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Free Admission To Yosemite On MLK Day

YOSEMITE – In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Yosemite National Park will offer free admission on Monday, Jan. 20. The fee free waiver is for all visitors in honor of the holiday. Fees being waived for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day include the fees associated with entrance into the park only. All other fees associated with camping, lodging, ...

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Mariposa Grove Alternative Chosen

YOSEMITE – The National Park Service (NPS) at Yosemite National Park has announced that the Record of Decision for the Restoration of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias Final Environmental Impact Statement (Mariposa Grove Final EIS) was approved by the Regional Director on Dec. 10, 2013.

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Smooth Cold Fun At Curry Village

YOSEMITE – The Curry Village Ice Rink is open now through March 2, 2014. Located in the heart of Yosemite Valley, the Curry Village Ice Rink is a winter destination and holiday favorite for park visitors. Families enjoy this outdoor winter activity suitable for all ages in one of California’s most spectacular winter landscapes.

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New Season Pass Benefits At Badger

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park’s Badger Pass Ski Area has announced new season pass benefits for the 2013-14 season. Adult season passes for California’s original ski area start at $149 and the new season pass benefits include discounts on lodging, meals, retail items and summer activities. In addition, new hotel packages include two free lift tickets with a midweek, two ...

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Notes From The Field: Christmas Bird Count

Submitted by Oakhurst artist Monique Wales YOSEMITE – Binoculars, field guides and cameras in hand, Virginia Lazar and I stepped into the Citizen Science arena via Yosemite’s Christmas Bird Count. New to the birding world, and filled with enthusiasm, we joined the 114th Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC) taking place all over the Americas from Dec. 14 to Jan. ...

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Tioga & Glacier Roads Update

YOSEMITE – The series of storm systems that passed through the Yosemite area over the last several weeks have resulted in heavy snow accumulation throughout the park. Due to snowy and icy conditions, the Tioga and Glacier Point Roads in Yosemite National Park are closed for the season.

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MASS Ski School Seeks Instructors

YOSEMITE – Mountain Area Ski School (MASS) is looking for ski and snowboard instructors and support people to help out this season, which begins Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. Dating back to 1961, MASS annually serves hundreds of area children in 5th through 8th grades. Certified volunteer instructors teach downhill, cross-country and snowboarding to eligible students who are bussed to Badger ...

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"Youth in Yosemite" Short Film Contest

YOSEMITE – Young film makers are invited to submit their work in the “Youth in Yosemite” Short Film Contest, part of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant. This contest is open to anyone 25 years of age or younger who is motivated to create a video about their connection to Yosemite National Park. The deadline to ...

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Missing Hiker Found Alive In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Missing hiker Ann Lory, was found alive this morning, at approximately 11:30 a.m., in Yosemite National Park. She was located by a family member working with Search and Rescue crews in the search area. Lory sustained injuries and has been transported to a local hospital for medical attention. Lory was reported missing by her family on Saturday night, ...

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