yosemite invites visitors to Find Your Park, and join in Yosemite for National Park Week.

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Ansel Adams Gallery Reopens To Public

YOSEMITE The first part of a multi-phase rehabilitation project of The Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park has recently been completed. The first phase of the project, which began in October 2014, was completed on Saturday, Apr. 4. The newly rehabilitated gallery is fully open and operational in their historic location.

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Ostrander and Hart Lakes Hike

Glacier Point Road had just opened up for the season, 2 ½ weeks earlier than last year, and I needed to get into the higher country. We were shocked at the lack of snow. Lakes that had been frozen last year were completely thawed out on this trip but we still saw some beautiful country. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance:15.1 ...

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YARTS Bus Service Starts On Highway 41

MADERA COUNTY – With many years of discussion and planning behind them, The Fresno Council of Governments (COG) and the Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) are about ready to start rolling buses up Highway 41 to Yosemite. With a target date to start service on Memorial Day weekend, residents and visitors alike will be able to access round-trip public ...

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Yosemite Joins National Find Your Park Movement

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park joins parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com. Launched Mar. 30 by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, Find Your Park is a public awareness and education campaign celebrating the milestone centennial anniversary of the National Park Service ...

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MSO's Symphonic Celebration of Yosemite

MARIPOSA – On Apr. 25 and 26, the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra commemorates the 125th Anniversary of Yosemite National Park’s 1890 creation with special concerts in Yosemite and Mariposa. Renowned Cellist Ira Lehn returns to perform with the orchestra as soloist in Camille Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto #1 in A, Opus 33 – the very piece in which Mr. Lehn made his ...

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Free Webinar Helps Public Report Roadkill On Highway 41

COUNTY – Wildlife vs. vehicle collisions are a threat to wildlife and public safety throughout the world, including in our highly-valued national parks, and mountain drivers are sadly familiar with seeing animals that have been hit by cars on Highway 41. Now, through the efforts of local conservationists, researchers and agencies, those roadkill sightings between Oakhurst and Yosemite can be ...

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