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YARTS Bus Service Starts On Highway 41

MADERA COUNTY – With many years of discussion and planning behind them, The Fresno Council of Governments (COG) and the Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) are about ready to start rolling buses up Highway 41 to Yosemite. With a target date to start service on Memorial Day weekend, residents and visitors alike will be able to access round-trip public ...

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Yosemite Joins National Find Your Park Movement

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park joins parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com. Launched Mar. 30 by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, Find Your Park is a public awareness and education campaign celebrating the milestone centennial anniversary of the National Park Service ...

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Bighorn Sheep Restored To Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks

YOSEMITE – A multiagency operation was recently concluded that returned two herds of endangered bighorn sheep to locations in Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Inyo National Forest, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service worked together on the complex operation in the Sierra Nevada.

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Bad Behavior At County Supervisors Meeting

At the Madera County Board of Supervisors meeting on January 13, 2015, Rebecca Martinez, an elected official who is in charge of the Madera County Elections, Clerk-Recorder Department gave respectful and logical comments and requests regarding the Madera County Supervisors’ request of a 29% annual salary increase. One of the Supervisors thanked her for her comments and clarification of the ...

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Yosemite Conservancy Inspires Young Stewards

YOSEMITE – A group of high school students from across California, who dubbed themselves “The Triumphant Turtles” for their slow and steady approach to achieving goals, credit the Adventure Risk Challenge program in Yosemite National Park for fueling a passion for conservation, improved leadership and literacy skills, and forging trails of opportunity to higher education.

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Yosemite Has New Sister Park In Germany

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park and Berchtesgaden National Park in Germany have signed a sister park arrangement. The formal arrangement outlines the commitment from both parks to foster international cooperation in preserving these protected areas. The arrangement was signed by Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher and Dr. Michael Vogel, Berchtesgaden National Park Director, in October, 2014.

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Proposed Rock Quarry Sparks Debate

MADERA COUNTY – A new rock quarry proposed at the intersection of Highways 41 and 145 has been the subject of much debate over the past few years, with residents concerned about increased truck traffic, noise and dust pollution, huge ground water usage and lowered property values. The Austin Quarry Revised Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is now available for ...

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National Parks Defaced, Posted On Social Media

YOSEMITE – The National Park Service (NPS) is investigating reports of vandalism in at least 10 national parks in Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon, and Utah. One case reportedly occurred in Yosemite National Park near the Mist Trail, and while the NPS is not discussing the details of a case, which remains under investigation, they do say that they take the ...

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Thanks From Mountain Crisis Services

On behalf of everyone at Mountain Crisis Services and the individuals and families that we serve, we would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the following businesses and individuals who made the fundraising event, The Rimers of Eldritch, possible: Soroptimist International of Mariposa; Silver Fox Winery, High Country Health Foods and Café of Mariposa; Casey Hawkins, owner of South ...

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