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Late Night One Ring Calls? Beware Of This Latest Phone Scam

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is alerting consumers to reported waves of “One Ring” or “Wangiri” scam robocalls targeting specific area codes in bursts, often calling multiple times in the middle of the night. These calls are likely trying to prompt consumers to call the number back, often resulting in per minute toll charges similar to a 900 ...

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Camp 4 Users Will Need To Enter Lottery For A Camp Spot

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park announces that a new pilot lottery program for Camp 4 Campground will launch on Tuesday, May 21. This daily lottery system will be operated through Recreation.gov and is intended to help improve the visitor experience at Camp 4. Camp 4 Campground is a walk-in campground and the only first-come, first-served campground in Yosemite Valley. Visitor ...

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Cal Fire Inspectors Checking Homes For Defensible Space

MARIPOSA – Recent rains and warm sunshine has fueled recent vegetation growth. The fire season is fast approaching and if vegetation is not managed it can create hazardous conditions for wildfire. Cal Fire’s Defensible Space Inspectors (DSI) are visiting homes within the State Responsibility Area (SRA) to enforce the Defensible Space code, Public Resource Code (PRC) 4291. It requires residents ...

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Mariposa Grove Opens Soon, Free Visitor Shuttle Resumes Service

YOSEMITE — The Mariposa Grove Road will reopen to automobiles on Friday, Apr. 12, officials in Yosemite National Park announced today. The free visitor shuttle to the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias will also resume service for the busy summer season on the same day. When the shuttles are running, visitors should park at the South Entrance parking area and ...

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Yosemite Conservancy Provides $15.3 Million in Support

YOSEMITE – Yosemite Conservancy is providing $15.3 million in support to Yosemite National Park in 2019. Among nearly 50 programs and grants the Conservancy is backing this year are the protection of the rare Sierra Nevada red fox, revitalizing wetlands, and funding volunteer programs. “With four million visitors each year, Yosemite needs to be nurtured to remain a national treasure,” ...

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Snow Survey At Phillips Station Is 200 Percent Of Average

SACRAMENTO – The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today conducted the fourth Phillips Station snow survey of 2019. The manual survey recorded 106.5 inches of snow depth and a snow water equivalent (SWE) of 51 inches, which is 200 percent of average for this location. Statewide, the Sierra Nevada snowpack is 162 percent of average. California has experienced more than ...

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PG&E Conducts Helicopter Inspections Of Substations

FRESNO — Over the next few days, residents of Madera, Mariposa and Fresno counties may see helicopters overhead as Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) contract crews work to conduct accelerated wildfire safety inspections of substations. “The helicopter inspections will complement and further enhance visual inspections by gathering information from the substations by capturing LiDAR data and photographs to determine ...

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Glacier Point Road And Surrounding Trails To Remain Open

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park is pleased to announce that Glacier Point Road and the surrounding trails will remain open for winter recreational use through Sunday, Apr. 14, conditions permitting. Due to the significant snow pack, the current trail conditions are great for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing throughout the area surrounding Glacier Point Road. Typically, winter recreational use in this ...

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Yosemite Welcomes Three New Senior Park Managers

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park is pleased to announce that three new park managers have been selected, “bringing a wealth of diverse background knowledge and experience to Yosemite” The park welcomes Dr. Nicole Athearn as the new Chief for the Division of Resource Management and Science, Brendan Hickey as the new Administrative Officer, and David Miyako as the new Chief ...

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Half Dome Preseason Lottery To Open Next Week

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park officials announced today that the 2019 preseason lottery for Half Dome permits will open at 7 a.m. PDT on Wednesday, Mar. 13. All hikers are required to have permits to ascend the subdome steps and the Half Dome cables when the cables are in place. Park Rangers install the Half Dome cables each spring and ...

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