Mountain lions are generally calm, quiet, and elusive. People rarely get more than a brief glimpse of a mountain lion in the wild. Lion attacks on people are rare, with fewer than a dozen fatalities in North America in more than 100 years. But just in case you do encounter a mountain lion, this video will help you be prepared.
Colorado Division of Wildlife
What do to if you meet a mountain lion
Progress on EMCSPCA no-kill shelter
2017 EMCSPCA Animal Faire
Madera County Sheriff's Department Deputy Jack Williamson talks about discovery of large homeless camp near Oakhurst
Retired CHP helicopter pilot Mike Brown
Food, hungry law enforcement: How it all came together
Railroad Fire incident commander updates progress, and it's good news
Massive air tanker drops retardant on Railroad Fire
Day turns to night as timelapse video shows vegetation exploding from Railroad Fire
Jackie Byers - Heritage Days 2017
Tenaya Lodge employees take on fire suppression duties while smoke billows nearby
Tenaya Lodge evacuees return temporarily to collect belongings, medications
Tenaya Lodge manager describes Railroad Fire evacuation effort
The long-awaited EMCSPCA no-kill shelter in Ahwahnee is taking shape, with retaining walls and building footings in place. The next step is the concrete work. Area contractor Randy Papike estimates the project will be completed by the end of next summer. EMCSPCA Treasurer Lyle Swanson makes a trip out there twice a week or so, just to see the exciting progress being made.
Dogs compete in Animal Faire competitions during the annual fundraising event for the EMCSPCA. All monies raised will go towards building and maintaining the no-kill animal shelter in Ahwahnee. To donate: www.emcspca.org/donate.htm.
Evergreen Conference Center of Oakhurst Director Steve Rumage tells about the decision to offer meals to law enforcement after the power went out and ECCO was ordered to evacuate due to the Railroad Fire.
The Railroad Fire grew primarily toward the north and east Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. Firefighters focused on protecting the community of Fish Camp, Sugar Pine, and the Yosemite Mountain Ranch. Dry conditions and dead trees contributed to fast growth of the fire.
Tourists Graham and Ann Fraser of Oceanside returned to the Tenaya Lodge Wednesday to collect their belongings after the Railroad Fire forced the hotel to evacuate its guests Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. Ann, who has a form of Parkinson's disease, returned for her medication.
A vegetation fire, named the Railroad Fire, which began at 1 p.m., Aug. 29, had grown to 300 acres just a couple hours later. It is burning in steep terrain with heavy fuel west of Highway 41 near Sugar Pine. The highway has been closed, and mandatory evacuation orders are in place for Sugar Pine, Sugar Pine Camp and Fish Camp. About 200 personnel were on scene, including 15 engines, four hand crews, three helicopters and 10 air tankers. Additional resources have been ordered.
Paul Ratchford, general manager of Tenaya Lodge near Yosemite National Park, describes how his staff watched the Railroad Fire grow and began making preparations to evacuate the lodge on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017.
After the rampaging Detwiler Fire devastated a large portion of Mariposa County in July, the importance of keeping defensible space around homes and property was made all the more clear. The defensible space inspection team from Cal Fire's Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit offers these tips on how to make sure your home is one that can be saved during wildfires.
A narrow band extending across the United States will experience a total eclipse of the sun Monday, Aug. 21. The North American continent will experience a partial eclipse that lasts two to three hours. Halfway through the event, anyone within a 60 to 70 mile-wide path from Oregon to South Carolina will experience a total eclipse. During those moments when the moon fully blocks the sun’s bright face for more than two minutes, day will turn into night, making visible the solar corona, the sun’s outer atmosphere.
The United States will get a rare astrological treat Aug. 21. That's the day of the "Great American Eclipse." It's the first total solar eclipse to cross the entire U.S. in 99 years. The Fresno area won't have a total eclipse, but still will get an awe-inspiring show.