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  1. Carriage from High Noon returns to Tuolumne CountyRead the original story

    Friday Jul 17 | The Union Democrat

    The iconic wagon from the 1952 western "High Noon" is back to stay in Columbia. The buckboard wagon is more than 65 years old and was featured in films from the 1940s to 1960s.

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  2. Tons of rock peel off iconic Half Dome routeRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 8 | The Union Democrat

    Climbers have discovered a sheet of rock 200 feet long and 3 feet to 9 feet thick fell off the historic Regular Route on Half Dome's Northwest Face in Yosemite National Park, changing one of the most popular classic roped climbs on the iconic 2,000-foot face. No one was injured or killed in the rockfall incident, which was discovered by climbers on or before July 5. The Regular Route on the Northwest Face was first climbed in 1957 and it was the first technical ascent of Half Dome's tallest face recorded by rock climbers in Yosemite.

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  3. Aramark to take over Yosemite's rec, retailRead the original story

    Jun 18, 2015 | The Union Democrat

    The National Park Service has selected the Philadelphia-based company Aramark to take over food, lodging, retail and recreational operations in Yosemite National Park beginning March 1, 2016. Delaware North Companies, the main concession operator in Yosemite since 1993, was not offered a contract extension by the Park Service through a competitive bidding process that opened in January.

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  4. Lightning fires burn in, near YosemiteRead the original story

    Jun 13, 2015 | The Union Democrat

    The Wheel Fire was sparked June 8 about 7,400 feet elevation near Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp and Waterwheel Falls, Wuchner said. "It is in a red fir, lodgepole and Jeffrey pine forest on the south side of the Tuolumne River," Wuchner said.

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  5. Early fire season declared in YosemiteRead the original story

    Jun 2, 2015 | The Union Democrat

    The 4,700-plus acre Meadow Fire burn seen from Clouds Rest in Yosemite National Park before noon Saturday. Guy McCarthy / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015.

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  6. Tioga High students win essay contestRead the original story

    May 26, 2015 | The Union Democrat

    Three Tioga High School students took first, second and honorable mention in an essay contest last month put on by Yosemite Gateway Partners. The essay contest was announced after the students attended the Yosemite Sustainability Conference held in December in Curry Village in Yosemite Valley.

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  7. Usually busiest time of year at Yosemite National ParkRead the original story

    May 22, 2015 | The Union Democrat

    North Dome, Tenaya Canyon and Half Dome are prominent features in Yosemite National Park. The park will get many visitors this holiday weekend.

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  8. Glacier Point Road to open SaturdayRead the original story

    Mar 27, 2015 | The Union Democrat

    Highs in Yosemite Valley and Tenaya Canyon are expected to approach 80 today and through the weekend. Visitors can expect temperatures 10 to 20 degrees cooler at higher elevations including Glacier Point.

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  9. a a a a Waterfalls usher in springtime adventureRead the original story

    Mar 19, 2015 | The Union Democrat

    With the lingering drought and well-below average snowpack, don't expect blockbuster flows this year. In fact, falls will peak much earlier than usual.

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  10. Yosemite National Park free and wide open this weekendRead the original story

    Feb 13, 2015 | The Union Democrat

    A sunny three-day weekend and clear hiking trails are on tap across the Central Sierra Nevada and Yosemite National Park, where entry fees are waived through Monday. Anyone planning to take advantage of the weather and free admission at Yosemite should be prepared for spring-like warmth in direct sunlight, wintery chill in shaded areas, and overnight lows in the mid-30s.

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  11. Yosemite National Park still the land of the feeRead the original story

    Feb 5, 2015 | The Union Democrat

    Yosemite National Park officials announced last week they will hike admission and camping fees for visitors to the country's third-most visited national park effective March 1. The new fees are a more-moderate version of the 50 percent across-the-board hike considered by the National Park Service in October. This was because of well-deserved public resistance.

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  12. Yosemite ups fee for entry, campingRead the original story

    Feb 2, 2015 | The Union Democrat

    Increases include a 50 percent hike for annual passes. People can still buy an annual pass for $40 instead of $60 until the end of February.

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  13. Climber, 24, dies after Yosemite fallRead the original story

    Jan 29, 2015 | The Union Democrat

    A Fresno climber died Sunday afternoon in Yosemite National Park when he fell more than 400 feet while descending the Royal Arches, a park ranger said. Cody Byers Long, 24, and a partner had climbed the regular route on the Arches.

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  14. Men make history in El Cap climbRead the original story

    Jan 15, 2015 | The Union Democrat

    Spectators in El Capitan Meadow watch closely as climbers Kevin Jorgeson and Tommy Caldwell work toward the end of their 19-day free climb up El Capitan's Dawn Wall. Gaelena Jorgeson clasped her hands together, closed her eyes for a moment, opened them again, clenched her fingers, and finally let out a shout for joy, standing shoulder to shoulder with beaming Terry Caldwell in El Capitan Meadow.

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  15. Can TUD support proposed resort?Read the original story

    Jan 14, 2015 | The Union Democrat

    The Tuolumne Utilities District Board of Directors voted 5-0 Tuesday to enter into agreements with a developer and a consultant to determine if the district can provide water for a $100 million golf, hotel and condo resort at Yosemite Junction southwest of Jamestown. Before the developer for Yosemite National Golf & Wetland Preserve spoke and the board voted, district General Manager Tom Scesa emphasized the agreements do not represent final approval of the project or its environmental impact report.

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  16. Support system essential to climbersRead the original story

    Jan 12, 2015 | The Union Democrat

    Local climbers, including one with ties to the Mother Lode, are supporting and documenting a historic effort to free climb one of the world's hardest big wall routes in Yosemite Valley. Tommy Caldwell, of Estes Park, Colorado, and Kevin Jorgeson, of Santa Rosa, are the stars of the Dawn Wall show unfolding on national and international news.

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  17. Freeze advisory issued for LodeRead the original story

    Dec 30, 2014 | The Union Democrat

    Cold, gusting winds expected to peak this afternoon may knock down trees and power lines, leading to power outages in some mountain areas, with freezing or near-freezing overnight temperatures likely to continue New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. In the Mother Lode, that could mean sustained winds today of 20 to 35 mph and gusts to up to 50 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

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