Archive - Mar 26, 2011 - News Article
Mammoth High School should know if it becomes one of Californiaâ€™s Distinguished Schools within the â€śnext few weeksâ€ť according to district superintendent Rich Boccia.
The announcement, which Boccia said he expects will reveal a â€śpositive outcomeâ€ť comes on the heels of a state team of administrators that visited the school earlier in March for the formal on-site visitation required by the application process.
â€śThe team spent the day visiting the school, which included an opening meeting with the staff, a meeting with the leadership team and classroom visits,â€ť Boccia said.
When Mammoth resident Christian Fuller sits down Monday night at Snowcreek Athletic Club to play 12 simultaneous games of chess with players ranging in age from seven to 77, donâ€™t expect him to lose.
In that room will be everyone from a fifth grade Mammoth Elementary student to someone in their 70s, most students that Fuller has been teaching over the past year since he moved to Mammoth to train as a long distance runner.
Fuller, best known as a winning long distance runner, has also been playing chess competitively as long as heâ€™s been running â€“ and winning at both.
When Kelly Bahr became an animal care volunteer for Eastern Sierra Wildlife Care she never imagined she would do physical therapy on a Golden eagle.
But a few weeks ago, she did just that. The eagle was rescued from the shoulder of Hwy. 6 on Matthew Hill midway between Hammil and Benton.
On admission, the female eagle had tightly clenched talons and could only stand on her hocks. While working to find the cause of this problem, ESWC Director Cindy Kamler ordered therapy and Bahr helped implement it.
When the news that Mammoth had lost its bid to the state Supreme Court to review the airport lawsuit finally came down Wednesday afternoon, it was as expected as it was deeply disappointing.
The court typically only hears about five percent of the cases that reach its doors. But Mammoth had hoped to buck that percentage, arguing that the outcome of the case would negatively affect the ability of cities and counties across the state to do business with developers.
But the Court didnâ€™t see it that way.
As Big Pine residents mourned the loss of homes and property due to a windblown fire this past weekend, Mammoth residents â€“ already buried after a winter that has dumped 44.7 feet (561 inches) of snow on the higher elevations â€“ are waiting out another three to four feet of the white stuff thatâ€™s expected to fall by Sunday night.
When Mammoth headed into the second storm of the week early Thursday, it was only 17 inches from becoming the biggest snowfall winter on record â€“ 578.5 inches set in 2005-06 â€“ and itâ€™s not over yet.
Ryan Hallâ€™s favorite coffee is Peetâ€™s Au Lait, he tweets, so if you wanna run fast and long, thereâ€™s a tip. ...
The Fred Hall Show in San Diego is this weekend, and Quiz for the Week: â€śWho the heck is/was Fred Hall?â€ť
Our faithful tweeters, meanwhile, say that if you havenâ€™t latched on to Steven M. Bumgardner (YosemiteSteve), youâ€™re missing out. ...
MLPD Sergeant John Mair will be sworn in as the newest lieutenant on today at one oâ€™clock at the Cop Shop. ...