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Over the Garden Fence: Gardening for the Physically Challenged

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By Bob Labozetta, UC Master Gardener, Mariposa MARIPOSA — Gardening is a great physically activity that keeps one’s mind, spirit, and body in healthy condition. Offering exercise, sunshine, food and ornamentals are optimal benefits of this outdoor exertion. Age and physical limitations may seem to preclude this enjoyable avocation. However, careful planning, new techniques and modified garden implements can make ...

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Officials: South Entrance to YNP Closing Overnight

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — National Park Service officials announced Tuesday afternoon that the South Entrance to Yosemite is now “closed to all entry nightly from 10 p.m to 6 a.m.” The entrance gate is staffed from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and open during those hours to park employees, residents and property owners with proof of residency/employment. Yosemite National Park ...

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NPS: Yosemite National Park Closed ‘Until Further Notice’

Waterfall at Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — Yosemite National Park is closing at the request of the local health department. Park officials announced the unprecedented total shutdown Friday afternoon. “As of 3 p.m today, Friday, March 20, 2020, Yosemite National Park is closed to all park visitors until further notice,” stated a news release. “This closure will be enforced 24-hours a day/7-days a ...

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Yosemite National Park Closes Campgrounds

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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK – Yosemite National Park officials have announced the park’s campgrounds are closing due to COVID-19. “Yosemite National Park campgrounds currently open, Upper Pines and Camp 4, are now closed,” said a brief statement issued by park officials late Wednesday. “These closures will remain in effect through March 31, 2020.” “Where it is possible to adhere to the ...

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YNP Hotels, Restaurants Closing Due to COVID-19

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — Concern over spread of COVID-19 is shuttering all hotels and restaurants in Yosemite National Park, including the historic Ahwahnee Hotel. Park concessionaire Aramark announced late Monday that all park facilities will be closing Tuesday for at least the rest of the month. Roads and trails will remain open throughout the park. The impacted facilities include the ...

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Hiking Hetch Hetchy to Rancheria Falls

It had been a couple of years since we hiked at Hetch Hetchy. This year didn’t give us super strong flowing waterfalls and it was a bit early for wildflowers but the hike gave us a good workout with beautiful views. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 11.50 Miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 3,682′ to 4,470′ Date: March 5, 2020 Maps: Ackerson ...

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Yosemite Program Develops Future ‘Environmental Leaders’

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK—A company teaching environmental science in some of the world’s most spectacular classrooms is seeking junior high- and high school-age participants for its upcoming Summer Backpacking programs in Yosemite National Park. The one- and two-week programs are offered through NatureBridge, a San Franciscco-based nonprofit that provides environmental-oriented outdoor education programs open to students entering 7th-12th grade. Led in ...

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YNP Hosts 35th Annual Yosemite Renaissance Art Exhibit

YOSEMITE — The 35th Yosemite Renaissance Art Exhibit will be on display at the Yosemite Museum Gallery from Saturday, Feb. 22 through Sunday, May 3. The exhibit features artworks inspired by Yosemite and California’s Sierra Nevada, and includes photography, painting, sculptures, textiles and more. This year, 70 works were selected from 811 entries. The Yosemite Museum Gallery is located within ...

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History Mystery #83 – Do You Recognize This House?

Picture of an unknown house.

By Karen Morris (with thanks to Don Grove) This building has been home to many families since its service as a way station. Our records begin with the McGinity family. They lived here beginning in 1904. We are not sure how long they stayed. The Hanningan Family moved in about 1942 and stayed until 1947. Hazel Kennedy and her family ...

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Two Cases of Norovirus Confirmed at Yosemite

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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — Yosemite National Park officials reported Thursday at least 170 cases of gastrointestinal illness among both employees and recent park visitors. Most of the affected individuals spent time in Yosemite Valley during the first week of January 2020. As of Thursday afternoon, there have been two confirmed cases of norovirus, according to a press release issued today by ...

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