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 […]

Yosemite National Park Announces the Opening Date for the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias

Yosemite National Park Announces the Opening Date for the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias

Yosemite, CA…The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias will Open at 9:00 am on Friday, June 15, 2018. Yosemite National Park announces that the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias will reopen to the public at 9:00 am on Friday, June 15, 2018. The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias has been closed since July 2015 to complete […]

Yosemite National Park To Remain Open During Government Shutdown ~ Rep. Tom McClintock CA-04

Yosemite National Park To Remain Open During Government Shutdown ~ Rep. Tom McClintock CA-04

Roseville, CA…The House yesterday passed a bill to continue to fund the government through February 16th to accommodate ongoing discussions over budget caps, immigration policy and other issues. If Senate Democrats use the Senate cloture rule to prevent the bill from being taken up, the government will shut down at midnight on January 19th. The […]

Columbia College Fall 2017 President’s List Students

Columbia College Fall 2017 President’s List Students

Columbia, CA…Columbia College has named 182 students to the fall 2017 semester President’s List. We are pleased to officially recognize their exceptional scholastic achievement.  This acknowledgment is reserved for students completing twelve or more units of semester coursework at Columbia College and earning a cumulative grade point average between 3.5 and 4.0, with no grade […]

Yosemite Conservancy Names Mark Marschall to Lead its Volunteer Program

Yosemite Conservancy Names Mark Marschall to Lead its Volunteer Program

San Francisco, CA…Forty-year National Park Service Employee Brings a Deep Understanding of Yosemite National Park to His New Role. Yosemite Conservancy announced that Mariposa resident and long-time National Park Service ranger Mark Marschall will lead its volunteer program. “Mark brings a deep understanding of Yosemite National Park to his new role as volunteer program manager. […]

Yosemite National Park Identifies Remains of Gerardo Cruz Hernandez

Yosemite National Park Identifies Remains of Gerardo Cruz Hernandez

Yosemite, CA….Last reported at Glacier Point on November 22, 2017. Yosemite National Park Rangers have positively identified the remains of Gerardo Cruz Hernandez, from Santa Barbara, California, who was last reported at Glacier Point on November 22, 2017. When he was reported missing, Park Rangers, with the aid of search dogs and a CHP helicopter, […]

Tis the Season as Chain Controls in Effect on Local Highways

Tis the Season as Chain Controls in Effect on Local Highways

Arnold, CA…The precipitation and the nip in the air is bring snow to the high country. Sonora, Ebbetts & Tioga Passes are closed. Ebbetts is closed at the east end of Lake Alpine, Sonora is closed 26.4 miles of Strawberry or just over a marathon’s length from Strawberry. Chain controls from Tamarack on up Hwy […]

Improvements Underway along Northside Drive and Camp 4 Campground in Yosemite

Improvements Underway along Northside Drive and Camp 4 Campground in Yosemite

Yosemite, CA…Yosemite National Park is working to implement several roadway and campground improvements within Yosemite Valley. Extensive work is being conducted on Northside Drive, the road leading from Yosemite Village to Yosemite Falls and toward the park exits. Significant work is also being conducted at Camp 4, a popular campground in Yosemite Valley. The current […]

Update on Fatal, 1,300 Ton Rockfall in Yosemite National Park

Update on Fatal, 1,300 Ton Rockfall in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite, CA…A series of rockfalls occurred yesterday afternoon from the Southeast face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Seven rockfalls occurred over a four-hour time span, with the initial rockfall happening at 1:52 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time. A preliminary estimate for the cumulative volume of all seven rockfalls is about 16,000 cubic feet (450 […]

Yosemite Fire Update

Yosemite Fire Update

Yosemite, CA…There are multiple fires burning in Yosemite National Park’s wilderness. Showers and thunderstorms are possible each afternoon and evening through Tuesday, with a slight increase in temperature and lower relative humidities. Gusty and erratic winds are possible with any thunderstorm that develops. Smoke will be moderate throughout the Yosemite area, except for Wawona, today […]

Yosemite National Park Fire Update September 9th 2017

Yosemite National Park Fire Update September 9th 2017

Yosemite, CA…There are multiple fires burning in Yosemite National Park’s wilderness. Very little change in temperatures and humidities through the weekend. Slight chance for afternoon/early evening showers and thunderstorms for the next several days. A slight warming trend will begin Sunday. Finding insurance is a huge problem for homeowners in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Delos […]

Yosemite Area Fire Update For September 1st, 2017

Yosemite Area Fire Update For September 1st, 2017

Yosemite, CA…There are multiple fires burning in Yosemite National Park’s wilderness Smoke will be present due to a high pressure system which brings higher temperatures and lower relative humidities. Hot and dry weather will persist through the weekend and into early next week. Finding insurance is a huge problem for homeowners in the Sierra Nevada […]

Yosemite Empire Fire Update For August 26th

Yosemite Empire Fire Update For August 26th

Yosemite, CA…The Empire Fire is being managed for both resource and protection objectives. It is approximately 1 mile south of the Bridalveil Campground east of Alder Creek drainage and west of Bridalveil Creek drainage, burning in Red fir. Fire behavior has been actively flanking and backing with some single and group tree torching. The fire […]

South Fork Fire Update…Wawona Evacuation Order Has Been Lifted

South Fork Fire Update…Wawona Evacuation Order Has Been Lifted

Wawona, CA…The mandatory evacuation of Wawona has been lifted for residents only on the west side of Chilnualna Creek starting today at 7:00 am. Visitors and residents east of the creek will be able to return tomorrow. Burning operations above Wawona were completed yesterday. Last night’s infrared flight shows significant reduction in heat in the […]

South Fork Fire Update, 3,820 Acres, 17% Contained, Wawona Evacuation Orders Remain in Effect

South Fork Fire Update, 3,820 Acres, 17% Contained, Wawona Evacuation Orders Remain in Effect

Wawona, CA…Crews made significant progress yesterday building and strengthening line on the west side of the fire above Wawona. Contingency lines were also established to the northwest leading to Turner Ridge. Firefighters now have access to the South Fork and have been inserted to extinguish spot fires that have been occurring the past few days. […]