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Message From Supervisor Tom Wheeler

Public Transit to Yosemite National Park – A potential economic boost for our local tourism industry By Madera County District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler. There has been a lot of talk about the Fresno Council of Governments’ (COG) potential plan to implement a bus service from Fresno to Yosemite National Park through Madera County. I understand that there are concerns, ...

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What Is A Park Ranger?

Saturday celebration in Yosemite marks 96 years for National Park Service The big centennial bash is still four years off, but no matter. Yosemite National Park is celebrating anyway. In honor of the National Park Service’s 96th anniversary, Yosemite is hosting a series of events on Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center and LeConte Memorial Lodge. Activities ...

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Superintendent Asks Residents To Conserve Water In Yosemite

Dear Wawona and Tuolumne communities and friends: The stress of drought across parts of America is visible in the national media and when you look at Yosemite, you can see those effects too. After an arid winter and spring, water levels in the South Fork Merced and Tuolumne Rivers continue to decline. Worse, no significant rain is forecast.

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Yosemite Nat'l Park Seeks Volunteers

Yosemite National Park Seeking Volunteers for Habitat Protector ProgramHalf Day Drop- In Volunteer Help Needed Throughout Yosemite Valley Yosemite National Park is seeking volunteers to become a Habitat Protector of Yosemite (HaPY) Volunteer. The park’s Resources

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Legislation Introduced to Expand Yosemite National Park

Nearly 150 years ago, Californians and their Senator John Conness recognized the remarkable nature of Yosemite Valley with its majestic cliffs, gentle meadows and lovely meandering Merced River—as well its fragility and threat from exploitation. Their foresight and subsequent efforts secured the original Yosemite Grant, which gave us an extraordinary legacy-Yosemite National Park. Today, using that same foresight, Representative Jim ...

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Barry Hance Memorial Award Given at Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher announced last week that Tolley Gorham, Telecommunications Specialist, and Karen Glenn, Budget Analyst, are the recipients of the 2011 Barry Hance Memorial Award. Although the award is presented to one Yosemite employee annually, the Awards Committee felt that two nominees were deserving of the award. Therefore, for the first time since the award was ...

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Yosemite National Park Unveils New Exhibit

Yosemite National Park announces a new exhibit entitled “Yosemite Viewed: Landscape Paintings of the 19th and 20th Centuries” which opened to the public on Monday, June 4, 2012. The exhibit will run until Sunday, September 30, 2012. It is located in the Yosemite Valley Museum (adjacent to the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center) and features paintings from Yosemite National Park’s extensive ...

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Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park

Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park recaptures the flavor of 19th Century life in the Sierra Nevada foothills and mountains of Central California. Eastern Madera County is the southern end of the historic Mother Lode gold fields, but the people who settled here came not so much for gold, but to build their lives and raise their families, making their ...

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Wassama Round House State Park

The Wassama Roundhouse is a local Historic Ceremonial Miwok site, and the focal point of the Wassama Roundhouse State Historic Park in Ahwahnee. It is one of only a few remaining roundhouses in California, and is still used today as a ceremonial structure.

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