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Yosemite Selects Ten Anniversary Projects

YOSEMITE – On Aug. 25, 2016, Yosemite National Park will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS). Yosemite has selected ten centennial signature projects that are designed to enhance the visitor experience, restore critical ecological and wildlife habitats, and connect with the next generation of park stewards.

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Delays During Repairs At Big Oak Flat Tunnels

YOSEMITE – Repairs to the Big Oak Flat Tunnels in Yosemite National Park, located along the Big Oak Flat Road/Highway 120, are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Feb. 17. The historic tunnels, completed in 1937, consist of three tunnels along the Big Oak Flat Road.

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Fees Increase For Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park announces entrance fees and campground fees will increase beginning March 1, 2015. The new fee structure includes modifications to the October 2014 draft proposal based on public input.

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Fatal Climbing Accident In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Sad news out of Yosemite National Park as rangers report a climbing accident on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 25, in which a Fresno man was killed. Cody Byers Long, 24, was climbing the Royal Arches in Yosemite when he fell more than 400 feet, according to Park Ranger Kari Cobb.

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Rare Sierra Nevada Red Fox Spotted in Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park is excited to report the first confirmed sighting in the park of a rare Sierra Nevada red fox (Vulpes vulpes necator) in nearly 100 years. Park wildlife biologists had gone on a five-day backcountry trip to the far northern part of the park to check on previously deployed motion-sensitive cameras. They documented a sighting of ...

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Little Ahwahnee Inn Gets Five Stars

FISH CAMP – The Little Ahwahnee Inn Yosemite, located 2.5 miles (94km) from Yosemite’s southern entrance, has just been awarded the “2015 Travelers Choice Award” by Trip Advisor. This award names the inn among the top 25 Bed & Breakfasts in the United States and the only one named in California. In 2014, owners Grant and Beth Robinson were excited ...

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Free Entrance Day In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 19, Yosemite National Park will waive all entrance fees. The fee free day is available to all visitors in honor of Dr. King’s life and legacy. Fees being waived include the fees associated with entrance into the park only. All other fees associated with camping, lodging, or activities ...

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Tackling The World's Hardest Climb: The Dawn Wall Project

YOSEMITE – El Capitan, the impressive and imposing mass of almost vertically faced granite in nearby Yosemite National Park, is truly a spectacular sight. These days, many more eyes are trained on El Cap than usual, as two professional climbers prepare to make history by completing a nearly impossible climbing route up the Dawn Wall face of the monolith. If ...

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