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Yosemite Bank & Founders Bank Rebrand as Premier Valley Bank

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A Message from Premier Valley Bank For several years, our banking teams have operated under three brand names across Central California: Yosemite Bank, Founders Community Bank and Premier Valley Bank. Effective immediately, all banking centers will begin operating under the Premier Valley Bank name. This affects our banking centers in San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Oakhurst, Mariposa and Groveland. The ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Public Art

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FROM THE EDITOR: Sal Maccarone will be taking a brief hiatus from article writing at SNO. In his absence, he has asked us to republish some of his more popular articles from the past. This week: Public Art. Enjoy! Originally published April 2, 2021.  By Sal Maccarone Art that is found residing in public places such as lobbies, civic centers, ...

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History Mystery #100: The Rock of Ages

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By Debby Carter, Librarian, Sierra Historic Sites Association A well-known local figure in the mountain area from the early nineteen hundreds was Doc C. E. Wells. He grew up in the Visalia area, went to medical school in San Francisco, and worked in the hospital at the Madera Sugar Pine Lumber Company for 17 years. In 1927, he married Liliane, ...

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Tourism Officials Offer Advice for Snagging Park Reservations in Yosemite’s Southern Gateway

Yosemite National Park’s day-use reservation system remains in place through Sept. 30, 2021, but there are still many ways travelers can access the grandeur.     OAKHURST, CA, (JUNE 23. 2021) –  California’s tourism sector is roaring back to life, and although the rest of the state is easing restrictions, Yosemite National Park has not announced changes to the temporary day-use reservation system. ...

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Traffic Delays Expected On State Route 140

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Traffic Advisory, One-Way Traffic Control Delays Expected On State Route 140  MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct utility work next week on State Route 140. Work is scheduled to take place between the Bear Creek River Bridge and Foresta Road from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. beginning Monday, June 21 through Friday, June 25, 2021. ...

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YARTS Lifts Capacity Restrictions

MERCED – The Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) Board of Directors has lifted restrictions on the capacity of its buses traveling to and from Yosemite National Park. The action occurred at a special meeting of the Board on June 14, 2021, and went into effect on June 15, 2021, when the State of California lifted all social distancing requirements. ...

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You Can’t Get There from Here–Without a Reservation

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK REQUIRES DAY-USE PASS TO ENTER PARK OAKHURST – You’ve planned a trip to Yosemite. It’s on your bucket list.  All your gear’s together, maps, reservations at a local hotel outside the park. You’ve done a bit of research on where to go and what to do. You’re all set, or so you think. You reach the park, ...

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Yosemite National Park Solicits Feedback On Proposed Campground Fee Increases

Yosemite National Park is proposing a fee increase for overnight camping to enable the park to keep up with the rising costs of campground operations. Increased revenue from campground fees will enable the park to better maintain facilities, enhance visitor services, and provide for better resource protection. These proposed fee increases are consistent with other public and private campgrounds within ...

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