Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Monday, November 28, 2011
Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 40.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 52.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 48.
Today: Cloudy early, then gradual clearing, with a high near 79.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 40.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 78.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.
Today: Cloudy early, then gradual clearing, with a high near 71.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 33.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 68.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 59.
This week brings the last two days of the Yosemite Art Center 2011 season. Don’t miss your chance to see this year’s employee resident art show, get art supplies at 30% off (residents/employees and YC donors), and toast the end to another great Yosemite Art Center Season. Come by and join us for the end of the show artist’s reception Tuesday November 29 th from 5PM-8PM at the the Art Center to raise a glass in celebration of a great year and great show. Those who have work in the show be prepared to take it home with you as the art center closes for the winter until March of 2012. (A. Allen - 11/28)
Glacier Point Road Remains Closed for the Season
Vehicle Stickers are in at Arch Rock
Permanent Stickers: issued to perm/ term employees and will be valid for 2012 through the end of 2014.
Seasonal Stickers: issued to seasonal employees and will be valid only for 2012.
To help with distribution we will be available in the Valley at the Admin Lobby on Thursday 12/1 from 1000-1330. If your personal info has not changed since you got your last sticker stop by and we’ll get you a new one. If your info has changed including vehicles please pick up a card (white for perm, yellow for seasonal) ahead of time at PIO on the 1st floor of Admin and have it filled out completely and legibly so we can make the process quicker. We will arrange for distribution in El Portal later in December so stay tuned for that date. (R. Lund - 11/25)
Foresta Road Closure - Slide Repair Between Rancheria and Old El Portal
Starting Monday, November 14th the Foresta Road will be closed between Rancheria and Old El Portal as crews complete a slide repair from a spring 2011 slide. The Foresta Road will be closed at 7:00 AM on November 14th and remain closed for approximately 2-3 months, while crews complete the stabilization work. The crews are planning to work 6-days per week, Monday thru Saturday, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Due to the safety concerns, it will require a hard closure, meaning that throughout the duration of the project, there will be no access for pedestrians, bicycles, passenger vehicles, trucks, etc... Access will be limited to construction crews and emergency vehicles only. Trucks will also be using middle road to access CA St. Rte. 140, so please be cautious as you are traveling thru this area of Hwy. 140. Also, crews will be bringing in equipment and materials starting Thursday, November 10th, with intermittent single lane traffic control along Foresta Road. (M. Pieper - 11/10)
Jennifer Hardin is Acting Branch Chief for Anthropology Programs, Monday, November 28. She can be reached at 379-1232. Jun Kinoshita will be Acting Branch Chief for Anthropology Programs Tuesday and Wednesday, 11/29-11/30. He can be reached at 379-1317.
Dale St Vincent will be Acting A.O. Monday, Nov 28 thru Thursday, Dec. 1. Dale can be reached at 379-1106.
Andy Fristensky will be Acting Deputy Chief of Interpretive Operations until further notice. He may be reached at 372-0599.
Jeffrey Trust will be Acting Yosemite Valley Field Interpretation Supervisor until further notice. He may be reached at 372-0307.
Scott Gediman will be the Acting Chief of Staff between Nov 10 and Nov 29, 2011. If you have any questions, please give him a call at 209-372-0248 or email.
Kevin Killian will be the acting chief ranger Nov 19-29.
Jana Friesen McCabe will be Acting Branch Chief for Public Outreach and Engagement from November 15 to December 9. She can be reached at 372-0288.
Ron Watson will be the Acting Supervisory Information Technology Specialist until further notice. He may be reached at 379-1074.
Brenna Lissoway (379-1283) is on a detail as the Park Archivist. If you have need to access the Archives, or have archive related questions, you can call 379-1282 or 379-1104.
Family Fun Night at the El Portal School – Paint Your Own Pottery
Looking for the perfect holiday gift for family and friends? Then come to Family Fun Night at the El Portal Elementary School on Tuesday, November 29 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. You can choose from an assortment of ceramics, including coffee mugs, plates, ornaments, and vases and a fun selection of colorful glazes for painting. Your masterpieces will be ready to pick up by December 16 th (after they have been fired in the kiln). The cost of each item ranges from $2 - $16 to cover the cost of materials. Quantities are limited so come early for the best selection. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Henrietta DeGroot at 379-9011. This event is sponsored by the El Portal Elementary School Student Council and Parent Teacher Group. (H. DeGroot - 11/28)
Very nice, Large, 1 bedroom apartment plus extra room totaling 1100 sq. ft. Unfurnished except for stove & refrigerator in rural, (Bootjack area) Mariposa. Apartment adjoins another home but has separate entrances. Available Dec. 3rd. $595 per month plus utilities. $300 cleaning deposit required. (209) 742-5933. (Y. Radanovich - 11/28)
Did you know that the average American throws away 4.4 pounds of trash every year? Much of that could be diverted from landfills using the simple rules we all learned years ago: reduce, reuse, recycle. NatureBridge (formerly Yosemite Institute) is challenging classrooms and families to have fun while learning to reduce the trash they send to landfills with MyGarbology , an interactive online game and resource center. With MyGarbology, you can learn the backstory of all of our trash, including surprising facts about the link between oil and bottled water. Have fun while you explore the world of Garbology at naturebridge.org/garbology. (M. Carrr - 11/28)