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Settlement Reached In Yosemite Historic Name Change Lawsuit

WASHINGTON — DNC Parks and Resorts at Yosemite, Inc. (Delaware North), the United States of America, and Yosemite Hospitality, LLC (Aramark) have settled the lawsuit filed by Delaware North related to Delaware North’s former concession contract at Yosemite with the National Park Service (NPS), according to the NPS. The settlement, announced by the NPS on Monday, July 15, involves the ...

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Yosemite Mule Teams Win World Championships At Mule Days

BISHOP — Two teams from Yosemite National Park captured World Championships this past weekend at the prestigious 50th annual Bishop Mule Days. Yosemite National Park Superintendent Michael Reynolds on Wednesday recognized the accomplishments of the Yosemite Packers, who were honored as 2019 Mule Days’ World Champions after capturing first place in the Parade Pack Team category. Meanwhile, the Yosemite Mounted ...

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Highway 41 And Highway 120 Reopen After Storm In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — UPDATED 6:45 p.m. Officials have announced that two roads leading in and out of Yosemite National Park have reopened earlier than previously anticipated following temporary closure due to a storm. As of about 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 26, Highway 41/Wawona Road was reopened to traffic between Wawona and Yosemite Valley. Big Oak Flat Road/Highway 120 between Big ...

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Free Entry To Yosemite For Earth Day Festival And More

YOSEMITE — Earth Day, National Junior Ranger Day, National Park Week, and John Muir’s Birthday will be celebrated in Yosemite National Park on Saturday, Apr. 20, with activities for all ages throughout the day — and all activities are free, including entry to the park to kick it off. Visitors coming to the park should be prepared for a very ...

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Heavy Snowpack Damages Facilities In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Due to the exceptionally heavy snowpack in Yosemite National Park and the subsequent extensive damage to many park facilities, officials have announced that there will be late seasonal openings to facilities throughout the park. Yosemite National Park experienced significant snowfall over the winter season. The March 1 snow survey showed that both the Merced and Tuolumne River drainages ...

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Dozens Of Volunteers Keep Yosemite Experience Pristine

YOSEMITE — Dozens of volunteers have willingly descended on trails and walkways in one of the country’s busiest national parks to make sure that Yosemite remains pristine and beautiful through the government shutdown. Park employees, residents and volunteers from around the area turned out in droves today to pick up trash all along the public areas, even as park officials announced ...

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Free Entrance To Yosemite On Veterans Day, For All

YOSEMITE — In honor of Veterans Day on Sunday, Nov. 11, the entry fee to Yosemite National Park is waived for all visitors. This fee free weekend 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. The National Park Service has honored Veterans Day ...

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Two Visitors Die After Falling From Taft Point In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Authorities in Yosemite National Park say that a male and a female visitor died in an apparent fall from Taft Point. Park Rangers are recovering the bodies this morning. Park Ranger Jamie Richards told ABC 30 Action News that visitors reported seeing the bodies on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 24, and rangers quickly responded to the area. This incident is ...

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Free Entrance Into Yosemite, Free YARTS

YOSEMITE  – In honor of National Public Lands Day, the entrance fee to Yosemite National Park is being waived, and transportation to the park is free that day, as well. Saturday, Sept. 22 is a fee-free day at Yosemite National Park, as are three other days this year, through the National Park Service. The entrance fee waiver for fee-free days does not ...

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Remains Of Missing Hiker Found In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park officials say they have located the remains of a hiker missing for nearly a month. The remains of Scott Tenczar, 48, were discovered on Saturday, Aug. 18, in the far northeastern portion of the park above Tuolumne Meadows. According to Scott Gediman, director of media relations for Yosemite National Park, a hiking party came upon ...

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