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Meadow Fire Now Over 4,000 Acres

YOSEMITE – The Meadow Fire in Yosemite has now grown to 4,434 acres with 5% containment, having progressed rapidly and in multiple directions. No structures have been damaged, and none are threatened. There are currently 327 personnel assigned to the incident, and suppression costs are estimated at $100,000 to date.

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Update On Meadow Fire Monday 12 Noon

YOSEMITE – The Meadow Fire, burning in the backcountry of Yosemite National Park, has grown overnight to 2,582 acres. The fire may be a spot fire from a lightning-caused blaze which started on July 20. The new activity in the area was noted at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7, and is burning within the Little Yosemite Valley (LYV) ...

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Meadow Fire Comes To Life In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – The Meadow Fire, which is reported to have started with a lightning strike on July 20, has been creeping and smouldering in the Little Yosemite Valley for 49 days. But just after noon today, it apparently came to life and has now grown to over 700 acres.

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Fire Burning In Yosemite High Country

YOSEMITE – A fire burning in the backcounty in Yosemite National Park is putting up a lot of smoke and is visible from many locations in Eastern Madera County. The fire was reported on Sunday, Sept. 7, and started as a spot fire from the Meadow Fire, which was lightning-caused, and was first reported on July 20.

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Gateway Expressions Student Art And Poetry Contest

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park and Ansel Adams Gallery announce the fourth annual Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest. The Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest celebrates the creativity of youth in the Yosemite gateway communities. The contest is open to all students, grades K-12, who attend school or youth programs within the gateway community school districts of ...

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Tuolumne Grove Parking Lot Temporarily Closed

YOSEMITE – The Tuolumne Grove parking lot in Yosemite National Park will be temporarily closed beginning Sept. 8, while improvements are made to the trailhead and parking area. During the month of September, the parking lot will close at 6 a.m. on Mondays and re-open at 5:30 p.m. on Fridays. There will be no weekend work during the month of ...

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Yosemite Conducts Sierra Wilderness Celebration

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and the 30th Anniversary of the California Wilderness Act on Wednesday, Sept. 3. Special events will take place throughout the day in Yosemite Valley and are designed to honor and celebrate the signing of these two acts, engage the public to better understand and appreciate wilderness, ...

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National Park Service Celebrates 98 Years

YOSEMITE – Entrance fees in Yosemite National Park will be waived for all park visitors on Monday, Aug. 25, in celebration of Founder’s Day, the birthday of the National Park Service (NPS). This year, the NPS will be celebrating its 98th birthday, and Yosemite’s superintendent would like to invite everyone to visit the splendor in their own back yard.

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Yosemite Receives America's Best Idea Grant

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park is one of 39 national parks selected to receive a 2014 America’s Best Idea grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks. Inspired by Ken Burns’ critically acclaimed documentary “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea,” this program builds partnerships between national parks and community, state, and other public organizations, and ...

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Yosemite Road Delays Update

YOSEMITE – Starting Monday morning, Aug. 18, the contractor crews are moving back to daytime delays on the Tioga Road Rehabilitation Project. Crews plan to have time delays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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