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New Storm Arrives Sunday

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES—The National Weather Service Hanford Office is predicting a significant storm system will begin to make inroads from the north on Saturday evening with light precipitation spreading down to Yosemite National Park (YNP) and as far south as Fresno County through Sunday afternoon. Rainfall in the valley will generally only be a few hundredths to a tenth of an ...

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Ostrander Ski Hut To Open After Two-Year Hiatus

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Historic Ostrander Ski Hut in Yosemite’s Backcountry Will Open for the 2022-2023 Winter Season After a Two-Year Hiatus  Yosemite National Park, November 3, 2022 – Ostrander Ski Hut, the cherished rustic stone cabin used by experienced cross-country skiers who make the strenuous 10-mile journey from Badger Pass Ski Area to Ostrander Lake in Yosemite National Park’s backcountry, will be open ...

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First Significant Storm On The Way

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The National Weather Service Hanford Office is predicting the first significant storm of the season will impact Central California Tuesday through Thursday. Heavy snow is possible in the Sierra Nevada mainly north of the Kings River above 5,000 feet, especially Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday night. Snow levels will begin at around 7,000 feet on Tuesday , before falling to ...

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Halloween Party at The Pines Bar

Bass Lake — This Saturday, October 29, 2022, The Pines Bar will be hosting its annual Halloween Party! The party will have costume contests for males, females, and couples. Winners will be announced at midnight, and winners must be present to claim their prize. Judging will be done online via Instagram polls. Live music will be provided by the ever-effervescent ...

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A Halloween Tale From Sierra Sky Ranch

October is a month of many traditions. Haunted houses, costume parties, trick o’ treating, pumpkin carving, and, of course, stories of ghosts and ghouls. Stories that are meant to amuse and entertain, as well as to occasionally give a fright to those who take the time to listen and believe in the superstitions. In honor of these traditions, Sierra News ...

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Fall For Yosemite All Over Again

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Say goodbye to reservations and say hello to Yosemite as you discover what all the buzz is about, and find your best fall experiences in Yosemite National Park. Fall for Bass Lake After summer visitors subside, tranquility settles over the region. Find five reasons to fall for Bass Lake in this article, and find thousands more when you visit in ...

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Five Festive Reasons to Visit Tenaya This Holiday Season

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FISH CAMP — Twice voted among the top five favorite holiday resorts by USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards, Tenaya at Yosemite is approaching the 2022 holiday season with glee — bringing back its pre-pandemic lineup of fun, plus a few new traditions to ensure the season is merry and bright. From 75 beautiful, forested acres blanketed with snow to ...

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Cooler Temperatures And Rain Possible

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–Could it be that fall has finally arrived in our mountain communities?  The NWS Forecast Office Hanford, CA is predicting much cooler temperatures for the following 10 days starting tomorrow. There is also some indications that we might get some much needed rain! Dry weather and unseasonably warm temperatures will continue today due to high pressure over the area. ...

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Yosemite Seasonal Prescribed Burns

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–With the prediction of slight rain over the weekend, Yosemite National Park Fire Managers are preparing to conduct prescribed burning operations along Southside Drive in Yosemite Valley next week. There are multiple piles located near El Capitan Crossover that, if conditions allow, burning may occur there first. Depending on continued permissible conditions, burning may extend from El Cap ...

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Ahwahnee Hotel to Undergo Major Upgrades

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YOSEMITE — Funded by the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), Yosemite National Park was recently awarded an approximately $31.6 million construction contract to upgrade the historic Ahwahnee Hotel. The project includes a major seismic upgrade throughout the historic hotel as well as a kitchen renovation. Kitchen project work is currently underway and work to upgrading the seismic safety will begin near ...

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