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Skating Under The Stars At The Yosemite Ice Rink

YOSEMITE — Since 1928, visitors have enjoyed ice skating in Yosemite National Park. The tradition continues, and right now the Half Dome Village Ice Rink offers night skating under the stars. On Wednesday, Jan. 10, the Half Dome Village Ice Rink hours of operation were updated to reflect the following times: Monday through Friday the rink is open 1:30 – 7 ...

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Yosemite Unified School District Board Meets Jan. 8

OAKHURST — The Regular​ ​Meeting​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Yosemite​ ​Unified​ ​School​ ​District Board​ ​of​ ​Trustees will take place on Monday,​ ​Jan. ​8,​ beginning at 6:30 p.m. with a Call to Order, Approval of Agenda, and Public Comment Regarding Closed Session Items, followed by a Closed Session and resuming with an Open Session at approximately 7:45 p.m. The meeting is scheduled for the library at ...

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Winter Storm Warning And Flash Flood Watch

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service is reporting that heavy rain and gusty winds will develop over much of central and southern California by Monday, Jan. 7, which may result in debris flows and mudslides due to the recent wildfires. Winter Storm Warning  In Yosemite, a Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8 to ...

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Man Reported Missing In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Officials in Yosemite National Park are searching for a man reported missing in the park. Maximillian “Max” L. Schweitzer’s rental car was found at the Camp 4 parking lot on Friday, Jan. 5, after it was reported overdue by the rental agency. Max is a 41-year-old white male with brown hair and blue eyes, 5 ft. 8 in. ...

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Tuolumne Meadows Winter Conditions Update

YOSEMITE — Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski are celebrating their seventh season in the park. Here’s their second blog post of the season from Wednesday, Jan. 3. New snow: 0 inches [as of yesterday] Total settled snow depth: 3 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 56°F (December 29) Low temperature:  17°F (December 30) Ski Conditions and Weather  The average high temperature for the ...

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Firefighters Invited To Attend Taping Of “The Ellen Show”

CALIFORNIA — NBC television host Ellen DeGeneres is inviting local firefighters to attend a taping of her show as a way to say “thank you” for the service they provide, statewide. Ellen took time in her first broadcast of the new year to thank the people who responded to fires that threatened the Santa Barbara-area home she shares with Portia ...

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Meet Up For Meatless Mondays With Vegan Potluck

OAKHURST — A growing group of locals from towns around the foothills are meeting monthly for a vegan potluck dinner, and all those who wish to participate are welcome. “Anyone who is curious at all about healthier eating or ‘what does a vegan eat,’ or anyone who is slightly open to being exposed to something different than the status quo ...

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Celebrate Restaurant Month With Local Dining Specials

MOUNTAIN AREA — If you have a taste for the sweet or the savory, or the hoppy, you’ll be happy to know that Visit Yosemite Madera County has deemed January to be Restaurant Month, and a host of local eateries are celebrating. For instance, Ducey’s on the Lake in Bass Lake is offering a prix fixe menu with great value, in ...

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Big Moon January: Supermoon, Blue Moon, Lunar Eclipse

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — Excitement in the sky coming your way soon, as Earth will experience the bright light of two supermoons in January. The first is on the first of the month, and the second is also a Blue Moon with a side order of total eclipse. Supermoon According to NASA, when the moon reaches its full phase at the closest ...

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