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One Dead, One Injured in Highway 41 Crash

SUGAR PINE – One person was killed and another injured in a two-vehicle collision this morning on Highway 41. The driver – and solo occupant – of the second vehicle was not injured. At 7:43 a.m., the California Highway Patrol received a call of a vehicle off the road following the crash. A 26-year-old male from Fish Camp was driving ...

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Yosemite Conservancy Book “Wildheart” Wins 2019 National Outdoor Book Award

EL PORTAL — Yosemite Conservancy is pleased to announce that its book, “Wildheart: The Daring Adventures of John Muir,” written by Julie Bertagna and illustrated by William Goldsmith, has won a 2019 National Outdoor Book Award. As described by the awards committee, the book is “perfect for keeping a child’s interest.” The National Outdoor Book Awards is a non-profit, educational ...

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PG&E, National Weather Service Monitoring Storm Conditions for Sierra

Ponderosa trees covered in snow

OAKHURST – Winter weather is making its way toward California and Eastern Madera County. Mountain community residents are urged to prepare for possible power outages and travel delays. In a press release dated November 17th, PG&E announced they are “monitoring a mid-week potentially strong offshore wind event” that “could prompt a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) for customers in Sierra ...

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Hiking From Olmsted Point to Mount Watkins

We had the trail and amazing views all to ourselves. From Mount Watkins, it felt like we could almost reach out and touch Half Dome, Clouds Rest, and Tenaya Canyon. Well, kind of . . . Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 8.6 Miles Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Elevation Range: 7,996′ – 8,497′ Date: November 12, 2019 Maps: Falls Ridge, Hetch ...

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Intermittent Full Highway Closure On State Route 140 From Briceburg to YNP in Mariposa County

Traffic jam ahead! Be Work Zone Alert!

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct intermittent full closures of eastbound and westbound State Route 140 for blasting to remove boulders near the roadway. Work will occur as follows: • Intermittent full-closure of eastbound and westbound Route 140 from Briceburg to Slate Gulch for blasting and boulder removal on Monday, Nov. 18, from 8 a.m. ...

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YNP to Host Public Meeting on Curry Former Waste Disposal Site

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park is hosting a public meeting on the remediation of the Curry Former Waste Disposal Site. All members of the public interested in learning about this project are welcome to join park staff at the Yosemite Valley Auditorium on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. From 1:00 to 1:30 p.m., employees with the National ...

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Newly Appointed YNP Superintendent to Start in Early 2020

Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — Cicely Muldoon, Yosemite National Park’s newly appointed acting superintendent, will be arriving in the park sometime in January 2020, according to the most recent update from the National Park Service. Details are still being worked out regarding Muldoon’s schedule but park officials said this week the new acting superintendent will not be doing any media interviews ...

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Hiking Through History on the Yosemite Valley Loop

We hiked on a trail full of history that included an old wagon road and the old Civilian Conservation Corps camp known as CCC Co. 920, YNP 6. Camp Cascades started in 1933 and the men who worked there created many elements within Yosemite National Park that we pass by each time we visit. We also saw some fall color ...

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Tenaya Lodge Invites Locals to Enjoy Holiday Activities

FISH CAMP – The fresh perspective of a new general manager and marketing manager — and a host of new amenities — are behind the Tenaya Lodge’s new campaign to encourage local residents to enjoy the holidays at the popular mountain resort. From ice skating or mountain biking to spa days and holiday-themed events, Tenaya is opening its doors — ...

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Dan Lyle Named New GM at Tenaya Lodge

Dan Lyle

FISH CAMP — Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite has named Dan Lyle as general manager of the 352-room resort located at Yosemite National Park’s south gate. “The opportunity to join the Tenaya team and return to the Yosemite region is a special honor,” said Lyle. “I began my career in 1987 at the Yosemite Park and Curry Company, so my career ...

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