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Visitors to Yosemite will be encouraged to park in designated off-road areas while exploring the Tuolumne River. (Getty Images)

Yosemite National Park: No More Parking By The River

Plan prohibits visitors from leaving their cars on the roadside near the Tuolumne River.


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Top Natural Wonders In The USA

America is blessed with an abundance of natural wonders, from pristine lakes and mighty rivers to natural sandstone arches and snow-capped mountains.


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Massive Rim Fire Burning Near Yosemite 80 Percent Contained

Crews have pushed forward with building containment lines around the wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park as authorities lift evacuation orders and advisories for several Sierra Nevada communities once threatened by the massive blaze.


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Rim Fire Near Yosemite ‘Poses Every Challenge There Can Be’

The fire has moved northeast away from Groveland, where smoke gave away to blue skies Sunday. But at Tuolumne City’s Black Oak Casino in Tuolumne City, the slot machines were quiet as emergency workers took over nearly all of the resort’s 148 hotel rooms.


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UPDATED: Governor Declares State Of Emergency For Rim Fire

Thursday afternoon Gov. Jerry Brown issued a state of emergency for the Rim Fire burning in Tuolumne County.


Smoke from the Rim Fire billows above the ranger station in Groveland. (Credit: Inciweb.org)

Rim Fire Threatens 2,000 Structures Near Yosemite

An out-of-control wildfire was threatening more than 2,000 houses, hotels and camp buildings near Yosemite National Park, leading to the evacuation of remote rural homes and camps, and cutting off a key highway.


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UPDATED: Camp Identifies Staff Member Killed By Fallen Tree, Four Adults Injured

One counselor was killed and four others were injured after a large oak tree fell Wednesday at a Jewish summer camp near Yosemite National Park.


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UPDATE: Carstens Fire Burns 1,600 Acres, 15 Percent Contained

A wind-whipped wildfire near the main route into Yosemite National Park in the Central Sierra foothills forced the evacuation of about 150 houses and threatened others, a state fire official said on Monday.


Man Killed Nevada Fall Oleg Kalman

Search Scaled Back For Teen Who Went Over Nevada Fall

Oleg Kalman was swimming about 150 feet from the edge of the waterfall when he got caught in a swift current. Less than a minute later, he was gone.


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Yosemite Tour Bus Traveling At Unsafe Speed Before Crashing

A tour bus carrying visitors from Yosemite National Park was traveling at an unsafe speed when the driver lost control and crashed on a mountain road, leaving 16 people injured, the California Highway Patrol said Sunday.


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National Parks Memo Lists Potential Effects Of So-Called Sequester

The towering giant sequoias at Yosemite National Park would go unprotected from visitors who might trample their shallow roots. At Cape Cod National Seashore, large sections of the Great Beach would close to keep eggs from being destroyed if natural resource managers are cut.


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West Virginia Health Officials Report Hantavirus Death Linked To Yosemite

Health officials say a West Virginia resident has died from the outbreak of a rodent-borne illness linked to Yosemite National Park.