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One-Way Traffic Control On Highway 41 In Madera County

MADERA COUNTY — Caltrans officials say one-way traffic control will be in place on some busy stretches of Highway 41 in the next week, as part of a tree maintenance project. The following one-way traffic control will take place, weather permitting: • On Saturday, May 19, one-way traffic control will be in effect on State Route 41 in Madera County ...

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Tioga Road In Yosemite To Open For The Season

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park has announced that Tioga Road (Highway 120 East) will open for the season to all vehicular traffic on Monday, May 21, at 9 a.m. There will be limited services available along the route, say park officials, and all campgrounds along Tioga Road remain closed. There is no anticipated opening date for the Tuolumne Meadows store ...

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Public Meeting On Big Oak Flat Project In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — A meeting is scheduled for public input as officials in Yosemite National Park announce the opening of public scoping for the Big Oak Flat Visitor Contact Station and Emergency Services Facilities Project. This project will replace an aging contact station and restroom facility located near the Big Oak Flat Entrance to Yosemite National Park. The park is soliciting ...

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Bus Parking Reservations Required For Mariposa Grove

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park has announced that parking reservations will be required for all buses over 20 feet in length, including commercial tour buses, non-commercial buses, and mini-buses, to park and visit the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. The Mariposa Grove will reopen to the public on Friday, June 15, at 9 a.m. Bus reservations will be available beginning ...

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Public Comments Wanted For Yosemite’s Big Oak Flat Project

YOSEMITE — Public comments are sought by Yosemite National Park regarding the Replacement of the Big Oak Flat Visitor Contact Station and Emergency Services Facilities project. The park is in the early stages of developing an environmental assessment and is seeking public scoping comments through June 4, 2018. The Big Oak Flat entrance welcomes about one million visitors to the ...

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Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove Of Giant Sequoias Reopens In June

YOSEMITE – After being closed nearly three years for a restoration project, the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias in Yosemite National Park is set to reopen to the public at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 15. The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias has been closed since July 2015 to complete a landmark restoration project. In partnership with Yosemite Conservancy, the ...

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Cables Placed For Half Dome In Yosemite, Permit Required

YOSEMITE — The Half Dome Cables in Yosemite National Park will be in place for visitor use on Friday, May 11. The trail will be wet and icy in places, say officials, and visitors planning to ascend Half Dome are encouraged to be prepared for wet and cool hiking conditions. There is a daily lottery for a limited number of ...

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Madera County Rings Up Millions In Tourism Dollars

OAKHURST – Visit Yosemite Madera County reports that tourism was instrumental to the County’s success in 2017, with visitor spending reaching $283.7 million in Madera County. According to the Dean Runyan Associates report released today by Visit California. The tourism industry supported 4,040 jobs and generated $25.8 million in local and state tax revenue last year. Statewide, visitors spent a ...

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Expect Delays At Bass Lake During Yosemite Half Marathon

BASS LAKE – Residents and anyone visiting the Bass Lake area on Saturday, May 12, will want to be aware of activities that may disrupt travel during the morning hours. Vacation Races, an event company that produces half-marathon and ultra-marathon races, will be holding its annual Yosemite Half Marathon on the Bass Lake Ranger District. The race will take place ...

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Yosemite National Park Adopts Two Wild Mustangs

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park has adopted two mustangs that were trained in the Sacramento Sheriff’s Wild Horse Program to assist Park Rangers perform a variety of duties. The six year old geldings, Drifter and Sandman, arrived in the park in early April after four months of training by inmates at the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center in Elk Grove, CA. ...

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