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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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Car Chase Ends With Arrest In Yosemite

MADERA COUNTY – A police chase that began in Fresno last night and wound through Eastern Madera County, finally came to an end about 13 miles inside Yosemite National Park. According to CHP Lieutenant Sandra Adams, the pursuit began with a routine traffic stop in Fresno. The Fresno Police Department chased a Honda with two occupants up Highway 41, and ...

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Yosemite National Park- October 9 Report

-Submitted by Mike Gauthier Dear Yosemite Community, The winter weather advisory for the Sierra Mountains above 6,000 feet continues until Thursday morning. Snow accumulations between 2-5 inches and increased winds are predicted. The bulk of the precipitation will occur tonight. The Tioga Pass road from Crane Flat to Tioga Pass remains closed because of compact snow and ice. NPS work ...

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Tioga Pass Temporarily Closes Today- Oct. 8

YOSEMITE- There is a winter weather advisory for the Sierra Mountains above 6,000 feet. Forecasters predict snow accumulations between 2-5 inches and wind gusts up to 50 MPH between late tonight and Thursday morning. The bulk of the precipitation will occur Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday evening in Yosemite National Park. In anticipation of compact snow and ice on the road, ...

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Shutdown Means Money Down The Drain For Mountain Area

YOSEMITE — “Thank you for calling. We are currently closed due to a government shutdown of National Parks. Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you.” That’s the gist of The Wawona Hotel’s outgoing phone message, a polite yet inconclusive recording that lets callers know that the historic Wawona will reopen “as soon as possible.”

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Redwoods Remain Open Inside Yosemite

WAWONA — Yosemite National Park may be closed right now due to an historic partial shutdown of the Federal government, but staff at The Redwoods Year-Round Vacation Home Rentals in Yosemite want everyone to know they are open for business. Though The Redwoods vacation homes are situated inside the National Park, the rentals sit on private land.

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Yosemite Closure Invites Tourists To Town

YOSEMITE — Electronic signs leading to Yosemite National Park’s south entrance blinked with news it seemed everyone had come to dread: PARK CLOSED / DUE TO GOV’T SHUTDOWNS / THRU TRAFFIC ONLY. Beginning Oct. 1, the United States Government partially shut down, leaving non-essential government employees without work and causing many facilities to be closed. The shutdown includes Yosemite and ...

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Yosemite Closes – Through Traffic Only

YOSEMITE – Travelers to Yosemite National Park will be able to pass through, but there will be no access to the valley and no services, as the federal government shuts down until a new budget is passed. Motorists will be able to head through the park on their way to Lee Vining, El Portal and Highway 120, but will be ...

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Public Invited To Yosemite Facelift

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park and the Yosemite Climbing Association invite the public to participate in the tenth annual Yosemite Facelift on Tuesday, Sept. 24, through Sunday, Sept. 29. The goal of the Yosemite Facelift is to clean up trash and debris from around the park after the busy summer season.

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