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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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YNP Utilizes New Methods to Study Great Gray Owls

YOSEMITE — Among the diversity of wildlife in Yosemite National Park, approximately 150 Great Gray Owls call the park home. This is approximately 65% of the Great Gray Owl population in the state of California. The Great Gray Owl is a California State Endangered Species and is a large-bodied raptor that is also found in Asia and Europe. However, research ...

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Will Fish Camp Lose Its Post Office?

Does Fish Camp need a post office? If so, how many hours a day should it be open? The results of a recent survey of residents who use the Fish Camp Post Office will be shared by United States Postal Service (USPS) managers at a public meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 4:30 p.m., at the Tenaya Lodge in Fish ...

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Missing Employee Found Alive in Yosemite National Park

Jessica Garcia found in South Fork Drainage of Merced River – YOSEMITE — Jessica Garcia, an employee of DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, Inc., has been located alive after she was reported missing when she did not show up for work at the Wawona Hotel on Sunday, Oct. 7. Garcia was located at approximately 1 p.m. this afternoon by ...

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Yosemite National Park Searching for Missing Park Employee

Jessica Rose Garcia, Employed by DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, Inc., Last Seen in Wawona Area YOSEMITE –Yosemite National Park Rangers are searching for Jessica Rose Garcia, who did not show up for work at the Wawona Hotel Saturday. Garcia, a 23-year-old female employee of DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, Inc., was scheduled to start work at 9 ...

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