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Yosemite Postmaster Retires After 44 Years of Service

Image of Postmaster John O. Reynolds and wife Christine on the day he took office in 2012.

YOSEMITE — “I knew my destiny when I first experienced Yosemite,” Ansel Adams’ words could not be truer for Yosemite Postmaster John O. Reynolds. After decades of working for the United States Postal Service, Reynolds will be leaving exactly where he started over 44 years ago in the majestic Post Office nestled in Yosemite National Park. On Tuesday, January 31, ...

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Collect Trading Cards From Visit Yosemite Madera County

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MADERA COUNTY — For a limited time only you can collect trading cards from your animal friends at Visit Yosemite Madera County’s Welcoming Committee. These awesome cards can be found at various locations around Madera County. Mr. Mead the Saber Toothed Cat MR. MEAD can be found at Fossil Discovery Center, located at 19450 Ave. 21 1/2, Chowchilla, CA. Saber-toothed cats, also ...

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Take Madera County’s Fossils to Falls Four-Day Road Trip

Image of a wooly mammoth skeleton at the Fossil Discovery Center.

MADERA COUNTY — Enjoy the best of Madera County on the Fossils to Falls Trail, a four-day road trip! On your trip, collect the Welcoming Committee’s trading cards at ten destinations and discover the best attractions in Yosemite’s Southern Gateway. Participants can use their trading cards to enter the Yosemite Adventure Contest grand prize drawing. Day 1 Start your journey ...

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What to Expect When Traveling to Yosemite’s Horsetail Fall

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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — The sight of a ribbon of “fire” off a cliffside is something you would imagine seeing in a Lord of the Rings film. And as such, the “legend” of the annual formation of the Horsetail Fall as Yosemite’s natural Firefall has become a global phenomenon. With that being said, here’s the scoop on Horsetail Fall.   For ...

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Now Playing at Yosemite Cinema: January 20th – 26th

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Movie Times for Friday, January 20th – Thursday, January 26th Yosemite VR shows begin at 11:45 a.m. daily and play every 30 minutes through 7:15 p.m. Remember, you can always check movie times and purchase tickets in advance at Yosemite Cinema or on the Yosemite Cinema App. Missing Rated PG-13 – 1 hour 46 minutes When her mother disappears while on vacation in Colombia ...

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Now Playing at Yosemite Cinema: January 14th – 19th

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Movie Times for Saturday, January 14th – Thursday, January 19th Yosemite VR shows begin at 11:45 a.m. daily and play every 30 minutes through 7:15 p.m. Remember, you can always check movie times and purchase tickets in advance at Yosemite Cinema or on the Yosemite Cinema App. A Man Called Otto Rated PG-13 – 2 hours 6 minutes Otto, a grumpy and strict ...

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Now Playing at Yosemite Cinema: January 6th – 12th

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Remember, you can always check movie times and purchase tickets in advance at Yosemite Cinema or on the Yosemite Cinema App. Here are the movie times for Friday, January 6th – Thursday, January 12th.  M3GAN Rated PG-13 – 1 hour 42 minutes A brilliant toy company roboticist uses artificial intelligence to develop M3GAN, a life-like doll programmed to emotionally bond with her ...

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Happy 132nd Birthday, Yosemite National Park!

Happy 132nd birthday, Yosemite! May you have many more!!

Happy Birthday Yosemite! Visit this October and help celebrate the 132nd birthday of Yosemite National Park! History of Yosemite National Park Yosemite National Park is located in central California, straddling the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Many famous explorers and naturalists have passed through this area including John Muir (a strong proponent for protecting the area’s forests), John Wesley Powell (who ...

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Free Admission to Yosemite National Park on Veterans Day

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Yosemite National Park will offer free admission into the park on Friday, November 11, 2022 for Veterans Day. Fees being waived include the fees associated with entrance into the park only. All other fees associated with camping, lodging, or activities within the park are not waived. The fee waiver is good on Friday, November 11, 2022, only. If ...

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A Complete Guide to Residential Pile Burning

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Attention local residents, if you are taking the opportunity to conduct safe residential pile burning, please refer to the attached guidance related to timing and notifications of your burn. We know this is a great way to reduce fire hazards around your home and want to ensure you have the best information on hand. For more details ...

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