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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Monday, September 22, 2014
Today: Sunny, with a high near 86. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 58. West southwest wind around 5 mph becoming east northeast in the evening.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 92. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon.
Today: Sunny, with a high near 86. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest in the morning.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 63. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east northeast in the evening.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 90. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.
Today: Sunny, with a high near 82. East wind around 5 mph becoming west southwest in the morning.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 52. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the evening.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 86. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon
Today: Sunny, with a high near 67. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the morning.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 36. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south southeast in the evening.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 69. South southeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west southwest in the morning.
NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY
Yosemite in the News
Conflicts with Yosemite Bears Fall Dramatically As People, Bears Learn New Lessons
By: San Jose Mercury News, September 13, 2014
"It wasn't that long ago that a trip to see Yosemite's spectacular granite cliffs and splendid waterfalls was a descent into bear mayhem..." Read more at: http://www.mercurynews.com/science/ci_26529196/conflicts-yosemite-bears-fall-dramatically-people-bears-learn
Yosemite Naturalization Ceremony
By: MyMotherLode.com, September 18, 2014
"45-people became naturalized U.S. citizens at a special ceremony in Yosemite..." Read more at: http://www.mymotherlode.com/news/local/223125/yosemite-naturalization-ceremony.html
Mountain Heritage Days Celebration This Weekend
By: Sierra Star, September 16, 2014
"Because this year's theme is the Yosemite Grant 150th Anniversary Commemorating the Start of the National Park system..." Read more at: http://www.sierrastar.com/2014/09/16/69790_mountain-heritage-days-celebration.html?sp=/99/104/142/&rh=1 (A. Mayer)
Seasonal Campground Closure
Bridalveil Creek Campground will close for the season at noon on Monday, September 22. (M. Carter)
Lyell Canyon Blasting Date Changed
The blasting in Lyell Canyon has been pushed back to Monday 9/22/14 at approximately 11:00 am. The blast site is approximately 1/3 mile north of the Ireland Creek junction. There will be a delay to trail traffic of up to 1 hour. (E. Anders)
DNC Temporary Gas Station Closures
The following days over the next week, DNC Service Stations will be undergoing testing and certification. Fuel will be unavailable at the following DNC locations during these times:
Monday, September 22nd - Wawona Chevron - 10am - Noon
Monday, September 22nd - Yosemite Village Vehicle Fuels - 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Tuesday, September 23rd - Tuolumne Meadows Chevron Station - 9am - 11am
Tuesday, September 23rd - El Portal Chevron Healy Testing - 2pm - 4pm
Wednesday, September 24th - Crane Flate Chevron - 9:30am - 11:30am (W. Kearns)
Location Change for LeConte Memorial Lodge Programs
Sierra Club - LeConte Memorial Lodge Free Programs scheduled for Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 7:30pm, have been moved to Lower Pines Campground Amphitheatre, Bus Stop #19.
Family Friendly Programs:
Friday, September 26, 2014 - 7:30 pm : Frank Helling. John Muir Growing Across America: Dreams of Protecting Wilderness - Lower Pines Amphitheatre, Bus Stop #19
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 7:30 pm. Live Concert with "New Skye" including Michael Bryant, Robin Pliskin, Bruce Bragonier, and Bill Iberti - Lower Pines Amphitheatre. Bus Stop #19. (B. Gisel)
Yosemite Theater Special Show Wednesday September 23rd
Meet Galen Clark, Yosemite’s First Guardian starring Pete Devine, resident naturalist for Yosemite Conservancy. Employees & volunteers get in free, doors open 6:45pm, show time 7pm. Yosemite Theater is behind the Valley Visitor Center. (C. Botell)
Special Training Opportunity: Holding Employees Accountable
The Park is offering a one-time training opportunity for supervisors and aspiring leaders: UnCivil Servant: Holding Government Employees Accountable for Performance and Conduct. This course will be offered on Monday, Nov 24 in the Mariposa Touchdown space, and will count towards 8 hours of supervisor training. It is taught by Bill Wiley, a federal employment law attorney with over 33 years of experience, and it has gotten rave reviews from many past participants--you won't want to miss this course! If interested, please register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (C. Crum)
In the Spirit of the Facelift
The goal of the upcoming "Yosemite Facelift" is to clean up trash and debris from around the park after the busy summer season.
In the spirit of the Facelift and continued fire awareness, we also would like to encourage residents to look around your yards and see how you can help with a "Residential Facelift". In additional to litter pick up, here are a few additional reminders per the Yosemite Yardcare policy:
* Reduce fire hazard and rodents from entering your home, by stacking firewood 10 feet from your residence. When using tarps, please use dark green, brown, black or clear colored only to help minimize visual impact.
* Continue routine yard care including raking leaves, pruning shrubs, and maintaining grassy areas around residence and propane tanks.
* Miscellaneous items such as bicycles, strollers, BBQs, should be kept in backyards or stored in a garage so they are not easily seen from the street.
* Clear leaves from gutters and call in repairs to the Customer Service Desk at 379-1058.
Yosemite is a special place - please help take care of it. (C. Baker)
YNPCCC Dinner Fundraiser BBQs during Facelift
Come join us for dinner Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings before the night's Facelift evening program! We'll be set up behind the Valley Visitor Center from 5-7:30pm, serving up a different meal each night. Wednesday's burger, veggie burger, and bratwurst BBQ is sponsored by Clif Bar and as a thank you in honor of Facelift volunteers, the first 200 people eat for free! Thursday and Friday meals are $10 per meal, and as always, all proceeds benefit the kids of YNPCCC. Thanks for your continued support! (J. Killian)
Yosemite Valley School PTG Fundraiser
Fuel Up for Your Day! Yosemite Valley School PTG is again hosting their annual Facelift breakfast burrito and bake sale at the Facelift registration site in front of the Valley Visitor Center. Breakfast burritos and bake goods will be sold everyday from Wednesday, Sept. 24 - Saturday, Sept. 27. Cost of the breakfast burrito is $7.00. All proceeds from this fundraiser benefit Yosemite Valley School students. Hope to see you there! (C. Stark)
24th Annual El Portal Oktoberfest is this Saturday
Yes, it's everyone's favorite time of year: Oktoberfest! This year's celebration of the change in seasons will feature delicious food and beer, live music, cool merchandise designed by local artists, and the "shotski." There will be a free shuttle from Yosemite Valley to El Portal operated by DNC. For more information about the shuttle schedule, please call 209-372-8803
Please join the Yosemite Employee Association at the Clark Community Hall in El Portal on Saturday, September 27 from 5pm to 11pm. Tickets are $10 for non-YEA members, and just $1 for YEA members.
Hope to see you there! (A. Davis.)
1 bedroom/1 bathroom apartment for rent with large single-car, attached garage. Only one mile from Midpines Summit and 5 minutes to town. $700/month. Available October 1st. Call (209) 742-5393 for more information. (C. Baker)
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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