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  1. Double rainbow appears at sunset over IowaRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | KCRG

    ... a video uploaded to YouTube in 2010 featured a hiker narrating his impressions of a double rainbow in Yosemite National Park.

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  2. Tioga High students win essay contestRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Union Democrat

    ... by Yosemite Gateways Partners, a nonprofit group that aims to address the interdependence of Yosemite National park with its surrounding communities. The students were invited to attend the conference along with Tioga's Academic Decathlon team, but ...

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  3. Extreme athletes gain control through fear - and sometimes pay the priceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | PhysOrg Weblog

    ... and with only a parachute for protection. On May 16 Potter and fellow climber Graham Hunt died in Yosemite National Park after attempting a dangerous wingsuit flight, where base jumpers wear a special suit that enables them to "fly" forwards and ...

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  4. Strawberry Music Festival was a "family affair"Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Union

    ... music here is great, and I like playing the different (games)." Originally held at Camp Mather, near Yosemite National Park, the Strawberry Music Festival was forced to relocate after the Rim Fire forced the cancelation of their fall festival. ...

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  5. Hopeful sign for bighorn sheep in YosemiteRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 24 | SFGate

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife workers release bighorn sheep, relocated from herds elsewhere, in a remote range of Yosemite in March. A little over a month ago, in a historic breakthrough for wildlife, scientists reintroduced Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep to the high country of Yosemite National Park.

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  6. Yosemite BASE jumper was attuned to the flutter of a butterflyRead the original story

    Sunday May 24 | Los Angeles Times

    Max Buchini stands next to a heart-shaped rock with feather wings in Yosemite National Park, meant as a memorial to the late BASE jumpers Dean Potter and Graham Hunt. Buchini credits Potter for inspiring his love of rock climbing.

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  7. 'Sunshine Superman': A Love Story Against The Backdrop of BASE JumpingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 23 | KWBU-TV Waco

    Two climbers died May 16 as they attempted a wing suit flight in Yosemite National Park. Dean Potter and Graham Hunter were BASE jumping, a sport that involves parachuting from a fixed structure.

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  8. Dean Potter's last flight: Inside the fatal jumpRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | SFGate

    ... athlete Dean Potter stands in front of El Capitan after a speed climbing attempt up El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Potter, renowned for his daring and sometimes rogue climbs and BASE jumps, and his climbing partner Graham Hunt were ...

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  9. News Notes for May 23, 2015Read the original story

    Saturday May 23 | The Union Democrat

    St. Patrick's Catholic Church will celebrate Mass at 9 a.m. Monday at Mountain View Cemetery on Lyons-Bald Mountain Road in Sonora. Highway 120 east of Crane Flat and Tioga Pass were re-opened before noon Friday, according to Yosemite National Park and Caltrans officials.

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  10. Jerrold Jensen: Leta s restore California to a " todayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | The Fresno Bee

    ... native species. Perhaps our baseline year could be 1923, before San Francisco dammed a valley inside Yosemite National Park and built a pipeline that diverts billions of gallons from the Tuolumne River before it flows toward the San Joaquin Delta. ...

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  11. In defense of thrill-seekers like Dean PotterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Denver Post

    Adventurist Dean Potter and fellow cliff jumper were killed May 16 attempting a wing-suited flight in Yosemite National Park. Although I agree with Annie Dawid, in that I hate to see people die doing thrill-seeking activities, it is important to look back in time at other people who were called fools for doing what they loved.

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  12. Yosemite Park Expecting High Visitation Memorial WeekendRead the original story

    Friday May 22 | Mammoth Times & Eastern Sierra Times

    Yosemite National Park Expecting Extremely Busy Memorial Day Weekend Visitors are urged to avoid arriving at park mid-day, due to anticipated high visitation Yosemite National Park anticipates an extremely busy Memorial Day weekend. Its been a very busy year so far and the park expects high visitation, especially from Friday afternoon until Sunday.

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  13. Brothers Johnson, Michael Jackson bassist dies at 60Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | CNN

    Louis Johnson , who played with the Brothers Johnson and was an in-demand bassist who played on such hits as Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" and "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," died May 21. He was 60. The body of extreme-sports legend Dean Potter was found in Yosemite National Park during a helicopter search Sunday, May 17, said Scott Gediman, a spokesman for the park. Friends had reported him and another athlete, Graham Hunt, missing late Saturday.

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  14. All local mountain passes openRead the original story

    Friday May 22 | The Union Democrat

    Highway 120 east of Crane Flat and Tioga Pass were re-opened before noon today, according to Yosemite National Park and Caltrans officials. Sonora Pass on Highway 108 in Tuolumne County opened at 7:45 a.m. today, said Rick Estrada of Caltrans District 10 in Stockton.

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  15. Four traffic headaches you should avoid this Memorial Day weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Los Angeles Times

    ... avoid during peak hours, unless you look forward to bonding with family while stuck on the freeway. Yosemite National Park is gorgeous, but if you're moved to visit this weekend, plan to arrive before 10 a.m. to avoid traffic jams. Yosemite National ...

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  16. Usually busiest time of year at Yosemite National ParkRead the original story

    Friday May 22 | The Union Democrat

    North Dome, Tenaya Canyon and Half Dome are prominent features in Yosemite National Park. The park will get many visitors this holiday weekend.

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  17. Memorial day weekend activities aboundRead the original story

    Friday May 22 | The Union Democrat

    ... Pass on Highway 108 and Tioga Pass on Highway 120 were closed due to snow, according to Caltrans. Yosemite National Park officials are expecting as many as 60,000 visitors for the three-day weekend (see related story, this page). Active military, ...

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  18. Helmet camera captured deadly Yosemite cliff jumpRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Denver Post

    A camera on the helmet of cliff jumper Dean Potter, who died in Yosemite National Park, shows that he may have tried to avoid his friend who slammed into a ridge and then hit the rocks himself a split second later, a park official said. It's not clear what went wrong, but authorities are using the video captured by Potter's GoPro and other images to reveal how he and Graham Hunt - both wearing wingsuits - died in the illegal stunt.

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  19. Dean Potter's GoPro camera captured deadly Yosemite cliff jumpRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | The Campbell Reporter

    A camera on the helmet of cliff jumper Dean Potter, who died in Yosemite National Park, shows that he may have tried to avoid his friend who slammed into a ridge and then hit the rocks himself a split second later, a park official said. It's not clear what went wrong, but authorities are using the video captured by Potter's GoPro and other images to reveal how he and Graham Hunt -- both wearing wingsuits -- died in the illegal stunt.

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  20. Wingsuit fliers in Yosemite knew they were cheating deathRead the original story

    Monday May 18 | NBC29

    Two wingsuit fliers who leaped from a cliff in Yosemite National Park were trying to zoom through a notch in a ridgeline and were airborne for about 15 seconds when they slammed into a rocky outcropping and were killed, a friend said Monday. Dean Potter, 43, and Graham Hunt, 29, were experienced at flying in wingsuits - the most extreme form of BASE jumping, a sport so dangerous enthusiasts keep lists of the dead.

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