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Ansel Adams Gallery Reopens To Public

YOSEMITE The first part of a multi-phase rehabilitation project of The Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park has recently been completed. The first phase of the project, which began in October 2014, was completed on Saturday, Apr. 4. The newly rehabilitated gallery is fully open and operational in their historic location.

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YARTS Bus Service Starts On Highway 41

MADERA COUNTY – With many years of discussion and planning behind them, The Fresno Council of Governments (COG) and the Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) are about ready to start rolling buses up Highway 41 to Yosemite. With a target date to start service on Memorial Day weekend, residents and visitors alike will be able to access round-trip public ...

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Yosemite Joins National Find Your Park Movement

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park joins parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com. Launched Mar. 30 by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, Find Your Park is a public awareness and education campaign celebrating the milestone centennial anniversary of the National Park Service ...

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Glacier Point Road Opens For The Season

YOSEMITE – The Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park will open for the season to automobile traffic on Saturday, Mar. 28, at 6:00 a.m. All visitor services at Glacier Point will be fully operational, and the Bridalveil Creek Campground will open within the next several weeks. Visitors are urged to drive slowly and with caution, as wildlife may be ...

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Yosemite Kicks Off Anniversary Celebration

YOSEMITE – With the backdrop of spectacular Yosemite Falls, a special ceremony in Yosemite National Park will kick off its 125th anniversary celebration. Ranger Gabriel Lavan-Ying, who became an Honorary Park Ranger last summer through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, will make his first visit back to the park and will be appointed the Honorary Chairman for the park’s 125th anniversary.

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Traffic Control During Wawona Prescribed Burn

WAWONA – Travelers through the south entrance of Yosemite National Park should be prepared for some short delays this weekend as crews continue the second phase of a prescribed fire in the Wawona area, beginning on Thursday, Mar. 19. The prescribed fire will include 111 acres of the 533-acre project. The first 60 acres were burned at the end of ...

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Mariposa Grove Closes For Major Project

YOSEMITE – The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias is undergoing some major changes, and most of the area will be closed for about 24 months, beginning on July 6. The project is designed to “restore dynamic ecological processes and increase the resiliency of this treasured grove to withstand emerging stressors today and in the future,” say park officials.

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Three Transportation Projects Underway In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park is initiating one transportation project and concluding two others that are intended to improve parking, road conditions, and traffic flow in the park. The projects will provide additional parking in Yosemite Valley, improve restrooms and reorganize the Tuolumne Grove parking area, and repair and maintain portions of the Tioga Road, say Park officials, and are ...

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Road Closures At Bass Lake's Wishon Quarry

BASS LAKE – In order to protect the restoration process ongoing near the Wishon Quarry site at Bass Lake, certain roads in the area will be closed for the next year. With the completion of the Crane Valley Dam Retrofit Project in 2013, the Forest Service has been working to protect the environmentally sensitive Wishon Quarry Reclamation Area on the ...

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Delays During Repairs At Big Oak Flat Tunnels

YOSEMITE – Repairs to the Big Oak Flat Tunnels in Yosemite National Park, located along the Big Oak Flat Road/Highway 120, are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Feb. 17. The historic tunnels, completed in 1937, consist of three tunnels along the Big Oak Flat Road.

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