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Five Fires Still Burning In Yosemite Wilderness Areas

YOSEMITE – There are multiple fires burning in Yosemite National Park’s wilderness. Wildfires when caused by lightning are a natural phenomenon on the landscape, say park officials. “Fire managers work to restore healthy forests and reduce the threat of extensive, severe fire by allowing some lightning-ignited wildfires to burn. While hiking trails and sitting at vistas you may see smoke ...

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Volunteer To Be Part Of The 15th Annual Facelift In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park and the Yosemite Climbing Association invite the public to participate in the 15th Annual Yosemite Facelift, an event held each fall to clean up trash and debris from around the park after the busy summer season. Volunteers are needed to help pick up litter at various locations in the park including roadways, in the river ...

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Lisa Wobler: Working On A Dream

OAKHURST — I was hesitant to leave the ocean after 32 years to move to the mountains, but two-and-a-half years later, I could not be more happy with my decision. I have found my home. We moved to Oakhurst in November of 2015 from Del Mar, California. As Bruce Springsteen says, “I am working on a dream.” Great song, too. I’ve ...

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How Firefighters Saved Yosemite West, What They’re Doing Now

YOSEMITE – Though the firefight has ended on the nearly 97,000-acre Ferguson Fire and only a few smokes remain throughout the interior, the work of repair and restoration continues. On a recent trip to Yosemite West, I was escorted by Anne Grandy, retired from the Bass Lake Ranger District and now serving as a PIO on the South Central Sierra ...

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Four Wildfires Still Burning In Yosemite Wilderness Areas

YOSEMITE – As we move into the fall season, we are reminded that though temperature may be cooling down, fire season is not over. There are currently four fires still burning in Yosemite National Park’s wilderness. While hiking trails and sitting at vistas throughout the park, visitors may see smoke in some of these areas and are reminded that wildfires, ...

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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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Expect Delays In Yosemite As Traffic Data Equipment Is Replaced

YOSEMITE – Visitors to Yosemite National Park should be prepared for one-lane traffic control at numerous locations throughout the park through the end of October. From Sept. 10 to Oct. 28, the park will be replacing the existing traffic counters in Yosemite, beginning this week along Tioga Road. At each location, the park will be installing loop vehicle detectors in ...

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Construction Delays Continue On Highway 140 Into Yosemite

MARIPOSA – Motorists traveling from Mariposa to Yosemite on Highway 140 should be prepared for delays through the middle of October. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is repairing 3.2 miles, or about 6.4 lane miles of Highway 140 from the junction with Highway 49 North, to Whitlock Road. The project is expected to be finished by mid-October. The mainline ...

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Dash Across Tioga Pass To The Eastern Sierra

MOUNTAIN AREA — We decided to do something different this weekend, so the hubs and I took off from our home in Coarsegold on Saturday morning for a quick trip over Tioga Pass to see what we could find. Typically, we are reservation-type people, but on this particular jaunt over to the Eastern Sierra, we decided to play it by ...

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Yosemite Gateway Students, Submit Your Poetry, Photographs and Artwork

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park and Ansel Adams Gallery announce the eighth annual Gateway Expressions Student Art, Photography and Poetry Contest, celebrating the creativity of youth in Yosemite’s gateway communities. The contest is open to all students, grades K-12, who attend school or youth programs within the gateway community school districts of Yosemite National Park, including Bass Lake, Groveland, Chawanakee, ...

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