Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
Today: Sunny. Highs 52 to 62 at 5000 feet...45 to 55 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Clear. Lows 32 to 42 at 5000 feet...23 to 33 at 8000 feet. Gusts up to 40 mph in the evening.
Tomorrow: Sunny. Highs 55 to 64 at 5000 feet...46 to 56 at 8000 feet.
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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY
Valley Museum/District Building Electrical Rehabilitation Project Information Meeting Today at 10:00 am
There will be a Project Information Meeting for the Valley Museum/District Building Electrical Rehabilitation Project at 10:00 am on Wednesday, December 6. We initially meet in the building lobby, and if necessary, move to a more appropriate space, depending on attendance.
During this meeting we will explain the project goals, the project schedule, the rehabilitation process, and what the building tenants can expect over the next several months, and we will then attempt to answer as many questions was we can.
If your office or workstation is in the Valley Museum/District Building and you want to be in the know, please attend! (K. Henry)
GIS Day Today
Come to the El Portal Large Breakroom at 11 am on Wednesday, December 6th to participate in Yosemite's annual celebration of GIS Day. This is a worldwide event that takes GIS technology out of the lab and brings it to the people. Here at Yosemite, the GIS program has been doubling down on data quality in 2017, and they're all set to unveil a whole suite of quality control measures that will make datasets more valuable to you, the end user. You'll also get new information about mobile app development, how to tailor Web GIS for specific audiences, GIS insights from the 2017 fire season, and a sneak peek at the Mariposa County GIS. After the presentations, get some hands-on experience at individual demo stations, and enjoy some globe-themed refreshments, including an always-memorable "GIS cake". Open to park staff. (K. Hastings)
Power Outage Today
0800-1600: Area(s) affected: El Portal Trailer Court, El Portal Wells 2, 3, 4, 6, & 7.
The NPS Facilities Division is continuing to conduct the Electric Power System Studies and ARC Flash Hazard Reduction Analysis. If your facility or building has standby or emergency power, these outages will not affect that capability. For more information contact Kerstin Henry, Branch Chief of Design and Engineering, at 209-379-1068. (K. Henry)
Small studio cabin, clean and bright, suitable for one person. $750 includes most utilities. No cell service or high-speed internet available in this location. Wood heat only, evaporative cooler in summer. Prefer permanently employed person with no pets. Call 379-2313 for more information. (L. Anderson)
The farewell celebration for Treacy Stone and his wife Wendi will be Saturday, December 16th, 6:30 PM at The Alley in Mariposa. (T. Stone)
Room for Rent in Mariposa
One bedroom available in a large house in Mariposa. Non-smoker/employed, M or F. Must like cats (the house has several well-behaved cats). Bedroom is unfurnished, has private bath. $500/mo + share utils (estimate $200-300/month). First & last; cash or PayPal only. Contact Cheryl at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (209) 436-9150 (leave message). (H. Huppe)
CONSTRUCTION & TRAFFIC DELAYS
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)