Turning YOSEMITE into a CASH COW

Turning YOSEMITE into a CASH COW

 

[CounterPunch] Another DELAWARE NORTH Outrage in the Making: Turning YOSEMITE into a CASH COW

Date: 2015-04-06 06:15
From: Marc Norton <nortonsf@ix.netcom.com>

Another DELAWARE NORTH Outrage in the Making:
TURNING YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK INTO A CASH COW

CounterPunch
April 1, 2015

COPYRIGHT © 2015 MARC NORTON

Delaware North – the management company that runs the lodging, food
and retail concessions at YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK – has been in the
news lately, claiming that it owns the rights to place names in the
park such as CAMP CURRY, YOSEMITE LODGE, the AHWAHNEE HOTEL, the
WAWONA HOTEL, BADGER PASS and more.

Check out the December 24, 2014 article [1] in the East Bay Express.

On a trip to Yosemite last January I learned that 80 affordable cabins
in the heart of Camp Curry – cabins that had served visitors well for
decades – have been removed, along with over 100 tent-cabins.

This follows years of rumored behind-the-scenes agitation by the private
management companies that run Yosemite to remove less expensive lodging
in favor of building more higher-priced hotel-style projects.

There is an under-the-radar plan in place to build upscale “CABIN/HOTEL”
ROOMS IN CAMP CURRY, and likely more to come in Yosemite Valley…

Read more [2] at Marc Norton online.

Links:
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[1] http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/hijacking-yosemite/Content?oid=4151574
[2] http://www.marcnorton.us/182546/182577.html

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