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Yosemite Expands American Sign Language Services

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park has expanded the American Sign Language (ASL) Program offered to Deaf and hearing impaired visitors. The park’s Deaf services program offers trip planning, park orientation at the visitor center, and interpretive services for Deaf and hearing impaired visitors. The program also focuses on employee training in Deaf/disability awareness and outreach to the Deaf community. Yosemite ...

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Native Tradition Workshops With Julia Parker

YOSEMITE — One of the preeminent Native American basket makers and tribal elders in California will lead two workshops this fall on the subjects of basket weaving and native food preparation. Julia Parker will take the helm for a pair of Yosemite Conservancy Experience Packages using the knowledge she’s gained as a respected elder and long-time cultural demonstrator in the park. ...

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Americana and Blues At The Mariposa Art Park

Written by Ronnie Sweeting — MARIPOSA — Music on the Green – the free summer concert series brought to you by The Mariposa County Arts Council and its many fine sponsors – continues into the 2016 season, presenting live, in concert, Cottonwood Creek — featuring Maggie Watkins and Scott Patrick Little — on Friday, July 15, and Deja Blues on ...

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Yosemite Hosts Delegation From Germany’s Sister Park

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park managers will be hosting a delegation from Sister Park, Berchtesgaden National Park in Germany, from June 19 to 25. During the visit, park managers will exchange ideas and practices and further the Sister Park Arrangement. Berchtesgaden is located in the southern mountains of Germany near the Austrian border, a region famous for the filming of iconic ...

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Reserve Your Space For Christmas In July

NORTH FORK — Christmas in July returns to Grace Community Church, and now is the time for vendors to reserve their space. There will be booths both outside and inside Grace Hall on Saturday, July 23, offering crafts, art, photography, jewelry, clothing and other great surprises. The festivities will start at 9 a.m. and run through 3 p.m. Frank Prudhomme ...

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Forest Service EIS And Draft Plan Open For Public Comment

CLOVIS – The U.S. Forest Service is releasing the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and draft Forest Plans for the Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forests. The Notice of Availability for these documents is expected to publish in the Federal Register May 27. This notice will initiate the 90-day public comment and review period, which includes 12 public meetings and ...

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Community Work Day – Oakhurst River Parkway Trail

06/11/2016 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm - Here's a project worth working on. It's a Community Work Day for the Oakhurst River Parkway Trail. Volunteers will meet for a community service project that's ideal for scouts, church groups, and service clubs. Scheduled for Saturday, Jun. 11, the day starts at 8 a.m. at the Sierra Star parking lot on Road 426 in [...]

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Community Work Day For Oakhurst River Parkway

OAKHURST — Here’s a project worth working on. It’s a Community Work Day for the Oakhurst River Parkway Trail. Volunteers will meet for a community service project that’s ideal for scouts, church groups, and service clubs. Scheduled for Saturday, Jun. 11, the day starts at 8 a.m. at the Sierra Star parking lot on Road 426 (Crane Valley Road) in ...

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Julia Parker Basket Collection Donated By Bay Area Philanthropist

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park, through Yosemite Conservancy, recently received a donation of 26 examples of Julia Parker’s basketry. These pieces were collected through the years by Elvira “Ellie” Nishkian, from San Francisco, who was active in many charitable causes and was instrumental in the formation of the Yosemite Fund, which is now known as Yosemite Conservancy. Nishkian’s family felt ...

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Free Yosemite Admission During National Park Week

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park will celebrate National Park Week, Earth Day, California State Park Ranger 150th Anniversary, and National Junior Ranger Day from Saturday, Apr. 16, through Sunday, Apr. 24. Park entrance fees will be waived during those dates to celebrate the Centennial of the National Park Service. Camping fees and all other fees will still be applicable. The ...

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