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"Majestic Mountain Loop" Links Park, Destinations

"Majestic Mountain Loop" Links Park, Destinations

Several tourism entities and representatives from three National Parks have unveiled a new cooperative promotion highlighting Kings, Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks.

The program, called Majestic Mountain Loop, will help visitors looking to experience some of California’s most popular attractions, was created by Visalia Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau, and Fresno Yosemite International Airport.

“We see a lot of people who come through the area looking to see as much as they can during the limited time they have on their trips.

Be Prepared If You Want to See the Big Trees!

Be Prepared If You Want to See the Big Trees!

Temperatures and weather patterns can be drastically different throughout the valley—but it’s even more extreme in the national parks!

Daytime temperatures can vary 20-30 degrees depending on your location. While shorts and sandals may be appropriate in the foothills in the spring and early summer, it may not be in the higher elevations where there may be several feet of snow on the ground.

Why do I have to use tire chains here?

You can't see the Big Trees without them and you may not be safe without them!

Tire chains or cables may be required throughout most of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks due to snowfall/storms at any time between early fall through late spring/early summer.

Upon entering these chain-restricted areas, visitors need to have proper fitting chains in good repair. Ensure that chains fit and practice installing them prior to entering the parks.

Turn the Page on Your Family’s History!

Turn the Page on Your Family’s History!

The Tulare Public library is lucky to have one of the largest collections of genealogical materials in Central California.

End of the Year Tax Tips

End of the Year Tax Tips

 

Despite an uncertain tax code future, taxpayers can still lower their tax liability. H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) advises on five strategies taxpayers can use in December to lower their 2012 tax bills.

“While many may be focused on talk of the fiscal cliff and next tax season, it’s important for taxpayers to know there are still tried-and-true tax strategies they can use in the final weeks of 2012 to reduce their tax bill,” said Brian Pegram, regional marketing manager at H&R Block.

As taxpayers watch to see if any eleventh hour changes to the tax code are made, they can make the following money-saving moves.

Holiday Driving Tips From the California Office of Traffic Safety

 Holiday Driving Tips From the California Office of Traffic Safety

California has had its first taste of cold, wet weather, and while people prepare for holiday travel, the oncoming winter season and the onslaught of more rain and snow, the California Office of Traffic Safety wants to remind motorists of the importance of staying safe and alert when driving in dangerous conditions.

"The coming weeks are sure to bring heavy holiday traffic and more wet weather, so exercising extreme caution when hitting the roadways is incredibly important," Christopher J. Murphy, Director of the California Office of Traffic Safety said.

The following tips are designed to help California drivers safely navigate wet, snowy and icy roadways during the holiday travel time:

 

Santa is in Town: At the Hanford Mall

Santa is in Town: At the Hanford Mall

This Weekend at Kings Canyon-Sequoia National Parks

This Weekend at Kings Canyon-Sequoia National Parks

GRANT GROVE

Saturday, December 1

2:00 PM Ranger in the Grove

How big? How old? What happens in a fire? Look for a ranger along the Grant Tree Trail to have all your sequoia questions answered.