October 30th, 2014
John Urdi is here for four more years.
A Mammoth man was arrested on Oct. 29 on an outstanding warrant as a "person of interest" in an Orange County homicide case, according to Mammoth Lake Police. According to the police, the man, Jose Cardenas Zuniga, 38, was living in Mammoth under an alias, and was arrested at his place of employment in Mammoth at about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Seniors Emilie Hodges and Stephan Haakana were named as the 2014 Homecoming Queen and King last weekend, capping Mammoth High School’s “Spirit Week” with ceremonies at Gault/McClure Stadium and at the annual Homecoming Dance afterward.
The fledgling Mammoth Lakes Recreation named its first Board of Directors this past week, with one big surprise.
The Mammoth Town Council this past week inched its way forward into looking at a complicated financial arrangement that might help in solving several major infrastructure needs.
The problem with having a Homecoming game so close to Halloween is that a good-time vibe can turn scary in about 24 minutes flat.
The Mammoth Huskies volleyball teams both lost tough matches to the Desert Scorpions Tuesday evening, Oct. 28, at Mammoth High School.
The Inyo National Forest this past week began preparations for road closures in the wake of a possible weekend storm.
Specifically, the forest may implement winter closures for roads that access the Reds Meadow Valley and Mammoth Lakes Basin areas of the Inyo National Forest.
For the Reds Meadow Valley Road, the forest will close the gates to Reds Meadow Valley at the end of the day on, Thursday, Oct. 30.
If snow falls and accumulates on the road on Friday, the road will remain closed for the winter.
The Mono County Board of Supervisors this past week approved a Conway Ranch plan, ending 20 years of wrangling over the fate of the lush area nestled at the southern base of Conway Summit and above Mono Lake.
“This is a point in county history that we can be proud of,” said Supervisor Byng Hunt after the board approved creating a “conservation easement” to protect the land “in perpetuity.”
It’s not the “hike” that most visitors have in mind when they pay a visit to Yosemite National Park.
In this case, it’s a “fee hike” that could go into effect early next year, park officials announced Monday, Oct. 20, in a news release.
Yosemite National Park is proposing a new fee structure that would single vehicle entrance fees from $20 to $30 for a seven-day pass.
The park’s annual pass would increase from $40 to $60.
Make way forDeanna Campbell as a new member of the Mammoth United School District Board. With her experience at Cerro Coso, there is obvious room for collaboration/understanding among the Learned Ones. …
The Mammoth Huskies this past week placed themselves firmly in contention for another possible Desert Mountain League title.
Playing with a new lineup and with a fair measure of desperation, the Huskies on Friday, Oct. 17, did what no other Mammoth team had done in four years.
Led by Sierra Gilfoy. Callie Mowat and Amanda Kirkeby, the Huskies defeated Desert Christian in straight sets, 25-21, 25-22 and 25-23 at Mammoth High School.
Maybe Homecoming can be a charm for the Mammoth Huskies.
Having lost three straight games—the latest a 37-8 mashup at Excelsior (Victorville) on Friday, Oct. 17—the Dogs come back to Gault/McClure Stadium for a collision with Desert Mountain League rival Vasquez on Friday night.
It is Homecoming, and whatever boost that might give the Huskies, they’ll take in.
In their three consecutive defats, Mammoth has been outscored 95-20, the big one a 50-12 defeat at home to Desert on Oct. 10.