Yosemite

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

Yosemite kicks off lottery system for Half Dome

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Park rangers say hikers can now apply for permits to ascend the summit of Yosemite National Park’s iconic Half Dome. A maximum of 300 hikers are allowed on the […]

03/02/2014

In this Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service, a fire crew stands watch along a fire break near a burn operation on the southern flank of the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park in California. (AP Photo/U.S. Forest Service, Mike McMillan)

Scientists assess damage from Yosemite-area fire

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Scientists are assessing the damage from a massive wildfire burning around Yosemite National Park, laying plans to protect habitat and waterways as the fall rainy season approaches. Members of the federal […]

09/08/2013

A firefighter watches for spot fires during a burnout operation while battling the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park, Calif., on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Track the Rim Fire’s growth

Check out this interactive feature of the massive Yosemite wildfire footprint since Aug. 19, which shows the fire’s growth over time. Also included is a photo gallery and live U.S. wildfire tracking map.

08/26/2013

The Rim Fire burns near Yosemite National Park, Calif. (AP Photo/U.S. Forest Service)

Yosemite fire brings San Francisco utility emergency

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A giant wildfire raging out of control grew to nearly 200 square miles and spread into Yosemite National Park on Friday, as California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency […]

08/23/2013

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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

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

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