Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
Today: Sunny. Highs 67 to 77 at 5000 feet...57 to 67 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 42 to 52 at 5000 feet...33 to 43 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Highs 64 to 74 at 5000 feet... 56 to 64 at 8000 feet.
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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY
Yosemite Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Yosemite Hospitality is offering Thanksgiving Dinner at Half Dome Village Pavilion on Thursday from 4 pm to 8 pm for all Yosemite employees and community members. The buffet-style meal is free for all Yosemite Hospitality employees and only $5 for their guests or other Yosemite community members. Menu items include the classic roast turkey and country ham, starters, salads, sides, and pie! Vegetarian options are also available. Happy Thanksgiving! (L. Cesaro)
Housing Management Office Holiday Closure
The Housing Management Office will be closed Thanksgiving Day, November 23rd, and Friday, November 24th. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! (Y. Radanovich)
Facilities Customer Service Center Holiday Closure
The Facilities Management Customer Service Center will be closed from Thanksgiving Day, November 23rd until Monday, November 27th. If you have any urgent requests please email or call them in before Thursday, or they will be addressed when the office reopens. If an emergency comes up while the office is closed, please contact Dispatch. Thank you for your patience and have a wonderful Thanksgiving! (A. Sharp)
Mariposa Apartment For Rent
Located in historic downtown, walking distance to stores with a non-smoking environment. Two bedroom, one bath, kitchen and laundry room with availability of hook ups. Small backyard, single car garage, electric stove, refrigerator, evaporative cooler, propane tank available for use, water and sewer included. $950.00 per month plus security. Available December 2017. Credit check and references required. Call 209-966-5941 for more information. (B. Archibald)
Thanksgiving Fire Prevention Haiku
A message from your YOSE Fire Prevention Office
Thanksgiving is soon!
The food will be delicious!
Shatner awaits you.
Bracebridge Dinner Local Offer
Yosemite Hospitality is pleased to offer a special rate for the local community to enjoy the Bracebridge Dinner featuring a seven-course meal and a festive holiday pageant with elaborate costumes and glorious singing. The Yosemite local offer is available for the Bracebridge Dinner on December 12th, 18th and 20th.
Call 888-304-8993 to book and mention that you’re a Yosemite local to receive the offer. Must have a local address within 50 miles from Yosemite to receive offer. Reservations must be made in advance 14 days prior to the dinner date. Please note lodging and the portrait sitting is not included in this offer. Learn more about the Bracebridge Dinner at http://www.travelyosemite.com/things-to-do/specialty-events/food-and-wine-events/bracebridge-dinner/. (L. Cesaro)
Medical Clinic Holiday Closure
Yosemite Medical Clinic will be closed Thursday, November 23 in observance of Thanksgiving Day, a federal holiday. As usual, ambulance response will be available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week by calling 911. (C. Griffin)
Scoping Projects for Servicewide Comprehensive Call - 12/7 Project Planning Meeting
Are you preparing a new PMIS for the SCC? Are you updating an existing project? The Project Planning Meeting can help you to determine project scope, pre-design study needs, and other considerations when scoping a project and planning ahead.
Contact Renea Kennec or Madelyn Ruffner in compliance to be added to the 12/7 Project Planning Meeting agenda. Given the holiday, they can still get you on the agenda if contacted by 11/27. Take advantage of this "one-stop" opportunity to discuss projects with subject matter experts and set your project up for success early on! The Project Planning Meeting is held the first Thurs of every month at 1:30 in the EP Large Breakroom. (M. Ruffner)
Wapama Falls Trail Open
The Wapama Falls Trail was subjected to a temporary closure on Friday, November 17th while damage to the Wapama Falls Bridge and a significant rock fall release between the tunnel at O'Shaughnessy Dam and the Beehive Trail Junction could be assessed. Wapama Falls trail reopened to the public Saturday, November 18th. Damage to the Wapama Falls bridge and a rock slide that impacted a section of the trail 3/4 of a mile from the trailhead initiated the temporary closure. (M. Eckert, N. Lovewell)
CONSTRUCTION & TRAFFIC DELAYS
Yosemite Valley Parking and Road Construction
Northside Drive between Sentinel Drive and Yosemite Lodge opened and returned to two-way traffic on Saturday evening (11/18). Northside Drive and Southside Drive will remain two-way detours until first thing Monday morning (11/20).
Contractors will continue work on culvert headwalls on El Portal Road west of Pohono Bridge. There will be short delays (<10 minutes). (L. Acree)
Yosemite Valley Building Demolition
The abatement and demolition of the AAC Center began on Monday, November 6th and will continue through November 22nd, with the building demolition phase scheduled November 27th – December 18th. The accessible pedestrian pathway from the new Yosemite Village Day Use Parking Area to Yosemite Village (to the Village Store, Visitors Center, etc.) will not be blocked and will have chain link fencing on the interior side for visitor protection. The site will be restored to a seasonal wetland in 2018. (D. Miller)