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Ahwahnee Meadow Prescribed Burn In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park fire managers are planning a 61-acre Ahwahnee Meadow prescribed burn in the coming week. Ignition will take approximately one day and an additional two to four days of active burn down. Smoke will be present during the prescribed fire and in Yosemite Valley. Fire managers are working with the Mariposa County Air Pollution Control District ...

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Bass Lake Home Tour

BASS LAKE — If you’ve ever looked longingly at a beautiful lakeside home and wanted a closer view, and even a peek inside, now is your chance to participate in a self-guided tour that benefits a local nonprofit organization. The 10th Annual Bass Lake Home Tour will take place on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., sponsored by the Bass Lake Lions ...

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The Story Of George Anderson – The First Man To Climb Half Dome

Written by Dave Hubbard — The Yosemite Granite Icon represents such a dominating presence within Yosemite Valley that it is likely that the first adventurous human being to set eyes on it thought about climbing it… But no one succeeded until 1875, over 25 years after the first white man entered the valley.   Climb Half Dome…It was in the ...

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Yosemite Grows With Large Donation Of Prime Habitat

YOSEMITE – A place that’s already great and big just got bigger and better. Yosemite National Park has grown in size with the addition of 400 acres of critical wetlands and meadow habitat on the park’s western boundary. The landmark addition is known as Ackerson Meadow. It was donated to the park through a cooperative effort between The Trust for Public Land, Yosemite ...

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Oakhurst Patriot Day Moves To YHS Football Stadium

OAKHURST – Sierra Tel invites area residents to Yosemite High School’s football stadium this year to commemorate Patriot Day 2016, with Keynote Speaker Michael A. Vane, Lieutenant General, US Army Retired. LTG Vane was most recently the Deputy Commanding General at the US Army Draining and Doctrine (TRADOC) Futures Center. The 2-star general lives at Shaver Lake. The ceremonies begins at 9 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 12. YHS Principal Randy ...

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Where is your Favorite Dog Hike?

We like to hike with our dogs, so where are those great dog hikes in our area? You have seen my dog Sally tagging along with me on some of our hikes. Now is your turn to share your favorite dog hikes for inclusion in dog hikes in our area. I envision a living document that we can add more ...

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Open Mic Yosemite Nights: Warm And Welcoming

OAKHURST — Thanks to a retired archaeologist who loves to sing and strum and is always willing to dig up the right kind of talent, there’s a couple of places every week where singers, songwriters, poets and others can express themselves. Stephan Baldwin has lived in Oakhurst for eight years, but he’s been playing guitar and singing folk songs for over 50 years, ...

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“Every Kid In A Park” Launches Second Year

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park encourages all fourth graders to visit the park for free this year as part of the Every Kid in a Park (EKIP) program. The program gives fourth grade students, and those accompanying them, free access to more than 2,000 federally managed lands and waters. Visit www.EveryKidinaPark.gov to download the pass and obtain more information. “We ...

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Yosemite Temporarily Closes Day-Use Parking Area

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park will close a day use parking area in Yosemite Valley on the evening of Monday Sept. 5, for a project aimed at improving parking and traffic circulation. The parking area, also known as the Village Day-Use Parking Area (south) or Camp 6, will reopen this winter. Visitor parking will be available at the Yosemite Falls ...

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New Location For Branches Books & Gifts

OAKHURST — Branches Books & Gifts has relocated to a newly renovated 1,500-square-foot storefront in the Old Mill Village Shopping Center. The store was previously located in the Junction Plaza Center. The new larger space allows the shop to expand its inventory and offer more books, educational toys and, as owner Anne Driscoll likes to say, other awesomeness. The bookshop opened ...

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