Yosemite National Park News, Online Newspaper


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Yosemite National Park News Releases

News releases from Yosemite National Park.

August 1st, 2014

NatureBridge Announces Grand from Alcoa Foundation

NatureBridge and Alcoa Foundation proudly announce the 2014 NatureBridge Alcoa Scholars program. Twenty-four high school students were selected from more than 160 applicants from Alcoa communities around the world, representing 18 countries. This summer, these Scholars will participate in a 10-day program immersed in the wonder and science of Yosemite National Park while building connections with each other. http://www.nps.gov/yose/parknews/naturebridge-announces-grant-from-alcoa-foundation.htm Read more

July 30th, 2014

Big Oak Flat Road Re-Open in Yosemite National Park

The Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120) in Yosemite National Park has been reopened to vehicular traffic on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. The road was temporarily closed due to fire activity related to the El Portal Fire. All other roads within the park, including the Tioga Road, are open and clear, with the exception of the Foresta community access road, which remains closed at this time. Crane Flat, Yosemite Creek, and Bridalveil Creek Campgrounds remain closed. All other park campgrounds remain open. http://www.nps.gov/yose/parknews/big-oak-flat-road-re-open-in-yosemite-national-park.htm Read more

July 24th, 2014

Yosemite National Park Seeking Volunteers to Assist with Park Projects

Yosemite National Park is seeking help from the interested people to assist in preserving, restoring, and enjoying Yosemite Valley. Experienced work leaders will guide each day's group and explore some of the park’s most precious resources in Yosemite Valley. No experience is required and all ages and abilities are welcome to participate in the program. http://www.nps.gov/yose/parknews/yosemite-national-park-seeking-volunteers-to-assist-with-park-projects.htm Read more

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July 31st, 2014

Big Oak Flat Road reopens

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 9 a.m. - Big Oak Flat Road, which connects Yosemite Valley to Highway 120 and the San Francisco Bay Area, has reopened to all traffic, Park officials report.

The latest report on the El Portal Fire has blaze containment at 34 percent, with 3,900 acres consumed.

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July 31st, 2014

Destructive blaze singes El Portal and Foresta


By Erik Skindrud

For a third time in a quarter century, a wildland fire has swept across Foresta at the western edge of Yosemite National Park.

“It’s been a heartbreaker,” said Anne Knutson, the owner of two structures lost in the fire. “You just don’t think that lightning will strike twice.”

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