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Yosemite Waterfalls Flowing Again

Weekend storm system produces just under two inches of rain in Yosemite Valley – YOSEMITE – Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Fall, and other waterfalls in Yosemite Valley are flowing again after a series of storms over the weekend. Yosemite Falls, which has been dry for several months due to an exceptionally dry year, is flowing again for the first time since ...

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Young Artists Honored In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park and the Ansel Adams Gallery will celebrate the creativity of youth in the Yosemite gateway communities with an awards ceremony and art exhibition on Saturday Nov. 17. Winners of the art and poetry contests will be on display at the gallery this Friday and Saturday.

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Marijuana in Yosemite Threatens Endangered Species

YOSEMITE – California is one of the largest supplying states of both legal and illegal marijuana. In 2006, it was estimated that 22 million marijuana plants are grown and cultivated in California alone. That number has since grown. In the Sierra Nevada mountain region there are hundreds of thousands of acres that provide marijuana growers with opportune growing conditions – ...

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Lottery Open For Yosemite's Ostrander Ski Hut

YOSEMITE – Historic Ostrander Ski Hut offers an epic winter experience for cross country ski and snowshoe enthusiasts. Yosemite Conservancy is now accepting lottery registration forms for the 2012-2013 season at Ostrander Ski Hut, a popular overnight destination for those making the stunning 10-mile trek from Badger Pass Ski Area to Ostrander Lake in Yosemite National Park.

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Want To Have Your Stories Of Yosemite Published?

YOSEMITE – Amateur and professional writers are invited to submit short stories that describe their memories and experiences at Yosemite National Park. One hundred and fifty of the stories will be chosen to be published in a commemorative book, intended to honor the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant in 2014. Short stories may range from haikus to up to ...

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Stranded Hiker Rescued From El Capitan

High Angle Rescue of stranded climber in snow storm successful YOSEMITE VALLEY — A stranded Canadian climber at risk for hypothermia, was pulled to safety by Yosemite National Park Rangers and Search and Rescue personnel during a high angle, high risk rescue on El Capitan on Monday, Oct. 22. The summit of El Capitan, 7,569 feet above sea level, is ...

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Fish Camp Post Office Saved From Closure

FISH CAMP – The residents of Fish Camp and Wawona are relieved and delighted to learn that their local post office will remain open, though with reduced hours. At a meeting at the Tenaya Lodge on Tuesday, Oct. 16, more than a dozen attendees were shown the results of the survey mailed in September to those living in zip code ...

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Danger Ahead: Fire Season Is Not Over Yet

Fire season in the Sierra foothills – and even at higher elevations – is not over just yet. Because of dry conditions, pile burning restrictions remain in effect throughout Yosemite National Park, according to a news release from Yosemite Fire Marshall Don Coffman. “Park firefighters continue to respond to escaped campfires, discarded cigarettes or hot ashes from careless smokers, and ...

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Mirror Lake Loop Hiking Trail Reopens

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park will reopen the Mirror Lake Loop hiking trail on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 5 p.m. The five mile loop that follows Tenaya Creek around Mirror Lake in Yosemite Valley has been closed since March 28, 2009 due to a large rockfall from Ahwiyah Point near Half Dome.

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