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Bird Lovers Invited To Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park is participating in the 113th annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) to be held on Sunday, Dec. 16. This is the 81st year that Yosemite is participating in the CBC and the park has contributed over 90,000 observations to this important and fun conservation event. The park joins this event with tens of thousands of volunteers ...

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Area Christmas Bird Counts Scheduled

On Christmas Day in 1900, the National Audubon Society (NAS) held it’s first Christmas Bird Count (CBC). Now this annual international bird census numbers more than 1,500 individual counts, and everyone is invited to participate in the 113th CBC, between Dec. 14, 2012, and Jan. 5, 2013. The Yosemite Area Audubon Society encourages local residents to participate in any or ...

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Tioga and Glacier Point Roads Closed For Season

YOSEMITE – The significant storm systems that passed through the Yosemite Area over the weekend resulted in an estimated five and a half feet of snow accumulation in Tuolumne Meadows. Due to this significant storm, the Tioga and Glacier Point Roads in Yosemite National Park are closed for the season. These roads close each fall and remain closed throughout the ...

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When Do You Need Chains In Yosemite?

Written by Dave Henderson, Park Ranger YOSEMITE – Winter is sneaking up on us and we all know the climate around here changes pretty fast. Greetings everyone from your friendly Yosemite Traffic Management Office! In anticipation of winter each year, I put out winter related information for new and seasoned employees alike. It’s always a good refresher to review and ...

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Christmas Dinner On A Grand Scale

Ahwahnee Hotel Presents 86th Yuletide Extravagance – Bracebridge Dinner Is Served YOSEMITE – The annual transformation is set to begin, as adventurous guests from around the world gather to attend the Bracebridge Dinner, celebrated annually at the Ahwahnee hotel since 1927. Beginning Dec. 13, trumpets will blare, voices lift in song and taste buds will tingle as the Bracebridge pageant ...

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Ice Rink Open At Curry Village

YOSEMITE – The Yosemite Valley Ice Rink is now open. This is a great family-friendly activity beneath the grandeur of Half Dome and Glacier Point. After a few spins around the rink, skaters can gather in the warmth of the outdoor fire ring for s’mores and hot drinks, available at the nearby store. The Curry Village Ice Rink is open ...

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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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