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Yosemite Sets New Wildlife Protection Zones for Motorists

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — Visitors driving through Yosemite National Park during the Labor Day weekend will see new signs designating wildlife protection zones and advising that speed limits will be strictly enforced. The Park Service says the zones will rem...
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Valley Waterways Are Beautiful, Cold, and Deadly.

Going to Yosemite or a San Joaquin Valley's waterway this weekend? Be careful. We want you to come back alive. The combination of a huge Sierra snowpack and warming temperatures are filling creeks, rivers...

Beto O’Rourke Unveils Climate Plan With Yosemite as Backdrop

EL PORTAL — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke has announced his first major policy initiative, a $5 trillion plan to combat climate change that he says will keep the Earth from sliding past the point of no return in less than a generation. The...
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Yosemite to Remain Open for Skiing 2 Weeks Longer

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — Yosemite National Park officials say parts of the park will remain open for skiing and snowshoeing two weeks longer than usual thanks to the abundance of snow. They say the Yosemite ...
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Wildfires Scorching Homes, Land and California’s Budget

Just a month into the budget year, California has already spent more than one-quarter of its annual fire budget, at least $125 million, state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Mike Mohler said Wednesday. More than 13,000 firefighters are ...
Yosemite National Park's Half Dome

Hiker Falls to Death From Yosemite’s Half Dome Trail

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — A hiker in Yosemite National Park fell to his death while climbing the iconic granite cliffs of Half Dome in rainy conditions. The National Park Service said the accident occurred Monday. NPS spokeswoman Jamie Richards said the m...