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Progress for the Mariposa Creek Parkway

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors gave its final approval on Tuesday to acquire the last major piece of land needed to build the northern extension of the Mariposa Creek Parkway. The 187-acre property, located between the Mariposa County Jail and Fournier Road in Mariposa, provides direct access to Mariposa Creek and is anticipated to also be used ...

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U.S. Army Joining USDA Forest Service Wildland Fire Operations in California

CALIFORNIA – The USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, and the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) have coordinated with the Department of Defense for the deployment of approximately 200 soldiers plus command staff to help with wildfire suppression efforts in Northern California. The soldiers are due to arrive early this week from the 14th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Stryker Brigade ...

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Yosemite National Park Updates

OAKHURST – Click on the links for updates and road conditions. Please note that Hwy 49 is OPEN!!! Thank you to our fire fighters for containing the #mocfire to 80%!! 08-27-20 Daily Conditions Report      08-27-20 CALIFORNIA ROAD CONDITIONS Click here for current and upcoming events in the local area:  https://www.yosemitethisyear.com/whats-happening Just a friendly reminder that Yosemite National Park ...

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MOCCASIN FIRE: Final Update

Aug. 27, 2020 – All Fire Advisement’s and Road Closures have been lifted. Please be vigilant while driving in the area as there are still numerous firefighters and other safety employees working in the area.   MARIPOSA COUNTY — All Mandatory Evacuation Orders will be lifted Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 8 a.m. Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 8 a.m., residents will ...

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Air Quality Remains Poor with More Than 1.25 Million Acres Burning In California

CALIFORNIA – Overnight more favorable weather conditions helped to aid firefighters in their efforts towards containment. Currently, more than 14,000 firefighters are battling over two dozen major fires and lightning complexes across California. With the favorable weather conditions come more lightening strikes with the threat of additional fires. Authorities remain on high alert during these lightening storms. Since the lightning ...

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Virtual Yosemite: Visit Yosemite’s High Country With a Virtual Trip to Westfall Meadows

Image of a flower meadow created using virtual reality.

YOSEMITE — As distance learning and home schooling resume, online activities for students can include exploration of spectacular natural environments such as Yosemite National Park. The Virtual Yosemite in-depth online tour can help facilitate this. For the interactive 360° VR experience, go to: https://www.virtualyosemite.org/virtual-tour/#node258 When the normal summer crowds congregate in Yosemite Valley, an escape to the peace of less ...

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Yosemite Daily Updates

OAKHURST – Yosemite updates courtesy of Visit Yosemite/Madera County along with some interesting bear facts. 08-24-20 Daily Conditions Report          08-24-20 CALIFORNIA ROAD CONDITIONS 2020 Total Bear Incidents: 17 2020 Total Property Damage: $ 2,778 Compared to 2019 (the lowest year on record for number of bear incidents), bear incidents are down by  5.6% and property damage is up ...

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Yosemite Fire Updates

Half Dome Mountain against blue sky in Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK – The two fires currently burning in the park, (Blue Jay Fire and White Wolf) are being used as control fires. The goal for both fires is to contain them to a specific area and to confine them, using natural barriers like the bare ground and granite. This strategy reduces fire impacts to firefighters who may be ...

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Virtual Yosemite: See the Lion Face, Hike the May Lake Trail

Image of a lion's face on a mountainside.

YOSEMITE — As distance learning and home schooling resume, online activities for students can include exploration of spectacular natural environments such as Yosemite National Park. The Virtual Yosemite in-depth online tour can help facilitate this. For the interactive 360° VR experience, go to: https://www.virtualyosemite.org/virtual-tour/#node257. In the high country just a couple of miles off the Tioga Road is one of ...

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