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Rim Fire Fallout: Smoke Still Spreads from Blaze to Lake Tahoe, Reno and Beyond

August 25, 2013 | 1:30 pm

Rim Fire Fallout: Smoke Still Spreads from Blaze to Lake Tahoe, Reno and Beyond

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Update Wednesday Aug. 28: Latest air quality and smoke information here. Update Monday, Aug. 26: From the local website MyMotherLode: The Tuolumne County Air Pollution Control District has extended the Air Quality Alert for Tuolumne County due to smoke impacts from the Rim Fire. The Air Quality Alert is now in effect until 12 PM on […]

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Rim Fire Update: Blaze Continues to Roar, Crosses Into Yosemite National Park

August 23, 2013 | 10:55 pm

Rim Fire Update: Blaze Continues to Roar, Crosses Into Yosemite National Park

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Latest post: Blaze Slows But Remains Extremely Dangerous Details, as of 10:30 p.m. PDT Friday: The fire that’s been burning all week just west of Yosemite took another giant leap in size Friday, with U.S. Forest Service and CalFire reporting the blaze, named the Rim Fire, has now covered more than 125,000 acres (more below on […]

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September 24, 2012 | 8:35 am

A.M. Splash: Hantavirus Outbreak Stumps Specialists; Robotic Future Planned for Bay Area; Fetishes Flourish at Folsom Fair

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Hantavirus outbreak puzzles experts (SF Chronicle) The deadly outbreak of hantavirus in Yosemite National Park has sent disease experts and rodent researchers scrambling for answers as people across the country second-guess their plans to visit California’s most famous landscape. The California Department of Public Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are […]

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August 31, 2012 | 8:14 am

A.M. Splash: 3 More Hantavirus Cases at Yosemite; Legislature Passes Sexual Orientation Bill; Dolphins Found in Colma Creek

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Outbreak forces closure of Yosemite cabins (SF Chronicle) Three more cases of hantavirus linked to Yosemite National Park were confirmed Thursday, bringing to six the number of people who have contracted the disease, including two who died, state health department officials said. The outbreak prompted Yosemite officials to close 91 Curry Village tent cabins, which […]

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Calif. Scientists’ Calls to Warn Yosemite Visitors of Virus Went Unheeded

August 30, 2012 | 9:53 am

Calif. Scientists’ Calls to Warn Yosemite Visitors of Virus Went Unheeded

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By Christina Jewett, California Watch California public health scientists have twice recommended in the past five years that Yosemite National Park authorities educate visitors about hantavirus, a rare disease that is linked to the deaths of two park visitors, one illness and a possible fourth this summer. Yet park officials did not warn visitors until after the […]

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Yosemite Officials Say 1,700 Visitors Risk Disease

August 28, 2012 | 11:55 am

Yosemite Officials Say 1,700 Visitors Risk Disease

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by Tracie Cone, Associated Press FRESNO, Calif. (AP) —  Yosemite officials told 1,700 past visitors on Tuesday they may have been exposed to a rodent-borne disease already blamed for the deaths of two people who stayed in cabins at the national park. Four people who spent time in Signature Tent Cabins at Curry Village around […]

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August 28, 2012 | 8:29 am

A.M. Splash: Solyndra Backers May Get Tax Benefits; Hanta Virus Kills 2nd Yosemite Visitor; Petaluma Little Leaguers Get Heroes’ Welcome

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Solyndra’s private backers stand to reap tax gains, bankruptcy filing says (Oakland Tribune) Two investment firms could walk away from the bankruptcy of Fremont solar panel maker Solyndra with hundreds of millions of dollars in future tax breaks, the U.S. government said in court papers seeking more information on the arrangement. Units of Argonaut Ventures […]

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National Park Service Closes Almost 20 Yosemite Sites Because of Avalanche Hazards

June 14, 2012 | 10:54 am

National Park Service Closes Almost 20 Yosemite Sites Because of Avalanche Hazards

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(AP) — Falling boulders are the single biggest force shaping Yosemite Valley, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the national park system. Now swaths of some popular haunts are closing for good after geologists confirmed that unsuspecting tourists and employees are being lodged in harm’s way. On Thursday, the National Park Service announced […]

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May 14, 2012 | 2:10 pm

Yosemite Falls Webcam Activated; Falls Videos

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As reported in the Chronicle, Yosemite Conservancy today activated a webcam of Yosemite Falls, at 2,425 feet the highest waterfall in North America, and the fifth highest in the world. Click here for Yosemite Falls webcam This is the park’s fourth webcam. The others are trained on El Capitan, Half Dome, and an area that […]

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January 24, 2012 | 11:03 am

This Time-Lapse Video of Yosemite is Really Good…

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I’m often asked by aspiring bloggers what’s the best way to break into the online content game. Okay, so I’m never asked that by aspiring bloggers. (Though I do often get, “Hey, do you know Scott Shafer?”) In any event, blogger hopefuls, I’ve got two words for you, one of which is a compound word, […]

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