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Registration Open For Yosemite’s NatureBridge Summer Teen Program

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — NatureBridge is dedicated to building future scientists and leaders. It is the largest residential environmental education partner of the National Park Service, and registration is now open for the Summer Field Research Course at its Yosemite campus. This two-week immersive backcountry expedition will give participants the opportunity to conduct field science investigations in one of the ...

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Closure Period Extended For Highway 41 Into Yosemite

FISH CAMP — According to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the road closure of Highway 41 north of Fish Camp and leading to Yosemite National Park has been extended, and a new date has been set for the reopening. The road is now scheduled to reopen on Wednesday, Mar. 15,  says Caltrans spokesman Cory Burkarth, and may be reduced to one-way ...

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Woman Struck By Falling Tree Dies in Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE — A woman was struck and killed by a falling tree in Yosemite National Park on Sunday morning, Mar. 5. The tragic accident occurred in Half Dome Village, in Yosemite Valley, at around 10 a.m., amid heavy snow and high winds, according to park officials. Destiny Rose Texeira Borges, 20, from Ceres, California was in the park working for a ...

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Winter Storm Warning For Sierra Nevada Mountains

SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS — The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow in the Sierra from Yosemite to Kings Canyon. The heavy snow warning is in effect from 10 p.m. Saturday to 10 p.m Sunday, with snow expected to begin Saturday evening and become heavy at times Sunday morning and afternoon, diminishing Sunday ...

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Yosemite National Park Works To Repair Big Oak Flat Road

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park is moving forward with repairs to the damaged Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120 West) leading to Yosemite Valley. Severe storms have impacted the road and it continues to be unsafe for vehicular travel. The road has been closed since late February between Crane Valley and Foresta. The Federal Highways Administration has selected a contractor ...

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Sierra Snowpack Is Far Above Average

SACRAMENTO – The Sierra Nevada snowpack continues to build during one of the wettest winters in California’s recorded history. Today’s manual snow survey by the Department of Water Resources (DWR) at Phillips Station in the Sierra Nevada found a snow water equivalent (SWE) of 43.4 inches. February’s Phillips survey found 28.0 inches of SWE, and January’s reading was 6.0 inches. ...

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Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

CENTRAL SIERRA — The Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit wants to remind everyone that on Sunday, Mar. 12, daylight saving time begins. When you set your clocks forward one hour, they also suggest you make another change that could save your life: change the battery in your smoke alarm. A working smoke alarm provides an early warning of a fire and critical extra seconds for you ...

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Highway 41 To Yosemite Road Closure Extended

FISH CAMP — With two out of three roads into Yosemite National Park out of commission, including the popular south gate entrance north of Fish Camp, the question on the minds of many is likely to be, “so when will Highway 41 reopen?” Photos by Virginia Lazar – click to enlarge The California Department of Transportation confirmed today that Highway 41 into Yosemite will ...

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Highway 140 Still The Only Route Into Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Vehicular access to Yosemite Valley is still only possible via Highway 140 (El Portal Road) from Mariposa. Highway 41 just south of the park entrance in Fish Camp remains closed as Caltrans works to repair the severely damaged roadway. Work had to be suspended today due to snow conditions, says Caltrans, but will resume as soon as possible. ...

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Tree Work Resumes On Highway 41

OAKHURST — Now that some of the wetter weather has passed, hazard tree removal work will resume on Highway 41 near the north end of Oakhurst, and continue through the week, says Caltrans. Drivers should expect some delays. Tree removal will start again on Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the vicinity of Highway 41 and Whispering Pines Drive, just below mile marker ...

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