2013-10-17 / Front Page

Shutdown ends, Yosemite opens

National Park Service officials reopened Yosemite National Park around 8 p.m. on Wednesday following government action in Washington, D.C.

The move most directly affects close to 600 NPS employees and as many as 1,450 Park concessionaire employees.

"We are excited to reopen and welcome visitors back to Yosemite," Park superintendent Don Neubacher said. "Autumn is a particularly special season to enjoy Yosemite’s colorful grandeur."

Major highways and roads leading into and through Yosemite National Park, including the Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove roads, are open to vehicles. Park visitor centers and Ranger-led programs resume on Thursday, Oct. 17.

The Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite Village has also reopened.

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