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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park

Monday April 27, 2015

 

WEATHER

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast

Today: (High 81°F Low 42°F) Sunny, with a high near 81. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 42. West southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Tomorrow: Sunny, with a high near 83. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:

Yosemite Valley  |  Wawona  |  Tuolumne Meadows  |  Glacier Point |  Big Oak Flat  |  Hetch Hetchy  |  El Portal  |  Mariposa

 

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

 

Yoga Workshop Today

Donation-based yoga workshop Monday April 27th 6:00-8:00pm at the El Portal Community Hall: Yoga as a Therapeutic Tool

How often do you go to a yoga class and leave feeling better than when you arrived? Have you ever wondered why this occurs? Come learn more about the science behind why yoga is beneficial to our health! Learn how yoga can be therapeutic for you on physical, mental and emotional levels. Enjoy a 1 hour 15 minute therapeutic yoga asana practice with the community. Learn common modifications for poses and how to keep yourself (and/or your students) safe and thriving in public yoga classes. Bring your curiosity for a question and answer session on yoga as a therapeutic tool. Feel free to bring light snack or dinner to eat after practice at 7:15pm. For questions contact Balanced Rock: (209) 379-9453 or info@balancedrock.org (P. Wild)

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Curry Village Power Outage & Temporary Closures - Rescheduled for Wednesday

The power outage at Curry Village has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 29th from 10am 2pm for high voltage repairs.  The following areas will be affected:

- The Meadow Deck Grill will be closed all day.

- The Coffee Corner will close at 10AM (1 hour early).

- The Pizza Deck and the Bar will open at 2PM or when power returns.

- Curry Gift and Grocery will be open from 8AM to 10AM and then reopen when power returns at 2PM.

- The Mountain Shop will open when the power returns at 2PM.

Curry Village Front Desk will stay open as an information center during the power outage. The Guest Lounge will also be open but there will not be any WiFi available until power returns. (B. Rabon)

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Yosemite Medical Clinic Change to Summer Hours

Beginning Saturday, May 16, Yosemite Medical Clinic's hours of operation will be 9am to 7pm daily, seven days per week. Emergency medical care is provided by Yosemite National Park Ambulance and is available 24 hours per day by calling 911. (J. Modrak-Killian)

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Best Wishes For Reeve and Candy

Reeve Colflesh's wife, Candy, was recently diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer. Her prognosis is not good but she is a strong person and is currently undergoing treatment in Reno. Reeve is a Wilderness Ranger and long-time Yosemite seasonal who has assisted many park operations with his packing skills. If you would like to assist Reeve and Candy with out-of-pocket medical expenses, please donate via their GoFundMe account. http://www.gofundme.com/s4md55wjg  (K. Kirschner)

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Shared House

House share available, male only, in town. One or two rooms with den and private bathroom. Shared kitchen and laundry facilities. Short or long-term considered. Can furnish one, possibly both, if needed. Quiet home. No children. No pets. Newer home. Spacious. Contact for more details. 209-200-9509, or email at rfp1984@icloud.com. (Y. Radanovich)

 

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CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

 

Forestry work along Highway 41

Forestry will continue roadside tree hazard removal along highway 41 from Wawona campground working North. Traffic control is in place with minor delays. Work period is Monday through Thursday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. and will continue through the end of April. Butch Castro 379-1968 (C. Castro)

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Mariposa Grove Tree Work

Clean-up continues at the Mariposa Grove bus parking, bypass road, and leach fields through April. (B. Mattos)

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Big Oak Flat Tunnel Repairs

Construction crews have had a slow start, but are now planning to start with the actual road delays on Monday morning, March 16th with single lane traffic control. They will be installing portable traffic lights and we are trying to keep the delays to a minimum, so the delays will vary, but should not exceed the maximum delays noted below:

Sunday evenings from 10:00 p.m. to Friday afternoons at 4:30 p.m.

-10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., 2 hour delays

-6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., 15 minute delays

-8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., 30 minute delays

The project is still scheduled for completion by Memorial Day, 2015. (M. Pieper)

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West Yosemite Lodge Parking Aims to Open by Memorial Day

Starting the week of March 16, 2015, park crews will begin construction of a 300-car parking area west of Yosemite Lodge. This site currently accommodates transit bus and oversized RV parking. The West Yosemite Lodge parking project will provide additional day-use parking and help alleviate traffic congestion and crowding in Yosemite Valley as described in the Merced River Plan.

The parking area design retains vegetated islands between rows of gravel parking spaces. This spring, park crews will import crushed aggregate base rock and facilitate opening the parking area prior to Memorial Day weekend. In 2016/2017, a contractor will install wheel stops and split rail fencing, coat the primary access driveways and outermost circulation loop with asphalt, build hardened pedestrian pathways, and construct a comfort station and bus stop. Temporary portable toilets will be available during the first phase of construction. There are no roadway delays anticipated. Please contact Michael Pieper (209-200-1131) or Jim Donovan (209-379-1450) with questions or concerns. (L. Acree)

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Temporary Safety Closures of Roads After El Portal Fire

In order to maintain the safety of park visitors, community members, and allow fire management operations to continue unimpeded, the Superintendent of Yosemite National Park has closed the following areas until further notice is given.

The Old Coulterville Road is closed to motor vehicles from the Flying Spur intersection to the park’s boundary with Stanislaus National Forest.

The Foresta Road is closed to motor vehicles at Foresta Falls to the park’s boundary with Stanislaus National Forest. It is also closed to motor vehicles in El Portal at the intersection of Granite Street to the park’s boundary with Stanislaus National Forest. (K. Killian)

 

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