Yosemite National Park

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

Calif.'s first storm of season brings 2 feet snow

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – Fall is looking a lot like winter across Northern California. The first major storm of the season on Monday brought snow to the Sierra Nevada and rain across the rest of […]

10/22/2012

Blood from Yosemite workers could advance research

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – Health officials are set to draw blood from hundreds of Yosemite National Park employees as part of a research project that aims to help scientists better understand a potentially deadly virus […]

10/16/2012

Yosemite workers may be surveyed for mouse virus

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) – California public health officials want to survey workers at Yosemite National Park to determine whether they were exposed to a deadly mouse-borne virus, a park spokesman said Thursday. The […]

09/20/2012

Yosemite Park officials confirm 9th virus case

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) – Officials say a visitor to Yosemite National Park has recovered after becoming the ninth person diagnosed with a deadly rodent-borne illness blamed for three deaths linked to the park. […]

09/13/2012

1,000s flood Yosemite hotline to ask about virus

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – At least six rangers are staffing phones at Yosemite National Park as visitors frightened about a growing outbreak of a deadly mouse-borne virus call seeking answers. A park spokesman said that […]

08/31/2012

Body of second boy pulled from river in Yosemite

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) – Yosemite National Park officials say search-and-rescue crews have recovered the body of a missing 6-year-old boy who was swept away in the Merced River along with his elder brother. […]

08/23/2012

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