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Yosemite

Firefighters douse hot spots while battling the Rim Fire on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Of Emergency Declared As Yosemite Wildfire Quadruples In Size

A wildfire outside Yosemite National Park nearly quadrupled in size Thursday, prompting California Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency.

08/22/2013

Flames from the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park block a road in the Stanislaus National Forest, August 21, 2013. (CNN)

Wildfire Near Yosemite Grows To 25 Square Miles

An out-of-control forest fire threatening about 2,500 structures near Yosemite National Park was one of more than 50 active, large wildfires dotting the western U.S. on Wednesday.

08/21/2013

An image of the Rim Fire from the cockpit of a Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped (MAFFS) C-130 Hercules assigned to the Channel Islands Air National Guard station. (CalFire)

Rim Fire Near Yosemite Grows; Highway Closed, Evacuations Ordered

A huge wildfire near Yosemite National Park has grown to more than 15 square miles, destroyed at least two home and was threatening 2,500 structures north of Highway 120, according to U.S. Forest Service.

08/20/2013

Drowning

Richmond Man Swept Over Waterfall In Sierra National Forest

A Richmond man died after he was swept over a waterfall in the Sierra National Forest south of Yosemite National Park while leading a group of campers to a swimming area on Saturday afternoon, a Madera County sheriff’s spokeswoman said.

08/13/2013

Camp Tawonga

Parents Of Camp Counselor Killed In Yosemite Suing PG&E, Arborist

The parents of a camp counselor crushed to death by a falling tree near Yosemite National Park is suing Pacific Gas & Electric and the camp’s arborist.

08/08/2013

Yosemite National Park spans part of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.  (Photo by David McNeil /Newsmakers)

Marin Search & Rescue Team Rescues Fallen Hiker At Yosemite

The Marin County Search and Rescue Team was conducting its annual training in the right place at the right time Saturday afternoon when a 19-year-old man fell from a rock into Emerald Pool in Yosemite National Park.

07/23/2013

Camp Tawonga Aerial

1 Dead, 4 Hurt When Tree Falls At Summer Camp Near Yosemite

A 21-year-old worker was killed and four others injured when a large oak tree fell at a summer camp near Yosemite National Park Wednesday morning.

07/03/2013

James Franco (credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

James Franco Seeks $500K In Crowd-Funding For New Films

The actor is raising money so a collection of young filmmakers can adapt his 2011 short story collection, “Palo Alto”…

06/18/2013

Yosemite's El Capitan (U.S. Justice Department)

Falling Rock Kills Climber On Yosemite’s El Capitan

The National Park Service said Monday that Felix Joseph Kiernan was climbing on the East Buttress of the granite monolith about 600 feet above the Yosemite Valley floor when a rock dislodged and struck him Sunday afternoon.

06/03/2013

Visitors ascend the Half Dome cables in Yosemite National Park, California, during a busy summer day. (National Parks Service)

Yosemite’s Half Dome Opens For Summer Hiking Season

A summer rite of passage is underway at Yosemite National Park, where the handrails on Half Dome are in place and hikers began scaling the granite monolith Friday morning.

05/24/2013

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