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    Two black bears have been killed and another two injured after being hit by cars in Yosemite National Park in the last three weeks alone, after park closures during coronavirus lockdowns led wildlife to freely roam the roads in recent months.  Rangers are begging visitors to California's sprawling park to slow down after the four bears were struck by vehicles leaving at least two of the creatures dead.   The two other bears were seriously injured after vehicles speeding faster than the 25 mph limit plowed into them, according to the National Park Service's Bear Team Blog.  The wounded wild animals were seen limping off into the woodland and their conditions are currently unknown.   'We will never know the severity of their...
    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (KGO) -- A visit to Yosemite National Park was worth the wait for a California family after Christopher Valencia said their trip was canceled five times due to COVID-19 restrictions."I kept making reservations hoping the park would open," Valencia told Storyful.Valencia was finally able to witness all the beauty Yosemite had to offer during a summer trip with his nephew and brother when the park officially reopened to visitors.RELATED: Everything you need to know about Yosemite's stunning 'firefall' natural phenomenon"After being stuck at home for months we finally made it to Yosemite," Valencia said.Valencia captured mesmerizing video of a waterfall and a small rainbow at Mist Trail in Yosemite National Park on July 19.Yosemite had about...
    Donald Trump gave a speech on Tuesday while signing the Great American Outdoors Act, and during the event, he mispronounced the name of one of the country’s most famous National Parks so badly that social media users quickly pounced on the blunder. As a result, it quickly became one of the top trending topics on Twitter. Trump stood at a podium in front of American flags as he extolled the virtues of America’s public land, as video of the event shows. The bill, which is a bipartisan effort that would provide nearly $3 million in funding for projects aimed at maintaining America’s natural spaces, is being touted as one of the most significant pieces of legislation aimed at conservation in...
    Yosemite National Park —  Officials are urging drivers to slow down after four bears were struck by vehicles and two were killed in Yosemite National Park in recent weeks. The surviving bears were believed to be seriously injured after being hit by vehicles going faster than the 25-mph speed limit, the Fresno Bee reported. The National Park Service estimates more than 400 bears have been hit by cars in Yosemite dating to 1995, the newspaper said. Wildlife protection zones were established for motorists to slow down and help protect animals. Officials are asking guests to tell park rangers if they hit any animals with their cars. Yosemite is open during the coronavirus pandemic, but only to guests...
    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Officials are urging drivers to slow down after four bears were struck by vehicles and two were killed in Yosemite National Park in recent weeks, according to a newspaper report. The surviving bears were believed to be seriously injured after being hit by vehicles going faster than the 25 mile-an-hour (40 kilometer-an-hour) speed limit, the Fresno Bee reported Saturday. The National Park Service estimates over 400 bears have been hit by cars in Yosemite dating back to 1995, the newspaper said. Wildlife protection zones were established for motorists to slow down and help protect animals. Officials are asking guests to tell park rangers if they hit any animals with their cars. Yosemite is open...
    FRESNO, Calif. -- Yosemite officials are urging visitors not to speed in the national park after four bears were hit by cars in the last three weeks.Two of them died and two others were seen limping away, and the severity of their injuries is unknown.The speed limit in the park is 25 miles per hour.VIDEO: More black bears roaming Yosemite National Park during coronavirus closure, rangers sayEMBED More News Videos The wildlife in Yosemite National Park has begun to revel in spring and an unusually quiet park. (Video courtesy Yosemite National Park) Staff members say slowing down helps save the lives of a variety of animals, and it gives visitors a better chance to see wildlife and other beautiful sights...
    YOSEMITE (CBS13) – Yosemite National Park is calling on drivers to refrain from speeding after at least four bears were struck, two of which were killed, by cars within the last three weeks. Park officials said the two surviving bears were “seriously injured and limping, after being hit by drivers traveling over the 25-mile-per-hour speed limit. Officials warned that such reckless driving could bring harm to other animals inhabiting the park. “It is important to remember that while traveling in the park, the posted speed limits are not only there to protect people, but to also protect wildlife in areas where animals crossroads,” a Facebook post from Yosemite National Park read. “Following posted speed limits may save the life of...
    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — With no confirmed case of the coronavirus, Yosemite National Park appeared to be a safe haven from the pandemic. But tests of the park’s raw sewage have confirmed the presence of the virus, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday, and dozens of people are believed to have been infected. No park employee or resident has tested positive at the park’s health clinic, and no visitors have reported being sick since Yosemite began a phased reopening on June 11 after being closed for nearly three months. Working with the National Park Service, Mariposa County health officials began taking samples of untreated wastewater and sent it to a lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for analysis. The lab, Biobot Analytics,...
    Yosemite National Park, California — With no confirmed cases of the coronavirus, Yosemite National Park appeared to be a safe haven from the pandemic. But tests of the park's raw sewage have confirmed the presence of the virus, the San Francisco Chronicle reports, and dozens of people are believed to have been infected. No park employee or resident has tested positive at the park's health clinic, and no visitors have reported being sick since Yosemite began a phased reopening on June 11 after being closed for nearly three months. Working with the National Park Service, Mariposa County health officials began taking samples of untreated wastewater and sent it to a lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for analysis. The lab, Biobot...
    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) — With no confirmed case of the coronavirus, Yosemite National Park appeared to be a safe haven from the pandemic. But tests of the park’s raw sewage have confirmed the presence of the virus, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday, and dozens of people are believed to have been infected. No park employee or resident has tested positive at the park’s health clinic and no visitors have reported being sick since Yosemite began a phased reopening on June 11 after being closed for nearly three months. Working with the National Park Service, Mariposa County health officials began taking samples of untreated wastewater and sent it to a lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for analysis. The lab, Biobot...
    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — With no confirmed case of the coronavirus, Yosemite National Park appeared to be a safe haven from the pandemic. But tests of the park’s raw sewage have confirmed the presence of the virus, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday, and dozens of people are believed to have been infected. No park employee or resident has tested positive at the park’s health clinic, and no visitors have reported being sick since Yosemite began a phased reopening on June 11 after being closed for nearly three months. Working with the National Park Service, Mariposa County health officials began taking samples of untreated wastewater and sent it to a lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for analysis. The lab, Biobot Analytics,...
    Associated Press YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — With no confirmed case of the coronavirus, Yosemite National Park appeared to be a safe haven from the pandemic. But tests of the park's raw sewage have confirmed the presence of the virus, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday, and dozens of people are believed to have been infected. No park employee or resident has tested positive at the park's health clinic, and no visitors have reported being sick since Yosemite began a phased reopening on June 11 after being closed for nearly three months. Working with the National Park Service, Mariposa County health officials began taking samples of untreated wastewater and sent it to a lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for analysis....
    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. -- California's Yosemite National Park is reversing course two weeks after reopening and now says it will hold off on reopening campgrounds through the month of July after a spike in coronavirus cases in the state.Yosemite park officials began reopening some campgrounds earlier this month after being closed for more than 2 1/2 months because of the coronavirus outbreak.But they said Tuesday that reservations with arrival dates between now and July 31 have been canceled for the following campgrounds: Bridalveil Horse Camp Crane Flat Hodgdon Meadow (canceled through Aug 15 due to Great Gray Owl nesting) Lower Pines North Pines Tuolumne Meadows 50% of Upper Pines The number of visitors admitted after the park reopened was...
    Yosemite has announced an official reopening date, more than two months after it closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. FAMOUS GRIZZLY BEAR REEMERGES FROM HIBERNATION AT GRAND TETON, CONTINUES TO AMAZE WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHERS On Thursday, June 11, the California park will once again open its entrances to tourists looking to get outdoors. But before you start gathering your rock-climbing shoes to "Free Solo" up El Capitan, you should note some important changes about the landmark National Park. Guests will need to make a reservation to visit the popular park by purchasing a single-day pass in advance of your trip. (iStock) At 7 a.m., Yosemite will begin its phased reopening, inviting visitors to “enjoy 800 miles of park trails and popular...
    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - California’s Yosemite National Park will reopen with restrictions this week after being closed for more than 2 1/2 months because of the coronavirus outbreak, officials announced Monday. The number of visitors admitted starting Thursday will be restricted to about half those that normally visit this time of year, the National Park Service said. In addition some park facilities including campgrounds and visitor centers will remain closed or have limited access to help prevent the spread of the virus. TOP STORIES Abraham Lincoln monument torched in Chicago: An absolute disgraceful act Bigger than life: George Floyd known for big heart, good works, struggles with drugs, crime Coronavirus hype biggest political hoax in history...
    FRESNO, Calif. -- Yosemite National Park will reopen all main attractions to visitors on Thursday, June 11, the National Parks Service announced on Monday.In order to increase park access, the park will have a temporary day use reservation system. There will be 17,000 vehicle passes each day.Visitors will have to show proof of their passes at the entrance gate and the passes can be used for seven days.RELATED: 13 wide Bay Area hiking paths that make it easier to social distanceOvernight camping will be allowed in Yosemite Valley on June 11. While food and drinks will be available, some services that were previously offered may no longer be offered due to COVID-19.Those who had wilderness permits or Half Dome permits...