Last updated Saturday, September 17, 2011 - 11:42pm
FARMINGTON -- Davis School District expected an additional 900 students in its schools this year. Instead, that number almost doubled, and school officials scrambled to make room in already crowded classrooms.
FRESNO, Calif. -- Yosemite National Park this year might reach the nerve-wracking plateau of 4 million visitors. In the 1990s that number meant summer gridlock, gate closures and bad publicity.
Yet last summer -- the park's busiest since 1996 -- there were no gate closures or three-hour waits to get into paradise. The National Park Service has gotten serious about managing crowds at one of America's favorite parks.