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Glacier Point Road Opens To Bicycle Traffic

YOSEMITE — Beginning Friday, May 5, the Glacier Point Road will be open to bicyclists wishing to ride on the road. The road has been swept, but persons riding bicycles need to be aware that tree debris and small rocks may still fall onto the road. Crews will evaluate the road next week for possible opening to vehicles, pending weather ...

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One-Way Traffic Control on Hwy. 41

MADERA COUNTY — Motorists who travel the Highway 41 corridor in Madera County to and from the foothills can expect intermittent delays of up to 20 minutes on at least a handful of occasions in the coming weeks. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces that one-way traffic control will be in effect for several days over the next two weeks on ...

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Yosemite: Most Water Ever Recorded, Still 100 Inches Of Snow

YOSEMITE — What’s the latest from Yosemite on snow accumulation and precipitation as the season ends? Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski say the water in Tuolumne Meadows was the most ever recorded, and there’s still as much as 100-inches of snow on the ground in some places. Here’s their last blog post of the winter. New snow: 3 ...

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Erosion Control Replacement On Hwy. 41 Near Yosemite

FISH CAMP — While erosion control measures were compromised following heavy rain in the days after Highway 41 was reopened to traffic en route to Yosemite National Park, Caltrans says the road itself remains safe. The roadway just south of the snow play area on Highway 41 suffered collapse and failure requiring closure in late February, and reopened on Mar. 12 ...

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Sierra Art Trails Online Applications Due May 17th

OAKHURST — If you want to apply for a spot in Sierra Art Trails (SAT) open studio tour, held the first weekend in October, you still have about two weeks to get your online application turned in. The last day to submit an application to participate is Wednesday, May 17th. This is the first year the SAT application process is on-line ...

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Big Oak Flat Road In Yosemite Set To Re-Open

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park is pleased to announce that the Big Oak Flat road will reopen to all vehicular traffic at 5 a.m. on Monday, May 1. Visitors entering the park via Highway 120 West will once again be able to drive via Big Oak Flat road to Yosemite Valley. Road work will still be underway when the road reopens. Visitors ...

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Yosemite Seeks Public Input On Bridalveil Fall Rehab Project

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park is pleased to announce that the public scoping comment period for the Bridalveil Fall Rehabilitation Project Environmental Assessment will be open from Wednesday, Apr. 26, to Friday, May 26, 2017. The project will implement actions prescribed in the Merced Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive Management Plan (NPS 2014), say park officials. During this public scoping ...

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Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Spring Concerts

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s (MSO) 15th Season continues as its Spring Concert is performed twice – on Saturday, Apr. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Fiester Auditorium of Mariposa County High School, and again the next day as a special 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Apr. 30 in the Majestic Yosemite Hotel (formerly the Ahwahnee) in Yosemite National ...

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Over 5 Million Visitors To Yosemite In 2016 Boost Local Economies

YOSEMITE – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 5,028,868 visitors to Yosemite National Park in 2016 spent $520,629,100 in communities near the park. That spending supported 7,883 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $686,339,500. “Yosemite National Park welcomes visitors from across the country and around the world,” said ...

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Earth Day Festival In Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park will be celebrating Earth Day, National Junior Ranger Day, Park Rx Day, and National Park Week on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  There will be booths and activities free for all ages located outside on the Yosemite Village Mall, near the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center. Schedule of activities: 10:00 am – 2:00 ...

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