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Ferguson Fire Is Now 100 Percent Contained

YOSEMITE – It has been 37 days since the Ferguson Fire began burning in the Merced River Canyon near Savage Trading Post, and today officials have announced that the fire is 100 percent contained at 96,904 acres. The fire has scorched land on the Sierra and Stanislaus National Forests, inside Yosemite National Park, on BLM holdings, and in Cal Fire’s ...

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Missing Yosemite Park Ranger Found Deceased

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park officials have announced that Ranger John Blevins Cogdell, III, an employee of the National Park Service, has been found deceased. No further details are available pending completion of an investigation, say officials in an update to the Missing Person post made yesterday on their Facebook page. “Our deepest condolences go out to his family and ...

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Date Set To Reopen Highway 41 Inside Ferguson Fire

YOSEMITE – As crews continue their work to get final containment on the northern edge of the Ferguson Fire, the estimated acreage remains unchanged at 96,824 acres, and officials are reporting the containment at 87 percent for the fourth day in a row. Highway 41 (Wawona Road) between Chinquapin Junction (Yosemite West) and the Tunnel View is expected to open ...

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National Park Service Employee Missing In Yosemite

8/18/18 According to Yosemite National Park’s page on Facebook — “UPDATE: He has been found. No further details available pending investigation.” YOSEMITE — Another man is missing and thought to be inside Yosemite National Park, and authorities are seeking the public’s help to locate him. Search and Rescue teams in Yosemite are looking for John Blevins Cogdell, III, an employee ...

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Local School Postpones Opening Due To Teacher Shortage

YOSEMITE — When schools around the area open their doors this week, one local favorite will not be among them. Set in Yosemite National Park, Yosemite-Wawona Elementary Charter School offers a multi-age classroom for transitional kindergarten through eighth grade students, with project-based curriculum designed to foster curiosity and life-long learning. The public charter school is tuition-free. Yosemite-Wawona students receive a unique education, ...

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Northern Perimeter Holding On The Ferguson Fire

YOSEMITE – The Ferguson Fire is holding at an estimated 96,810 acres with 87 percent containment. Crews continue the slow, deliberate process of backing the fire down the steep canyon just south of the entrance to Yosemite Valley between Highways 41 and 140. The final section of line to be contained remains between Elephant Rock and Turtleback Back Dome, and ...

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Show Your Love For #YosemiteNOW

OAKHURST – With the reopening of Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, Yosemite Gateway communities have come together with #YosemiteNOW campaign on social media, to show the world Yosemite’s icons remain unharmed from the fire and to encourage visitation that is vital to the region’s economic recovery. After thirty days of challenging fire and unhealthy air quality, Yosemite ...

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Fire Restrictions Implemented In Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park is experiencing high fire danger, along with continued hot and dry weather patterns. Due to the current and predicted fire conditions and fire behavior, the Superintendent of Yosemite National Park will be implementing Stage 2 fire restrictions until further notice is given. By order of the Superintendent of Yosemite National Park and under authority of ...

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