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1 year 2 months ago

Rim Fire in California reaches 80% containment

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - 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. Officials said they still are investigating the cause of...

1 year 2 months ago

Rim Fire keeps gaining ground in California

The wildfire burning on the outskirts of Yosemite National Park is now the fourth largest in California history. Firefighters say they've made good progress, and the fire is now 45% contained. A fleet of aircraft continued dropping water and fire-retardant chemicals over the weekend. The two-week-old fire has burned...

3 years 4 months ago

Yosemite rangers fear hikers swept over falls

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Search and rescue rangers at Yosemite National Park are scouring an area below a waterfall after witnesses reported seeing at least one hiker being swept over the falls. Park spokeswoman Kari Cobb said Tuesday that emergency services received "multiple calls" about one or more hikers...

4 years 8 months ago

Drug gangs taking over U.S. public lands

Not far from Yosemite's waterfalls and in the middle of California's redwood forests, Mexican drug gangs are quietly commandeering U.S. public land to grow millions of marijuana plants and using smuggled immigrants to cultivate them. Pot has been grown on public lands for decades, but Mexican traffickers have taken...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Priceless garage sale find?

The answers are right there in black and white. Collector Rick Norsigian and a team of experts are attempting to confirm that glass negatives found at a Fresno, California garage sale are the works of Ansel Adams. And for a number of reasons, they're already convinced. The...

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