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5th Annual Dark Sky Festival

09/07/2018 - 09/09/2018 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm - Hosted by Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and Sequoia Parks Conservancy The night sky in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks is nationally recognized. Our darkness not only adds to the aesthetic qualities of the wilderness, but is important to the health of our wildlife. As most of the world is faced with the [...]

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MY*Tri Youth Triathlon Returns To Bass Lake

OAKHURST – Registration is now open for the mountain area’s youth triathlon as the sixth annual Bass Lake MY*Tri returns on Saturday, Sept. 8. This super-fun triathlon is open to kids ages 5 – 17. Hosted by Miller’s Landing Resort on beautiful Bass Lake, just miles from Yosemite National Park, MY*Tri offers the perfect outdoor mountain venue and challenging courses for ...

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Tuolumne Meadows Through a Horse’s Ears

Riding horses in Yosemite’s beautiful high country is always a special treat. Riding along the trails in the Tuolumne Meadows area gave me a different perspective of the country, viewing the country through my horse’s ears. My friends were staying in one of the horse campsites at Tuolumne Meadows and invited me to come up and ride with them. How ...

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Over The Garden Fence: Wildfires & Fall Gardens

By Brian David —  We know that wildfire smoke affects people’s health. Particles of burned plants and trees land on dust particles and are breathed into the lungs. However, this year’s Ferguson Fire not only affected you, it affected your plants. This summer’s Sierra foothill smoke has limited gardening, in part by imposing health restrictions on gardeners. In areas that ...

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Yosemite Ranger Jack Hoeflich Receives Prestigious Award

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park is proud to announce that Park Ranger Jack Hoeflich is the recipient of the 2017 Barry Hance Memorial Award. A ceremony in his honor was attended by approximately 450 National Park Service employees, volunteers, park partners and retirees, including several past Barry Hance Award recipients. The Barry Hance Memorial Award is a peer-nominated award that ...

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Local Legend Moves On – Benjamin “Buddy” Muller

The Sierra community celebrates the life of a true mountain man – Benjamin “Buddy” Muller – 1935 to 2018. This pioneering story begins on a wooded creek in Coarsegold, Calif., where Buddy and his three brothers grew up living above the Golden Nugget Bar that their parents owned. Childhood was full of fishing, hunting, and all the rugged adventures expected ...

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Repairs Complete, Highway 140 Opens With No Restrictions

YOSEMITE – Park officials have announced that repairs to the power lines along Highway 140 (El Portal Road) into Yosemite National Park have been completed and the highway will be open on Sunday with no restrictions. The closures on Friday and Saturday were necessary to allow crews access to replace the high voltage power lines that service Yosemite Valley and ...

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Perfect Time To Ride Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

FISH CAMP – With the crowds of summer preparing to dwindle, now is the perfect time to spend a day with friends and family at the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad. Just 15 minutes from Oakhurst and 4 miles south of the entrance to Yosemite National Park, the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad offers excursions with authentic, historic Shay locomotives ...

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Highway 140 To Close During The Day This Weekend, Plan Ahead

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park announces that there will be a temporary closure on the El Portal Road (Highway 140) inside Yosemite National Park from the Parkline in El Portal to the El Portal Road/Big Oak Flat Road Junction (Highway 140/Highway 120 junction). This closure will be in effect each day between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Friday, Aug. 24, ...

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Pak & Page: New Look, New Inventory, Here To Stay

OAKHURST — Located in the Enterprise Center on Highway 49 in Oakhurst, with plenty of easy parking, Pak & Page is the place to go for school and office supplies, shipping, mailing, arts and crafts, business services, gifts, toys and pretty much you-name-it. Now, the shop has a bright new look, with a growing inventory, and the same great people ...

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