Services Removed with new Yosemite Concessionaire Contract in 2016

Services Removed with new Yosemite Concessionaire Contract in 2016

Yosemite Ca.  Services slated to close in the Yosemite National Park Prospectus issued on 7/9/14. The new contract will start March 2016 Yosemite Valley and Tuolumne Meadows 2 hour scenic horse rides will end on 10/2015 Curry Ice rink will close on 3/1/2016, no funding or new location has been identified Curry Village Raft Stand […]

Vegetation Fire Yosemite National Park

Vegetation Fire Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Ca. The smoke visible in the Yosemite Valley is coming from the Tenaya Fire, which is located in Indian Canyon above the north rim of the Valley on both sides of the Lehamite trail, between the Valley and Tioga Road. The fire was discovered last night and is currently estimated at 100 acres. The […]

Yosemite Fire Update, August 21, 2015

Yosemite Fire Update, August 21, 2015

Yosemite, CA…Upper (37 45.534 x 119 35.983 – Mariposa Co., August 10).  This fire was discovered by hikers at approximately 3:30PM, August 10.  It is now out and in patrol status.  Quick action by the Yosemite Helitack, with supporting water bucket drops, and fire crews held the fire to 3.85 acres.  The fire was determined […]

Black Bear Attacks Man in Mariposa County

Black Bear Attacks Man in Mariposa County

Mariposa, CA…Wildlife officials are investigating a bear attack that resulted in serious injuries in Mariposa County. The attack occurred in the town of Midpines, when the man stepped out of his house in the dark. A large black bear struck the man from behind, knocking the victim to the ground. The man fought the bear, […]

California Department of Public Health Investigates Human Plague Case

California Department of Public Health Investigates Human Plague Case

Yosemite, CA…California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today announced the department is investigating a case of human plague in California, and conducting an environmental evaluation in the Stanislaus National Forest, Yosemite National Park and the surrounding areas. The department began investigating this incident after a child from […]

Yosemite Institutes Fire Restrictions

Yosemite Institutes Fire Restrictions

Yosemite, CA…Yosemite National Park is experiencing very high fire danger along with continued hot and dry weather patterns. Due to current and predicted fire conditions and possible active fire behavior, the park implemented Stage 1 Fire Restrictions until further notice. By order of the Superintendent Yosemite National Park and under authority of Title 36, Code […]