October 16th, 2013
According to a news release from Yosemite National Park late Wednesday evening, Oct. 16, the park "reopens to park visitors tonight, October 16, 2013.
"Visitors can access public areas and roads immediately while facilities and other public services are brought back on-line. Yosemite National Park has been closed since October 1, 2013 due to the government shutdown.
"We are excited to reopen and welcome visitors back to Yosemite," stated park superintendent Don Neubacher. "Autumn is a particularly special season to enjoy Yosemiteâ€™s colorful grandeur."
“I can’t go to the woods?” Fido said. “The mountains are closed? What the…?”
A reward is being offered for the return of the Nikon Camo 10X50 Binoculars taken from the June Lake Women’s Club Thrift Store during the “Autumn Beer Festival” held Oct. 5. Proceeds would have gone to a college scholarship fund for local students. Any information, please call 661-400-0922. …
Less than a month before Mammoth’s bears go into shutdown mode, some of them still have some shenanigans up their sleeves.
Sometimes, a shotgun is no match against compassion.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has told Foster Farms that it will block operations at facilities in California that have been implicated in a multistate Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak unless the company quickly outlines its plans for making the product safer, according to an Oct 7 letter from the USDAâ€™s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
The FSIS asked for a reply from Foster Farms within 3 business days. The FSIS threatened to pull inspectors from the plants, which would prevent the company from selling chicken processed there.
While politicians remain in a stalemate over the partial federal government shutdown, businesses in the Whitney region are stepping up to fill the void.
With Whitney Portal outhouses closed to use and the Visitor Center shuttered, Elevation Sierra Adventure Essentials in Lone Pine and the Whitney Portal Store are handing out portable WAG BAG toilet kits to visitors, free of charge.
â€śAnything to keep the poo down,â€ť said Elevation owner Jon Turner.
No computer in the world—Apple or otherwise—would confirm that Christmas happens in October, but it sure felt that way at the Mammoth Middle School this past week.