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Yosemite’s Tioga Road Closed For The Season

YOSEMITE — With several major storms coming through the Yosemite Area later this week, Yosemite National Park is closing Tioga Road for the season. Tioga Road typically closes each fall and remains closed throughout the winter months. The road reopens when weather conditions permit in the spring. The incoming storm is expected to drop a significant amount of snow in ...

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Super Fresh Start For Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau

Submitted by Kim Lawson OAKHURST – The Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau gets a fresh start to 2016 with a new name, new website and new location. As the marketing arm for tourism in Madera County, the visitors bureau has recently voted to do business under the name of Visit Yosemite | Madera County. “Madera County is home to a very ...

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Badger Pass Ski Area Now Open

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK – Great news skiers! Yosemite National Park’s Badger Pass Ski Area will open on Saturday, Dec. 12 for the 2015-16 season. Badger Pass Ski Area’s snowtubing hill will open at a later date, say park rangers, as more snow is needed. Badger Pass Ski Area, operated by park concessioner Delaware North at Yosemite, is California’s original ski ...

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Winter Storm Watch Overnight Wednesday

MOUNTAIN AREA — A set of storm systems arriving this week are expected to bring more than an inch of rain to the foothills and better than a foot of snow to higher elevations. A Winter Storm Watch has already been issued for the southern Sierra Nevada from Yosemite National Park to Kings Canyon from 4 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10 ...

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Yosemite Holiday Craft Bazaar 2015

We had a beautiful drive up to Curry Village in Yosemite National Park for the Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar.  Fresh snow trimmed the peaks above the valley and we could see wonderful reflections in the Merced River as we drove up.  We parked in the Curry Village parking lot, which was an ice sheet in much of the area so ...

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Window Open For Public Comment On Yosemite Wilderness Plan

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park opened public scoping for planning and environmental impact analysis for the Yosemite Wilderness Stewardship Plan. Public scoping comments will be accepted through Thursday, Jan. 29, 2016. Yosemite’s Wilderness is currently managed under the 1989 Wilderness Management Plan. The park needs to update this plan to incorporate current information about visitor use patterns, methods of managing ...

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Curry Village Ice Rink Opens For The Season

YOSEMITE – The Curry Village Ice Rink opens for the season on Friday, Nov. 20, at 3:30 p.m. Located in the heart of Yosemite Valley with stunning views of Half Dome, the Curry Village Ice Rink has been a Yosemite tradition since the 1928. In addition to ice skating, Curry Village Ice Rink features a large fire pit with bench ...

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Human-Bear Incidents At Record Low In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park has recorded the lowest number of human-bear incidents since 1975, when the park initiated its first human-bear management program, say park officials. A bear incident is counted when a bear causes property damage, obtains food, acts aggressively, or injures a person. In 2015, there were 76 incidents, which resulted in $4,909 in property damage. This ...

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Badger Pass Offers Free Skiing To Fourth Graders

YOSEMITE  – Badger Pass Ski Area, located in Yosemite National Park, has announced that it will offer free skiing to fourth grade students who complete and present their Every Kid in a Park pass. Every Kid in a Park is an initiative launched by President Obama to encourage youth and their families to visit public lands by offering free entry ...

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Leaf Peeping in Yosemite Valley

We couldn’t wait to get up to Yosemite Valley right after the last storm. We needed to check out the fall colors, reflections in the Merced River, those waterfalls and snow covered trees on the rim.  Plus, you never know what special surprise will be in store for us on our adventures. Difficulty: Easy Elevational Range: 3,880′ to 4,960′ Date: November 4, 2015 ...

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