It started with a climbing accident that left local climber and teacher Jim Barnes too injured to climb for a while.
Things did not improve when he stepped on a stingray and his foot got infected.
Not only couldnâ€™t he climb, he couldnâ€™t walk very far.
For a man accustomed to constant physical activity, it was a time of sheer frustration.
He decided to hop on a road bike and thatâ€™s when the love affair started.
A letter that would alert Mammoth Mountain Ski Area that it is â€śout of complianceâ€ť with its federal permit to run June Mountain as a ski area is still winding its way through local, regional and Washington D.C. U. S. Forest Service offices and has not been delivered to MMSA, according to forest officials.
Thirty-five years ago Wednesday, something extraordinary in the course of human history occurred.
A tiny, nondescriptâ€”but powerfulâ€”space-faring craft, called Voyager, took to the stars, loaded with greetings, images, music, and art gathered from across the planet Earth and imprinted on an old-fashioned record.
Its mission was simpleâ€”to say hello to anyone, anything, that might be listening.