Government Shutdown http://kvpr.org en Yosemite National Park Reopens After 16-Day Government Shutdown http://kvpr.org/post/yosemite-national-park-reopens-after-16-day-government-shutdown <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Yosemite National Park reopened last night, and visitors are returning to the park today to snap photos and bask in the fall colors.</span></p><p>Park officials estimate that more than 150,000 people were blocked from visiting Yosemite during the 16-day government shutdown. That means lost entrance and campground fees, and concession sales, says spokesman Scott Gediman.&nbsp;</p><p>“The loss of visitors has a huge ripple effect, from an economic perspective,” Gediman says.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 23:14:59 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 23187 at http://kvpr.org Yosemite National Park Reopens After 16-Day Government Shutdown On Valley Edition: Calif. Politics; COS Accreditation; Tourism in Yosemite; 'Grapes of Wrath' Tour http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-calif-politics-cos-accreditation-tourism-yosemite-grapes-wrath-tour <p>This week on&nbsp;<a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition">Valley Edition</a> we explore emerging California politics with Fresno State Political Science Professor <a href="http://www.fresnostate.edu/socialsciences/polysci/fac-staff/full-time/holyoke.html">Thomas Holyoke</a>.&nbsp; Valley Edition Host Joe Moore speaks with Holyoke about immigration reform and more.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 18:48:57 +0000 Joe Moore & Ezra David Romero 22721 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Calif. Politics; COS Accreditation; Tourism in Yosemite; 'Grapes of Wrath' Tour Despite Shutdown, Rim Fire Recovery Moves Forward http://kvpr.org/post/despite-shutdown-rim-fire-recovery-moves-forward <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">National parks across the country may be off-limits to visitors due to the government shutdown, but in the Sierra, it hasn&rsquo;t stopped efforts to recover from the Rim Fire.</span></p><p>A crew of around 50 fire response specialists are still on the job in the Stanislaus National Forest and in Yosemite National Park.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 01:02:16 +0000 Ezra David Romero 22474 at http://kvpr.org Despite Shutdown, Rim Fire Recovery Moves Forward