Now Delaware North is claiming that the names of the lodging areas within Yosemite Valley - the Ahwahnee Hotel and Curry Village - belong to it, not the NPS. The names have been in place since the park was founded over 100 years ago. Delaware North is suing for $51 million, claiming they own the rights to these names and other intellectual property within the park.
The NPS is renaming the Ahwahnee and Curry Village to the Majestic Yosemite Hotel and Half Dome Village.
To make things even worse, Delaware North claims that it owns the name "Yosemite." Although the NPS isn't changing that.
I'm always a big fan of saying "vote with your dollars." As much as I love Yosemite, I'll never spend another nickel as long as Delaware North runs the place. Which shouldn't be for too much longer.