August 17th, 2012
The future of a land trade that Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is pursuing for land at the base of Main Lodge may be at risk, according to Mono County Supervisor Vikki Bauer.
A proposed land trade with the U.S. Forest Service for the parcel of federal land needs the approval of Congress, since the forest service does not have enough land to trade to match the value of the property, she said. Congress must get involved when it takes a certain amount of cash to make up the difference in value and land available.
Mammoth Lakes Tourism on Thursday announced a partnership with Nalgene, the American Park Network, and Brita Hydration Station on a plastic bottle trade-in program in support of the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association (ESIA).
Mammoth is not the only place in the county facing increasing bear problems these days, as the dry summer forces hungry bears out of the woods and into human communities.
Walker residents found that out first hand recently, when they tried to drop off their garbage at the county dump.
At least one bear has been active at the dump this year, to the point that the dump has been closed a few times to avoid human and bear encounters.
The Gateway âWelcomeâ project is $108,395 over budget estimates, but it still is moving forward.
Construction could begin as early as September for the two signs on both sides of S.R. 203 after the Town Council Wednesday evening approved more public art funds to the project.
Those funds are earmarked and not a part of the general fund, the council emphasized in explaining the move, although that did not mollify the concerns of Councilmember Joe Bacon.
Recently, Matt Graeff, the middle linebacker for the team, was diagnosed with cancer and will miss the season while he fights and recovers.
Graeff is currently undergoing chemotherapy and acted as the guest barber Aug. 15 as the team came together to rally for him and shave their heads.
The coaches welcomed Graeff as a coach but wished he were on the field with his fellow teammates.
According to the coaching staff at Mammoth High School, this season will be dedicated to him.
Support the Mammoth Huskies and Graeff on Friday, Aug 24, at the Gault/McClure stadium.
It is already the middle of August and in a couple of months I will have to start doing a pushup or two every day to get back in shape for a winter of (fill in the blank).
MONET agents eradicated a large marijuana operation located on Forest Service lands in the Inyo National Forest this week as part of the campaign of the Mono Narcotic Enforcement Team (MONET) to combat the cultivation of marijuana within Mono County,
Longtime Mammoth resident Bruce Torrence has a new book out, with a book signing at the Booky Joint scheduled for this weekend.
The book, âThe Hollywood Canteen Where the Greatest Generation Danced with the Most Beautiful Girls in the World,â documents Torrenceâs long relationship to the world of Hollywood, and most particularly, to the history of the famous canteen that served as a source of solace and entertainment for more than 3 million soldiers who were headed into the inferno of World War II.
Sprint Course (200 meter swim, 6 mile bike; 2 mile run)
Had enough music in the woods yet?
That would be, âNo.â
On the heels of Bluesapalooza two weekends ago and Latin music in the Village at the Margarita Festival (see P. 1), comes the Mammoth FestivalâWine, Music, Food & Art.
This is a Mammoth Mountain Ski Area event, and those people know how to put on a show.
It all began last night on the ski hill with a five-course âWinemaker Dinnerâ at Parallax, and then continues tonight (Friday) at the Village, with live music by Berel Alexander during the Mammoth Mountain Community Foundationâs âWine Walk.â
The iconoclastic John Vereuck, seen here and there in his MINI Cooper, is back in town after a 25-day, 32-city tour of the U.S.
He joined other MINI mavens in New Jersey for a trip back home.
Highlights? Nashville, he said, followed by a trip to the track at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Town rules regulators say theyâve received a number of complaints about tent sales in Mammothâan old tune in a new bottle.
Specifically, Mammoth community development director Mark Wardlaw said most of the complaints were directed toward Mammoth Sporting Goods on Old Mammoth Road and at the new Value Sports zone in the Mammoth Luxury Outlet shopping mall.
Wardlaw made his remarks at Wednesdayâs Town Council meeting.
âThey do have permits,â he said, âbut they are outside complianceâ rules.
The council took no action on the matter.