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National Parks Defaced, Posted On Social Media

YOSEMITE – The National Park Service (NPS) is investigating reports of vandalism in at least 10 national parks in Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon, and Utah. One case reportedly occurred in Yosemite National Park near the Mist Trail, and while the NPS is not discussing the details of a case, which remains under investigation, they do say that they take the ...

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Highway 140 In Yosemite To Reopen

YOSEMITE – The Highway 140 entrance into Yosemite National Park, referred to as El Portal Road within the park boundary, will reopen as of Sunday, Oct. 12, at 8 a.m. The highway was closed on Tuesday, Oct. 7, due to the Dog Rock Fire. Also, electrical power to Yosemite Valley is expected to be restored late this evening, Friday, Oct. ...

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The Wild Blue Yonder

Well now I’m photographing dog shows, air shows, concerts, plays, etc. instead of mountains and wildlife. The Oakmont News often sends me out on assignments. They put the photos up on their web site and in the bimonthly newspaper. No pay of course but I’ve been meeting interesting folks this way, like a friend who has published 22 books, mostly ...

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YARTS Celebrates One Millionth Rider

YOSEMITE – The Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) celebrated its one millionth rider this summer. Long-time Yosemite National Park employee Julia Parker, Indian Cultural Demonstrator and regular YARTS rider, had the honor of being the one millionth rider.

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Scenic Byway Open, Some Campgrounds Remain Closed

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – After the devastation of the French Fire along the Scenic Byway, the main roads have since been reopened to the public. Forest Road 81(Mammoth Pool/Minarets Road) is open, however some campgrounds in the area remain closed. Fish Creek, Rock Creek, Placer and Sweetwater campgrounds are closed. All campgrounds from Little Jackass and beyond are open. For ...

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Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

FISH CAMP – With the crowds of summer gone, this is the perfect time to spend the day with friends and family at the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad. Just 15 minutes from Oakhurst and 4 miles south of the entrance to Yosemite National Park, the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad offers excursions with authentic, historic Shay locomotives and Jenny ...

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1,200 DUI Arrests Over Labor Day Last Year

SACRAMENTO – As the country readies for the Labor Day weekend, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is reminding motorists to employ lifesaving measures on the roadway. The final three-day weekend of the summer travel season is a national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. The CHP will be out in ...

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Tuolumne Grove Parking Lot Temporarily Closed

YOSEMITE – The Tuolumne Grove parking lot in Yosemite National Park will be temporarily closed beginning Sept. 8, while improvements are made to the trailhead and parking area. During the month of September, the parking lot will close at 6 a.m. on Mondays and re-open at 5:30 p.m. on Fridays. There will be no weekend work during the month of ...

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Yosemite Conducts Sierra Wilderness Celebration

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and the 30th Anniversary of the California Wilderness Act on Wednesday, Sept. 3. Special events will take place throughout the day in Yosemite Valley and are designed to honor and celebrate the signing of these two acts, engage the public to better understand and appreciate wilderness, ...

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Rhonda Salisbury Named Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau CEO

OAKHURST – On Aug. 14, the Board of Directors of destination marketing organization Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau named current Director of Marketing Rhonda Salisbury as the bureau’s Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Dan Cunning in that position. The change becomes official on Sept. 1. A longtime travel marketing expert, Salisbury has been with Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau since 2011, but her ...

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