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Heroes Honored For Daring Yosemite Rescue

YOSEMITE – Four Yosemite National Park employees received Valor Awards at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, May 8. The rangers were recognized and honored for their valorous efforts on a complex and technical rescue on El Capitan in September 2011. The awards were given to two Yosemite National Park Rangers, Jeffrey Webb and David Pope, and two Yosemite ...

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Experience Yosemite Through Austrian Students' Photographs

YOSEMITE – Nineteen students of the Faculty of Fine Arts / Photography from the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria, have traveled to Wawona to realize photographic art projects inspired by a two-week visit to Yosemite National Park. Their photographic expedition culminates this Friday, May 9, at 6 p.m. with a 23-hour art exhibition at The Redwoods in Yosemite, Wawona, ...

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Drones Prohibited In Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park advises visitors that the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones) are prohibited within park boundaries due to regulations outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Specifically, the use of drones within the park boundaries is illegal under all circumstances. Thirty Six CFR 2.17(a)(3) states, “delivering or retrieving a person or object by parachute, helicopter, ...

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Tioga Road Opens Early This Year

YOSEMITE – The Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park will open for the season on Friday, May 2, at noon for all vehicular traffic. The Tioga Road, bounded on both sides by State Highway 120, is the popular east-west crossing of the Sierra Nevada. Vault toilets are available in several locations along the road. Limited visitor services will be available ...

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Bishop Creek Prescribed Fire Postponed

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park Fire Managers have rescheduled a prescribed fire in the Bishop Creek area for early May. The prescribed fire, originally scheduled for the end of April, is postponed because of forecasted rain in the area. Yosemite is expecting up to one inch of rain throughout the park. Ignition is dependent on weather and moisture levels. The ...

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Yosemite Photo Walk with Colby Brown

YOSEMITE – Renowned photographer Colby Brown will lead a free Photo Walk in Yosemite National Park in celebration of the Park’s 150th Land Grant Anniversary. Brown, who has led photo walks and workshops around the world in destinations including Australia, Iceland and Hawaii, will welcome photographers of all experience levels to participate as he advises and inspires them to capture ...

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Injured Climber Rescued From Yosemite Cathedral Spire

YOSEMITE – A 26-year-old Palo Alto man was successfully rescued in Yosemite National Park on Sunday, Apr. 20, after falling approximately 30 feet and sustaining serious injuries to his back. According to YNP Ranger Kari Cobb, a call came in to Search and Rescue dispatch shortly after 10 a.m. that a climber had fallen from a nearly-vertical granite pillar and ...

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Prescribed Burn Scheduled In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park is planning a 1,447 acre prescribed fire in the southwestern portion of the park near Yosemite West, projected to start the week of Apr. 28, depending upon weather conditions. Ignition will take approximately five days with active burning, and about two weeks to monitor burn down activity. The Wawona Road will remain open during the ...

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Ansel Adams Gallery To Be Rehabilitated

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park has announced the release of the Ansel Adams Gallery Buildings Rehabilitation Environmental Assessment (EA). The EA addresses the rehabilitation needs while retaining the historic integrity of the structures, and will be available for public review and comment from Apr. 16 to May 16.

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Sheriff Identifies Man Who Died In Yosemite

MARIPOSA – The name of a Mariposa man who apparently fell to his death in Yosemite over the weekend has been released by the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the family of Jeffery Moore, 36, contacted their office on Friday, Apr. 11, stating they were concerned about Moore’s welfare and reported him missing.

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