2013-06-27 / Front Page

County opens four cooling centers

County officials have opened air-conditioned cooling centers in Mariposa, Midpines, Cathey's Valley and Coulterville. The cool-air refuges are scheduled to stay open from noon to 8 p.m. each evening, through at least Tuesday.

On Saturday, the National Weather Service was forecasting the current heat wave to continue through July 4 and next weekend. High temperatures were forecast from 105 to 107 degrees through Wednesday in Mariposa.

The designated cool spots are at the Mariposa County Library on 10th Street, Midpines Community Hall, McCay Hall in Cathey's Valley and the Coulterville Schoolhouse at the corner of Broadway and Cemetery roads.

County health officials urge residents to check on elderly neighbors and people with health conditions. Call 911 to summon emergency care for heat-related effects.

Call the county human services hotline for more information on help for heat-affected individuals at 966-7000.

A swimmer takes advantage of the county pool in Mariposa. Erik Skindrud/The GAZETTE.A swimmer takes advantage of the county pool in Mariposa. Erik Skindrud/The GAZETTE.

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Feel free to call the county

Feel free to call the county human services hotline for more information on help for heat-affected individuals at 966-7000.

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