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Yosemite Expects Extremely Busy Memorial Day Weekend

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park anticipates an extremely busy Memorial Day Weekend. Visitors in personal vehicles arriving late morning through mid-day should expect extensive delays getting into and moving about the park, particularly in Yosemite Valley and Glacier Point. Visitors are urged to enter the park before 9 a.m. or after 6 p.m. in order to avoid traffic congestion and ...

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Sierra Mono Museum Welcomes Visitors To Open House

NORTH FORK — If you’re looking for something special to do this weekend, here’s an idea. The Sierra Mono Museum invites the community to stop by for an open house meet-and-greet on Saturday, May 28 between the hours of 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Snacks and refreshments will be served at the free event. Home to a large display of ...

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CA-41 Passing Lane Construction Ahead Of Schedule

COUNTY — Those who commute on CA-41 from the foothills to Fresno and beyond will be pleased to learn that construction to add passing lanes is progressing efficiently, and the number of construction-related days of significant delay may be about half of what was originally suggested. “Blasting on State Route 41 is currently ahead of schedule,” says Cory Burkarth of ...

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Tioga Road Reopens! Well, For A Few Days…

Tioga Road reopened May 18 and we headed over there as soon as it opened and before it closed temporarily. We were so curious to check out the snow conditions, hoping for iced over lakes and beautiful reflections. We made several stops along the way and wanted to share this report on conditions. Siesta Lake, along Tioga Road, is 7,959′ ...

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Is Walking Really Exercise?

Written by Virginia Eaton —  Is walking exercise? I hear this question a lot and it makes me scratch my head! Of course walking is exercise and it’s one of the best forms of exercise. The human body was made to amble and most people can walk, even if it’s just around the block or to the mailbox and back. If ...

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Temporary Closure Of Yosemite Roads

YOSEMITE — As a safety precaution, Yosemite National Park Officials have announced that the Tioga Road and the Glacier Point Road will close tonight, Friday, May, 20 due to a forecast of snow and freezing conditions. The Tioga Road will close at 8 p.m and the Glacier Point Road will close at 9 p.m. The roads will reopen as soon ...

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Pre-Apprenticeship Training In Building Trades

OAKHURST — If you’re thinking about starting a new career or just beginning your continued education, here’s a chance to learn some valuable skills. Yosemite Unified School District in cooperation with the State Center Adult Education Consortium is taking sign-ups for a Pre-Apprenticeship Training Opportunity in Oakhurst. Open to students 18 years of age and up, the training program offers ...

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Armed Forces Day Stand Down For Veterans

OAKHURST – All area veterans are invited to a family-style stand down on Saturday, May 21 at Sierra Pines Church in Oakhurst, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. It’s sponsored by Caring Veterans of America, Inc. — the organization’s motto is “veterans helping veterans.” The upbeat day offers fellowship, free hot food, gear, entertainment, assistance with VA matters including registration, ...

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Tioga Road In Yosemite Set To Reopen For Season

YOSEMITE — The Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park will open for all vehicular traffic tomorrow, Wednesday, May 18, at noon. The Tioga Road, bounded on both sides by State Highway 120, is the popular east-west crossing of the Sierra Nevada. “We would like to thank all of our road crews, as well as our partners in Mono County and ...

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Carrie Captures Inner Beauty For A Special Moment In Time

OAKHURST — One local photographer is not only intent on taking beautiful pictures, she’s got her mind set on changing the way women look at themselves and think about beauty. “A Moment in Time Photography started unofficially ten years ago when I did my first wedding,” explains owner Carrie Jenkins, who recently put up a cheerful shingle for the studio ...

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