Archive - Dec 2010 - News Article
Problems with AT&T cell service in the Tri-Valley area will continue for another few days, but should clear up after that, according to AT&T. The problems, in the form of an almost total blackout for most Tri-Valley communities, began at the end of November and have angered resident, including emergency service providers worried about the lack of cell service.
Mark Brownlie is making his way up the mountain, and heâs darned near the top.
The head coach of the Mammoth Mountain Ski team last week earned a promotion, becoming the ski areaâs Managing Director of Athletics.
"It's a great honor," Brownlie said in his signature Scottish accent.
"I look forward to creating new possibilities for the Community Foundation and to keep the goal of having the best race department and race team in the country."
Camber is in. Camber is out. Rocker is in. Rocker is out.
No, wait! Theyâre both in! And howzabout them tips, eh?
In the world of snowboard and ski design, big things are happening lately, say those in the know.
âIn the last two years, thereâs been more redesign work on snowboards than in the 10 years before,â said Steve Klassen, owner of the Wave Rave Snowboard Shop and a world-class rider.
In a couple of nights, the best meteor shower of the year will sweep down on the High Sierra, bringing stars to earth, as 60 to 80 meteors an hour streak across the sky.
The Geminid meteor shower, one of some half-dozen, annual, prominent meteor showers, begins in earnest in the very late evening of Dec. 13, although many meteor lovers have been seeing impatient Geminids for the past week.
Fridayâs Wild & Scenic Film Festival was a gathering of like-minded souls and the films were superb. The film on reintroduction of wolves was a fascinating look at what happens when the predator-prey balance is knocked sideways. Emcee Stacy Corless was brilliant in her introductions. ...
See you at Kathy Copelandâs Island Extravaganza Saturday at Canyon Lodge. Always the best party in December, particular for the Hawaiian shirt crowd. ...
The controversial Rock Creek area development project proposed by developer John Hooper for the old Paradise Lodge property goes to the county planning commission again this Friday.
The meeting will held be held at the Crowley Lake Community Center at 1 p.m., in the form of a public hearing on the project's environmental impact document and on the specific plan for the project.
Mammoth police on Sunday busted a 22-year-old Mammoth man for Saturday night burglaries at both Roberto's and Grumpy's restaurants.
Eduardo Barrios Navarro, 22, was booked for commercial burglary at Mono County Jail with a bail of $50,000.
On Sunday, at approximately 8 a.m. MLPD officers responded to Robertoâs for a burglary investigation.
An employee discovered the crime when she reported to work at 7:20 a.m. and observed cash registers open and other evidence of a burglary. The investigation revealed that the suspect broke a window to enter the restaurant.
On Friday Dec. 3, 2010, the Third District Court of Appeal in Sacramento, advised the Town of Mammoth Lakes that it will be given the opportunity to re-argue the “Hot Creek” appeal because of the retirement of one of the justices who was present for the original oral argument.
A new argument date has been set in Sacramento on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010.
No itâs not your imagination.
The bears, at least some bears, are indeed still out.
Although most bears in Mammoth and the surrounding area have bedded down for the winter, not all of them have, said Mammothâs Wildlife Management Specialist Steve Searles.
âItâs as if every bear has a different barometric pressure point,â he said. âThey each need to reach a certain weight so they can survive the winter, and each responds to different temperatures and other factors differently.â
The bears are like some football players, he said.
In the Say It Ainât So department, there will be no girls basketball this season for Mammoth High School. Blame it on a lack of interest. Reminds us of the 2009 football season that wasnât. ...
Gosh it was great to see Skip Harvey back in the Mayorâs chair this past week (see P. 1). Heâs been battling bad illness and had to leave us for a while. âAlways good to get out of L.A.,â said he. And out of the hospitals, too. ...
Bug-eyed and pincher-toothed, no bigger than a grain of rice, the mountain pine bark beetle has come to visit, killing thousands of acres of lodgepole and whitebark pine in our own backyard, turning green mountainsides tomato-soup red.
Though nowhere near the problem they are in the Rocky Mountains, where the beetle has turned huge swathes of green forests to dead, red trees, and where tourism-and ski-resort based economies are reeling from the cost of cleanup and prevention of the red tide, Eastside beetle populations are growing and growing fast.
"Stage Door" is being performed by Mammoth High School.
Stage Door was nominated best picture of 1937 and starred Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers and Lucille Ball.
It is a very entertaining play starring Lauren Bukenberger, Madison Hodges and others, directed by Kevin Worden.
Friday and Saturday nights, Dec. 3 and 4 at 7pm, Multi Purpose Room.
Tickets are only $5.00!
Come out and support the MHS kids and the Drama Department.
The Inyo National Forest is conducting two controlled burns today, both pile burns, Thursday, Dec. 2: One is seven miles east of June Lake, and the other is five miles east of Crestview.
Some Alltel customers from the Tri-Valley area activated their conversions to AT&T in Bishop, only to discover, while on the road, that their cell service was dead. âThey had to drive home to call customer service who told them, âWe didnât take over the towers, just the service and billing,â said Supervisor "Hap" Hazard at the Long Valley Regional Planning and Advisory Committee meeting Wednesday evening.