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May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

MARIPOSA — Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. So much of what we do physically impacts us mentally – it’s important to pay attention to both your physical health and your mental health, which can help you achieve overall wellness and set you on a path to recovery. May ...

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Over Four Million Yosemite Visitors Major Boost To Local Economy

YOSEMITE – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 4,336,889 visitors to Yosemite National Park in 2017 spent $451,782,000 in communities near the park. That spending supported 6,666 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $589,343,700. “Yosemite National Park welcomes visitors from across the country and around the world,” said ...

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Glacier Point Road In Yosemite To Open For The Season

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park has announced that the Glacier Point Road will open to all vehicular traffic at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Apr. 28. There will be limited visitor services available at Glacier Point. There is no projected opening date for the Glacier Point store or the Bridalveil Creek Campground. The Four Mile Trail is open from Yosemite Valley ...

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Yosemite Program To Address Traffic Congestion

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park is launching a pilot program to address traffic congestion. The program will be tested on the Highway 140 corridor on Thursday, April 26 to Sunday, April 29 and on Thursday, May 3 to Sunday, May 6, 2018. This pilot is an initiative to test a new way to pace and send vehicles to the Arch ...

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Free Entry And Fun In Yosemite For Earth Day

YOSEMITE — An Earth Day Festival will take place inside Yosemite National Park on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Valley Visitor Center. All activities are free for all ages and entrance to the park is free on Saturday. Join Park Rangers and partners and learn how they are working to preserve and ...

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Entrance Fees Will Increase In Yosemite Starting In June

YOSEMITE – The National Park Service (NPS) has announced that Yosemite National Park will modify its entrance fees beginning June 2018 to provide additional funding for infrastructure and maintenance needs that enhance the visitor experience. Effective June 2018 the park entrance fee will be $35 per vehicle or $20 per motorcycle. An annual park pass will cost $70. The NPS ...

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No Snow But Over Two Inches Of Rain In Tuolumne Meadows

Written by Tuolunme Winter Ranger Laura Pilewski – YOSEMITE – Although it did not snow in Tuolumne Meadows this week, we did receive 2.11 inches of water in the form of rain. This was a significant weather event in that the rain fell on deep snow over a short period of time and caused the Tuolumne River to flood its ...

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Earth Day Festival In Yosemite Includes Shakespeare

YOSEMITE – Join Park Rangers and many park partners in celebration of Earth Day, National Park Week, National Junior Ranger Day, and John Muir’s Birthday on Saturday, Apr. 21 in Yosemite Valley. Yosemite National Park will be hosting the 2018 Earth Day Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Valley Visitor Center in the Yosemite Village, ...

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Caltrans Work Will Cause Delays On Highway 41

MADERA COUNTY — Travelers and commuters take note: one-way traffic control is scheduled to last a week on a portion of Highway 41 near Oakhurst starting Monday, Apr. 16, while portions of Highway 41 being striped in Madera County will be subject to nighttime closure for up to two months. Caltrans, in cooperation with Michels Pipeline Construction, announced today that ...

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Sixth Annual Law Day In Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE – More than 300 eighth grade students from throughout the area are expected to attend the 6th annual Law Day celebration scheduled for May 4 in Yosemite National Park. Legal analyst Laurie Levenson is this year’s keynote speaker. Ms. Levenson is noted for her work as a commentator for ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN television networks and for National ...

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