Archive - Dec 3, 2010
No itâ€™s not your imagination.
The bears, at least some bears, are indeed still out.
Although most bears in Mammoth and the surrounding area have bedded down for the winter, not all of them have, said Mammothâ€™s Wildlife Management Specialist Steve Searles.
â€śItâ€™s as if every bear has a different barometric pressure point,â€ť he said. â€śThey each need to reach a certain weight so they can survive the winter, and each responds to different temperatures and other factors differently.â€ť
The bears are like some football players, he said.
In the Say It Ainâ€™t So department, there will be no girls basketball this season for Mammoth High School. Blame it on a lack of interest. Reminds us of the 2009 football season that wasnâ€™t. ...
Gosh it was great to see Skip Harvey back in the Mayorâ€™s chair this past week (see P. 1). Heâ€™s been battling bad illness and had to leave us for a while. â€śAlways good to get out of L.A.,â€ť said he. And out of the hospitals, too. ...
Bug-eyed and pincher-toothed, no bigger than a grain of rice, the mountain pine bark beetle has come to visit, killing thousands of acres of lodgepole and whitebark pine in our own backyard, turning green mountainsides tomato-soup red.
Though nowhere near the problem they are in the Rocky Mountains, where the beetle has turned huge swathes of green forests to dead, red trees, and where tourism-and ski-resort based economies are reeling from the cost of cleanup and prevention of the red tide, Eastside beetle populations are growing and growing fast.
"Stage Door" is being performed by Mammoth High School.
Stage Door was nominated best picture of 1937 and starred Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers and Lucille Ball.
It is a very entertaining play starring Lauren Bukenberger, Madison Hodges and others, directed by Kevin Worden.
Friday and Saturday nights, Dec. 3 and 4 at 7pm, Multi Purpose Room.
Tickets are only $5.00!
Come out and support the MHS kids and the Drama Department.