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April 26th

What’s open for Fishing Opener

April 26, 2013

 

A complete list of open area lakes, campgrounds, and road conditions

Mammoth Lakes area: New Shady Rest and Old Shady Rest campgrounds open.

Roads, facilities opening week by week

April 26, 2013

 

Plowing began last week; Opening Day deadline set for some roads

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.

Here’s the latest on some of the road conditions for the most popular areas near Mammoth, according to a forest service news release.

Firewood season opens May 1

April 26, 2013

 

Residents pay $15 a cord, many areas already snow free

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 news release.

Final tourism numbers show sharp increase

April 26, 2013

 

Spring forecast not so hot; summer numbers iffy

Despite an early Easter that presented somewhat of a roadblock, Mammoth’s ski season effectively ended on a robust note, according to figures released last week by Mammoth Lakes Tourism.

The tourism numbers from Mammoth were better, overall, than destinations in the mountain west.

April 25th

Fido & Me — Crash Test Dummies

April 25, 2013

 

“Why are we upside down?” Fido wanted to know. “Why does my butt hurt so much? And why is the roof suddenly the floor, and the floor suddenly the roof?”

 

April 24th

RAW: Sonora Pass to open Wednesday, April 24

April 24, 2013

Caltrans has announced that it plans on opening the Sonora Pass Highway 108 today, April 24. Long-time locals, according to a Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest press release, recall only one earlier opening date in recent history—April 20, year unknown.

April 23rd

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.

April 20th

Theater Dog

April 20, 2013

 

“Wow, not a single joke in there, except for the title,” Fido said.

“You expected a comedy?”

“I figured “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woof!” was about dogs. It’s in the title.”

“Oh Fido, you have been misled once again.  It’s not ‘woof!’ as in a bark, it’s ‘Woolf’ as in a name.”

“They should have made that clear. I am easily misled.”

April 19th

RAW: Coleville High School project to remove uranium from water completed

April 19, 2013

The Coleville High School Water Project, which is being jointly funded by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Eastern Sierra Unified School District, recently completed a new water project that removes naturally occurring uranium from the school's drinking water.

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