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Yosemite Program To Address Traffic Congestion

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park is launching a pilot program to address traffic congestion. The program will be tested on the Highway 140 corridor on Thursday, April 26 to Sunday, April 29 and on Thursday, May 3 to Sunday, May 6, 2018. This pilot is an initiative to test a new way to pace and send vehicles to the Arch ...

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Entrance Fees Will Increase In Yosemite Starting In June

YOSEMITE – The National Park Service (NPS) has announced that Yosemite National Park will modify its entrance fees beginning June 2018 to provide additional funding for infrastructure and maintenance needs that enhance the visitor experience. Effective June 2018 the park entrance fee will be $35 per vehicle or $20 per motorcycle. An annual park pass will cost $70. The NPS ...

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Yosemite Valley To Reopen at Noon Today

YOSEMITE – Yosemite Valley will open to all vehicles and visitors at noon today, say park officials. Yosemite Valley has been closed to the public since Friday due to anticipated impacts to roads and infrastructure from high water. Water levels in the Merced River crested at 13.73 feet at Pohono Bridge, which is approximately 4 feet over flood stage. Park ...

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Yosemite Schedules Reopening After Significant Storm

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park experienced significant impacts from a strong storm that came in from the Pacific, including two to four feet of water on roads within Yosemite Valley, impacts to the electrical system and to water systems. As water levels recede, the park will assess conditions throughout this evening and into tomorrow morning. If conditions permit, all roads ...

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Yosemite Valley Will Close On Friday, All Reservations Cancelled

YOSEMITE — Yosemite Valley will be closed to park visitors on Friday, Apr. 6, at 5 p.m., as park officials anticipate significant impacts from a storm coming in from the Pacific. All campgrounds and visitor lodging in Yosemite Valley will close Friday afternoon, and reservations for Friday evening, Apr. 6, and Saturday evening, Apr. 7, have been cancelled. Overnight and ...

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Yosemite Cancels Some Campsite Reservations Ahead Of Storm

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park expects significant impacts from a storm coming in from the Pacific. Storm activity is expected to impact Yosemite National Park and the surrounding area on Friday, Apr. 6 through Sunday, Apr. 8. Park roadways, campgrounds, and other facilities may be impacted. Reservations for campsites at North Pines Campground, and some campsites at Lower Pines Campground, ...

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Many Households Will Get A Lower Power Bill This Month

SACRAMENTO – Check your power bill this month to see if it’s lower, due to the “California Climate Credit.” Twice a year, millions of California residents receive a credit on their utility bill identified as the California Climate Credit, the result of a program created by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), which also oversees the program’s implementation. The program requires ...

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Cal Fire’s Defensible Space Inspectors Are Visiting Homes

MARIPOSA – Recent rains and warm sunshine have fueled vegetation growth, which fuels wildfires. With fire season fast approaching, failing to manage vegetation around your home can create hazardous conditions. While firefighters are busy performing fire prevention projects and training for this upcoming fire season, it’s critical that residents do their part to prepare for wildfires by maintaining their 100 ...

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Current Conditions In Yosemite’s Tuolumne Meadows

YOSEMITE – Winter Rangers Rob and Laura Pilewski share the latest on conditions in Tuolumne Meadows as of Apr. 4. New snow: None Total settled snow depth: 30 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 54°F (April 1) Low temperature: 19°F (April 2) Ski Conditions and Weather This week was dominated by spring weather and ski conditions. High temperatures were in ...

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Construction And Traffic Delays In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Snow removal, paving, parking changes, construction and storm damage repair are among the current causes of traffic delays and detours in Yosemite National Park, say park officials. Here’s the latest update: Glacier Point Road Road crews will begin snow removal operations on the Glacier Point Road beyond Badger Pass. The gate at Chinquapin is now closed and locked ...

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