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Fire Burning In Yosemite High Country

YOSEMITE – A fire burning in the backcounty in Yosemite National Park is putting up a lot of smoke and is visible from many locations in Eastern Madera County. The fire was reported on Sunday, Sept. 7, and started as a spot fire from the Meadow Fire, which was lightning-caused, and was first reported on July 20.

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Gateway Expressions Student Art And Poetry Contest

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park and Ansel Adams Gallery announce the fourth annual Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest. The Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest celebrates the creativity of youth in the Yosemite gateway communities. The contest is open to all students, grades K-12, who attend school or youth programs within the gateway community school districts of ...

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Tuolumne Grove Parking Lot Temporarily Closed

YOSEMITE – The Tuolumne Grove parking lot in Yosemite National Park will be temporarily closed beginning Sept. 8, while improvements are made to the trailhead and parking area. During the month of September, the parking lot will close at 6 a.m. on Mondays and re-open at 5:30 p.m. on Fridays. There will be no weekend work during the month of ...

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Yosemite Conducts Sierra Wilderness Celebration

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and the 30th Anniversary of the California Wilderness Act on Wednesday, Sept. 3. Special events will take place throughout the day in Yosemite Valley and are designed to honor and celebrate the signing of these two acts, engage the public to better understand and appreciate wilderness, ...

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National Park Service Celebrates 98 Years

YOSEMITE – Entrance fees in Yosemite National Park will be waived for all park visitors on Monday, Aug. 25, in celebration of Founder’s Day, the birthday of the National Park Service (NPS). This year, the NPS will be celebrating its 98th birthday, and Yosemite’s superintendent would like to invite everyone to visit the splendor in their own back yard.

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Yosemite Receives America's Best Idea Grant

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park is one of 39 national parks selected to receive a 2014 America’s Best Idea grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks. Inspired by Ken Burns’ critically acclaimed documentary “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea,” this program builds partnerships between national parks and community, state, and other public organizations, and ...

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Yosemite Road Delays Update

YOSEMITE – Starting Monday morning, Aug. 18, the contractor crews are moving back to daytime delays on the Tioga Road Rehabilitation Project. Crews plan to have time delays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Yosemite Receives Preservation Design Award

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park has been selected by the California Preservation Foundation as the recipient of the 2014 Preservation Design Award in recognition of the publication of A Sense of Place: Design Guidelines for Yosemite National Park. The Preservation Design Award is specifically intended to recognize excellence in historic preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, and sustainability. A ceremony to present the ...

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El Portal Fire Winding Down

YOSEMITE – The El Portal Fire is now 100% contained at 4,689 acres burned on the western edge of Yosemite National Park and on the Stanislaus National Forest. Suppression costs to date are estimated at $10.6 million and the cause is under investigation. All roads in Yosemite are open, but visitors are reminded that the fire area is closed to ...

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El Portal Fire Update August 2

YOSEMITE – Firefighting efforts on the El Portal fire continue to go well, according to officials, who estimate the acreage at 4,689, with 89% containment. Crews are working to strengthen the containment line and are aggressively cooling hot spots near the fire’s perimeter.

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