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YARTS Bus Service Starts On Highway 41

MADERA COUNTY – With many years of discussion and planning behind them, The Fresno Council of Governments (COG) and the Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) are about ready to start rolling buses up Highway 41 to Yosemite. With a target date to start service on Memorial Day weekend, residents and visitors alike will be able to access round-trip public ...

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Yosemite Joins National Find Your Park Movement

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park joins parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com. Launched Mar. 30 by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, Find Your Park is a public awareness and education campaign celebrating the milestone centennial anniversary of the National Park Service ...

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MSO's Symphonic Celebration of Yosemite

MARIPOSA – On Apr. 25 and 26, the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra commemorates the 125th Anniversary of Yosemite National Park’s 1890 creation with special concerts in Yosemite and Mariposa. Renowned Cellist Ira Lehn returns to perform with the orchestra as soloist in Camille Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto #1 in A, Opus 33 – the very piece in which Mr. Lehn made his ...

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Free Webinar Helps Public Report Roadkill On Highway 41

COUNTY – Wildlife vs. vehicle collisions are a threat to wildlife and public safety throughout the world, including in our highly-valued national parks, and mountain drivers are sadly familiar with seeing animals that have been hit by cars on Highway 41. Now, through the efforts of local conservationists, researchers and agencies, those roadkill sightings between Oakhurst and Yosemite can be ...

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Bighorn Sheep Restored To Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks

YOSEMITE – A multiagency operation was recently concluded that returned two herds of endangered bighorn sheep to locations in Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Inyo National Forest, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service worked together on the complex operation in the Sierra Nevada.

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Glacier Point Road Opens For The Season

YOSEMITE – The Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park will open for the season to automobile traffic on Saturday, Mar. 28, at 6:00 a.m. All visitor services at Glacier Point will be fully operational, and the Bridalveil Creek Campground will open within the next several weeks. Visitors are urged to drive slowly and with caution, as wildlife may be ...

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Yosemite Ranger Honored For Excellence

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park Ranger Robert “Rob” Lewis received the Pacific West Region Harry Yount Award, given annually for excellence in “rangering.” Lewis was recognized for his overall impact, record of accomplishments, and excellence in traditional ranger duties. He will be considered, along with six other National Park Service (NPS) regional award winners, for the National Harry Yount Award. ...

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Yosemite Kicks Off 125th Anniversary Celebration

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park kicked off its celebration of the park’s 125th Anniversary with a ceremony at Yosemite Falls today. The theme of the event was Youth of Today: Park Stewards of Tomorrow. Approximately 500 people attended the event, 300 of whom were students from the Yosemite region and Sacramento.

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Missing Hiker Found Alive In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Missing visitor, Michael “Mic” Dahl, was found alive this morning, at approximately 11 a.m., in Yosemite National Park. Dahl was spotted by visitors on the Yosemite Valley Loop Trail. They recognized him from the missing persons flyer.

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Search For Missing Visitor In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park Rangers and search volunteers continue to search for Michael “Mic” Dahl, a 20-year-old male from southern California who has been missing since Saturday, Mar. 21. A student at University of California Santa Barbara, Dahl arrived in Yosemite on the morning of Saturday, Mar. 21, with three friends who discovered him missing after a planned day ...

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