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Yosemite braces for President Obama, busy weekend

Press release Yosemite National Park anticipates an extremely busy weekend, as record visitation continues and the park prepares for President Obama’s historic visit to Yosemite June 17 – 19. The White House announced last week that the President and First Family will celebrate Father’s Day weekend with a family trip to Carlsbad Caverns and Yosemite […]

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Tioga Road to open Friday

(Article from National Park Service website) Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park to open Friday, May 2 at Noon Date: May 1, 2014  Visitors urged to take safety precautions while traveling on road The Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park will open for the season tomorrow, tomorrow, Friday, May 2, 2014, at noon for all vehicular […]

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Mammoth Lakes Fire Department Firefighters McClanahan, Van Winkle and Captain Bernasconi

Fires near and far

UPDATE 8-23:  Citizens noticed a smoke plume in the area of Wheeler Ridge on Thursday.  Bishop Fire confirmed that it is a lightning fire.  The Forest Service has been working on it with aerial drops.  The small fire is in a very remote location. UPDATE 8-21: Bodie State Park will be re-opening today at 9am. Please be advised […]

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Alpers works to open Tioga by Memorial Day

The so-called sequestration in Washington, D.C. made across the board cuts in many services because the two parties could not agree on a budget plan. Mono Supervisor Tim Alpers said that policy cut $2.4 million out of the Yosemite National Park Budget. As a result, Yosemite officials said they would not start clearing Tioga Pass […]

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Tuolumne river plan meeting in Mammoth

Tuolumne River Plan Public Information Meetings  Mammoth Lakes Council Chambers, Suite Z, Minaret Shopping Center Yosemite National Park has announced the release of the Draft Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (TRP) and invites you to attend one of our interactive public information sessions in Mammoth Lakes on Saturday, […]

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Third death from hantavirus linked to Yosemite

Third death from hantavirus linked to Yosemite

Thursday, news reports said that health officials confirmed a third hantavirus death linked to Yosemite National Park.  Reports only said the West Virginia person who died had visited Yosemite this summer.  As a result, Yosemite National Park has reportedly warned some 12,000 people who visited the popular Curry Village.  Following is the latest press release […]

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Yosemite contacts Curry Village customers about hantavirus deaths

Park Takes Additional Steps to Protect Public Health YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK – The recent diagnosis of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) in two Californians, one of whom died, has prompted Yosemite National Park to scale up its public health response and outreach. The National Park Service Office of Public Health learned over the weekend of a […]

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Tioga Road to open Monday

Tioga Road to Open in Yosemite National Park Visitors urged to take safety precautions while traveling on road Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher announced today that the Tioga Road will open for the season on Monday, May 7, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. for all vehicle traffic. The Tioga Road, bounded on both sides by […]

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Englishman walks for hospice

Dr. Colin Skinner of England has walked thousands of miles to raise awareness and money for hospice.  His current journey started in North Dakota, and he plans to end it in San Francisco.  Weather and conditions as he snowshoed through Yosemite caused him to rest a bit in the Eastern Sierra. On Saturday, the Mono […]

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Mt. Whitney

Redistricting commission relocates Mt. Whitney

If their geography skills are any indication of their redistricting of California’s political boundaries, we may be in a bit of trouble. According to the Sacramento Bee’s Dan Walters, California’s redistricting commission has been moving the lines of 177 districts. In the process they placed Mt. Whitney into Yosemite National Park.  Walters wrote in the […]

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Tiagapass Opening

Tioga Pass will open Saturday

Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher announced today that the Tioga Road will open for the season on Saturday, June 18, 2011, at 8:00 a.m. for all vehicle traffic. The Tioga Road, bounded on both sides by State Highway 120, is the popular east-west crossing of the Sierra Nevada. Vault toilets are available in several […]

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Tiagapass Opening

No estimated date for Tioga opening

It’s one of those things you can try to place bets on, if you dare, and hope for the best – the opening of Tioga Pass, Highway. Eastern Sierra businesses always hope for Memorial Day. Not much of a chance this year. According to Caltrans, Mono County crews and Caltrans District 9 have worked hard […]

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