Archive for February, 2012

National Park Service Releases Yosemite Attendance Numbers

  Date Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

A new National Park report shows that more than 4 million visitors went to Yosemite in 2010.

Sierra braces for up to 5 feet of snow as storm moves in

  Date Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

TRUCKEE — Heavy snow and strong winds have moved into California's Sierra Nevada, shutting down schools and forcing chains on vehicles as the area gets a long-overdue blast of winter.

Highway 120 route to Yosemite Valley to be closed until April

  Date Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

The main route to Yosemite Valley for travelers from the Bay Area will be closed for several weeks starting Wednesday morning.A stretch of Big Oak Flat Road within Yosemite National Park — from Foresta Road to Highway 140 — will be closed round-the-clock starting at 8 a.

Ron Foth Advertising Wins Top California Tourism Award and ADDY “Best of Show”

  Date Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Mixing science and creativity has proven to be an award-winning formula for Ron Foth Advertising, Columbus. The full-service, independent agency won two major creative awards in th

California State Parks Closure List Shrinks as Donors Step Up

  Date Monday, February 27th, 2012

The Associated Press chronicles the mission of blogger Lucy D'Mot, who is visiting the 70 California state parks currently on the mandatory closure list. Drawing attention to these places, she hopes donors step forward to keep the parks open. In some cases, there are plans in the works to avoid closure of certain state parks.