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Yosemite National Park

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  • Wildfires are becoming a dangerous, disruptive routine near Yosemite

    It has been a summer of foreboding in the mountain communities near Yosemite National Park. Fires requiring evacuation have arrived one after another — the latest Sunday when the Courtney fire raced through nearby Bass Lake, destroying 33 homes...
  • Yosemite solving its bear problem by educating the animals � and visitors

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. It wasn't that long ago that a trip to see Yosemite's spectacular granite cliffs and splendid waterfalls was a descent into bear mayhem. In 1997, black bears broke into more than 600 cars in the park, searching for human...
  • Wildfire near Bass Lake destroys at least 10 homes, hundreds evacuated

    Wildfire near Bass Lake destroys at least 10 homes, hundreds evacuated
    Another fast-moving wildfire near Yosemite National Park that started Sunday afternoon has swept to the edge of Bass Lake, burned at least 10 homes and forced more than 1,000 evacuations, authorities said. The Courtney fire began about 1:40 p.m. near...
  • Isle of Wight County Museum announces Pan Ham winners

    Isle of Wight County Museum announces Pan Ham winners
    Every summer for the past few years, as people have traveled far and wide to their vacation destinations, many have taken a passenger with them – P.D. Gwaltney Jr. and his 112-year-old ham. Jennifer England, the director of the Isle of Wight...
  • New wildfire near Yosemite forces hundreds of evacuations

    A wildfire that has burned 300 acres near Yosemite National Park has forced the evacuation of hundreds of homes and injured a firefighter, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The Bridge fire in Mariposa County was...
  • Physicist puts time on timeless Monet painting

    Physicist puts time on timeless Monet painting
    The Impressionist art movement began Nov. 13, 1872, right around 7:35 a.m. local time. That's the moment Claude Monet put brush to canvas to depict a hazy sunrise seen from his hotel room in Le Havre, according to Donald Olson, a physicist at Texas...
  • Travel deal: Parks, forests are free on National Public Lands Day

    Travel deal: Parks, forests are free on National Public Lands Day
    Hundreds of thousands of volunteers turn out every year to plant trees and clean up trash for National Public Lands Day. Their (and our) reward for lending a hand: free admission to national parklands on the day, which falls on Sept. 27 this year. The...
  • NASA image shows extent of Yosemite fire's smoke plume

    NASA image shows extent of Yosemite fire's smoke plume
    A new NASA satellite image of Yosemite National Park shows a massive tower of smoke billowing up and fanning out from a wildfire that has so far burned thousands of acres and closed off access to Half Dome. The high-resolution image of the Meadow fire...
  • Yosemite wildfire closes popular Half Dome peak through Thursday

    A wildfire burning in Yosemite National Park will shut down access to the iconic Half Dome peak through at least Thursday, closing off one of the most coveted and exclusive trails in the park, officials announced. Access to the 8,800-foot peak will be...
  • Yosemite evacuations complete as wildfire rages near Half Dome

    The wilderness near Yosemite National Park's iconic Half Dome has been completely evacuated as a wind-driven wildfire continued to spread through the area Tuesday, officials said. The Meadow fire, last measured at nearly 2,600 acres, forced...
  • Pictures in the News | September 9, 2014

     
    Tuesday's Pictures in the News begins in California, where the wilderness near Yosemite National Park's iconic Half Dome has been completely evacuated as a wind-driven wildfire continued to spread through the area Tuesday. The Meadow fire, last measured...
  • Yosemite: Half Dome trail, cables to remain closed through Thursday

    Yosemite National Park says the trail and cables to the top of iconic Half Dome will remain closed through Thursday because of the Meadow fire burning in the park's high-elevation wilderness. The fire grew to almost 2,600 acres on Monday. Hikers and...