October 26th, 2010
Workers at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area began making snow Monday night after temperatures dipped well into the 20s â€“ cold enough to start.
The snowmaking operation was still underway Tuesday afternoon on Broadway, with temperatures steady at 36 degrees and calm winds.
Snowmaking is possible only when the outside temperature is below 42.8 degrees F (six degrees C). On Monday night, the temperature at Main Lodge hovered in the mid- to low 30s for most of night, hitting its nadir at 29 degrees.
FDA Issues Consumer Safety Alert: Hylandâ€™s Teething Tablets may pose a risk to children
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today is warning consumers that Hylandâ€™s Teething Tablets may pose a risk to children, according to an FDA release forwarded by Mono County Public Health Officer Richard Johnson.
The FDA recommends that consumers not use this product and dispose of any in their possession. The manufacturer is issuing a recall of this product.
Yosemite National Park on Monday afternoon re-opened the Tioga Road after snow and icy conditions closed Tioga Pass on Saturday, according to Yosemite National Park's road information hotline.
The road is the popular east-west crossing of the Sierra Nevada through the park.
The Mammoth Town Council is now officially girding for a loss in the $30 million ongoing â€śHot Creekâ€ť airport litigation.
Based on the comments and questions made at a Sacramento hearing by a panel of judges, the Town Council concluded Wednesday that there is a significant risk that the trial court verdict will be upheld. A decision is expected within 90 days.
In preparation for a potential negative ruling, the Council is exploring options, town officials said in a press release Thursday afternoon.
Among them are:
The Mammoth Huskies volleyball team raised its record to 7-3 on the season with a victory in four games over Desert Christian on Friday.
After dropping the first game, 25-20, the Huskies reeled off three straight wins, 25-21, 25-18 and 25-15.
Coach Megan Duffey singled out Jenny Clark for kudos. Clark had 10 digs, one kill and "really played a great defensive game," she said.
* Kate Desalvo: 2 aces, 7 digs, 22 kills, 1 block
* Aly Vanko: 1 ace, 10 digs, 2 kills, 28 assists
* Sam Knadler: 11 digs, 6 kills
* Arely Bramona-Fierro: 1 ace, 5 digs, 3 assists
It was blustery. It was tempestuous. Sunday's windstorm also was dangerous, as a Fresno truck driver and his female passenger found out when they blown right off the road.
The accident happened as the man's tractor-trailer was northbound on U.S. 395 near Mammoth Yosemite Airport. According to reports from the California Highway Patrol in Bishop, the accident happened Sunday at about 11 p.m.
A strong gust of wind blew the empty truck-and-trailer combination onto its right side and onto the right shoulder.
The Mammoth Huskies dropped to 3-4 on the season Friday night when they lost, 29-9, at Mojave.
It was the final road game of the season for Mammoth, which returns home next week to face Vasquez.
Stacey Cookâ€™s road to redemption stretches out ahead, four years long.
She knows it is going to be a difficult journey, both physically and psychologically, but if all goes well, the road will end at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia.
The 26-year-old downhill racer, Mammothâ€™s best hope on the U.S. Womenâ€™s Ski team, said she enters the 2010-2011 ski season as determined as ever, in spite of her horrific crash at last Februaryâ€™s Vancouver Games.
Win two round trip tickets for two from Mammoth to Los Angeles. See the entry form in this week's Mammoth Times, page 13, and weekly through Nov. 5.
Take your coupon to the Mammoth Times office, the Quiksilver store or McCoy Sports in the Village at Mammoth, to enter for a chance to win one pair out of nine free pairs (18 tickets) to be awarded to Mammoth-area residents for Horizonâ€™s Mammoth to Los Angeles round trips.
If you just canâ€™t wait to win, Horizon Air is offering a $59 one-way fare between Mammoth Yosemite Airport (MMH) and Los Angeles International (LAX) through Dec. 15.
Itâ€™s one thing to find a fly in the ointment. Itâ€™s quite another when that fly hits you up for $95,000, which is what happened Wednesday night, when the Mammoth Lakes Town Council found aforesaid fly sitting right in the middle of its airport runway.
Sky West, the United Airlines subsidiary that is to fly daily to and from Mammoth and San Francisco starting in December, hit up the town with a surprise demand for two pricey pieces of ground equipment, catching the council, Town Manager Rob Clark and Airport Director Bill Manning off guard.
While the ghostly white trees hovering around stark Horseshoe Lake may unnerve some people, a Massachusetts scientist found the greenhouse gas that strangled them could actually lead to a solution to climate change problems.
Working under a four-year, $2.3 million grant from the Department of Energy, Dr. Bruno Marino came to Mammoth last week, hoping to refine a high-tech laser he believes will some day soon be absolutely critical in the fight against climate change.
SKI magazine says Mammoth Mountain Ski Area ranks 12th nationally and first in California. Coming in first in its annual â€śBestâ€ť issue, Mammoth was hands-down winner of Terrain Parks, for years under the stewardship of Oren Tanzer and now in Josh Chauvetâ€™s hands. ...
Whatâ€™s more important up here than mobile phone coverage?
Hard to figure anything, right off the top of our headsets.
Weâ€™ve heard of people tossing their iPhones off chairlifts, tossing them against the walls, crying real tears and wondering with exasperation how to find a charger once they realize theyâ€™ve left theirs at home.
No worries. Maybe. Possibly.
AT&T announced last week that it is accelerating the timetable to complete network upgrades on its wireless service, making it â€śsignificantly soonerâ€ť than earlier estimates.
Coming off two difficult defeats on the road, the Mammoth Huskies rallied on Friday night and thumped Lucerne Valley, 38-10.
The victory brought the Huskies to 3-3 on on the season and 1-1 in the conference.
When a Sierra Nevada red fox slipped out of the high country forest near Sonora Pass, it didnâ€™t know its kind hadnâ€™t been positively identified in the Sierra for at least 20 years.
It didnâ€™t know that its closest relativeâ€” the same species but a genetically different population â€” of a few dozen red foxes in Lassen National Park, already one thread away from final, was the last known group of foxes in the Sierra, down from a species that had once covered most of the Sierra high country.