New lightning caused fires: It’s a hot, dry summer and the fire danger is extermely high in the Sierra. Several fires were spawned by last weeks thunderstorms and are now being actively monitored. Most of the fires are small; single tree strikes that amount to less than a tenth of an acre. The fires are […]
The National Park Service (NPS) has selected Yosemite Hospitality, LLC, a subsidiary of Aramark, to receive the new primary concession contract for providing visitor services in Yosemite National Park. The 15-year contract – the largest single concession contract in the NPS – is expected to begin on March 1, 2016, and will include overnight accommodations, […]
BASE jumpers Dean Potter and Graham Hunt died after attempting a wingsuit flight from Taft Point.
Final repairs to Highway 140 will remove the only stoplight in Mariposa County and allow two lane traffic to move freely along the Merced River into Yosemite.