Archive - 2012
David Scobie, a police officer with the MLPD for 10 years, received a recognition award from the Town Council Wednesday night, and Mayor Matthew Lehman gave him one of the highest compliments a cop could hope for.
“I don’t know David real well,” Lehman said, “but one thing I’ve heard around town is that people really like David Scobie. Even the people who are pulled over by him almost enjoy the experience.
“He’s the epitome of a great officer.”
Annual event in Bishop on Dec. 15
The Mammoth Lakes Police Officers Association is coordinating a multi-jurisdictional, multi-county event that will benefit some well-deserving families for Christmas.
The event is called “Shop with a Cop,” and will involve the Mammoth Lakes Police Department, Bishop Police Department, Mono County Sheriff’s Department, Inyo County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, and Inyo Probation Department.
Mammoth Hospital next month will have two new surgeons on staff, beginning in January, the hospital announced this week in a press release.
Fru Bahiraei, M.D. and Richard Koehler, M.D. will have primary residence within the Mammoth Hospital District boundaries.
Dr. Bahiraei is board certified in general surgery and comes to Mammoth most recently from Whidbey General Hospital in Coupeville, Washington.
At Whidbey he provided general surgical, vascular, thoracic, trauma, and endoscopic services.
Enjoy the musical talent of the Eastside and ring in the holiday season this weekend with a community concert that features local musicians of all ages performing in the Eastern Sierra Chamber Orchestra.
The concerts, Saturday at St. Joseph’s Church in Mammoth, and Sunday at the Bishop Neighborhood Church, begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $7 for students.
The Felici Trio’s Brian Schuldt directs the chamber orchestra, and Stephanie Everson directs the choir.
A $150 “fire prevention” fee for most non-Mammoth residents in Mono County may be here to stay, after promised political support for the removing the fee evaporated during the election season.
About $3,000 in unclaimed state tax refunds is sitting around, waiting for 28 Mono County residents to claim their money.
A total of $14 million awaits taxpayers in other counties, according to the state tax board. The most common reason taxpayers don’t get their refunds is because they move and don’t update their addresses with the state Franchise Tax Board.
The chief doctor of the Mono and Inyo counties health department this week urged Eastern Sierra residents protect themselves from what appears to be a bad wave of influenza sweeping the United States.
Dr. Richard Johnson said there have been no documented cases in the area, but the flu activity "is showing signs of increasing across the country."
"Significant increases in flu activity in the United States have occurred in the last two weeks, indicating that an early flu season is upon us," he said in a news release.
The granite curtain has fallen.
Yosemite National Park closed Tioga Pass for the season last weekend, along with the Glacier Point Road.
The significant storm systems that passed through the Yosemite Area over the weekend resulted in an estimated five and a half feet of snow accumulation in Tuolumne Meadows.
These roads close each fall and remain closed throughout the winter months until weather conditions permit reopening in the spring next year.
Yosemite National Park is open year-round with snow removal on all other roads within the park.
Mammoth downhiller Stacey Cook broke onto the World Cup stage this past weekend, putting together back-to-back second-place finishes in the first podium finishes of her career.
Wearing a purple Mammoth knit hat, Cook mounted the podium twice behind winner Lindsey Vonn at Lake Louise, eight years after finishing fourth in that particular race.
Members of the Mammoth Mountain Ski and Snowboard teams gathered in the ski areaâs Slopeside Center to watch the races on television. They were joined by members of the U.S. Snowboard Team and the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team, in Mammoth for training.
With stories spanning everything from science to skiing, women on snow to a guide to Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, the winter preview edition of Mammoth Sierra Magazine is about to hit the racks
The magazine, free at selected locations and to subscribers of the Mammoth Times, is the 58th edition of the bimonthly publication. The new edition hits newstands on Friday, Dec. 7.
Featured is a mysterious cover image from the Beekley Collection of Ski Art.
Somehow, it seems like Brent Truax has been leading the Chamber of Commerce forever, such has been his impact on putting a face on the organization. He steps aside in December to focus on running the Westin Monache Resort, and we’ll miss him.
If the Mammoth Lakes committee on trails has its way, future visitors to the townâs trail system will do less head scratching and more learning.
The committee, made up of members from a variety of federal, state, and local agencies, along with nonprofit entities, accepted a sweeping, 92-page outline of how to enhance Mammothâs trails with a series of trail-side education pieces on Wednesday.
âThis document is a great start,â said Jon Kazmierski, the recreation officer of the Inyo National Forest.
It might be the most madcap carnival ride in all of California.
Chair 23, a fixed-grip triple that recently was named among the âTop Seven Iconic Chairlifts in the Worldâ by a notable ski website, rises to the top of the Mammoth Mountain crest as one of the hairiest rides on any ski hill anywhere.
âItâs definitively a sphincter-tightening ride,â said Mammoth Mountain Ski Area CEO Rusty Gregory, who as a young strapper on his way up the chain of command helped build the lift in 1982.
A series of three wet, warm storms were set to hit Mammoth and the Eastern Sierra before Monday, dumping several inches of rain on lower elevations and several feet of snow in the mountains.
Meteorologists on Thursday projected winds that could kick up to 60- to 100-miles-an-hour.
Weather watchers also had their eyes on the possibility of localized flooding.
Imagine lining up dollar bills stretching from Mammoth Lakes to Staten Island, N.Y., and that would be just short of the amount of money the local Rotarians are sending to Superstorm Sandy victims.
âRotary is all about helping people and placing âservice above self,ââ said Mammoth attorney Mike Bornfeld after he led an effort to send $2,500 to hard-hit Staten Island.
The Mammoth Rotary Club raised the money Nov. 3 at its poker tournament. The following week, the club sent a check to the Rotary Clubs of Staten Island.