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Golden Chain Presents Ken Burns Film On Yosemite

OAKHURST – Don’t miss a special presentation of Ken Burns’s Yosemite: A Gathering of Spirit, a documentary film produced to honor the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act. Signed on June 30, 1864 by President Abraham Lincoln, the Act was created to preserved Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. It was also the first time a ...

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Yosemite Conservancy Names New GM

YOSEMITE – Yosemite Conservancy has named Adonia Ripple, a dedicated conservationist whose career protecting and improving wildlands began nearly two decades ago in the park, as its new General Manager of Yosemite Operations. “Adonia has experience in land conservation, nonprofit operations and fundraising that is ideal for the position,” said Yosemite Conservancy President Mike Tollefson. “She has a unique ability ...

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Range Of Light Film Festival Tickets Available

YOSEMITE – The Range of Light Film Festival will debut in Yosemite National Park, running from Thursday, Feb. 27, through Sunday, Mar. 2. The festival is presented by Yosemite Conservancy, Yosemite National Park, and DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, Inc. The festival, part of the Park’s commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Yosemite Grant, will ...

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Free Admission To Yosemite On MLK Day

YOSEMITE – In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Yosemite National Park will offer free admission on Monday, Jan. 20. The fee free waiver is for all visitors in honor of the holiday. Fees being waived for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day include the fees associated with entrance into the park only. All other fees associated with camping, lodging, ...

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Mariposa Grove Alternative Chosen

YOSEMITE – The National Park Service (NPS) at Yosemite National Park has announced that the Record of Decision for the Restoration of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias Final Environmental Impact Statement (Mariposa Grove Final EIS) was approved by the Regional Director on Dec. 10, 2013.

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Smooth Cold Fun At Curry Village

YOSEMITE – The Curry Village Ice Rink is open now through March 2, 2014. Located in the heart of Yosemite Valley, the Curry Village Ice Rink is a winter destination and holiday favorite for park visitors. Families enjoy this outdoor winter activity suitable for all ages in one of California’s most spectacular winter landscapes.

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New Season Pass Benefits At Badger

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park’s Badger Pass Ski Area has announced new season pass benefits for the 2013-14 season. Adult season passes for California’s original ski area start at $149 and the new season pass benefits include discounts on lodging, meals, retail items and summer activities. In addition, new hotel packages include two free lift tickets with a midweek, two ...

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Notes From The Field: Christmas Bird Count

Submitted by Oakhurst artist Monique Wales YOSEMITE – Binoculars, field guides and cameras in hand, Virginia Lazar and I stepped into the Citizen Science arena via Yosemite’s Christmas Bird Count. New to the birding world, and filled with enthusiasm, we joined the 114th Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC) taking place all over the Americas from Dec. 14 to Jan. ...

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Tioga & Glacier Roads Update

YOSEMITE – The series of storm systems that passed through the Yosemite area over the last several weeks have resulted in heavy snow accumulation throughout the park. Due to snowy and icy conditions, the Tioga and Glacier Point Roads in Yosemite National Park are closed for the season.

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