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Heavy Rains, Isolated Thunderstorms

CENTRAL SIERRA — A Winter Storm Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for the Sierra Nevada above 7,000 feet, from Yosemite National Park to the Tulare and Kings county line. The watch is in effect from late Friday morning, Apr. 7 through 11 a.m. Saturday morning, Apr. 8. Hazards may include snow and blowing snow, with accumulations of ...

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New Yosemite Website Features First-Ever Online Bear Tracker

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park and Yosemite Conservancy today announced the launch of KeepBearsWild.org, a new website to protect the park’s iconic black bears. The website features the National Park Service’s first online bear tracker, information on ways for the public to help save bears, and eye-opening photography and videos not before available to the public. “KeepBearsWild.org is an important ...

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Update On Big Oak Flat Road Repair

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park continues to repair the Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120 West) leading to Yosemite Valley from Crane Flat to Foresta Junction. The road has been closed since late February. Severe winter storms that have given new life to an underground spring have caused saturated, heavy soils under the road to slide downhill. Over 200 feet ...

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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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Glacier Point Road Closure In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — The Glacier Point Road will be closed to public access at the end of Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area’s last day of the season – Sunday, Apr. 2. The gate at Chinquapin will be closed and locked at 7 p.m. that evening. The road will be open to administrative traffic only to Badger. Roads crews will begin snow ...

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Yosemite Conservancy Provides $12 Million To Yosemite NP

YOSEMITE – Yosemite Conservancy is providing $12 million in support to Yosemite National Park for 34 projects in 2017 including building a new trail to the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias along a historic stage-coach route, restoring bee, butterfly and hummingbird habitat, and studying species in Ackerson Meadow, the newest area of the park. “Incredible work is being done in ...

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Hazard Tree Removal Continues On Highway 41

OAKHURST — Here’s your reminder about delays north of town on Highway 41 this week, as Caltrans reports that hazard tree removal continues. Traffic control/road closure is in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Tree removal will continue at mile marker 43.1, about one mile north of Cedar Valley Road. The crews will work moving north from there on ...

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$3 Million More For Local Hazard Tree Removal

MOUNTAIN AREA — The massive hazard tree removal project that has been underway along Highway 41 and Highway 49 in the foothills since last fall has been given the funding to continue, according to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). Caltrans spokesman Cory Burkarth announced today that $3 million more in funding has been allocated for the project, and operations are ...

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Repairs Continue On Big Oak Flat Road

YOSEMITE — After being closed for nearly three weeks for major repairs, Highway 41 into Yosemite reopened yesterday afternoon to one-way traffic. However, Highway 120 remains closed due to severe road damage. Yosemite National Park continues work to repair the Big Oak Flat Road (continuation of Highway 120 ) leading to Yosemite Valley. Severe winter storms have impacted the road ...

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Highway 41 To Yosemite Is Open Again

FISH CAMP — Good news for residents, commuters, skiers and all Yosemite-lovers: the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) reports that a stretch of Highway 41 that was closed back in February has been rebuilt and is open as of Sunday, Mar. 12. “State Route 41 north of Fish Camp is being paved now and will reopen to one-way traffic control sometime ...

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