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Yosemite Seeks Volunteers For Park Projects

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park is seeking help from the interested people to assist in preserving, restoring, and enjoying Yosemite Valley. The “Drop-In Volunteer Program” provides hands-on experience working in the park. No experience is required and all ages and abilities are welcome to participate in the program.

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Over 5,000 Jobs Funded By Yosemite Visitors

YOSEMITE – Visitors to Yosemite National Park have contributed to the economies of gateway communities to the tune of more than $373 million, says a newly released report The new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 3,691,192 visitors to Yosemite National Park in 2013 spent $373,269,800 in communities near the park, supporting some 5,033 jobs in the local area.

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Sunday Walking In Wawona

WAWONA – We surprised ourselves this morning by getting up and out of the house by 8:10 a.m., only ten minutes later than we’d expected, which isn’t bad considering today’s mix was two parents, two teens, and a 90 lb. chocolate lab. Setting off from Coarsegold we took a leisurely drive north on Highway 41 up to Yosemite National Park, ...

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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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