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Glacier Point Road In Yosemite National Park To Reopen

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park officials have announced that Glacier Point Road will reopen to all vehicles at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30. Glacier Point Road has been closed since July 19 due to fire activities associated with the Ferguson Fire, which began on July 13. Firefighters have been removing hazard trees and falling tree branches and mopping up ...

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Yosemite Ranger Jack Hoeflich Receives Prestigious Award

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park is proud to announce that Park Ranger Jack Hoeflich is the recipient of the 2017 Barry Hance Memorial Award. A ceremony in his honor was attended by approximately 450 National Park Service employees, volunteers, park partners and retirees, including several past Barry Hance Award recipients. The Barry Hance Memorial Award is a peer-nominated award that ...

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Repairs Complete, Highway 140 Opens With No Restrictions

YOSEMITE – Park officials have announced that repairs to the power lines along Highway 140 (El Portal Road) into Yosemite National Park have been completed and the highway will be open on Sunday with no restrictions. The closures on Friday and Saturday were necessary to allow crews access to replace the high voltage power lines that service Yosemite Valley and ...

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Yosemite High School Water Polo Kicks Off 2018 Season

By YHS Correspondent — OAKHURST — The Yosemite High School boys and girls water polo teams are finally back in the pool. Hazardous air quality caused by smoke from the Ferguson Fire cost the teams more than two weeks of practice at the YHS pool, forcing them  to improvise. During the fire, the teams held dry-land practices in the YHS ...

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Dinner On Ducey’s Deck For Children’s Hospital

BASS LAKE — What better way to spend a Sunday evening in September than enjoying a meal with friends while helping to raise money for an essential cause? Here’s an opportunity for just such a pleasure, as the local guild of Valley Children’s Hospital invites people to attend a fundraising dinner at Ducey’s on the Lake. The special event takes place ...

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Perfect Time To Ride Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

FISH CAMP – With the crowds of summer preparing to dwindle, now is the perfect time to spend a day with friends and family at the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad. Just 15 minutes from Oakhurst and 4 miles south of the entrance to Yosemite National Park, the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad offers excursions with authentic, historic Shay locomotives ...

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Highway 140 To Close During The Day This Weekend, Plan Ahead

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park announces that there will be a temporary closure on the El Portal Road (Highway 140) inside Yosemite National Park from the Parkline in El Portal to the El Portal Road/Big Oak Flat Road Junction (Highway 140/Highway 120 junction). This closure will be in effect each day between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Friday, Aug. 24, ...

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Remains Of Missing Hiker Found In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park officials say they have located the remains of a hiker missing for nearly a month. The remains of Scott Tenczar, 48, were discovered on Saturday, Aug. 18, in the far northeastern portion of the park above Tuolumne Meadows. According to Scott Gediman, director of media relations for Yosemite National Park, a hiking party came upon ...

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Ferguson Fire Is Now 100 Percent Contained

YOSEMITE – It has been 37 days since the Ferguson Fire began burning in the Merced River Canyon near Savage Trading Post, and today officials have announced that the fire is 100 percent contained at 96,904 acres. The fire has scorched land on the Sierra and Stanislaus National Forests, inside Yosemite National Park, on BLM holdings, and in Cal Fire’s ...

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