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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Today: Sunny, with a high near 79. Light west wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 50. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east northeast in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 83. East northeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 86. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming west in the morning.
Today: Sunny, with a high near 80. Light west wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 54. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east northeast in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 84. East northeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming light and variable. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 86. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the morning.
Today: Sunny, with a high near 74. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 45. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east northeast in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 78. East northeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming light and variable. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 80. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming west southwest in the morning.
Today: Sunny, with a high near 57. West wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 31. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast in the evening.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 58. Northeast wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 65. Calm wind.
NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY
Final Search and Rescue Show of the Season
Yosemite Theater – Final Show of the season for Yosemite Search and Rescue with Ranger John Dill is Tuesday September 30th, don’t miss it! Free admission for all employees and volunteers, based on seating availability. Doors open 6:45, show 7:00pm, duration 90 minutes. (C. Botell)
Utility and Mountain Enterprises will be cutting hazard trees for PG&E at Big Oak Flat Entrance and Hodgdon starting today, September 30, 2014. (B. Mattos)
CASA's 3rd Annual 'Night of the Child' Fundraiser
Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) of Mariposa County is inviting guests to the 3rd annual 'Night of the Child' Fiesta Fundraiser event this Saturday, October 4th at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds in Building A starting at 5:30pm. BB's catering is preparing a delicious lemony spanish pepper chicken, toasted rice pilaf, spring salad, and rolls. Beer, wine and margaritas will be served and are included in the ticket price.
The Spanish themed evening will include a special performance by Sizzling Sierra Salsa, guest speakers, a live and silent auction with incredible prizes including: a four pack of park hopper tickets to Disneyland, a Poulan Pro Gas Chain Saw from Foster's True Value and so much more!
Join CASA this Saturday Oct 4th to bring hope to foster children throughout our community.
Tickets $40 each, or $300 for a table of 8. Tickets available at Mariposa Chamber of Commerce, Yosemite Treats (next to Sugar Pine Café), Mariposa Mountain Crisis Center, at the door (until sold out), or by calling or emailing 209-742-4206, firstname.lastname@example.org. (I. Stalder)
Upcycling at Sal's This Thursday
The Terracycle upcycling and recycling program will be at Sal's this Thursday! This program, organized by NatureBridge, will happen at the first Sal's of every month in order to collect specific pieces of trash that are not conventionally recycled or upcycled. We will be set up from 6-7:30 pm. We are currently collecting salty snack/chip bags, energy bar wrappers, hummus containers, toothpaste tubes, and flexible cheese wrappers. These items will be sent to Terracycle, a company that creatively and sustainably upcycles and recycles these things. $0.01 for each piece of trash we send in goes to NatureBridge's scholarship fund. (L. Ouborg)
Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest is Right Around the Corner!
Yosemite National Park and the Ansel Adams Gallery are excited to host the 4th annual Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest! This event celebrates the creative spirit of youth in our gateway communities and the power of Yosemite to inspire art. Students in grades K-12 are invited to participate and winning artwork will be featured in an exhibit at the Ansel Adams Gallery. Submissions are due Friday October 3rd so there's still time to join. Overwhelm us with your artwork! For more information, contest guidelines, and entry forms please call (209) 375-9505 or e-mail email@example.com. (S. Carter)
Seasonal Campground Closure
Tuolumne Meadows Campground closed for the season at noon on Sunday, September 28. (M. Carter)
Yosemite Songwriting Retreat
The second annual Yosemite Songwriting Retreat is happening soon at the Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort on Oct.10-13. This year features Grammy award winner Peter Rowan and Terre Roche as well as other musicians such as Keith Greeninger. If you are not a songwriter and wish to be a part of this, there is a public concert on Oct.10th at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15.00 in advance or $20.00 at the door. You can purchase them online http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/612537 or reserve them at 379-2118. Funds from this concert go to the Yosemite Songwriting Scholarship Fund.
There is also an opportunity for the youth of our community to be a part of the workshops. On Sunday Oct. 12 from 1:00 -3:00 Terre Roche, who writes for the New Yorker and has written songs with Paul Simon, is offering a 2 hour workshop for kids. The cost of this workshop is $40.00. Please let me know if money is an issue for any students. Yosemite Songwriting Scholarship Fund can help defray costs. The website for this is event is www.yosemitesongwriting.com (G. Dreifus)
Fall Color Update
Bigleaf maples on upper talus slopes under south rim of Yosemite Valley and quaking aspen along Tioga Road near Yosemite Creek and lower slopes of Tenaya Peak hinting at colors to come. For more information, please visit: http://www.nps.gov/yose/naturescience/fall-color.htm (B. Mattos)
Yosemite in the News
GPS Trackers Follow Bears in Yosemite National Park
By: NBC, September 24, 2014
"Ever wonder what the typical day of a bear is like? So did the folks at Yosemite National Park...." Read more at: http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/GPS-Trackers-Follow-Bears-in-Yosemite-National-Park-276969181.html
By: MyMotherLode.com, September 24, 2014
"A Yosemite National Park employee has the distinguished honor of being..." Read more at: http://www.mymotherlode.com/news/local/223882/millionth-rider.html
Annual Facelift Will Scour Yosemite Valley
By: Mariposa Gazette, September 25, 2014
"Yosemite National Park and the Yosemite Climbing Association are hosting the Facelift, an annual event held to clean up..." Read more at: http://www.mariposagazette.com/news/2014-09-25/Local_News/Annual_facelift_will_scour_Yosemite_Valley.html
Free Entrance to Yosemite National Park and all National Parks as they Celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 27, 2014
By: Sierra Sun Times, September 25, 2014
" This Saturday, September 27, celebrate National Public Lands Day by heading to a national park to play, learn, serve, or work...." Read more at: http://goldrushcam.com/sierrasuntimes/index.php/news/local-news/935-free-entrance-to-yosemite-national-park-and-all-national-parks-as-they-celebrate-national-public-lands-day-on-saturday-september-27-2014
Very nice, well maintained, 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with garage. Located in the Ponderosa Basin. Wood stove heat as second source of heat. Creek borders the large back yard which is completely fenced to keep the deer out and the kids in. Yard care included in rent. $1200. per month plus security deposit of $1200.00. Ponderosa Basin Comm Water, $60.00 per month. Just 3 miles from Triangle rd for easy commute to Yosemite Park. Available Nov. 1st. Non smokers! Be prepared to supply references and proof of income. Sierra Foothill Homes, 209-742-5380 (E. Menzing)
Change in Tuolumne Grove Parking Lot Temporary Closure
Beginning Monday, September 16, and through December 31, 2014, the parking lot will be closed seven days a week while improvements are made to the trailhead and parking area. The Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias will remain open, with limited parking available just east of the Tuolumne Grove parking lot. The Tuolumne Grove Trailhead and Parking Area project is expected to be completed in May, 2015. (A. Mayer)
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