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Law Day Celebrated In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – On May 2, the U.S. District Court, co-sponsored with the San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will hold the second annual Law Day Yosemite in Yosemite Valley, to celebrate the Rule of Law and its contributions to the rights and freedoms all Americans enjoy. The Rule of Law will be specially commemorated at the foot ...

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Glacier Point Road Opens Soon

YOSEMITE – The Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park is open to bicyclists. Vault toilets are available, however there is no running water. Visitors are urged to bike with caution while in the park. The roadway may be wet due to melting snow and wildlife may be present on or near the road. The Glacier Point Road in Yosemite ...

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Earth Day Celebrations In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Everyone is invited to celebrate Earth Day in Yosemite National Park on Saturday, April 19 and Tuesday, April 22. Visitors can participate in a range of activities including a bike ride, photo walks and stewardship projects, with a full schedule of Yosemite Junior Ranger activities on Saturday.

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Rockfall Closes Trail to Rancheria Falls

YOSEMITE – A rockfall in the Hetch Hetchy area of Yosemite National Park has closed the trail east of Wapama Falls. At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Mar. 31, a large rockfall occurred from the cliff just east of Wapama Falls above the Hetch Hetchy reservoir. No visitors were injured.

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YNP Reopens Areas Affected By Rim Fire

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park has announced that areas previously closed due to the Rim Fire are now open to the public. This includes the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias and hiking trails in the Hetch Hetchy area. Visitors traveling in the areas impacted by last year’s Rim Fire should be aware of potential risks including hazardous trees, uneven ground, ...

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Three New Books Celebrate Yosemite

Submitted by Sharon Donovan YOSEMITE – With the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act coming up in June, and the summer travel season just around the corner, it’s time to check out some inspiring new books from Yosemite Conservancy. Due out in June, Yosemite in Pictures, by up-and-coming nature photographer Ryan Alonzo, is a sweet little gift book for ...

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Winter Weather Advisory In Effect

SIERRA NEVADA – The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory, in effect from 8 p.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Sunday for the higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada. Snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches are expected above 7,500 feet, with the snow level falling to 5,000 feet by late Sunday morning.

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Teen Drowns Trying To Save Parents

YOSEMITE – A fun family outing turned deadly last weekend when a Simi Valley teenager perished in the Merced River while trying to save his parents from the same fate in Yosemite National Park. Ranger Scott Gediman confirmed that Walter Gonzales Jr., 17, died from drowning on Sunday, Mar. 23.

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MSO Presents The Sounds Of Yosemite

Symphonic Yosemite?What’s the orchestral sound of Yosemite? That was the dilemma facing Les Marsden, Founder and Conductor of the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra. But to him, the answer was as obvious as looking at the iconic Tunnel View profile of Yosemite Valley.

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NatureBridge Offers Teen Scholarships

YOSEMITE – With a grant from the Northern and Central California Region of the Wells Fargo Foundation, Yosemite National Park educational partner NatureBridge has announced it will offer scholarship funding for high school students in Madera and other counties in California’s foothills and Central Valley. The scholarships are for a two-week backcountry science expedition in Yosemite National Park.

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