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Tioga Pass And Glacier Point Roads Now Open

YOSEMITE — After a temporary closure of Tioga Pass (Highway 120 to the east) and Glacier Point Road due to incoming weather, the Yosemite website says this morning that both roads are open for normal traffic. For continuing changes and current conditions in the park, including road closures, visit https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/conditions.htm For information on roads inside the park, call 209/372-0200 (then ...

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Wife Of Yosemite Superintendent Resigns NPS Post Amid Investigation

YOSEMITE – Just days after Don Neubacher, Superintendent of Yosemite National Park, announced his retirement in the wake of harassment allegations by park employees, his wife Patty Neubacher announced that she too would be leaving her position. Patty Neubacher is Deputy Regional Director for the National Park Service’s Pacific West Region, responsible for 56 national parks. She announced her intention ...

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Prescribed Fire Underway In Mariposa Grove

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park fire managers began a 148-acre prescribed fire yesterday in the Mariposa Grove. Ignition will take approximately two to three days with an additional seven to fourteen days of active burn down. Smoke will be present during the prescribed fire and in the Wawona area. Fire managers have been working with the Mariposa County Air Pollution ...

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24th Annual Oakhurst Fall Festival

OAKHURST – Oakhurst Community Park will be filled with a plethora of booths offering everything from collectibles to local wine samplings, hand-crafted beers and more at the 24th annual Oakhurst Fall Festival taking place Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8 – 9, sponsored by Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce. Known originally as the Oakhurst Chocolate and Wine Festival, the Oakhurst Fall Festival has grown ...

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Tioga Road And Glacier Point Closed Temporarily

YOSEMITE — Tioga Road (Hwy 120 through the park) and Glacier Point Road will be temporarily closed due to snow beginning at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. (respectively) on Sunday, Oct. 2. Check current road conditions/chain requirements by calling 209/372-0200 (then press 1 then 1). The Tioga Road closes due to snow, usually from sometime in November through late May ...

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Centuries Old Songs Featured In Free Performance

OAKHURST — A presentation of soul-stirring choral works from the 15th to 20th century is free to attend, as Fresno Choral Artists sing “Magnificat! Songs of Mary,” at Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church. The concert takes place on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 4 p.m. and there is no charge to attend. Click on flyer to enlarge. Director Greg Lapp and Accompanist Catherine ...

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Time Starts Now

Written by Virginia Eaton — Glenn Raggio designed the look of wellness center Class, the Body Pastiche, from the color on the walls to the flooring, and the art throughout the space. He is a retired police officer from the Bay Area and it came as a surprise, to Glenn as much as anyone else, that he has an exquisite sense of style ...

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Yosemite Superintendent Resigns Amid Misconduct And Harassment Allegations

YOSEMITE — Don Neubacher, who has been in charge of one of America’s most iconic national parks for over six years, has announced that he will resign, effective Nov. 1, amid allegations of a hostile workplace and harassment. Neubacher, 63, is under investigation by a congressional oversight committee, and released this statement to staff on Wednesday: Dear Yosemite Colleagues: Today, ...

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Fisher, Fisher, And Govreau For Art Trails

OAKHURST — Three local artists in the upcoming 14th annual Art Trails Open Studio Tour are showing their work at Branches Books & Gifts, on Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2. The annual Sierra Art Trails Open Studio Tour draws thousands of visitors to our area each year, giving art enthusiasts a chance to see fine art and fine ...

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Hiking to the Top of Mount Dana

Mount Dana is the second highest mountain in Yosemite (after Mount Lyell), reaching 13,061 feet tall. “Slow but steady” was our motto as we climbed the 3,000′ gain in elevation over 2 1/2 miles. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 5.21 Miles Difficulty: Strenuous Elevation Range: 9,930′ – 13,061′ Date: September 15, 2016 Maps: Falls Ridge and June Lake Topographic Quads ...

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