JUNE 3, 2013 â€“ Yosemite National Park officials are advising visitors to exercise extreme caution when exploring the valleyâ€™s natural beauty in the wake of two deaths over this past weekend.
According to the National Park Service, Felix Joseph Kiernan, 28, of London, England and Aleh Kalman, 19, of Sacramento, died this past weekend after the former was hit by a falling rock while climbing, and the latter was swept over one of the parkâ€™s tallest and most popular waterfalls.
A long-lost piece of local history may have been located on Owens Lake as Los Angeles Department of Water and Power crews prepare for a new dust mitigation project.
The LADWP will be meeting today to discuss the Environmental Impact Report for the Phase 7a project and the discovery of what may be the site of a massacre of Owens Valley Paiutes located within the mitigation area. The mitigation project has a federally-imposed deadline of December 2013.