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Collect Trading Cards To Win An Adventure In Yosemite

MOUNTAIN AREA — They are fast, tough, smart, sweet, sneaky, showy, social and definitely loud — they are Visit Yosemite | Madera County’s official Welcoming Committee, and they’re about to take Madera County, Bass Lake and Yosemite National Park by storm with a campaign starting Monday, April 1. “The Welcoming Committee campaign was designed to showcase attractions in Madera County, ...

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Federal Bar Assoc. Presents Seventh Annual Law Day Yosemite

Written by Douglas L. Gordon, Esq. – “Two things form the bedrock of any open society — freedom of expression and rule of law. If you don’t have those things, you don’t have a free country.” – Salman Rushdie YOSEMITE – The Seventh Annual Law Day Yosemite will be held on Friday, May 3, beginning at 10 a.m., in Yosemite ...

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Roadwork Continues On Highway 41 Near Yosemite

FISH CAMP — Caltrans has announced that a culvert repair project north of the Narrow Gauge Inn will continue with crews on scene for the next three to four weeks, as they continue to fix the roadway ahead of the busy spring travel season. In cooperation with Agee Construction, the work on Highway 41 in Mariposa County north of Mill ...

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Camp 4 Users Will Need To Enter Lottery For A Camp Spot

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park announces that a new pilot lottery program for Camp 4 Campground will launch on Tuesday, May 21. This daily lottery system will be operated through Recreation.gov and is intended to help improve the visitor experience at Camp 4. Camp 4 Campground is a walk-in campground and the only first-come, first-served campground in Yosemite Valley. Visitor ...

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Pink Full Moon Fills Tonight’s Sierra Sky

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — After abundant rainfall this winter and spring, we’re being treated to a wild host of wildflowers decorating the mountains with bright splashes of yellow mustard, orange poppy, white popcorn, and purple-blue lupine. Now, we’re being treated to what’s known as a pink full moon, and that designation doesn’t reflect the color of the moon in the sky, ...

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Weather Advisory For Snow Above 5,000 Feet

MOUNTAIN AREA — With a beautifully warm and sunny weekend behind us and tax day upon us, cooler temperatures return as a disturbance moves into the region bringing increased wind and precipitation across central California Monday, Apr. 15 into Tuesday, Apr. 16. Dry conditions return Wednesday with a warming trend through the end of the week. Snow levels will start ...

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Free Entry To Yosemite For Earth Day Festival And More

YOSEMITE — Earth Day, National Junior Ranger Day, National Park Week, and John Muir’s Birthday will be celebrated in Yosemite National Park on Saturday, Apr. 20, with activities for all ages throughout the day — and all activities are free, including entry to the park to kick it off. Visitors coming to the park should be prepared for a very ...

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Mariposa Grove Opens Soon, Free Visitor Shuttle Resumes Service

YOSEMITE — The Mariposa Grove Road will reopen to automobiles on Friday, Apr. 12, officials in Yosemite National Park announced today. The free visitor shuttle to the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias will also resume service for the busy summer season on the same day. When the shuttles are running, visitors should park at the South Entrance parking area and ...

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Yosemite Conservancy Provides $15.3 Million in Support

YOSEMITE – Yosemite Conservancy is providing $15.3 million in support to Yosemite National Park in 2019. Among nearly 50 programs and grants the Conservancy is backing this year are the protection of the rare Sierra Nevada red fox, revitalizing wetlands, and funding volunteer programs. “With four million visitors each year, Yosemite needs to be nurtured to remain a national treasure,” ...

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Butterflies And Snow: Yosemite Winter Rangers Report

YOSEMITE — Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski’s latest report from the field on Apr. 3: New snow: 21 inches Total settled snow depth: 90 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 49°F (April 1) Low temperature: 4°F (March 29) Ski Conditions and Weather This week saw typical unsettled spring conditions with everything from thunder-snow squalls, high winds, corn snow ...

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