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New Hantavirus Case Prompts Closing Of Curry Village Cabins

Park officials close tent cabins indefinitely while investigation continues CURRY VILLAGE – Once again the Hantavirus has been identified in someone who stayed in the “Signature Cabins” of the Boystown area of Curry Village in Yosemite National Park, prompting park officials to close the cabins where five of the six infections occured. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has ...

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Hantavirus Claims Second Victim

Officials warn about disturbing the air in potentially contaminated areas. Yosemite National Park health officials have confirmed that the deadly Hantavirus has been confirmed in four people who stayed in the park’s Curry Village in June. Two have died. “An outreach effort is currently underway by the park concessioner to contact visitors who stayed in Signature Tent Cabins at Curry ...

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Body Of Missing Boy Recovered In Yosemite

Jacob Adams Missing Since Wednesday, August 15 Yosemite – The body of Jacob Adams, a six year old boy who was swept into the Merced River on Wednesday, Aug. 15, was recovered today. Yosemite Park Rangers located his body approximately 50 yards downstream from the Vernal Fall Footbridge. Jacob was wading in the Merced River with his ten year old ...

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Update On Wawona Road Delays

The paving operation on Wawona Road work continues and crews did not work last weekend as planned, however they will be working for two nights this weekend – Friday and Saturday nights (August 24th and 25th), between 11:00 PM and 6:00 AM. Thereafter the paving operation will be working Sunday thru Thursday nights, 8:00 PM to 7:00 AM. There will ...

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Tragedy At Vernal Fall Footbridge

Search and Rescue in Progress on Merced River One Fatality and One Missing Minor Near Vernal Fall Footbridge A ten year old boy was pronounced dead and a six year old boy remains missing following an incident near the Vernal Fall Footbridge in Yosemite National Park yesterday. A family group, from southern California, were in the Merced River near the ...

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Picking Apples In Curry Village Helps Save Bears

You are invited to an apple picking party in Yosemite this Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 9 a.m. til 4 p.m. This is an annual event that was started as part of efforts to help reduce bear-human contact in the park, and to “Help Keep Yosemite’s Bears Wild.” “The historic, ripe apples attract bears to developed areas and alter their natural ...

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Superintendent Asks Residents To Conserve Water In Yosemite

Dear Wawona and Tuolumne communities and friends: The stress of drought across parts of America is visible in the national media and when you look at Yosemite, you can see those effects too. After an arid winter and spring, water levels in the South Fork Merced and Tuolumne Rivers continue to decline. Worse, no significant rain is forecast.

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Crews Working Near Swinging Bridge In Yosemite

Yosemite Fire Crew 6 is working near Swinging Bridge conducting a hazardous fuel reduction project. They are cutting, piling and mechanically thinning dense vegetation including shade tolerant conifers such as incense cedar, white fir and ponderosa pine. They are also clearing accumulated dead biomass on the forest floor like sticks and logs. You will hear chain saws and see crews ...

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Cascade Fire In Yosemite Smolders

Cascade Fire Update – This lightning caused fire has been slowly burning since June 16, in Yosemite’s high elevation Wilderness. It started during an afternoon thunderstorm on June 15th. The fire has grown to 182 acres. It is burning in a short needle red fir forest between two upper forks of the Cascade Creek. The fire has slowly smoldered through ...

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Bears Killed In Yosemite

Nine bears have been hit by vehicles so far this year in Yosemite National Park. The public is reminded to please obey speed limits and scan roadsides while driving to ensure the safety of bears and other wildlife. Of the bears nine that were hit, two were confirmed to be dead. A female yearling was the bear most recently hit ...

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