Archive - May 22, 2014
Whoever wins the race for the three open Town Council seats on June 3, the “new majority” will come face-to-face with a steep learning curve.
Mammoth Lakes Recreation, 11 months in the making, won a crucial victory this week when the Town Councl voted unanimously to move it into its final fomation stage.
The council's 5-0 vote came despite some citizen criticism that the formation of the non-governmental organization (NGO) it was too much, too soon.
Reno National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Smallcomb gave the latest update on the three-year drought and what it will take to bring it to its knees Tuesday, May 20.
It wasn’t pretty.
“We have what we call a ‘structural deficit’ in terms of moisture that is very deep,” Smallcomb said in an interview prior to his talk at the Green Church Tuesday.
That deficit is so deep that it will take a huge winter to simply catch up, he said.
Note: A previous version of this story state that the Mono County Board of Supervisors would eventually have to vote on whether or not to approve the environmental analysis for the proposed test wells. The final decision is made by the U.S. Forest Service, Inyo National Forest. The Times regrets the error.
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area recently triggered the search for water for snowmaking on June Mountain Ski Area and the Inyo National Forest is now taking comments about the proposal, according to forest authorities.
The roaring wind picked up the foot-thick dust at bottom of the old dry lake and threw it at the truck, slamming millions of sharp-edged particles against window and door and windshield.
It was impossible to talk, even in the sealed cab, and so we didn’t, focusing instead on keeping the big truck upright and moving forward on the sand-drenched road.
It was almost dusk, and what light there was, was gone; swallowed whole by the raging wind and dust.