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Tom McClintock

New Yosemite park concessions contract sparks questions

WASHINGTON The surprising selection of a new concession operator at Yosemite National Park now faces scrutiny from lawmakers, local communities and, not least, park visitors. With officials from the Philadelphia-based Aramark just starting to introduce themselves to key Yosemite-area players, they face questions like why they were selected, what role Congress might play and what the company plans for Yosemite Valley. Q: Why did the National Park Service select Aramark over the incumbent, Delaware North? A: The park service still isn't saying a lot. The announcement Wednesday that Aramark had been selected for the 15-year contract praised the company's "tremendous...

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