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Firewood season opens May 1

April 23, 2013

The new firewood season opens May 1, according to national forest officials.

Initial supplies of firewood can be found at Antelope, Smoke, Dry Creek, Hartley, Oh Ridge and Reversed Peak Forest Management Areas located on the fuelwood map, according to an Inyo National Forest press release.

"Other areas may be opened later this season," the press release states. "Not all open areas may be snow-free at this time.

RAW: Local roads, lakes begin to open up for Fishing Opener

April 23, 2013

High temperatures combined with a light snowpack will allow for an early start to plowing area roads this spring, according to the U.S Forest Service, Inyo National Forest.

Lakes Basin: The Town of Mammoth Lakes (TOML) began plowing roads in the Mammoth Lakes Basin on Wednesday, April 17 and the Basin is expected to be open to vehicles for the Fishing Opener weekend.

Campgrounds will not be open.

Visitors should stay aware of hazards in the area, such as wind damaged trees and soft lake ice that is particularly dangerous during this season.

Thanks for the Ski Day

April 23, 2013


Dear Editor,


The students and staff of Mammoth Elementary School would like our community to know about a wonderful event that was made available to us by the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. 

This past Monday and Wednesday, our 2nd-5th grade students were welcomed at the Mountain to enjoy a day of skiing or snowboarding, completely free of charge. 

Trail Talk

April 23, 2013


We have a soft spot in our hearts for the ineptly named, but highly effective, committee that has been put in charge of the Mammoth Lakes Trails System.

Against long odds, the so-called Mammoth Lakes Trails System Coordinating Committee (MLTSCC) has taken one central idea—all of us want great trails around here—and created a vision on behalf of at least 21 separate user groups.

Dog program for Mammoth Library this month

April 23, 2013


Guide Dogs to star at library

It’s a dog’s life, at least on Monday, April 29, at the Mammoth Lakes Library.

An informational meeting about Pet Partners (formerly Delta Society) therapy animal program, and/or with Guide Dogs for the Blind puppy raising is the subject of the program.

Town, county begin to work together on garbage issue

April 23, 2013


After years of distrust, a new start

The festering debate between Mono County and Town of Mammoth Lakes over how to deal with garbage got an infusion of fresh air last week.

 Mammoth’s town manager took the reins and asked both sides to focus on one thing and one thing only—the numbers.

Forest, Town, push back on trails proposal

April 23, 2013


Trails group suggests NGO management

Mammoth’s trails system, much of which lies within the Inyo National Forest, would be managed by a non-governmental organization (NGO) under a proposal by the Mammoth Lakes Trails and Public Access Foundation.

The Inyo’s response: Fat chance.

The Town’s response: Ditto.

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