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Yosemite Closure Invites Tourists To Town

YOSEMITE — Electronic signs leading to Yosemite National Park’s south entrance blinked with news it seemed everyone had come to dread: PARK CLOSED / DUE TO GOV’T SHUTDOWNS / THRU TRAFFIC ONLY. Beginning Oct. 1, the United States Government partially shut down, leaving non-essential government employees without work and causing many facilities to be closed. The shutdown includes Yosemite and ...

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Yosemite Closes – Through Traffic Only

YOSEMITE – Travelers to Yosemite National Park will be able to pass through, but there will be no access to the valley and no services, as the federal government shuts down until a new budget is passed. Motorists will be able to head through the park on their way to Lee Vining, El Portal and Highway 120, but will be ...

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Public Invited To Yosemite Facelift

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park and the Yosemite Climbing Association invite the public to participate in the tenth annual Yosemite Facelift on Tuesday, Sept. 24, through Sunday, Sept. 29. The goal of the Yosemite Facelift is to clean up trash and debris from around the park after the busy summer season.

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Visitor's Guide Scam Targets Madera County

MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson is warning all merchants who operate a business in Madera County about a scam. “If you receive a call from someone offering to renew your annual ad with the Visitor’s Guide, it could be a scam,” he says.

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Wawona School Celebrity Golf Tournament

WAWONA – Come and support Wawona School’s Tenth Annual Celebrity Scramble Golf Tournament at the Wawona Hotel Golf Course on Saturday, Sept. 21. Former CSU Fresno Golf Coach Mike Watney, Former Congressman George Radanovich, Warren Armstrong from ABC30 News and former KSEE 24 news anchor Faith Sidlow will be among the celebrity guests.

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Tioga Road Reopens Today

YOSEMITE – Tioga Road has reopened to through traffic as of noon on Saturday, Sept.14. State Route 120 (Tioga Road) had been closed from Crane Flat to White Wolf, within Yosemite National Park. Visitors will have access to Yosemite Valley from Highway 395 via SR-120. However, due to continued fire activity in the area, stopping along the roadway is strictly ...

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Update On Park Closures & Tioga Road

From Don Neubacher, Superintendent, Yosemite National Park YOSEMITE – I wanted to provide an update with some encouraging news on the Rim Fire suppression and restoration efforts. It has been nearly four weeks since the fire started and in that time it has burned 255,560 acres, 77,919 acres of which are in Yosemite National Park. The fire is currently 80% ...

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Highway 120 Into Yosemite Reopens

YOSEMITE – State Route 120 from Groveland into Yosemite National Park reopened to all vehicular traffic at noon on Friday, Sept. 6. Visitors will have full access to Yosemite Valley via SR-120. However, due to continued fire activity in the area, stopping along the roadway is strictly prohibited. The public is advised to use extreme caution as firefighting activities continue ...

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Repairs To Wawona Tunnel Begin In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Repairs to the Wawona Tunnel in Yosemite National Park, located along the Wawona Road (Highway 41) are scheduled to begin on Sunday, Sept. 8. The historic tunnel, completed in 1933, leads to “Tunnel View,” one of the most iconic and beautiful vistas in the National Park System. Millions of visitors flock to “Tunnel View” each year to witness ...

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Portion Of Tioga Road Closes Noon Wednesday

YOSEMITE – A portion of the Tioga Road, from Crane Flat to White Wolf, will be temporarily closed to all vehicular traffic beginning Wednesday, Aug. 28, at noon. The closure is necessary for firefighters to perform fire suppression activities along the road. This portion of the road is anticipated to be closed at least through Labor Day Weekend. The park ...

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