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What's Up, Up Here for Nov. 5

November 5, 2010

Hats off to Dan Wright and his cohorts in their Habitat for Humanity effort. Wright led a team of 13 Mammothites to Nepal, where they helped an international team build 40 houses. One member, John Eastman, came back 22 pounds lighter and carrying a bout of pneumonia, but he’s in good spirits from a job well done. ...

Heavenly Ski Area at Tahoe is building a mid-mountain structure called “Tamarack Lodge.” Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is trying to decide what to do about that. ...

Rec Commission makes its case for doling out $620,000 in fun funds

November 5, 2010

The Mammoth Lakes Recreation Commission has spoken, for better or for worse.

Unless the town council contradicts the commission’s recommendations – finalized last Tuesday – the winners and losers in $620,000 worth of Measure R recreation moolah is in the books.

The winners: Mammoth Lakes Trails and Public Access Foundation (MLTPA), the High Sierra Striders’ track project, a gymnastics/tumbling program owned and managed by the Town, and Trails End Park and Little Brothers Skate Park.

Wildlife signage hits obstacles

November 5, 2010

The Town Council Wildlife Committee is moving forward on providing wildlife signage for Mammoth Lakes, but the usual bureaucracies have yet to agree on a plan.

The idea that Mammoth and the surrounding areas would have signage such as Yosemite National Park, is stuck. First, it needs Caltrans approval before signs could be placed on S.R. 203 and Main Street.

Next, it needs U.S. Forest Service approval before signs could be placed along Lake Mary Road and within the Lakes Basin.

Finally, it needs approval by the town for sign placement.

Mammoth High eligible to be California Distinguished School

November 5, 2010

Mammoth High School could be one of California’s prestigious Distinguished Schools by this time next year, alleviating some of the criticism and concern that has dogged the school for the past several years.

Significant increases in test score results from all of last year’s students propelled the school into being eligible for the award, with an emphasis on the word “all.”

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