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Impressions Of Nature At Timberline

OAKHURST — Stop by Timberline Gallery during the month of June to see a unique collection, including a new installation of photography and gourd art in the special features room. Photographers include Andrew Erikson, Karen Tillson, and Wendy Dent. Gourd artists are Gretchen Lee, Vivian Helena Aumond-Capone, and Jacqueline Kurtt. Gretchen Lee is a formally trained artist whose current medium of expression is gourds, grown in ...

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Hiking up to Alder Creek Falls

Those colorful harlequin lupines can put on quite the display on this trail but what would they look like this year? We were definitely looking forward to seeing how much water was coming over Alder Creek Falls and the many other wildflowers along this trail. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 13.36 Miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 4,028′ – 5,845′ Date: ...

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Saturday Excursion: Mariposa Art & Wine Festival

Written by Noel Morrison — MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Yosemite Rotary welcomes you to an afternoon of fine art and wine tasting on Saturday, May 28. The historic Mariposa County Courthouse in the heart of Mariposa is a perfect setting in which to enjoy local artists’ works while tasting great foothill wines. The fun kicks off at 11 a.m. and ...

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Threatened Frogs And Turtles To Be Restored In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — California red-legged frogs and Western pond turtles will be restored to Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park after a 50 year absence. The reintroduction is part of a collaborative effort by the National Park Service, the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens, Yosemite Conservancy, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish & Wildlife and NatureBridge. The federally ...

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Update On Yosemite Roads For Memorial Day

YOSEMITE — As folks head for Yosemite National Park this weekend, they’re wanting to know about road closures, so we made the call. As of 10 p.m. on Thursday evening, May 26, we can report that all roads in the park are open without restrictions, according to the NPS website, with the exception of the Mariposa Grove Road, which is ...

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Heroes Big And Little Play Free At The Lake

BASS LAKE — To honor Memorial Day weekend while celebrating the onset of the summer season, a special event is happening in the Bass Lake Water Sports marina at the Pines Resort on Friday morning, May 27. The sound of the National Anthem will resonate out over the glassy lake, as the Yosemite High School Color Guard kicks off a ...

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Yosemite Half Dome Cables To Open On Friday

YOSEMITE – The cables on Half Dome in Yosemite National Park will be in place and open for the season on Friday, May 27, as scheduled. The cables provide access to the summit of Half Dome, one of Yosemite’s most popular hikes. Visitors are required to have a permit to ascend the Half Dome cables seven days per week. The ...

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Update On Yosemite Road Closures

YOSEMITE — A call to the Yosemite Road Conditions phone number this morning reveals one big change. As of Wednesday, May 25, at 10 a.m., Tioga Pass — which was opened on May 18 and closed again last weekend due to weather — remains closed just east of Crane Flat. However, Glacier Point Road has been reopened, according to the ...

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Mountain Area Merchants Hold Fire Preparedness Fair

OAKHURST — The term “fire season” seems to have replaced the word “summer” in the local lexicon, and as the days grow warmer area residents may want to make note of a special event happening locally that should serve to alleviate some stress. Mountain Area Merchants Association (MAMA) invites the community to a day designed to spread the word about ...

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“Look Good, Feel Better” Free For Cancer Patients

OAKHURST – Look Good Feel Better is a free program sponsored by the American Cancer Society for cancer patients who want a little support handling side effects and keeping their spirits up as much as possible. Now, a Look Good Feel Better workshop is coming to town, and area resident and Parlour stylist Donna Dozier is leading the charge. In ...

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