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Public Comments Wanted For Yosemite’s Big Oak Flat Project

YOSEMITE — Public comments are sought by Yosemite National Park regarding the Replacement of the Big Oak Flat Visitor Contact Station and Emergency Services Facilities project. The park is in the early stages of developing an environmental assessment and is seeking public scoping comments through June 4, 2018. The Big Oak Flat entrance welcomes about one million visitors to the ...

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Yosemite National Park Adopts Two Wild Mustangs

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park has adopted two mustangs that were trained in the Sacramento Sheriff’s Wild Horse Program to assist Park Rangers perform a variety of duties. The six year old geldings, Drifter and Sandman, arrived in the park in early April after four months of training by inmates at the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center in Elk Grove, CA. ...

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Yosemite Program To Address Traffic Congestion

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park is launching a pilot program to address traffic congestion. The program will be tested on the Highway 140 corridor on Thursday, April 26 to Sunday, April 29 and on Thursday, May 3 to Sunday, May 6, 2018. This pilot is an initiative to test a new way to pace and send vehicles to the Arch ...

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Free Entry And Fun In Yosemite For Earth Day

YOSEMITE — An Earth Day Festival will take place inside Yosemite National Park on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Valley Visitor Center. All activities are free for all ages and entrance to the park is free on Saturday. Join Park Rangers and partners and learn how they are working to preserve and ...

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Man Missing From Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE — Officials in Yosemite National Park are seeking help from the public to find a missing man. Alan Chow was last seen at the Hetch Hetchy entrance to Yosemite on Saturday, Feb. 17. If you have information that could help locate him, say officials, or if you were in the area of Hetch Hetchy between February 17–20, please call or ...

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New Rules In Place For Horsetail Fall Event In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — If you plan to be part of the spectacular yearly event that takes place at Horsetail Fall in Yosemite National Park, you’ll want to know about a new program taking place this year from Feb. 12-26. Park officials say the program has been created to improve the overall visitor experience as people gather to view the natural Horsetail ...

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Yosemite’s Tuolumne Winter Rangers Say, “Think Snow”

YOSEMITE — Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski’s latest blog post from the field: Tuolumne Meadows Winter Conditions Update for January 24, 2018 New snow [as of Jan. 24): 6 inches Total settled snow depth: 10 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 45°F (January 23) Low temperature: -5°F (January 21) Ski Conditions and Weather This was the first week ...

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Skating Under The Stars At The Yosemite Ice Rink

YOSEMITE — Since 1928, visitors have enjoyed ice skating in Yosemite National Park. The tradition continues, and right now the Half Dome Village Ice Rink offers night skating under the stars. On Wednesday, Jan. 10, the Half Dome Village Ice Rink hours of operation were updated to reflect the following times: Monday through Friday the rink is open 1:30 – 7 ...

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Winter Storm Warning And Flash Flood Watch

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service is reporting that heavy rain and gusty winds will develop over much of central and southern California by Monday, Jan. 7, which may result in debris flows and mudslides due to the recent wildfires. Winter Storm Warning  In Yosemite, a Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8 to ...

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