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Yosemite Unified School District Is Now Hiring

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YOSEMITE — Yosemite Unified School District is a great place to work and there are multiple job openings available. You may work in classrooms as a teaching assistant (also known as a paraeducator or paraprofessional) helping students learn. See video below. The district also needs teachers to help students reach their full potential and achieve their dreams. YUSD needs great ...

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Two Lightning Caused Fires Being Managed in Yosemite

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–The Red and Rodgers Fires are burning in Yosemite National Park in the higher elevations, away from any infrastructure or populated areas. Both fires were caused by lightning and are being managed as suppression fires with confine and contain strategies. Firefighters are working to keep the fires within natural barriers.   Firefighters assigned to the Red  Fire are ...

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Hiking to May Lake

A short, early morning hike up to May Lake, with amazing reflections of Mount Hoffmann in its crystal clear waters. Where: Yosemite National ParkDistance: 3.65 Miles (about 6 miles round trip to the top of Mount Hoffman)Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 8,855′ – 9,362′Elevation Gain: 551′Date: August 3, 2022CALTOPO: Hiking to May LakeDog Hike? No As I drove east on Tioga ...

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Traffic Advisory – State Route 140 in Mariposa County

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Caltrans Conducting Slope Repair Project Along State Route 140 in Mariposa County To Begin August 22 and Conclude in November of 2022 MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct a slope repair project on State Route 140 near the community of Briceburg in Mariposa County. The project is needed to restore the integrity of the slope ...

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Caltrans QuickMap Push Notifications Now Available

New App Feature Alerts Drivers to Nearby Road Closures and Emergencies SACRAMENTO — California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has launched a new push notification feature on its QuickMap app that allows drivers to automatically receive real-time notifications about nearby road closures, emergencies, and other traffic updates. “With this new QuickMap upgrade, Californians now can receive instant traffic notifications based on ...

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Red Fire Burns in Yosemite’s High Country

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–The Red Fire was reported on August 4th, 2022. The fire is burning in Yosemite’s high country between Red Creek and Illilouette Creek at approximately the 7,800-foot elevation. The fire was caused by lightning from thunderstorms in the area.     August 4th Yosemite Fire and Aviation reported a new fire burning between Red Creek and Illilouette Creek. ...

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Traffic Advisory – Mariposa County

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One-way Traffic Control on State Route 49 In Mariposa County Starting Tuesday, August 16th. MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform various operations including lane closures, next week on State Route 49 in Mariposa County. Work is scheduled as follows: Route 49 • Moving lane closure from Mount Boullion to Route 132 for pavement marker replacement ...

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Hiking To Conness Lakes With Fannie

White puffy clouds danced across the blue sky, casting their reflections in turquoise glacial-fed lakes. And those wildflowers were putting on a show along the trail that miners of yesterday utilized as they searched for their lucky strike! Where: Harvey Monroe Hall Research Natural Area, Hoover Wilderness, Inyo National ForestDistance: 10.05 Miles (shorter by about 2.6 miles if the water ...

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Oak Fire At 81% Containment

MARIPOSA COUNTY — All Evacuation Orders and Fire Advisements have been lifted in populated areas for the Oak Fire that has been burning since July 22, 2022. The only evacuation orders that remain in place are for East of Mariposa Pines, Jerseydale subdivisions to Devils Gulch, and North of Footman Ridge. The Oak Fire has destroyed 127 homes and 66 ...

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Yosemite Daily Conditions and Weather Report

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MADERA COUNTY — Please see the attached PDFs from Visit Yosemite – Madera County for the Daily Conditions Report and for current weather conditions. Daily Conditions Report (PDF) Current Weather Conditions (PDF) The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias will reopen on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 8 a.m. The Mariposa Grove shuttle will be operating.   Some areas remain closed: 🌲The Washburn Trail (between ...

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