: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the morning, then chance of showers in the afternoon. Near the crest, a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Over higher elevations, northeast winds around 25 mph in the morning. A 50 percent chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Not as cool. Snow level above 8000 feet. Highs 57 to 67 at 5000 feet...51 to 61 at 8000 feet.
: Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Near the crest, chance of showers, snow showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Chance of precipitation 40 percent. Lows 38 to 48 at 5000 feet... 28 to 38 at 8000 feet.
: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Near the crest, slight chance of thunderstorms and snow showers in the afternoon. Warmer. Highs 65 to 75 at 5000 feet...56 to 66 at 8000 feet.
Research Library Closed May 8-12
Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
NEW AND HAPPENING
The Research Library will be closed the week of May 8th, and re-open on Monday, May 15th
. To reach the Museum and Archives, please consult this site: https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/historyculture/collections.htm
To learn more about Research Library services and to access the online card catalog, please visit this site: https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/historyculture/yrl.htm
. (V. Sanchez)
YARTS Summer 2017 Schedules
YARTS Summer 2017 schedules will go into effect Monday, May 15, 2017
, for the following services:
Hwy 140 (Merced, Mariposa, Midpines, El Portal)
Hwy 41 (Fresno, Coarsegold, Oakhurst, Fish Camp, Wawona)
Hwy 120 (Sonora, Jamestown, Groveland)
Reservations have been suspended for Hwy 120/395 Mono County (Mammoth Lakes, June Lake Loop, Lee Vining, Tuolumne Meadows) until June 24, 2017
Schedules and fares are at www.yarts.com
. (C. Kelly)
Village Grill Now Open for Breakfast
The Deg Muffin is back! The Village Grill is now serving everyone’s favorite Yosemite breakfast sandwich, breakfast burritos, and other quick service breakfast items from 7am to 10:30am
daily. The Grill will continue to serve breakfast until the reopening of Degnan’s Deli, at which point it will return to normal hours of operation. (E. Callahan)
Bridalveil Fall Rehabilitation Public Scoping Meeting
There will be a public scoping meeting for the Bridalveil Fall Rehabilitation Project on Wednesday, May 10, 2017
in the Valley Auditorium from 2:30 to 5pm
. There will be a short presentation at 3pm
. For more information about the project, visit the Yosemite Planning webpage at https://www.nps.gov/yose/getinvolved/planning.htm
Please share your written scoping comments about the project by May 26, 2017
via one of the following methods:
- Online through the Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/bridalveil
. This is the preferred method
- Mail comments to "Superintendent, Yosemite National Park, Attn: Bridalveil Fall Rehabilitation Project; P.O. Box 577; Yosemite, CA 95389"
There will also be an opportunity to enter comments online at the meeting. (L. Acree)
Zero Landfill Initiative Tip of the Month
If you don't have your own travel mug with you and really have to have that cup of coffee or tea, remember the corrugated sleeve that comes on the cup is recyclable. Check the number inside the triangle on the lid; if its a number 5, it can be recycled, too. If you are somewhere that organics are collected, the cup itself is compostable. (J. Bailey)
Mountain Lion in El Portal
Around 6 am
on the morning of May 7th, a dog from a residence in Old El Portal chased after a mountain lion next to a house. The lion and the dog got into a fight resulting in the mountain lion pinning the dog on the ground. The dog’s owner was able to chase the lion away, but the mountain lion remained in the immediate area for some time after.
-Keep children close to you. Do not allow them to run ahead or lag behind on the trail.
-Keep pets outside restrained on a leash, or in a fenced yard. Unleashed pets may be vulnerable to predatory attacks by wildlife.
-Feed pets inside. Pet food attracts smaller wildlife to housing areas like foxes, raccoons, squirrels, etc. These animals are prey for mountain lions.
-Hiking or running alone is not recommended. A walking stick can be a useful defense.
If you encounter a lion, take the following actions:
-Shout in a low voice and wave your arms or hold your coat open. Your goal is to make yourself look as large and threatening as possible.
-Maintain eye contact with the lion, and do not crouch down.
-Throw sticks or rocks at the lion.
-Pick up or restrain small children to keep them from panicking and running.
-If a lion attacks, FIGHT BACK!
Attack from a mountain lion is an extremely unlikely event, but use of the above recommendations can further reduce the chances of injury, and allow us to more safely share the park with these spectacular animals. Report all mountain lion sightings to firstname.lastname@example.org
, or to the Park’s Dispatch Office at 379-1992. (C. Lee-Roney)
Kim Hasting Retirement Party
Kim Hasting, our wonderful Data Manager, will be retiring. Her last day at Yosemite will be June 30, 2017
. RMS will be hosting a retirement get together for her on Thursday, June 29, 2017
- 5 pm to 8 pm
at the Indian Flat Day use picnic area in El Portal. We hope you can join us and help send Kim off with well wishes. (M. Thornley)
Temp Promotion/Detail Administrative Support Assistant, GS-0303-06/07
This position provides administrative support to the Office of the Superintendent.
Opening Date: 5/8/2017 Closing Date: 5/12/2017
For more information contact Lisa Mendelson-Ielmini at email@example.com
Shared House for Rent
Shared house. Large bedroom with own bathroom. Month to Month. Prefer mature, tidy female (permanent employee). $600 per month. $600 Deposit. Please contact A. Rogerson at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 408 829-5102
. (Y. Radanovich)