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No Estimated Date For Tioga Pass To Open For The Season

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park officials have issued the following statement on conditions over Tioga Pass (Highway 120) inside the park boundaries: The Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park (Highway 120 through the park) remains closed to all vehicular traffic, including bicycles. Melting snow is causing water to run over the road in multiple locations, creating a safety hazard. Park ...

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Power Outage In Bootjack Affects Nearly 500 Customers

MARIPOSA COUNTY —  Nearly 500 customers are without power in the Bootjack area of Mariposa County. The outage, which started at 1:53 p.m is affecting 496 households. The reason for the outage is unknown at this time, according to PG&E, but crews are assessing the situation. The estimated time for power to be restore is 5 p.m., but that could ...

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One-Way Traffic Control On Highway 41 This Sunday

MADERA COUNTY — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces that one-way traffic control will be in effect this Sunday morning on State Route 41 in Madera County. Maintenance crews will be repairing guardrail that was damaged during a recent fire. The following one-way traffic control will be in effect, weather permitting: · On Sunday, June 25 – State Route ...

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Is Tioga Pass Open In Yosemite?

YOSEMITE — There has been a lot of confusion of late over whether or not Tioga Pass is open in Yosemite National Park. A call to Caltrans confirms that the east side of the pass, up to the park entrance, is indeed plowed and open to traffic. However, an announcement by Caltrans on Monday, June 19, may have been misunderstood ...

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Fire In Bootjack Contained In Less Than 10 Minutes

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters were called out to reports of a vegetation fire in the Bootjack area, near the 3500 block of Rocky Hollow Lane. The fire was reported at about 2:32 p.m. Nine engines from Cal Fire and Mariposa County Fire, two dozers and two ground crews were dispatched, along with Air Attack, two air tankers and a helicopter. ...

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Sierra National Forest Solicits Campground Concessionaires

CLOVIS – Sierra National Forest (NF) announced today the solicitation for two recreation site special use permits in the forest. Application proposals will be accepted for a period of 30 days, following a legal notice publication on June 22, in The Fresno Bee. This publication is the exclusive means for calculating the 30 day application acceptance period. The Sierra NF ...

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Reserve A Parking Space In Yosemite Valley On Busy Weekends

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park announces the second phase of a multi-year pilot program where visitors will be able to reserve a limited number of parking spaces. Reserved parking spots will be at the Yosemite Falls Parking Area, located directly west of Yosemite Valley Lodge and south of Camp 4 in Yosemite Valley, for four weekends, including Saturdays and Sundays, ...

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Road Damage On Sierra National Forest – Whisky Falls Washout

NORTH FORK — As folks plan outings into the Sierra National Forest this summer, they need to be aware of the damage done to access roads across the Forest due to this winter’s heavy rains. Many are asking specifically about the road to Whisky Falls (Forest Road 8S09) from Cascadel Woods, which is washed out about 1.6 miles up the ...

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Vegetation Fire Burning In Fish Camp Area

FISH CAMP — Firefighters have contained a vegetation fire burning off Summit Road just west of Highway 41 in the Fish Camp area. The Fir Fire was reported at about 6:30 a.m., and was estimated at about one acre by first resources at scene, with a slow rate of spread. Crews from the U.S. Forest Service, Cal Fire, Madera County ...

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Excessive Heat Warning Extended Through Friday

MOUNTAIN AREA — As temperatures continued to climb today, the National Weather Service in Hanford extended the Excessive Heat Warning through Friday, June 23 at 11 p.m. The warning is for the San Joaquin Valley and Mariposa, Madera And Fresno County Foothills, including the cities of Oakhurst and Mariposa. Afternoon temperatures in some areas will be between 107 degrees and ...

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