Archive - Aug 27, 2011
Three bears are dead in June Lake and itâ€™s not their fault.
After a rash of bear break-ins in June Lake recently, three bears were shot to death in several separate incidents and the Department of Fish and Game said Thursday that it is investigating reports of a local June Lake resident who may have been feeding bears for some time now.
â€śI can confirm that we are investigating reports of a woman who is believed to be feeding bears in the area,â€ť said Andrew Hughan, a spokesman for the department.
Summer is over and a big winter could be ahead.
Itâ€™s been said.
Darker mornings, cooler nights; a subtle shift in the light. A slight tinge of gold, even in the greenest trees and plants. School in session, pre-dawn runs before work, woodpiles sprouting on every deck.
Orion rising. Scorpius setting. Summer is over.
And far too soon for most locals, battered by a long, deep-snowed winter, a cold spring, a summer that only began six short weeks ago.
To make it all worse, the rumor mill about the coming winter is enough to make you break out in chills.
Fido locked me out of the house. In the process, he locked himself in.
â€śGet me out of here!â€ť he whimpered from behind the door.
â€śIâ€™m trying, you big lug, but the deadbolt seems to have been tripped.â€ť
â€śWhatâ€™s a deadbolt?â€ť
â€śA deadbolt, Fido, is the one lock on the door that I donâ€™t have a key for! Iâ€™ve never even used the deadbolt and donâ€™t even have a key for it. How the heck did the deadbolt get tripped?â€ť
I tried to put the sequence together and that took a little time.
â€śFido, was anyone in the house when I was gone?â€ť
â€śI have to pee.â€ť
â€śI know, I know. Me too!â€ť
Happy 96th to Dave McCoy! â€¦
From tourism chief John Urdi on Wednesday morning: â€śNice wake-up call this morning at 5 a.m. with a 4.2 magnitude earthquake.â€ť â€¦
Mike Abbott on Facebook Wednesday morning: â€śUmmmmm ... was that an East Coast aftershock here?â€ť â€¦
Yep, that was Dan Hansen of MMSA rodding about, here and there. â€śJust drove a Bentley Continental GT Supersport Convertible. It was a little painful to get back into my truck afterwards.â€ť â€¦