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1 hr ago | KTVN Reno

Crews Seek Better Access to Fire Near Yosemite; King Fire Now 3,900 Acres

Crews are trying to get better access in steep terrain to a wildfire near Yosemite National Park that has forced hundreds of people from their homes. Madera County sheriff's spokeswoman Erica Stuart says firefighters on Monday also are working to build and reinforce containment lines on the blaze near a foothill community south of an entrance to Yosemite.

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5 hrs ago | NewsOn6 Tulsa

1965 'Cinderella' star to attend Broadway version

After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized for his heroism when President Barack... President Barack Obama says a grateful nation honors the acts of valor by two Vietnam War soldiers who risked their lives to protect fellow troops. Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures.

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5 hrs ago | WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Vietnam soldiers receive Medal of Honor

After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized for his heroism when President Barack... President Barack Obama says a grateful nation honors the acts of valor by two Vietnam War soldiers who risked their lives to protect fellow troops. Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures.

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8 hrs ago | KFI

One major fire is burning near Yosemite.

Video Credit: YouTube POLLOCK PINES, Calif. - Fire officials say one of two wildfires threatening homes in California grew by hundreds of acres overnight.

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14 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

Evacuations of 1,000 people after forest fires near Yosemite

A thousand people were evacuated near Yosemite National Park in central California on Sunday due to fires triggered by a weekend heatwave that are threatening hundreds of homes. This image obtained on Sep 10, 2014 shows a fire in Yosemite National Park.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Wildfire near Bass Lake destroys at least 10 homes, hundreds evacuated

Another fast-moving wildfire near Yosemite National Park that started Sunday afternoon has swept to the edge of Bass Lake, burned at least 10 homes and forced more than 1,000 evacuations, authorities said. The Courtney fire began about 1:40 p.m. near Oakhurst -- the same area where the Junction Fire destroyed at least eight homes last month.

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KNUS-AM Aurora

Hundreds evacuate from 3 California wildfires

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Related Topix: Oakhurst, CA, California, Madera County, CA, Fire, US National Parks, Bass Lake, CA

Times-Standard

North Coast counties included in fuel management program

A bill introduced by 2nd District Assemblyman Wesley Chesbro and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last week allows private landowners on the North Coast to cut larger trees while thinning to create defensible space for wildfire protection, according to James Robbins, a Forester III with Cal Fire. Assembly Bill 2142 adds Humboldt, Del Norte, Mendocino and Sonoma to inland counties previously entered into a three-year Forest Prevention Pilot Project enacted by the passage of AB 744 following the 2013 Rim Fire, which burned 250,000 acres in and around Yosemite National Park, according to a press release from Chesbro's office.

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The Fresno Bee

Yosemite's Meadow fire estimated cost at $3.9 million to date

Yosemite National Park officials estimate that the effort to put out a 4,960-acre blaze has cost $3.9 million to date. The Meadow fire remains at 50% contained and has drawn help from 536 firefighters.

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Sacramento Bee Newspaper

In Yosemite's south area, pick your lodging style

Never forget why you are here. That reason spreads out before you from the rocky outcropping at Dewey Point along the south rim.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Yosemite wildfire crews also battling bears on fire lines

A bear and her cub cross a road in Yosemite National Park. The bears have become a "major issue" for firefighters battling the Meadow fire near Half Dome, officials said this week.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

SFGate

Yosemite firefighters seek to open Half Dome

Firefighters were making progress Wednesday as they sought to control a blaze that had blackened more than 4,500 rugged acres near Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, with officials estimating containment at 10 percent. The Meadow Fire, which authorities believe ignited in a lightning storm July 19 and then exploded over the weekend due to heavy winds, forced the helicopter evacuation of 85 people on Sunday.

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My Mother Lode

Meadow Fire 10% Contained

Yosemite National Park officials say wind has helped to fan the flames, which have spread rapidly since the fire broke out on Sunday afternoon in the wilderness between Little Yosemite Valley and Half Dome. The resources have increased from 327 to 407 firefighters.

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Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Folksy Strawberry Music Festival sets up camp in Grass Valley

The venerable Strawberry Music Festival, silenced for more than a year by fire threat and then permit issues, opens Thursday at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley – 200 miles from its home of three decades. The four-day folk-Americana-bluegrass festival formerly happened twice a year, over the Memorial and Labor Day weekends, at Camp Mather, in Tuolumne County near Yosemite National Park.

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The Salinas Californian

Photographs: Far and Near' at Hartnell College Gallery - Photographs: ...

'Photographs: Far and Near' at Hartnell College Gallery Photos of Yosemito by emeritus faculty member Joseph Bragdon measure 2x2 inches but have impact. Check out this story on thecalifornian.com: http://bit.ly/1rVQ0sm As a wildfire in the backcountry of Yosemite National Park continues to grow, a photography exhibit currently at the Hartnell College Gallery depicts the park's grand and monumental scale in tiny, tiny black and white prints.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Examiner.com

From Indian Lakes heads Wednesday's concert lineup

The Central Iowa Concert Calendar for Wednesday, September 10 is topped by a show from the California indie alternative band From Indian Lakes . Joey Vannucchi started the band with some friends in Indian Lakes, California near Yosemite National Park.

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The Washington Post

Yosemite air quality degrades as Meadow Fire burns east of Half Dome

Air quality is deteriorating in Yosemite National Park on Tuesday, as the Meadow fire covers over 2,500 acres of land in Little Yosemite Valley, east of Half Dome. The fire is being managed by the National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service with assistance from Cal Fire.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

WTVC

Yosemite wildfire slowed by weather

Cooler weather has slowed the spread of a wildfire that forced the helicopter evacuation of dozens of people from the famous Half Dome rock in Yosemite National Park. Park ranger Kari Cobb says cooler, more humid weather Monday helped firefighters battling the blaze in the park's backcountry.

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WAND-TV Decatur

Schwarzenegger reveals portrait by Austrian artist

A wildfire burning for weeks in the backcountry of Yosemite National Park grew unexpectedly, forcing the helicopter evacuation of about 100 park visitors. Cooler weather has slowed the spread of a wildfire that forced the helicopter evacuation of dozens of people from the famous Half Dome rock in Yosemite National Park.

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Denver Westword

Boulder Filmmakers Tackle Yosemite

In 2007, Sender Films began shooting interviews with rock climbers for a then-unnamed documentary about Yosemite National Park. At the time, the Boulder-based production house was already well-established as climbing filmmakers go, with four full-length movies and innumerable shorts to its credit.

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