Articles tagged “yosemite”

100 Years Later, A Look Back at the Start of the National Park Service

100 Years Later, A Look Back at the Start of the National Park Service

Lew Freedman, Associated Press/Cody Enterprise

One hundred years after the National Parks Service was established, national park visitation in the U.S. is at an all-time high. If only its pioneers like John Muir, Theodore Roosevelt, and Nathaniel Pitt Langford could see how successful their vision has become a century later.

3 years ago

Yosemite Fight Over Names Escalates as Feds Push to Cancel Trademarks

Yosemite Fight Over Names Escalates as Feds Push to Cancel Trademarks

Associated Press

We don't want to live in a world where a concessionaire owns the names no rights to national icons.

3 years ago

Jilted Hotel Operator at Yosemite Sues for Rights to Landmarks’ Names

Jilted Hotel Operator at Yosemite Sues for Rights to Landmarks’ Names

Associated Press

The value of intellectual property can sometimes rival physical assets. Delaware North filed a lawsuit alleging that its trademarked names — which existed before the operator began working in the park — in Yosemite National Park have been trampled upon.

4 years ago

Deadly Branches and the Plague Shroud Yosemite Park Summer

4 years ago

Yosemite National Park’s Hotels to Get New Operator in $2 Billion Deal

Yosemite National Park’s Hotels to Get New Operator in $2 Billion Deal

Scott Smith, Associated Press

We'd love to see a park operator try something new an innovative rather than the standard, institutional style hospitality that's so often seen in national parks.

4 years ago

Yellowstone Park May Drastically Improve Mobile Connectivity

Yellowstone Park May Drastically Improve Mobile Connectivity

Matthew Brown, Associated Press

Yellowstone is re-igniting a huge debate in the outdoors world in which tourists and enthusiasts debate the role of mobile devices and Wi-Fi inside our national parks. Yellowstone's decision could have a ripple effect on other national parks.

5 years ago

Growing Yosemite Wildfire Leads to Visitor Evacuation

Growing Yosemite Wildfire Leads to Visitor Evacuation

Associated Press

National parks are enjoying a resurgence in visitation among younger travelers, making large-scale fires disastrous to both the natural environment and their current marketing initiatives.

5 years ago

Summer Fire at Yosemite Grows, Forcing 13,000 to Evacuate

Summer Fire at Yosemite Grows, Forcing 13,000 to Evacuate

Evan Sernoffsky and Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle

When it comes to fires at prominent national parks, this summer has been easier than many others. But it is still taking a toll.

5 years ago

Yosemite Tourism Dollars Fuel Business Throughout Local Economy

Yosemite Tourism Dollars Fuel Business Throughout Local Economy

Tim Sheehan, The Fresno Bee

National parks are a powerful economic engine for the local communities that surround them and their power was given a much-needed spotlight during last year's economic turndown.

5 years ago

Making Yosemite Better For Tourists Begins With Removing Parking

Making Yosemite Better For Tourists Begins With Removing Parking

Associated Press

This is a national park development plan that would make naturalist/author Edward Abbey and his fictional anti-development Monkeywrench Gang happy.

6 years ago

Yosemite’s Tourism Economy Continues to Suffer After Wildfire and Shutdown

Yosemite’s Tourism Economy Continues to Suffer After Wildfire and Shutdown

Peter Hecht, The Sacramento Bee

The government shutdown incapacitated tourism economies around the country, but towns near Yosemite did not have even one tourist to spare after an end-of-summer wildfire kept visitors away.

6 years ago

Shutdown 2013: Yosemite Welcomes Crowds After Reopening Thursday

Shutdown 2013: Yosemite Welcomes Crowds After Reopening Thursday

Associated Press

The silver lining of the shutdown is the attention and appreciation that both Americans and visitors felt for the national parks, some of the country's most famous and beautiful attractions.

6 years ago