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September 13th

Where there's fire, there's smoke

September 13, 2010

Smoky days likely
to continue; all
burning canceled
for rest of season

Eastern Sierra residents have been hit hard in the past few weeks by smoke from a big fire on the Westside, and it’s not over yet.

Although cooler days accompanied the latest storm system that moved into the Sierra beginning Wednesday, the same storm system came with strong winds blowing west from the San Joaquin Valley.

September 10th

Huskies stoked on emotional high; Mission Prep next up

September 10, 2010

Mammoth 6,
L.A. Baptist 3,
in season opener

The Mammoth Huskies haven’t had this kind of momentum since Head Coach Tom Gault can remember.
In winning a stirring, 6-3 come-from-behind victory over the L.A. Baptist Knights last Saturday at Gault-McClure Stadium, the Huskies pulled off one of the biggest victories that the 64-year old coach could remember.

Who you gonna call...Bearbusters?

September 10, 2010

At last Tuesday’s Wildlife Committee meeting, police chief Dan Watson commented that there was a bit of a communications breakdown over Labor Day weekend when it came to bear complaint response.
Watson, who was out of town over the long weekend, said he is going to call for a conference with members of the U.S. Forest Service (who were not present at the wildlife committee meeting), Department of Fish and Game, as well as Mono County and Mammoth Lakes Police Department, to talk about these jurisdictional issues in the Mammoth area.

Seven-year search for missing hiker may be over

September 10, 2010

Possessions belonging to missing hiker Fred Claassen, along with some human bones, were recovered from a remote area in Yosemite National Park over the Labor Day weekend.

Claassen, a Livermore resident, was last seen seven years ago on Aug. 1, 2003, as he headed into the Hoover Wilderness behind the Twin Lakes area west of Bridgeport on a solo backpack trip. He was 46 years old at the time, and an experienced backcountry traveler, according to Mono County Search and Rescue records.

Geothermal plant to double power generation by 2013

September 10, 2010

Anyone wondering what the noise back behind Shady Rest Park was this past week will be glad to know it’s all for a good cause.
In this case, that cause is a greener planet, as the owners of the geothermal plant move toward doubling the plant’s power generating capacity in the next few years.

Tempers flare after bear bites man at arts fest

September 10, 2010

Gaye Mueller has a bee in her bonnet over bears in her booths.
The president of the Mono Council for the Arts and producer of Mammoth’s Labor Day Festival of the Arts, has had it up to here with the critters. One of them, a small, 150-pounder, last Friday night chomped a vendor on the arm. According to the victim, potter Donald Jower, 64, of El Cerrito (Contra Costa County) the bear and he ran into each other at an adjacent food vendor’s booth.

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