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Yosemite National Park News Releases

News releases from Yosemite National Park.

October 20th, 2014

Yosemite National Park Proposes Entrance Fee and Campground Fee Increase

Yosemite National Park is proposing to increase entrance fees into the park. The single vehicle entrance fee would change from $20 to $30 for a seven day pass. The park’s annual pass would increase from $40 to $60. The current rate of $10 per individual or motorcycle would increase to $15 for an individual and $25 per motorcycle. Interagency Passes, which are honored at all federally managed land units, are not affected by the proposed fee increase and will remain at $80 for the regular pass, $10 for the Senior Pass and free for the Access and Military passes. The current park entrance fees have been in place since 1997, when a seven day pass was increased from $5 to $20 per vehicle. According to the U.S. Bureau of labor and Statistics, $20 in 1997 is equivalent to $29.64 in 2014. This fee change will allow Yosemite to maintain consistent revenue while adjusting accordingly for inflation. http://www.nps.gov/yose/parknews/feeincreaseopen.htm Read more

October 15th, 2014

Yosemite National Park Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Deaf Services

Yosemite National Park is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the park’s Deaf Services Program. To celebrate this milestone, the park will host special programs throughout the weekend of Friday, October 24, through Sunday, October 26, 2014. Special programs will include a Junior Ranger talk and Nature Walk given by certified American Sign Language (ALS) providers. There will also be a celebration on Saturday evening, October 25, at the Yosemite Lodge Amphitheater to honor the founders of Deaf Services. Additionally, sign language interpreters will be available throughout the weekend at the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center to provide interpreting for other normally scheduled park programs. http://www.nps.gov/yose/parknews/deafservicesanniversary.htm Read more

October 10th, 2014

Highway 140 in Yosemite National Park Reopens

The Highway 140 entrance into Yosemite National Park will re-open as of Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. The highway, referred to as El Portal Road within the park boundary, was closed on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 due to the Dog Rock Fire. Additionally, electrical power to Yosemite Valley is expected to be restored late this evening, Friday, October 10, 2014. Power has been out in Yosemite Valley since the evening of October 7. http://www.nps.gov/yose/parknews/highway-140-in-yosemite-national-park-reopens.htm Read more

Sierra Sun Times

News of the Sierra Nevada Including Yosemite National Park.

Mariposa Gazette

Since 1854 - California's oldest weekly newspaper of continuous publication.

October 18th, 2014

Grizzlies edge Delhi to move to 4-0

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 - 7:05 a.m. - Mariposa's Grizzlies got past a tough Delhi Hawk football squad last night, 28-22, to stay unbeaten in Southern Athletic League play.

MCHS moved to 4-0 with the victory, setting the stage for next Friday night's homecoming battle against Gustine at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds as part of the school's 100-year birthday celebration.

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October 20th, 2014

Park proposes 50% entrance fee hike


Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:15 a.m. - Yosemite National Park officials have proposed raising the basic Park entrance fee from $20 to $30 per vehicle. A 30-day public comment period runs through Thursday, Nov. 20. 

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