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Lottery Open For Ostrander Ski Hut

YOSEMITE – With the winter season approaching, Yosemite Conservancy announced today that it is accepting lottery registration forms for the 2013-2014 season at the newly restored Ostrander Ski Hut, the cherished rustic stone cabin used by intrepid skiers and snowshoers who make the 10-mile journey from the park’s Badger Pass Ski Area to Ostrander Lake.

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Yosemite Honors Most Valuable Volunteers

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park celebrated its fourth annual Volunteer Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 28, on what is known as National Public Lands Day. The Yosemite Volunteer Awards recognize and honor the outstanding contributions of people and work groups who provided exceptional volunteer services towards the mission of National Park Service and Yosemite.

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Student Art & Poetry Contest Closes Friday

YOSEMITE — The Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest celebrates the creativity and inspiration of youth in the Yosemite gateway communities. The contest is open to all students, grades K-12, who attend school or youth programs within the gateway community school districts of Yosemite National Park. Students should submit artwork and poetry no later than Friday, Oct. 25.

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Yosemite Celebrates Anniversary Events

YOSEMITE – Fall pageantry and warm temperatures invite visitors back to a reopened Yosemite with a host of celebrations planned in gateway communities. “Visitors are thrilled to be back in Yosemite and enjoying the park,” stated park Superintendent Don Neubacher. “The entire Yosemite region is dappled in spectacular autumn color and our gateway communities welcome visitors back with a series ...

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Fossils To Falls Trail Is Complete

MADERA COUNTY – Now that Yosemite National Park is open once again following a resolution to the government shutdown that lasted for three weeks, tourists can once again complete the entire Fossils to Falls Trail according to tourism officials. The shutdown has hurt a lot of businesses dependent on the millions of people who travel to Yosemite every year. However, ...

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Businesses In Yosemite Reopen

YOSEMITE – Things are up and running again in Yosemite National Park, and here is an update from the Yosemite Daily Report on what’s open and what may be closed for the season. Yosemite Valley Shuttle – Resumed standard operations on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 2 p.m.

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Yosemite National Park ReOpens

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park reopened to visitors tonight, Oct. 16. Visitors can access public areas and roads immediately, while facilities and other public services are being brought back on-line, according to Yosemite spokesperson Scott Gediman. Yosemite National Park has been closed since Oct. 1, due to the government shutdown.

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Wawona Hotel and General Store Reopens Today

YOSEMITE — The Wawona Hotel and the Wawona General Store operated by Delaware North Companies (DNC) Parks & Resorts at Yosemite reopened to the public today, Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. The government shutdown remains in effect, however, hotels and restaurants that are located on through roads in national parks can reopen. Yosemite National Park remains closed and all facilities ...

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Park Roads Open, Expect Delays

YOSEMITE – Tioga Road has reopened in Yosemite National Park, and through traffic can now access the Eastern Sierra, though the park and its services are still closed. Motorists are advised to expect delays in the Wawona Tunnel as work crews complete safety improvements.

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Reopen Yosemite With State Funds

Dear Editor, It’s finally Autumn, the long awaited time when visitors can enjoy the crisp air and riotous display of color in our National Parks. This opportunity has not been lost during Utah Governor, Gary Herbert’s watch. Governor Herbert has negotiated an agreement with the White House to benefit all states wanting to support their own tourism industry, gateway communities, ...

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