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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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The Legend Of The Face On Half Dome

Growing up in Yosemite Valley, I was surrounded every day by incredible natural wonders like Yosemite Falls and El Capitan. These prominent and overpowering features of Yosemite simply cannot be missed, even by the casual visitor who is just passing through. Every rock formation that we see today exists because of its unique granite structure. As glaciers ground their way ...

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Update On The Fireplace Fire In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – The Fireplace Fire was declared 100% contained on Sunday, June 15, at 3.6 acres, a revision of the initial estimate of 5 acres. The fire was reported by Signal Peak Lookout at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 14. It is located in the area of Fireplace Bluffs on the north rim of the Valley, and west of El ...

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Fire Inside Yosemite Nearly Contained

YOSEMITE – A fire that is being called the Fireplace Fire was reported at 6:30 a.m. this morning by Signal Peak Lookout. The fire is burning in Yosemite National Park in the area of Fireplace Bluffs, on the north rim of the Valley, and west of El Capitan. It is between two trails – the Old Coulterville Road, and the ...

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Barry Hance Memorial Award Winners Honored

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher announced yesterday that Julia Parker, Indian Cultural Demonstrator, and Stephen “Stevie” Lynds, Trails Supervisor, are the recipients of the 2013 Barry Hance Memorial Award. Although the award is typically presented to one Yosemite employee annually, the Awards Committee felt that two nominees were deserving of the award, which was given during an ...

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Park Rangers Make A Boy's Wish Come True

YOSEMITE – Gabriel Lawan-Ying, an 8-year-old from Gainesville, Fla., asked the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help him achieve his dream – he wanted to become a Yosemite National Park Ranger. On Monday, Gabriel earned the title of Honorary National Park Ranger after a full day of experiencing what it was like to carry out the duties of a Ranger in Yosemite.

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Construction on Tioga Road Through 2015

YOSEMITE – Road construction on the Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park began this week, and will continue through Sept. 30, 2015. This two-year rehabilitation project is a multi-phased construction project that encompasses improvements to the Tuolumne Grove Parking Lot and the Tioga Road Corridor.

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Busy Summer Weekends Expected In Yosemite Valley

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park anticipates a robust 2014 summer season and offers tips to visitors on how to best enjoy the Yosemite Region during the park’s 150th Anniversary Year. On average, Yosemite National Park sees 3.8 million visitors annually; approximately 55% of those visitors arrive between June and September.

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Remembering Childhood Springtimes In Yosemite

Written by Dave Hubbard — As the sun rose higher in the sky and the days warmed after the long winter freeze, a transformation took place in Yosemite Valley. Meadows began to “green” and the newest batches of animal babies started to appear. Mother bears with their cubs and the raccoons with their little ones were soon looking for an ...

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Law Day Celebrated In Yosemite

Submitted by Carol Ann Moses, Attorney at Law YOSEMITE – Law Day is that special day each year on which Americans are encouraged to celebrate the importance of the rule of law and equal justice for all in this country. It also is a day to recognize and discuss the crucial role our courts play in protecting these principles. For ...

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