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Winter Storm Warning From Yosemite To Kings Canyon

MOUNTAIN AREA — A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow is in effect above 7,000-feet, from 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15 through 4 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 17, according to the National Weather Service in Hanford. The Winter Storm Warning is for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon, including the towns of Bass Lake, Fish Camp, and ...

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Yosemite Now Accepting Applications For Summer 2018

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park has approximately 300 seasonal job openings for the summer of 2018. There are positions open in all areas of the park, and seasonal jobs opportunities at many of the over 400 National Park Service units across the country. The park will be filling a wide variety of positions, including backcountry rangers, entrance station rangers, custodial ...

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Yosemite Celebrates Winners Of Gateway Expressions Contest

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park and The Ansel Adams Gallery will celebrate the winners of the 2017 Gateway Expressions Student Art, Photography and Poetry Contest from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 18. The celebration reception will take place in front of The Ansel Adams Gallery in the Yosemite Village. This annual contest celebrates the creativity of students in ...

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Free Entry Into Yosemite For All On Veterans Day

YOSEMITE — In honor of Veterans Day on Saturday, Nov. 11 and Sunday, Nov. 12, the entry fee to Yosemite National Park is waived for all visitors. This fee free weekend is offered to all park visitors in honor of current members, retired members, and reserve members of the United States Armed Forces and their families. The National Park Service ...

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Winter Storm Watch In Effect Above 7,000 Feet

MOUNTAIN AREA — A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from late Friday night, Nov. 3, through Sunday afternoon, Nov. 5, according to the National Weather Service. The Winter Storm Watch is for the high country above 7,000 feet in the Sierra Nevada, from Yosemite to Kings Canyon County. Heavy snow is possible, and difficult travel conditions are expected as ...

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Yosemite’s Glacier Point And Tioga Roads Close For Winter Storms

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park will close the Glacier Point Road and Tioga Road to all vehicular traffic at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2, due to incoming winter storms, say park officials. This closure will remain in effect through the weekend and road conditions will be assessed on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. No overnight parking is permitted on either ...

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Prescribed Burn Planned For Mariposa Grove In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park fire managers are planning a prescribed fire in the Mariposa Grove between Nov. 4 – 14, weather conditions permitting. Rangers expect to have a few days of smoke associated with this burn. Over 100 years of aggressive fire exclusion throughout the Sierra Nevada Range has dramatically altered forested ecosystems, say park officials. Historically, natural fires ...

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Yosemite National Park Expands The Park’s Museum Web Catalog

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park has expanded and improved the Yosemite Museum’s Web Catalog to enhance the public’s ability to experience a wide variety of historically significant items. Visitors are invited to explore more than 2,000 catalog records for objects and images from the Yosemite Museum collection. These records include American Indian basketry, historic objects related to John Muir, and ...

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Important Safety Tips For Pet Parents At Halloween

MOUNTAIN AREA — It’s almost the scariest night of the year for you and your pet, says the Central California Animal Disaster Team (CCADT). They recommend taking preventative steps and precautions this Halloween to keep your pet safe all the way through the celebrations. Keep your pets safely indoors, away from trick-or-treaters and other Halloween activities. Make sure that all ...

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Park Service Considers Raising Entry Fee To $70 During Peak Season

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Park Service (NPS) is considering increases to fees at highly visited national parks during peak visitor seasons. In a statement released yesterday, the NPS says the increase is “part of its commitment to improve the visitor experience and ensure America’s national parks are protected in perpetuity. “Proposed peak season entrance fees and revised fees for ...

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