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Yosemite Daily Photo, Only 8 days left for the Yosemite Curry Village Ice Rink, 2/22/14

The famous and historic Yosemite Curry Village Ice Rink will close next Sunday, 3/2/14. This could be the last days for the Yosemite Curry Village Ice Rink as the Merced River Plan calls for its removal and to "relocate at the historic site" which is the Curry Village Parking Lot. How many folks think that will ever happen?

Yosemite Curry Village Ice Rink, 2/22/14

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Friday, February 21, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Friday, February 21, 2014

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Sunny, with a high near 54.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 27.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 56.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 57.

El Portal
Today: Sunny, with a high near 72.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 38.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 73.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 74.

Wawona
Today: Sunny, with a high near 61.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 35.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 62.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 63.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Yosemite Valley School Event at Curry Village Tonight!
You can win a GoPro! It's Casino Night tonight, February 21, 5-9pm. Come to Curry Village Pavilion to support the Yosemite Valley School with a fun filled evening for the whole family! Dinner: Pulled Pork sandwiches, baked potato bar/salad bar and assorted desserts. Cash bar: Featuring Mammoth Brewing Company. Entertainment: Casino games & Raffle Prizes (plus kids games, too). Entry: $20 Includes dinner and 200 game chips. Children $10. (H. Burt)
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Yosemite National Park Commemorates Restoration of Yosemite Cemetery - news release
Park Also Honors Galen Clark, the First Guardian of Yosemite

Yosemite National Park restored the Yosemite Cemetery through a grant from Yosemite Conservancy. To commemorate the restoration, Yosemite National Park and California State Parks will conduct a dedication ceremony. The ceremony will also celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Galen Clark, the first Guardian of Yosemite Valley and the first California State Park Ranger.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Thursday, February 20, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Thursday, February 20, 2014

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 60.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 61.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 61.

El Portal
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 73.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 73.

Wawona
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 62.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 62.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Live Music at Sal's Tonight
Local Mariposa acoustic rock band Santa Sirena will be playing at Sal's this Thursday, February 20. Come out to the Community Hall in El Portal and enjoy your community, Sal's Mexican food, and YEA's beverage service. Did you know that every drink purchased and served by YEA supports great events and services to our community? Yes, that's something to celebrate. Hope to see you there! (A. Davis)
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GSA Short Term Vehicle Rental & Summer Use Program Requests
As everyone gears up for the season, don't forget to order your GSA short term rental or request your summer use program vehicle. To request a vehicle go to http://sharepoint.yose.nps.gov/admn/prop/Fleet/Lists/GSA%20Short%20Term%... fill in the appropriate information and save. (D. St. Vincent)
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Thursday, February 20, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Thursday, February 20, 2014

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 60.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 61.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 61.

El Portal
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 73.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 73.

Wawona
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 62.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 62.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Live Music at Sal's Tonight
Local Mariposa acoustic rock band Santa Sirena will be playing at Sal's this Thursday, February 20. Come out to the Community Hall in El Portal and enjoy your community, Sal's Mexican food, and YEA's beverage service. Did you know that every drink purchased and served by YEA supports great events and services to our community? Yes, that's something to celebrate. Hope to see you there! (A. Davis)
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GSA Short Term Vehicle Rental & Summer Use Program Requests
As everyone gears up for the season, don't forget to order your GSA short term rental or request your summer use program vehicle. To request a vehicle go to http://sharepoint.yose.nps.gov/admn/prop/Fleet/Lists/GSA%20Short%20Term%... fill in the appropriate information and save. (D. St. Vincent)
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 56.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 59.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.

El Portal
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 72.

Wawona
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 57.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

NatureBridge Summer Teen Program in Yosemite National Park Builds Future Scientists and Leaders - news release
Registration is now open for two-week field research course
Scott Gediman & Kari Cobb (NPS) 209-372-0248
Marya Carr (NatureBridge) 209-379-9511, Ext. 19

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 56.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 58.

El Portal
Today: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.

Wawona
Today: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 57.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 59.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Weekly Safety Training - Personal Wellness
What is wellness all about? The term “wellness” means so much more than just being free from disease. Wellness involves the whole person, not just someone’s blood pressure, body fat or eating habits. This week's safety training addresses the five components of wellness and provides tips for improving your personal wellness. (G. Dean)
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Job Opening with Yosemite Conservancy: Theater and Program Promotion Assistant
The Theater and Program Promotion Assistant is a full time, seasonal position. This position promotes Yosemite Conservancy education programs (outdoor adventure, wilderness, art, volunteer and Theater) and provides logistics and on-site support to the performers in the Yosemite Conservancy Theater program in the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center. This is a seasonal position starting in mid-March, 2012 at roughly 50% FTE, increasing to full time by May 1 and ending in October or November 2012 with reduced hours from Labor Day to the end of the Theatre season. Competitive hourly compensation.

#yosemite Horsetail Falls Firefall Traffic 2/16/14

Every February, Horsetail Falls on El Capitan catches the last rays of the setting sun and turns crimson. You need water and clear weather to see this phenomenon. This year there is very little water due to the drought. This has turned into a huge event with hundreds if not thousands of folks trying to see it. This is the traffic on Southside Drive as I drove in last night and looking across the Merced River to Northside Drive I could twice as many cars.

#yosemite #mercedriver plan released

The Merced River Plan is out, 2/14/13

Looks like the ICe Rink, Bike Rentals and Rafting are gone. THye say they are being "Relocated"

 www.nps.gov/yose/parkmgmt/mrp.htm or http://parkplanning.nps.gov/mrp_feis.

Yosemite National Park Announces the Release of the Merced Wild and Scenic River Final Comprehensive Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement
Last Updated on Friday, 14 February 2014 11:49
Comprehensive Management Plan will provide access and protect Merced River resources

February 14, 2014 - Yosemite National Park announces the release of the Merced Wild and Scenic River Final Comprehensive Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

“This plan will protect the Merced River and its outstandingly remarkable values into perpetuity and provide quality visitor facilities and access,” stated Don Neubacher, Yosemite Superintendent. “The planning process has been a monumental effort and we appreciate all the public input we have received. We now want to move forward with actions in the Plan that are critical to the preservation and enjoyment of this iconic national treasure.”

#Yosemite Daily Photo, #BadgerPass is open and the skiing is great, 2/13/14

Contrary to reports seen on the news Badger Pass is open, has good coverage and the skiing is good. Went yesterday and it was very spring like conditions with no crowds. They have plenty of snow to stay open for a couple more weeks with more storms in the forecast. Badger Pass does not make snow so they depend on mother nature.

#BadgerPass is open and the skiing is great, 2/13/14

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Friday, February 14, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Friday, February 14, 2014

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. East southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 41. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 62. South southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
El Portal
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 75. South wind 5 to 15 mph.

Wawona
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. East wind around 5 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 36. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 64. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY/THIS WEEKEND

Due to the federal holiday, the Daily Report will not be distributed on Monday. (Interesting fact: the official name for the federal holiday is Washington's Birthday, although Presidents' Day is the official state holiday in some states.)
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Yosemite National Park Announces the Release of the Merced Wild and Scenic River Final Comprehensive Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement

Comprehensive Management Plan will provide access and protect Merced River resources

Yosemite National Park announces the release of the Merced Wild and Scenic River Final Comprehensive Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

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