Archive for February, 2013

Girl Apologizes, Returns Sticks to Park

  Date Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Stealing natural resources from a national park is against the law, but park rangers at Yosemite National Park in California made an exception after they received a letter from a little girl named Evie. Evie, a Yosemite Junior Park Ranger, came home from a trip…

Take out a parking lot and let trees grow, says Yosemite park

  Date Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Yosemite National Park has proposed removing asphalt parking lots,a tram ride and gift shop to let giant sequoias grow anew in the popular Mariposa Grove.

Yosemite proposes changes in giant sequoia grove

  Date Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Officials at Yosemite National Park are proposing $15 million worth of changes at the park's Mariposa Grove they say would improve the habitat for the nearly 500 giant sequoias in the park.

California couple reported missing in Peru turn up on boat

  Date Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

(Reuters) – A young California couple who were reported to be missing and feared kidnapped while on a cycling trip through Peru have turned up on a river boat in the Andean nation, the mother of one of the pair said in an online statement posted on Tuesday. Peru's tourism ministry issued a separate statement from Lima, the capital, saying, "the American tourists are continuing to enjoy their …

California prosecutors launch criminal inquiry into parks ‘hidden funds’

  Date Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

By Kevin Yamamura, Sacramento Bee The state attorney general’s office has launched a criminal investigation of California parks officials after the “hidden funds” case seemingly reached a dead end when state and local prosecutors did not pursue charges last month. Peter Southworth, a supervising deputy […] The post California prosecutors launch criminal inquiry into parks ‘hidden funds …