Tourism

In heart of the Rim Fire, regeneration has begun 


(AP) — In the midst of a foreboding canyon scorched bare by the Sierra Nevada's most destructive fire in centuries, tiny ferns unfurl along a spring, black oaks push through charred soil normally blanketed with pine needles and a hawk soars above towering dead and denuded trees.

Valley lodges rebound in August

The Hilton Garden Inn in ClovisValley lodges saw business improve in August, recovering from a dip in revenues the month prior.

Fresno workshop to gather state park ideas

Millerton Lake near Friant is one of 280 California parks and recreation areas.California State Park system officials will be seeking input on how to improve the state's lagging parks through a public workshop in Fresno on Sept. 10.

USFS: Hunter caused huge wildfire near Yosemite

A gigantic wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park was caused by an illegal fire set by a hunter, the U.S. Forest Service said Thursday.

July sales slip for Valley lodges

The Hilton Garden Inn in ClovisThe positive summertime trend didn't continue for Valley lodges the way it did for the rest of the state.

Tourists, residents flee huge fire near Yosemite

(AP) — A Northern California wildfire twice the size of the city of San Francisco drove hundreds to evacuate their homes and led scores of visitors to leave or avoid nearby Yosemite National Park during peak tourist season.

Yosemite-area wildfire balloons in size overnight

(AP) — A wildfire outside Yosemite National Park has more than tripled in size and still threatens about 2,500 homes, hotels and camp buildings.

Wildfire burns out of control near Yosemite 


(AP) — An out-of-control wildfire threatening more than 2,000 structures near Yosemite National Park is one of more than 50 active, large blazes dotting the western U.S.

Wonder Valley Resort completes new guest building

Wonder Valley Ranch Resort and Conference Center near Sanger announced the completion of a new guest building that will house up to 140 guests.

Summer starts out well for Valley lodges

The Hilton Garden Inn in ClovisValley lodges got a healthy summertime boost in June, with occupancy rates and daily room rates improving over last year.