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Identities Of Yosemite Visitors Released In Taft Point Fatalities

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park has identified the people who died falling from Taft Point on Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018. They are Vishnu Viswanath, male, age 29, and Meenakshi Moorthy, female, age 30. Both were citizens of India who were living in the United States. The College of Engineering in Chengannur posted this message on social media Saturday: College of ...

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Recovery Operation Completed For Yosemite Visitors Who Fell From Taft Point

YOSEMITE — The recovery operation is complete for the bodies of two individuals who apparently fell from a high point in Yosemite National Park. Park authorities announced yesterday morning, Oct. 25, that a male and a female visitor died in an apparent fall from Taft Point. Park rangers completed recovery of the bodies on Thursday afternoon. The identities of the deceased ...

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Good Medicine And Mana Fire For Yosemite Renaissance 33

OAKHURST — Stop by Gallery 5 on Gallery Row in Oakhurst on Saturday evening for a reception welcoming the Yosemite Renaissance 33 traveling exhibit to the area for another year. Yosemite Renaissance 33 features works inspired by Yosemite and the California Sierra. The show opened on Oct. 13 and will run through Nov. 18. The exhibit opens annually at the historic ...

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Bear Incidents Drop In Yosemite, Vehicles Still A Big Threat

YOSEMITE — Over the past 20 years, Yosemite National Park officials have achieved notable results in their work to protect bears by reducing the number of incidents between bears and humans. Compared to statistics at this point in 2017 — the lowest year on record — bear incidents in 2018 are down by 50 percent and damage amounts (in dollars) ...

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Eagles Field Trip To Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove

By Jeannie Harsha — OAKHURST — On a cool, misty day in early October the second graders from Oakhurst Elementary School embarked on a field trip to Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Intrepid chaperones and students headed up the fog-enshrouded trail gathering information on Sequoias, forest ecology and factors that make a healthy forest. The mist was short lived and ...

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Yosemite National Park Honors Outstanding Volunteers

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park has announced the 2018 recipients of the park’s Volunteer of the Year awards. These prestigious awards are bestowed annually to outstanding volunteers in nine different categories for exemplary service to Yosemite National Park. In 2017, Yosemite National Park hosted over 10,734 volunteers who donated over 139,500 hours to help with a wide variety of volunteer ...

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Yosemite Hosts 18th Annual Hydroclimate Meeting

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park is proud to host the 18th annual Hydroclimate Meeting in Yosemite Valley, on Thursday, Oct. 11 and Friday, Oct. 12. This event is a two-day meeting where scientists conducting research in the Sierra Nevada work to share information gained on a variety of topics, including hydrology, ecological restoration, fire, and more. This free event is open ...

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Highway 140 Open, Use Caution And Check For Updates

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Caltrans crews have cleared the roadway on SR-140 in Mariposa County and it is now open. Crews will continue to patrol for any obstacles that may fall into the roadway, especially in areas that have recently burned during wildfires. Motorists should slow down and use extreme especially in curvy areas where whatever is around the next corner ...

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Flash Flood Watch Issued For Central Sierra Foothills

HANFORD – A Flash Flood Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) for recent burn areas in central California, including the Ferguson, Railroad and Pier burn scars. The Watch has been issued for Mariposa, Madera, Tulare and Fresno County foothills, and the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon. This includes the communities of Coarsegold, Oakhurst, Auberry, ...

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