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El Portal goes dry
By Jill Ballinger GAZETTE EDITOR

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Where is the property line

Where is the property line for Yosemite National Park? I have lived in this area all my life, but was never aware that the park included the gas station at El Portal. This leaves a long distance for visitors to travel, looking for gasoline after they leave Mariposa and Midpines. I hope a sign is put up on Hwy. 140 as they enter Mariposa, advising visitors unfamilar with the area where they can buy gas after they leave town.

The "gas" story has caused

The "gas" story has caused quite a bit of comment, and here goes another one. Could you please mention Coulterville, we are considered a Gateway Community and Greeley Hill also, we are both on J132, the John Muir Historic Route, that would take the people to 120,in the North Gate Entrance to YNP. It is a beautiful and easy way to go to the park. We have two gasoline stations on this route,and mechanic/towing service 24 hours a day. This is the way traffic is diverted from Mariposa when 140 is not usable due to fires,or slides. Please remember J132/John Muir Historic Route. Thanks.

The Bevington Family released

The Bevington Family released ownership of the El Portal gas station eight years ago. Before you make a local family sound irresponsible, try making a few phone calls first. Also, we always operated with the proper permits. I believe the Gazette owes John Bevington an apology, and a retraction!

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