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What's Up, Up Here? Nov. 30-Dec. 6, starring Daniel and Sarah Roessler, Georgia Lowe, Brit Cogan, Brian Knox, et al

November 30, 2012

Somehow, it seems like Brent Truax has been leading the Chamber of Commerce forever, such has been his impact on putting a face on the organization. He steps aside in December to focus on running the Westin Monache Resort, and we’ll miss him.

Mammoth's trails open to interpretation

November 30, 2012

If the Mammoth Lakes committee on trails has its way, future visitors to the town’s trail system will do less head scratching and more learning.

The committee, made up of members from a variety of federal, state, and local agencies, along with nonprofit entities, accepted a sweeping, 92-page outline of how to enhance Mammoth’s trails with a series of trail-side education pieces on Wednesday.

“This document is a great start,” said Jon Kazmierski, the recreation officer of the Inyo National Forest.

Wild 'river' of storms flows to the Eastern Sierra

November 30, 2012

A series of three wet, warm storms were set to hit Mammoth and the Eastern Sierra before Monday, dumping several inches of rain on lower elevations and several feet of snow in the mountains.

Meteorologists on Thursday projected winds that could kick up to 60- to 100-miles-an-hour.

Weather watchers also had their eyes on the possibility of localized flooding.

Mammoth Rotary donates $2,500 to Sandy victims

November 30, 2012

Imagine lining up dollar bills stretching from Mammoth Lakes to Staten Island, N.Y., and that would be just short of the amount of money the local Rotarians are sending to Superstorm Sandy victims.

“Rotary is all about helping people and placing ‘service above self,’” said Mammoth attorney Mike Bornfeld after he led an effort to send $2,500 to hard-hit Staten Island.

The Mammoth Rotary Club raised the money Nov. 3 at its poker tournament. The following week, the club sent a check to the Rotary Clubs of Staten Island.

Mammoth offers class on child sexual abuse prevention

November 30, 2012

A local woman who believes Mammoth Lakes has had more than its share of child sexual abuse is stepping up to offer a class to prevent the crime.

Donna Lisa Knowles, a mother and local real estate agent, said she has had enough of the silence and the reality of child sexual abuse in Mammoth.

Six ancient works of art stolen from Volcanic Tablelands

November 30, 2012

As federal land managers continue investigating the theft of several priceless, Native American artifacts from an area north of Bishop, residents have an opportunity to help protect culturally sensitive sites in the future and possibly help capture those responsible for the recent crimes.


The Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association announced it is accepting donations that can be used for a number of projects, from ongoing monitoring to apprehending the thieves who used rock saws and pry bars to steal several prehistoric works of art from the Volcanic Tablelands north of Bishop.

Cell service expected in Crowley , Bridgeport by Dec. 10

November 30, 2012

The permits, the arguments, the appeals, and the “Mono pine” discussion that divided Crowley Lake the last time a cell tower was proposed are long gone, and Crowley Lake should get cell service early next month.

The power to the site was turned on this week. Residents now have to wait for Verizon, the service provider, to finish some last minute equipment testing, said Robert MacLachlan, project manager for Vista Towers, the private developer and builder for the tower.

“My understanding is that Verizon is aiming for Dec. 10,” he said.

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