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Portion Of Tioga Road Closes Noon Wednesday

YOSEMITE – A portion of the Tioga Road, from Crane Flat to White Wolf, will be temporarily closed to all vehicular traffic beginning Wednesday, Aug. 28, at noon. The closure is necessary for firefighters to perform fire suppression activities along the road. This portion of the road is anticipated to be closed at least through Labor Day Weekend. The park ...

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Wawona Friends Of The Library Fundraiser

WAWONA – The Wawona Friends of the Library will hold their annual fundraiser, a Book/Bake/Craft Sale, on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the library parking lot. If it rains, the sale moves to the Wawona Community Center.

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When Someone Goes Missing In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – If you Google “missing in Yosemite,” you’ll turn up a heartbreaking number of links, each a story of a loved one whose trip to this magnificent park did not go as planned. You can read about lone hikers out of contact with family and feared injured or worse, and tales of one person swept away in frigid and ...

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Rim Fire Crosses Into Yosemite National Park

TUOLUMNE COUNTY – The Rim Fire has now crossed into Yosemite National Park, and has grown from just over 63,000 acres yesterday to 105,620 as of 9:30 a.m. this morning, with 2% containment. Seven more structures were lost overnight, bringing the total to 16. Another 4,500 are threatened, and evacuations have been ordered for the area north of Ferretti Road ...

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How Does A Critter Cross The Road?

YOSEMITE – Yosemite Conservancy has implemented a pilot project that they believe will set the precedent for future wildlife crossing structure work in Yosemite National Park. Drainages and culverts act as wildlife movement corridors throughout the park. Along Wawona Road, camera monitors have detected 17 species — from black bear and gray fox to a small owl — using them ...

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Park Fees Waived, Special Project Planned

YOSEMITE – On Sunday, Aug. 25, Yosemite National Park will celebrate Founder’s Day. In commemoration of this special day, entrance fees will be waived for all park visitors. Founder’s Day marks the birthday of the National Park Service (NPS). This year, the NPS will be celebrating its 97th birthday. “Late summer is a wonderful time to visit Yosemite National Park,” ...

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Yosemite Conservancy Funds Youth Programs

YOSEMITE – Yosemite Conservancy is contributing $1.8 million to 12 Youth in Yosemite programs “to inspire the next generation of environmental stewards.” The programs are created so that young children learn about nature through the Junior Ranger program, under-served high school students experience the wilderness for the first time, and college interns work side-by-side with park staff to repair trails ...

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Lost and Unprepared in Tenaya Canyon

On Sunday, June 30, at 11 a.m., the leader of a climbing club staying at Camp 4 in Yosemite Valley contacted the Yosemite Emergency Communications Center, reporting that two members of his club were overdue. The two hiker-climbers, one male and one female, had started their journey on Saturday, June 29, with the intention of hiking, scrambling, and down-climbing through ...

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Extension Granted on Merced River Plan

YOSEMITE – The various alternatives for the Merced River Plan and the impacts it would have on recreation and services in Yosemite National Park have been the subject of a lot of heated debate over the past year. The Park was under a court-approved settlement agreement deadline to publish a Record of Decision (ROD) for a new Merced River Wild ...

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New Sign Language Services In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park announces several new American Sign Language (ASL) services, now available in the park and at home. New services include a video series on the park’s Youtube Channel, continued ranger programs, and an e-newsletter. This will ensure that visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing have equal access to all program offerings at Yosemite.

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