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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Kari Cobb
The wildfire burning in and around Yosemite National Park has become the fourth-largest conflagration in modern California history, fire officials said Sunday as clouds and higher humidity helped crews further contain the biggest blaze in the United States this year.
Rescue crews on Monday are still searching for a 19-year-old who was swept into a waterfall at Yosemite National Park while swimming in the Merced River.
The hike up the granite monolith Half Dome in Yosemite National Park is one of the most iconic in the nationwide system, but officials have announced approval of a plan that permanently limits how many can do it.
Meanwhile, the dense smoke that obscured Yosemite's majestic views for the first time on Saturday and prompted air quality warnings was starting to ease, park spokeswoman Kari Cobb said.
Although park officials advised visitors to avoid heavy exertion, Ms. Cobb said she has seen people outside running "and enjoying Yosemite, despite the smoke."