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Yosemite Celebrates 150 Years

Posted on | June 29, 2014 | Comments Off

On June 30, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed into law legislation enacted by Congress that established Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove as the first protected wild land in the history of the planet.

It wasn’t until that 1890 that the land around the two tracts was designated as Yosemite National Park. Sequoia also became a national park the same year, joining Yellowstone and Mackinac as the United States’ first four national parks.

In 1906, at the urging of California’s most famous woodsman, John Muir, President Theodore Roosevelt and state authorities combined Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove with Yosemite National Park.

About 3.5 million visitors visit Yosemite, according to the NPS.

MSNBC Host Warns Viewers That Harry Reid Says “Redskins”

Posted on | June 26, 2014 | Comments Off

While showing video of an NFL team from Washington DC, an MSNBC host says that their name is “a racial slur that I won’t say here”. Then as she is about to introduce a video of Harry Reid commenting on the team, she feels obligated to WARN viewers that Harry Reid will say the name of the team. There is no word yet if parent network NBC (which broadcasts Sunday Night Football) will offend the ears of MSNBC viewers this Fall by saying the team’s name.

Photography In Yosemite National Park

Posted on | June 15, 2014 | Comments Off

Photography played an important role in making Yosemite National Park a worldwide icon.

More than 150 years later, the park’s scenic wonders continue to be photographed on smart phones and iPads.

Story by Fresno Bee.

Father’s Day Fly-In This Weekend

Posted on | June 13, 2014 | Comments Off

The Father’s Day Fly-In has returned this weekend to the Columbia Airport.

The hours are from 8 AM – 4 PM on Saturday. On Sunday the hours are from 9 AM – 3 PM.

Cessna airplane rides are available for $45. Twin Beech 18 airplane ride are available for $60. Biplane rides are $100, however the price is discounted to $85 for fathers.

Any aviation enthusiast would enjoy this show, which includes warbird fly-bys. Many classic, experimental and restored aircraft will be on hand for viewing by the public. Officials are hoping for a visit by at least one of the famous P51s.

Additionally, there will be classic cars and plenty of vendors with shirts, collectibles, food and drink.

Admission is only $5 at the gate with free parking available on the west side of the runway. A shuttle will safely transport pedestrians to the terminal side of the airport property.

Toulumne County Transit Encourages Riding Bus To Yosemite

Posted on | May 28, 2014 | No Comments

With the help of Cole Video in Sonora, Tuolumne County Transit has introduced this high quality video regarding the “YARTS” bus to Yosemite National Park. The air conditioned buses offer lots of room for the public and all their gear. Under bus storage is available for backpacks, bikes and luggage. Inside the bus are reclining seats, overhead racks and individual reading lights, plus a restroom. All buses are wheelchair accessible.

Longboarding The Marin Headlands

Posted on | May 22, 2014 | Comments Off

The Marin Headlands are located on the north side of the San Francisco Bay, stretching from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy this longboarder’s point of view on a picture perfect day. In other words, there was NO FOG!!! And yes, longboarding is directly related to skateboarding in case you were wondering….

The Art of Video Photography

Posted on | May 13, 2014 | No Comments

Is there such thing as “art” in video photography? This time-lapse video of the Bay Area will make you believe that there is!

Was Mark Twain’s Calaveras Frog Story Real?

Posted on | May 12, 2014 | No Comments

The Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee runs this Thursday through Sunday May 15 – 18th.

The popular jumping frog competition is based on Mark Twain’s short story, “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”. Mark Twain lived in this area and frequented Angels Camp. But is the story a work of fiction or is it based on something that actually happened? This group of locals (in the video above) share their thoughts….

Studio Set Suddenly Demolished

Posted on | May 8, 2014 | No Comments

Jordanian commentators became angry at each other in their sudden argument over journalism credentials. The subject was supposed to be the war in Syria. When verbal sparring no longer worked, they took to the studio set and destroyed it while trying to attack each other.

Round-Up Week in the Mother Lode!!

Posted on | May 6, 2014 | No Comments

Mother Lode Round-Up Week is here!!! Sylvanah Talamontess was crowned the 2014 Mother Lode Round-Up Queen on Sunday.

This Saturday, the Parade will begin at 10 AM and the route runs from Restano to the Red Church.

These two girls from 2011, still express the excitement we all feel during the Round-Up Parade!

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