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Yosemite National Park- October 9 Report

-Submitted by Mike Gauthier Dear Yosemite Community, The winter weather advisory for the Sierra Mountains above 6,000 feet continues until Thursday morning. Snow accumulations between 2-5 inches and increased winds are predicted. The bulk of the precipitation will occur tonight. The Tioga Pass road from Crane Flat to Tioga Pass remains closed because of compact snow and ice. NPS work ...

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Tioga Pass Temporarily Closes Today- Oct. 8

YOSEMITE- There is a winter weather advisory for the Sierra Mountains above 6,000 feet. Forecasters predict snow accumulations between 2-5 inches and wind gusts up to 50 MPH between late tonight and Thursday morning. The bulk of the precipitation will occur Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday evening in Yosemite National Park. In anticipation of compact snow and ice on the road, ...

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Shutdown Means Money Down The Drain For Mountain Area

YOSEMITE — “Thank you for calling. We are currently closed due to a government shutdown of National Parks. Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you.” That’s the gist of The Wawona Hotel’s outgoing phone message, a polite yet inconclusive recording that lets callers know that the historic Wawona will reopen “as soon as possible.”

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Redwoods Remain Open Inside Yosemite

WAWONA — Yosemite National Park may be closed right now due to an historic partial shutdown of the Federal government, but staff at The Redwoods Year-Round Vacation Home Rentals in Yosemite want everyone to know they are open for business. Though The Redwoods vacation homes are situated inside the National Park, the rentals sit on private land.

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Yosemite Closure Invites Tourists To Town

YOSEMITE — Electronic signs leading to Yosemite National Park’s south entrance blinked with news it seemed everyone had come to dread: PARK CLOSED / DUE TO GOV’T SHUTDOWNS / THRU TRAFFIC ONLY. Beginning Oct. 1, the United States Government partially shut down, leaving non-essential government employees without work and causing many facilities to be closed. The shutdown includes Yosemite and ...

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Yosemite Closes – Through Traffic Only

YOSEMITE – Travelers to Yosemite National Park will be able to pass through, but there will be no access to the valley and no services, as the federal government shuts down until a new budget is passed. Motorists will be able to head through the park on their way to Lee Vining, El Portal and Highway 120, but will be ...

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Public Invited To Yosemite Facelift

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park and the Yosemite Climbing Association invite the public to participate in the tenth annual Yosemite Facelift on Tuesday, Sept. 24, through Sunday, Sept. 29. The goal of the Yosemite Facelift is to clean up trash and debris from around the park after the busy summer season.

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Visitor's Guide Scam Targets Madera County

MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson is warning all merchants who operate a business in Madera County about a scam. “If you receive a call from someone offering to renew your annual ad with the Visitor’s Guide, it could be a scam,” he says.

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Wawona School Celebrity Golf Tournament

WAWONA – Come and support Wawona School’s Tenth Annual Celebrity Scramble Golf Tournament at the Wawona Hotel Golf Course on Saturday, Sept. 21. Former CSU Fresno Golf Coach Mike Watney, Former Congressman George Radanovich, Warren Armstrong from ABC30 News and former KSEE 24 news anchor Faith Sidlow will be among the celebrity guests.

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Tioga Road Reopens Today

YOSEMITE – Tioga Road has reopened to through traffic as of noon on Saturday, Sept.14. State Route 120 (Tioga Road) had been closed from Crane Flat to White Wolf, within Yosemite National Park. Visitors will have access to Yosemite Valley from Highway 395 via SR-120. However, due to continued fire activity in the area, stopping along the roadway is strictly ...

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