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Restrictions On Campfires In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Fire restrictions for Yosemite National Park went into effect on Tuesday, July 15. The fire order restricts the use of campfires in wilderness below 6,000 feet in elevation. However, campfires in designated campgrounds and picnic areas will still be allowed. Yosemite National Park is implementing fire restrictions due to several years of exceptional drought conditions and high fire ...

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Pick An Apple, Save A Bear

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park will hold the 16th annual Apple Picking Event on Wednesday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Curry Village in Yosemite Valley. This is an annual event that was started in an effort to help reduce bear-human contact in the park by removing non-native food sources, and to “Help Keep Yosemite’s Bears Wild.” ...

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Donna Dozier Returns To Her Roots

OAKHURST – What does an experienced hairdresser have in common with an ambassador for Yosemite National Park? More than you might think; just ask Donna Dozier. Donna spent more than three decades behind a chair as a popular hairdresser, then decided it was time to cross a few key items off her “bucket list.”

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How To Enjoy Yosemite This Weekend

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park anticipates a busy Fourth of July weekend and Yosemite Park Rangers would like to remind visitors how to best enjoy summer weekends in the park. On average, Yosemite sees nearly 4 million visitors annually; approximately 55% of those arrive during the summer and frequently on weekends.

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Yosemite Festival In Pictures

OAKHURST – Hundreds of happy people took to Oakhurst Community Park on Saturday, June 28 for the first-ever Yosemite Festival in Oakhurst. One sign things went well for the inaugural event? Plans are already underway for next year. The community was greeted by members of the Festival committee, who guided them to different fun areas spread throughout the park. Area ...

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The Future Of Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Gazing up into the towering stand of Giant Sequoias touching deep blue skies, it’s hard to imagine anything has changed in 150 years. Birds sang and chirped as wind rustled through the trees tops, just as it did in 1864, when President Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant, enacting the legislation that preserved Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove.

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Wawona Water Levels Critical

WAWONA – Drought conditions across the state are also affecting Yosemite National Park and those who live and work there. Park Superintendent Don Neubacher is asking Wawona residents to start conserving immediately to ensure sufficient water supply throughout the rest of the season. A letter sent to residents by Neubacher outlines steps they will need to take for maximum conservation:

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Walk And Talk With The Redwoods In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – It is always a treat to take a walk or hike in Yosemite National Park (YNP). As the seasons change so does the scenery, with such rapid grace sometimes that nearly every moment on the trail reveals a fresh secret as you move through a landscape filled with treasures of long ago that remain today. Have you ever ...

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Best Bloomers Melodrama Celebrates Yosemite Grant

OAKHURST – By day they may be high school students, lumber store employees or teachers, but at night they transform into characters like villain, victim, victor, hero, heroine, and even, President. That’s the beauty of the Golden Chain Theater (GCT), now presenting a very special performance of “Bonnie Belle’s Best Bloomers,” written by the late Daniel A. Ross. The traditional ...

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Rangers Rescue Teen After Fall In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – A 14-year-old visitor was seriously injured in Yosemite National Park on Thursday, June 19, when he sustained severe head trauma from a fall. According to Public Affairs Officer Kari Cobb, the boy, who is from Fontana, Calif., was on a day trip to Yosemite Valley and was scrambling at the base of Lower Yosemite Fall with family members ...

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