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Little Ahwahnee Inn Gets Five Stars

FISH CAMP – The Little Ahwahnee Inn Yosemite, located 2.5 miles (94km) from Yosemite’s southern entrance, has just been awarded the “2015 Travelers Choice Award” by Trip Advisor. This award names the inn among the top 25 Bed & Breakfasts in the United States and the only one named in California. In 2014, owners Grant and Beth Robinson were excited ...

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Free Entrance Day In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 19, Yosemite National Park will waive all entrance fees. The fee free day is available to all visitors in honor of Dr. King’s life and legacy. Fees being waived include the fees associated with entrance into the park only. All other fees associated with camping, lodging, or activities ...

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Dangerous Driving Conditions Tonight

MADERA COUNTY – Multiple trees which have blown down in gusting winds across the mountain area are blocking roads and keeping CHP, County Roads and PG&E hopping this evening. As of 7 p.m., there are trees down and blocking lanes all along Road 432 (North Shore at Bass Lake) between The Pines and Falls Beach. Also causing traffic problems are ...

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DNC Claims To Own Names Of Yosemite Icons

YOSEMITE – The concession company that runs Yosemite National Park has quietly informed the National Park Service that it owns the names of some of the park’s most famous spots, including the historic Ahwahnee Hotel, Curry Village, Yosemite Lodge and Badger Pass, according to documents filed with the Park Service. NBC Bay Area is reporting that Delaware North is claiming ...

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Visitors Bureau Debuts 2015 Visitors Guide

OAKHURST – The latest edition of the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Guide has been released for 2015, featuring a cover photograph by noted Yosemite photographer Michael Ambrose. “We are excited to release our 2015 Visitors Guide,” says Rhonda Salisbury, CEO for Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau. “Our theme this year is ‘dream big’ which coincides with California’s ‘dream big’ initiative for tourism. ...

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Free Days For National Wildlife Refuges

If you have never visited a national wildlife refuge before, one of the fee-free days would be the perfect opportunity to see what you’ve been missing, like this sandhill crane at the Merced National Wildlife Refuge. Get outside and enjoy some of the country’s most magical places – America’s national wildlife refuges – and get free admission on these days ...

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Yosemite Passes Closed For Season

YOSEMITE – The Tioga and Glacier Point Roads in Yosemite National Park are closed for the season because of deep snow and icy conditions. A series of storm systems have passed through the Yosemite region over the last several weeks, resulting in snow accumulations of up to two feet of snow in the higher elevations of the park, including Tuolumne ...

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Christmas Decorations and Reflections in Yosemite Valley

The leaves had long dropped off of the deciduous trees, their colorful fall displays of reds and yellows long gone. But there are always some colors and shapes to reflect in the Merced River, no matter what the season is. We took a drive through Yosemite Valley to check out the reflections since the last storms raised the water level. ...

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Yosemite's Waterfalls Booming Due To Recent Storms

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park’s waterfalls are flowing again due to two days of significant rainfall in the Yosemite area. Waterfalls such as Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Fall, and Cascade Fall are going full force due to recent storms. Snow levels remain high and roads leading into Yosemite Valley are open and clear.

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Free Entry To Yosemite Honors Veterans

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park will offer free admission to the public in honor of Veteran’s Day on Tuesday, Nov. 11. This fee free day is offered to all park visitors in honor of current members, retired members, and reserve members of the United States Armed Forces and their families.

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