Articles Tagged With ‘Yosemite National Park’

Paso Robles robber leads police on 40 mile chase

A month after he was arrested for robbing a Paso Robles gas station, Azar Moore led police on a 40 mile chase from Fresno to Yosemite National Park. In September, Moore robbed a Shell gas station on 24th Street in... (Continue reading)

Yosemite celebrates birthday by shutting down

Yosemite National Park celebrated its 123rd birthday Tuesday by closing its gates due to a federal government shutdown. [LA Times] The U.S. House and Representatives and Senate failed to agree Monday night on how to renew funding of the federal... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County firefighters help fight Rim Fire

Firefighters from throughout San Luis Obispo County are among the 4,840 firefighters battling the Rim Fire burning near Yosemite National Park. There are 15 engines and 150 people from San Luis Obispo County battling the fire that has grown to... (Continue reading)

Yosemite rental ban reconsidered

Plans to curtail commercial recreational vendors in Yosemite National Park, proposed as a possible solution to federal environmental mandates, are being reconsidered by parks officials after a huge public outcry. (San Jose Mercury News) Parks Director Jon Jarvis said his... (Continue reading)

Search for missing Solvang pilot still delayed

A search for a missing Solvang pilot whose single-engine airplane apparently crashed near Yosemite National Park’s Half Dome will be resumed in June, park officials said. [Santa Maria Times] Nicol Wilson’s 1966 Mooney M20F disappeared from radar Dec. 17 after... (Continue reading)

Solvang man and his plane missing

Two full days of searching have turned up no trace of a plane piloted by a Solvang man that disappeared earlier this week over the high country of Yosemite National Park. [Noozhawk] The plane was en route from the Santa... (Continue reading)

Loaded guns now allowed in national parks

A new law takes effect today, allowing loaded guns in major national parks and wildlife refuges, including Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon. [Los Angeles Times] The law lets licensed gun owners bring in firearms as long as they are allowed... (Continue reading)