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Pink Full Moon Fills Tonight’s Sierra Sky

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — After abundant rainfall this winter and spring, we’re being treated to a wild host of wildflowers decorating the mountains with bright splashes of yellow mustard, orange poppy, white popcorn, and purple-blue lupine. Now, we’re being treated to what’s known as a pink full moon, and that designation doesn’t reflect the color of the moon in the sky, ...

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Weather Advisory For Snow Above 5,000 Feet

MOUNTAIN AREA — With a beautifully warm and sunny weekend behind us and tax day upon us, cooler temperatures return as a disturbance moves into the region bringing increased wind and precipitation across central California Monday, Apr. 15 into Tuesday, Apr. 16. Dry conditions return Wednesday with a warming trend through the end of the week. Snow levels will start ...

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Free Entry To Yosemite For Earth Day Festival And More

YOSEMITE — Earth Day, National Junior Ranger Day, National Park Week, and John Muir’s Birthday will be celebrated in Yosemite National Park on Saturday, Apr. 20, with activities for all ages throughout the day — and all activities are free, including entry to the park to kick it off. Visitors coming to the park should be prepared for a very ...

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Mariposa Grove Opens Soon, Free Visitor Shuttle Resumes Service

YOSEMITE — The Mariposa Grove Road will reopen to automobiles on Friday, Apr. 12, officials in Yosemite National Park announced today. The free visitor shuttle to the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias will also resume service for the busy summer season on the same day. When the shuttles are running, visitors should park at the South Entrance parking area and ...

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Yosemite Conservancy Provides $15.3 Million in Support

YOSEMITE – Yosemite Conservancy is providing $15.3 million in support to Yosemite National Park in 2019. Among nearly 50 programs and grants the Conservancy is backing this year are the protection of the rare Sierra Nevada red fox, revitalizing wetlands, and funding volunteer programs. “With four million visitors each year, Yosemite needs to be nurtured to remain a national treasure,” ...

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Butterflies And Snow: Yosemite Winter Rangers Report

YOSEMITE — Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski’s latest report from the field on Apr. 3: New snow: 21 inches Total settled snow depth: 90 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 49°F (April 1) Low temperature: 4°F (March 29) Ski Conditions and Weather This week saw typical unsettled spring conditions with everything from thunder-snow squalls, high winds, corn snow ...

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Mountain Area Home Sales For First Quarter 2019

By Ed Bailey — During the first quarter of 2019, members of the of Fresno Realtors Association Multiple Listing Services in the Yosemite Gateway Branch sold 104 mountain area homes (single family residential properties) — coincidentally, the same number as last year. Boundaries for the mountain area include Oakhurst, Ahwahnee, Coarsegold, North Fork, Wishon, Bass Lake, Wawona, Fish Camp, Yosemite ...

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Delays Expected This Month On Highway 41 Near Fish Camp

FISH CAMP — Travelers on a busy corridor leading to Yosemite National Park can expect delays this month due to necessary repair work on the roadway. Caltrans, in cooperation with Agee Construction, has announced one-way traffic control on Highway 41 near the community of Fish Camp in Mariposa County for four weeks as part of a culvert and roadway repair ...

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Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Presents Tchaikovsky: Rare and Well Done

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s (MSO) 2019 spring concerts will exclusively feature the music of Tchaikovsky, ranging from very rare works to the most beloved violin concerto ever written. The concerts feature renowned guest solo violinist Dr. Ann Miller in the concerto during two performances – one in Mariposa on Saturday, Apr. 6, and a second in Yosemite National ...

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Tuolumne Winter Rangers Welcome Spring In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski’s latest report from the field on Mar. 27: New snow: 10 inches Total settled snow depth: 90 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 42°F (March 26) Low temperature: 1°F (March 24) Ski Conditions and Weather It is snowing again today after a brief three day window of dry weather and seasonal temperatures. ...

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