Yosemite aims to remove Curry Village cabins over rockfall concerns

IN this Oct. 8, 2008, file photo, people walk through some of the damage to trees and lodging at Curry Village in Yosemite National Park, Calif., following a rock slide, the second in two days at the facility. The handling of rockfall hazards at one of America's most popular parks has prompted litigation and scientific debate about whether construction activities by park officials have contributed to two fatal accidents and the most recent near-catastrophe. And now officials are considering whether part of Curry Village should be shut down permanently for safety reasons after more than a century of operation. (AP Photo/Tom Trujillo, File)

August 9, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The National Park Service says the removal of dozens of buildings in Yosemite will maximize public safety. It's in an area of Curry Village where a rock fall happened back in October, 2008. Those visitor accommodations there were permanently closed after the rock fall.