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Sierra Art Trails Online Applications Due May 17th

OAKHURST — If you want to apply for a spot in Sierra Art Trails (SAT) open studio tour, held the first weekend in October, you still have about two weeks to get your online application turned in. The last day to submit an application to participate is Wednesday, May 17th. This is the first year the SAT application process is on-line ...

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Big Oak Flat Road In Yosemite Set To Re-Open

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park is pleased to announce that the Big Oak Flat road will reopen to all vehicular traffic at 5 a.m. on Monday, May 1. Visitors entering the park via Highway 120 West will once again be able to drive via Big Oak Flat road to Yosemite Valley. Road work will still be underway when the road reopens. Visitors ...

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Yosemite Seeks Public Input On Bridalveil Fall Rehab Project

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park is pleased to announce that the public scoping comment period for the Bridalveil Fall Rehabilitation Project Environmental Assessment will be open from Wednesday, Apr. 26, to Friday, May 26, 2017. The project will implement actions prescribed in the Merced Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive Management Plan (NPS 2014), say park officials. During this public scoping ...

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Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Spring Concerts

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s (MSO) 15th Season continues as its Spring Concert is performed twice – on Saturday, Apr. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Fiester Auditorium of Mariposa County High School, and again the next day as a special 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Apr. 30 in the Majestic Yosemite Hotel (formerly the Ahwahnee) in Yosemite National ...

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Over 5 Million Visitors To Yosemite In 2016 Boost Local Economies

YOSEMITE – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 5,028,868 visitors to Yosemite National Park in 2016 spent $520,629,100 in communities near the park. That spending supported 7,883 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $686,339,500. “Yosemite National Park welcomes visitors from across the country and around the world,” said ...

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Earth Day Festival In Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park will be celebrating Earth Day, National Junior Ranger Day, Park Rx Day, and National Park Week on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  There will be booths and activities free for all ages located outside on the Yosemite Village Mall, near the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center. Schedule of activities: 10:00 am – 2:00 ...

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Update On Big Oak Flat Road Repair In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park reports that progress continues to be made on repairs to the Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120). In early April, road crews dug down 65 feet to the bottom of an underground spring that caused soils to erode. The slope has been stabilized and soil and rock have been brought into the park to rebuild ...

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Book Donations Wanted For Yosemite Branch Library

YOSEMITE — Calling on all book donations: the Yosemite Branch Public Library is accepting donations to its biggest Open House Ever on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22. Hours to bring donations in are: Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursday from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. The Library will also have a booth on the Mall on Earth Day. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Come ...

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Law Day Yosemite Focus Is WWII Japanese Internment

YOSEMITE — The Fifth Annual Law Day Yosemite will be held this year on Friday, Apr. 28, beginning at 10 a.m. in Yosemite Valley, on the playing field of Yosemite Elementary School. This year’s theme is “Not to Be Forgotten: Legal Lessons of the Japanese Internment.” Seventy-five years ago the United States entered into World War II following the Japanese attack ...

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Shakespeare In Yosemite: Free, Fun And Interactive

YOSEMITE — Filled with Shakespearean scenes about forests, animals and the environment and featuring live music and the writings of John Muir, “Shakespeare in Yosemite” is an original hour-long play written especially for Earth Day (Saturday, Apr. 22) and William Shakespeare’s birthday (Sunday, Apr. 23). Click on poster to enlarge. The show will be performed on these days at 2 ...

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