Yosemite National Park

The Rim Fire burns in the Stanislaus National Forest Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/The Modesto Bee, Andy Alfaro)

Wildfire burns out of control near Yosemite

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — An out-of-control forest fire threatening about 2,500 structures near Yosemite National Park was one of more than 50 active, large wildfires dotting the western U.S. on Wednesday. The remote blaze in […]

08/21/2013

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Fire near Yosemite Nat’l Park expands but park still open

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — An out-of-control wildfire burning in remote, steep terrain near Yosemite National Park has grown and is still threatening more than 2,000 houses, hotels and camp buildings. The California Department […]

08/21/2013

A stream runs through snow covered banks near the site of the Department of Water Resources snow survey at Echo Summit, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Climate change is impacting California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coastal waters off California are getting more acidic. Fall-run chinook salmon populations to the Sacramento River are on the decline. Conifer forests on the lower slopes of the Sierra Nevada have […]

08/08/2013

Tent cabins at Curry Village, Yosemite National Park, California, DNC Parks and Resorts at Yosemite

Counselor killed while staff ate breakfast outside

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Staff members at a summer camp near Yosemite National Park were having breakfast outdoors when they felt what the parent of one counselor described as an earthquake. About 40 feet of […]

07/04/2013

Yosemite Valley (National Park Service Photo)

Yosemite website for 2014 sesquicentennial up

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Officials at Yosemite National Park are getting a head start on next year’s 150th anniversary with a new website that will contain information about celebrations, events and projects. Park […]

06/29/2013

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2 held for dozens of Yosemite-area arson fires

COARSEGOLD, Calif. (AP) — California fire officials say they’ve arrested a couple suspected of setting dozens of grass fires, including one that destroyed a home near Yosemite National Park. State fire spokesman Daniel Berlant says […]

06/26/2013

Yosemite Valley (National Park Service Photo)

Scores of additional homes evacuated in Calif. fire

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — Scores of additional homes have been evacuated, as firefighters continue to battle a wildfire near the main route into Yosemite National Park in the Sierra foothills. State fire spokesman Daniel Berlant […]

06/18/2013

Climbers stand at summit of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park (AP Photo)

Bills would expand Yosemite National Park slightly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two members of California’s Congressional delegation have introduced bills that would expand the boundaries of Yosemite National Park for the first time in 70 years.

04/23/2013

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Administration warns of impact of broad budget cut

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is painting a dire portrait of the many ways the public will feel the effects of automatic federal spending cuts due to begin March 1.

02/22/2013

Climbers stand at summit of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park (AP Photo)

Half Dome cables will remain, hikers still limited

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Climbing Yosemite’s Half Dome is one of the national park system’s most iconic hikes in the nationwide system, but officials plan to permanently limit how many can do it.

01/05/2013

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