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Human-Bear Incidents At Record Low In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park has recorded the lowest number of human-bear incidents since 1975, when the park initiated its first human-bear management program, say park officials. A bear incident is counted when a bear causes property damage, obtains food, acts aggressively, or injures a person. In 2015, there were 76 incidents, which resulted in $4,909 in property damage. This ...

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Badger Pass Offers Free Skiing To Fourth Graders

YOSEMITE  – Badger Pass Ski Area, located in Yosemite National Park, has announced that it will offer free skiing to fourth grade students who complete and present their Every Kid in a Park pass. Every Kid in a Park is an initiative launched by President Obama to encourage youth and their families to visit public lands by offering free entry ...

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Leaf Peeping in Yosemite Valley

We couldn’t wait to get up to Yosemite Valley right after the last storm. We needed to check out the fall colors, reflections in the Merced River, those waterfalls and snow covered trees on the rim.  Plus, you never know what special surprise will be in store for us on our adventures. Difficulty: Easy Elevational Range: 3,880′ to 4,960′ Date: November 4, 2015 ...

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Student Art and Poetry On Display In Yosemite

YOSEMITE –  It’s time to celebrate the incredible creativity of youth in Yosemite’s remarkable gateway communities during the Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest awards ceremony, to be held on Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Ansel Adams Gallery from noon to 3 p.m. Yosemite National Park and the Ansel Adams Gallery sponsored a Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry ...

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Free Entrance To Yosemite On Veterans Day

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park’s entrance fee has been reduced to $25 for a seven-day pass for private vehicles from November through March. The reduced entrance fee aims to encourage visitation to Yosemite National Park outside of the busy summer season. The private vehicle entrance fee is $30 from April through October. “Fall, winter, and early spring are beautiful times ...

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Inaugural TEDxYosemite Announces Speaker Lineup

Submitted by Noel Morrison TEDxYosemite Organizer MARIPOSA – Speakers have been announced for the inaugural TEDxYosemite event taking place Nov. 14 at the historic Richard D. Fiester Auditorium at the Mariposa County High School. The 2015 event brings together dynamic speakers and performers from a broad spectrum of disciplines – from outdoor education to pioneering wildlife protection projects and ground-breaking ...

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Two Photographers, 220 Miles On The John Muir Trail

By Scott Lange — Just after Labor Day we set out to capture night and day on the John Muir Trail, and the journey was a great one.  Like many, we chose to begin in Yosemite’s Tuolumne Meadows due to the easier conditions for obtaining a permit, and because we’ve already hiked the valley several times. Departing the day after ...

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Yosemite National Park Lifts Fire Restrictions

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park has lifted the fire restrictions in the park. The onset of cooler temperatures and the recent rainfall have reduced fire danger. Campfires are once again permitted in the Yosemite Wilderness below 6,000 feet in elevation. The fire restrictions were implemented in July after continued hot and dry weather conditions resulted in very high fire danger. ...

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Prescribed Fire Planned in Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park Fire Managers are planning a prescribed fire in Yosemite National Park on or before Wednesday, Oct. 28, weather and conditions permitting. There are two locations being considered for this prescribed burn and the final decision will be based on weather and air quality conditions. The prescribed burn will either occur in the Mariposa Grove of ...

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Free Chipping For Fish Camp Community

FISH CAMP – The Mariposa County Fire Safe Council is ready to help residents of Fish Camp become fire safe by providing free chipping of tree limbs, manzanita, deer brush and other large hazardous debris on Thursday, Nov. 12. You must contact the Fish Camp Fire Rescue at donnatyosemite@sti.net or the Fire Safe Council at matkinson_mcfsc@live.com to reserve your free ...

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