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New Season Pass Benefits At Badger

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park’s Badger Pass Ski Area has announced new season pass benefits for the 2013-14 season. Adult season passes for California’s original ski area start at $149 and the new season pass benefits include discounts on lodging, meals, retail items and summer activities. In addition, new hotel packages include two free lift tickets with a midweek, two ...

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Notes From The Field: Christmas Bird Count

Submitted by Oakhurst artist Monique Wales YOSEMITE – Binoculars, field guides and cameras in hand, Virginia Lazar and I stepped into the Citizen Science arena via Yosemite’s Christmas Bird Count. New to the birding world, and filled with enthusiasm, we joined the 114th Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC) taking place all over the Americas from Dec. 14 to Jan. ...

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Tioga & Glacier Roads Update

YOSEMITE – The series of storm systems that passed through the Yosemite area over the last several weeks have resulted in heavy snow accumulation throughout the park. Due to snowy and icy conditions, the Tioga and Glacier Point Roads in Yosemite National Park are closed for the season.

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MASS Ski School Seeks Instructors

YOSEMITE – Mountain Area Ski School (MASS) is looking for ski and snowboard instructors and support people to help out this season, which begins Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. Dating back to 1961, MASS annually serves hundreds of area children in 5th through 8th grades. Certified volunteer instructors teach downhill, cross-country and snowboarding to eligible students who are bussed to Badger ...

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"Youth in Yosemite" Short Film Contest

YOSEMITE – Young film makers are invited to submit their work in the “Youth in Yosemite” Short Film Contest, part of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant. This contest is open to anyone 25 years of age or younger who is motivated to create a video about their connection to Yosemite National Park. The deadline to ...

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Missing Hiker Found Alive In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Missing hiker Ann Lory, was found alive this morning, at approximately 11:30 a.m., in Yosemite National Park. She was located by a family member working with Search and Rescue crews in the search area. Lory sustained injuries and has been transported to a local hospital for medical attention. Lory was reported missing by her family on Saturday night, ...

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Search For Missing Hiker In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park Rangers are searching for Ann Lory, 60, a resident of Foresta, who has been missing since Saturday morning, Nov. 23. Foresta is a small community located along the western portion of the park boundary and can only be accessed through the park via Highway 120 (Big Oak Flat Road). Lory was last seen by her ...

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Yosemite Partners With Class of 2016

YOSEMITE – In honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, third grade students at Oakhurst Elementary School (OES) have been invited to participate in Yosemite National Park’s “Class Act of 2016” project for the next three years. Every national park has adopted a class of 2016 elementary school graduates and has developed a series of fun, educational ...

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Visitors to Yosemite Overwhelmingly Satisfied

YOSEMITE – A recent survey of visitors to Yosemite National Park showed a 98% satisfaction rate with park facilities, services, and recreational opportunities. Park visitors completed the survey in August 2013 in conjunction with the University of Idaho, Park Studies Unit for the National Park Service. Two hundred twenty five visitors responded to the written survey at locations throughout Yosemite ...

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Young Artists Celebrated In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – The Ansel Adams Gallery In Yosemite National Park was packed with students, parents and teachers on Saturday, Nov. 16, as awards were presented to the winners of the 3rd annual Gateway Expressions Art and Poetry Contest. Two walls in the gallery were lined with the artwork, poetry and photography of students from the gateway communities of Yosemite, and ...

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