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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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Work Continues On Damaged Roads In Mariposa County

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Caltrans District 10 continues to work on the washout on Highway 132, and the CHP reports nearly two-dozen roads closed or affected by the massive rain event a week ago. Floodwater sliced through State Route 132 in northern Mariposa County, during the recent violent storms, creating a 50-foot gap between the two stretches of roadway. The gaping ...

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Spring Arrives In Yosemite’s Tuolumne Meadows

Written by Laura and Rob Pilewski – Spring has arrived in Tuolumne Meadows. This week, the weather held (in chronological order):  rain, heavy snow, thundersnow, southwest wind, northeast wind and, now, sun. The low-density snow that fell at the end of the storm made for some fine, but ephemeral, powder ski conditions. The last two days, a significant upslope wind ...

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Yosemite Conservancy Provides $12.5 Million To Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Yosemite Conservancy is providing $12.5 million in support to Yosemite National Park to improve the Bridalveil Fall visitor experience, rebuild a section of the trail around Tenaya Lake and collect data using 3-D aerial mapping to improve resource management parkwide, and 34 other projects funded in 2018. “We want everyone’s visit to Yosemite to be inspiring, just like ...

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Cyclists Now Allowed On Highway 41 Over San Joaquin River

MADERA COUNTY – In an ongoing effort to encourage multi-modal transportation, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will allow cyclists on State Route 41 to cross over the San Joaquin River beginning on Mar. 23. The previous bike route required cyclists to traverse Woodward Park and Old Highway 41, but construction on the bridge over the San Joaquin River has ...

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