Archive - Aug 13, 2012
The lightning-caused fire near Mono Lake was declared 100 percent contained Wednesday, and firefighters are increasingly being moved from the Indian Fire to other fires in the state and country.
The thunderstorm that sparked the lightning that started the now-12,574-acre passed through the Eastern Sierra Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 8 and ignited the fire about five miles southeast of Mono Lake and north of Highway 120 on Bureau of Land Management public lands.
This is the time of the summer Olympics where numbers are flying back and forth by the thousandth of a second. The difference between a gold and a fourth in the Olympics is only 18/100ths of a second. How much is that in inches?
Where did the summer go, anyway?
One of Mammothâ€™s early autumn events is Sunday, Sept. 9 when the 12th Annual Mammoth Lakes Foundation Golf Classic tees off at Sierra Star.
Check-in opens at 8:30 a.m., with a 10 a.m. shotgun start. Fees include greens fees and cart, use of chipping and putting greens, lunch, tournament gift, silent auction, awards party, and the opportunity to support higher education and cultural enrichment in Mammoth.
â€śThese are really called Dog Days?â€ť Fido said.
â€śThey are, but itâ€™s not what you think,â€ť I replied.
â€śIâ€™m a dog! I donâ€™t think. I guard, I feel, I bark, I sleep, I eat. But I do not think. I am a life-support system for biscuits and my water bowl. Everything after that is gravy.â€ť
â€śOnce again, you Big Red Lug, you are mixing your metaphors something awful, but thatâ€™s perfectly OK during the Dog Days of August.â€ť
â€śHey hey hey hey!â€ť Fido yelped. â€śWhat will we do to celebrate?â€ť
I wandered through the labyrinth of trees at Sam’s Woodsite last weekend to the beat of the music.