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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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Free Entry And Fun In Yosemite For Earth Day

YOSEMITE — An Earth Day Festival will take place inside Yosemite National Park on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Valley Visitor Center. All activities are free for all ages and entrance to the park is free on Saturday. Join Park Rangers and partners and learn how they are working to preserve and ...

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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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No Snow But Over Two Inches Of Rain In Tuolumne Meadows

Written by Tuolunme Winter Ranger Laura Pilewski – YOSEMITE – Although it did not snow in Tuolumne Meadows this week, we did receive 2.11 inches of water in the form of rain. This was a significant weather event in that the rain fell on deep snow over a short period of time and caused the Tuolumne River to flood its ...

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Earth Day Festival In Yosemite Includes Shakespeare

YOSEMITE – Join Park Rangers and many park partners in celebration of Earth Day, National Park Week, National Junior Ranger Day, and John Muir’s Birthday on Saturday, Apr. 21 in Yosemite Valley. Yosemite National Park will be hosting the 2018 Earth Day Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Valley Visitor Center in the Yosemite Village, ...

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Caltrans Work Will Cause Delays On Highway 41

MADERA COUNTY — Travelers and commuters take note: one-way traffic control is scheduled to last a week on a portion of Highway 41 near Oakhurst starting Monday, Apr. 16, while portions of Highway 41 being striped in Madera County will be subject to nighttime closure for up to two months. Caltrans, in cooperation with Michels Pipeline Construction, announced today that ...

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Sixth Annual Law Day In Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE – More than 300 eighth grade students from throughout the area are expected to attend the 6th annual Law Day celebration scheduled for May 4 in Yosemite National Park. Legal analyst Laurie Levenson is this year’s keynote speaker. Ms. Levenson is noted for her work as a commentator for ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN television networks and for National ...

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Yosemite Valley’s Waterfalls are Looking Good

If you want to see Yosemite Valley’s big waterfalls, now is a great time to go. Yosemite Valley is open and those waterfalls are putting on their best show right now. What is the best way to view the waterfalls? In person, of course. I took a little drive today to check out them out. Yosemite Falls is impressive, dropping ...

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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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