Ferguson Fire in Merced River Canyon, 9,266 Acres, 2% Contained, 1 Fatality & 108 Structures Threatened

Ferguson Fire in Merced River Canyon, 9,266 Acres, 2% Contained, 1 Fatality & 108 Structures Threatened

Yosemite, CA…Crews successfully held the fire along Highway 140 and protected structures as the fire showed significant growth to the south in Nutmeg and Devils Gulch area. Crews initiated several important new containment lines including Sweetwater Ridge on the southwest flank of the fire. Contingency lines are also being established on the fires eastern flank […]

Yosemite Roundhouse Restoration Project with Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians

Yosemite Roundhouse Restoration Project with Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians

Jackson, CA…The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians believes strongly in helping our neighbors and strives to assist the community and the families of Amador County. As many of you know, we have been working hard over the last several years to restore the parks in your neighborhoods. One such project, Chaw’se Indian Grinding Rock, […]

Yosemite National Park Now Offers Electronic Park Entrance Passes

Yosemite National Park Now Offers Electronic Park Entrance Passes

Yosemite, CA…YourPassNow offers visitors new digital access to America’s public lands. Yosemite National Park announces the opportunity for park visitors to purchase their park entrance passes electronically through YourPassNow beginning on Thursday, June 21, 2018. Once visitors purchase and save their digital pass to their cell phone, or print and bring their purchased pass with […]

Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park Opens Today

Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park Opens Today

Yosemite, CA…Yosemite National Park announces the Glacier Point Road will open to all vehicular traffic at 9:00 am on Saturday, April 28, 2018. There will be limited visitor services available at Glacier Point. There is no projected opening date for the Glacier Point store or the Bridalveil Creek Campground. The Four Mile Trail is open […]

Report Shows Tourism to Yosemite National Park Adds $589,343,700 in Economic Benefits

Report Shows Tourism to Yosemite National Park Adds $589,343,700 in Economic Benefits

Yosemite, CA…Report shows visitor spending supports 6,666 jobs in local economy. A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 4,336,889 visitors to Yosemite National Park in 2017 spent $451,782,000 in communities near the park. That spending supported 6,666 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $589,343,700. […]

Yosemite Medical Clinic Legislation Passes House Floor

Yosemite Medical Clinic Legislation Passes House Floor

Washington, D.C. – H.R. 3607 by Congressman McClintock to address continued operation of the Yosemite Medical Clinic passed the House floor on April 16th. The legislation addresses all national park medical clinics, assuring that funds generated by clinics be retained by those clinics. Congressman McClintock delivered the following House floor remarks in support of the […]

National Park Service Announces Plan to Moderately Raise Fees to Address Aging Infrastructure Needs

National Park Service Announces Plan to Moderately Raise Fees to Address Aging Infrastructure Needs

Washington, DC…As part of its ongoing efforts to address aging park infrastructure and improve the visitor experience, the National Park Service (NPS) announced today changes to the entrance fees charged at national parks. The changes, which come in response to public comments on a fee proposal released in October 2017, will modestly increase entrance fees […]

Rain & Snow Return To Our Area This Week

Rain & Snow Return To Our Area This Week

Arnold, CA….The National Weather has issued an update on the Weather Changes for Interior Northern California this Week…A couple of Pacific weather systems will bring rain, mountain snow, breezy winds and colder temperatures to interior northern California this week. The first Pacific weather system will weaken at it moves inland today. This system will bring […]

Yosemite Valley is Closing Friday Afternoon Due to Potential Flooding

Yosemite Valley is Closing Friday Afternoon Due to Potential Flooding

Yosemite, CA…Yosemite Valley is closing on Friday afternoon due to potential flooding. Due to anticipated flooding, visitors will no longer be able to enter Yosemite Valley beginning at noon on Friday, April 6, and the Valley will be closed to visitation at 5 pm on Friday. All other areas of the park will remain open, […]

Yosemite National Park Expects Significant Impacts from Incoming Storm

Yosemite National Park Expects Significant Impacts from Incoming Storm

Yosemite, CA…Park roads, campgrounds, and other facilities may be impacted. Yosemite National Park expects significant impacts from a storm coming in from the Pacific. Storm activity is expected to impact Yosemite National Park and the surrounding area on Friday, April 6 through Sunday, April 8, 2018. Park roadways, campgrounds, and other facilities may be impacted. […]

Heavy Rain & Flood Watch with Moderate to Heavy Rainfall Friday Through Saturday

Heavy Rain & Flood Watch with Moderate to Heavy Rainfall Friday Through Saturday

Arnold, CA…From the National Weather Service Sacramento, you can expect Moderate to Heavy Rainfall Friday Through Saturday. A strong atmospheric river will bring wet weather Thursday into the weekend. Snow levels will initially be well above pass levels, bringing rain across the area, including the mountains. Some snow melt is possible due to the rainfall […]

Wet Weather Returns to Northern California Later this Week. Inches of Rain in the Forecast!

Wet Weather Returns to Northern California Later this Week.  Inches of Rain in the Forecast!

Arnold, CA….From the National Weather Service Sacramento….Wet Weather Returns to Northern California Later this Week. A surge of sub-tropical moisture from Hawaii will bring a return of wet weather to northern California beginning Thursday and continuing into the weekend. Periods of heavy rain, and strong gusty south winds, are possible Friday night and Saturday. Rain […]

Yosemite Conservancy Provides $12.5 Million to Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Conservancy Provides $12.5 Million to Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park, CA…Yosemite Conservancy is providing $12.5 million in support to Yosemite National Park to improve the Bridalveil Fall visitor experience, rebuild a section of the trail around Tenaya Lake and collect data using 3-D aerial mapping to improve resource management parkwide, among 36 projects funded in 2018. “We want everyone’s visit to Yosemite […]

Road Conditions Update…Hwy 88 Closed at Peddler Hill, Chain Controls On All Mountain Highways

Road Conditions Update…Hwy 88 Closed at Peddler Hill, Chain Controls On All Mountain Highways

Arnold, CA….The roadways this morning in our area area beautiful mess. We need the snow and it is pretty but it is a mess. Hwy 88 is closed at Peddler Hill so if you are in need of a powder fix for skiing or boarding Bear Valley and Dodge Ridge are your options as for […]

National Park Foundation Raising Support for America’s National Trails and Wild & Scenic Rivers

National Park Foundation Raising Support for America’s National Trails and Wild & Scenic Rivers

Washington, DC…In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the National Trails and National Wild & Scenic Rivers systems in 2018, the National Park Foundation is raising funds for priority projects and inspiring more people to #FindYourWay along trails and rivers across the country. National Park Foundation partner Coca-Cola is lead supporter for this effort. Projects […]

Winter Storm Warning…Heavy Snow for Foothills & Mountains this Week. Over Six Feet in Some Locations

Winter Storm Warning…Heavy Snow for Foothills & Mountains this Week.  Over Six Feet in Some Locations

Arnold, CA…A series of cold winter storms will bring periods of heavy snow and gusty winds to the foothills and mountains of interior NorCal this week. Snow will begin Wednesday afternoon and continue through the weekend. Several feet of snowfall accumulation is expected in the mountains with a foot or more across some foothill locations. […]

Missing Hiker Found Safe In Yosemite National Park

Missing Hiker Found Safe In Yosemite National Park

Yosemite, CA…Alan Chow, the hiker missing in Yosemite National Park since Tuesday, February 20, has been found safe today. Chow, who was backpacking alone, was spotted from a National Park Service helicopter around Noon today above Wapama Fall in the Hetch Hetchy area after an extensive search the past several days. . He was transported […]

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