Tag Archives | Rim Fire


Rim Fire hurts Lee Vining business

Businesses in Mono County, especially Lee Vining, have suffered this season due to the disastrous Rim Fire that closed Highway 120 for a time and now the government shutdown which closed Yosemite. Owners of one motel in Lee Vining are asking the Mono Supervisors for more time to pay Transient Occupancy Tax. Tim and Kimberly […]

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Rim Fire cause and Hwy 120 status

UPDATE: 9-6, 4PM State Route 120 from Groveland to Yosemite will reopen today at noon.  However, Tioga Road remains closed from Crane Flat to White Wolf and visitors traveling from Mono County will not be able to continue into Yosemite Valley. The YARTS September weekend service from Mono County into Yosemite Valley will be suspended […]

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Letter to the editor: Rim Fire points to forest management

From: Byng Hunt, Board Member, Eastern Sierra Subregion Sierra Nevada Conservancy Re:  RIM FIRE SHOWS NEED TO INVEST IN SIERRA FORESTS AND CALIFORNIA’s WATER SUPPLY The many benefits that flow from the Sierra Nevada to all of California has been again underlined by the current disastrous Rim Fire northwest of us.  The wildfire, which continues to […]

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