Heat Safety Message

Heat Safety Message

Temperatures are climbing once again this summer season. How will you stay cool? The Mariposa County Health Department recommends avoiding strenuous activity during the heat of the day, staying in a cool environment like an air conditioned home or business, relaxing in the shade while drinking plenty of water, or visiting the community pool facility. […]

Attendance quotas? Our national parks, and the mile-long line to see them

Attendance quotas? Our national parks, and the mile-long line to see them

The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Thursday: Something’s wrong with our National Parks system when lines to get to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim look like lines to get “Hamilton” tickets. America’s annual pilgrimage to our national parks has become a shoulder-to-shoulder, bumper-to-bumper stress test. Last year a record 307 million people […]

YARTS Bus Will No Longer Operate Year-Round on Highway 41

YARTS Bus Will No Longer Operate Year-Round on Highway 41

YARTS (Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System) plans to shut down the bus transportation system from Fresno to Yosemite on Sept. 30, with service planned to resume in May. YARTS provides public transit in the Yosemite region, with buses entering Yosemite Valley from Merced, Mammoth Lakes, Sonora, and (beginning Summer 2015) Fresno—as well as many different towns along the way. […]