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Hold onto yer hats! High wind warning for Mammoth, Mono

November 7, 2012

The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a High Wind
Warning for 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday.

From the horse's mouth:

* Timing: early Thursday morning through Thursday evening. Strongest winds expected Thursday afternoon.

* Winds: southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 50 mph Thursday morning increasing to 25 to 40 mph with gusts up to 65 mph in the afternoon. Wind gusts up to 80 mph in wind prone
locations.

Bristlecone Visitors Center closes for the season

November 7, 2012

District Ranger Margaret Wood announced on Tuesday, Nov. 6, that the new Bristlecone Pine Forest Visitor Center has closed for the season due to the impending winter storm.

The prolonged fall season weather has allowed for local and out-of-area visitors to enjoy the new visitor center that opened on September 1. Weather forecasts are predicting very low temperatures and snow so the decision has been made to close the visitor center, located at 10,000 feet, for the winter.

Fesko elected, county supports Obama, Prop. 30

November 7, 2012

Tim Fesko is Mono County’s District 4 supervisor, after a long runoff battle with candidate Bob Peters.

Fesko took the seat with 53.7 percent of the vote against Peters' 46.3 percent. The vote totals do not include provisional ballots which will be counted this week, but election officials said Wednesday that the several hundred provisional ballots still uncounted are not likely to change the final outcome of the District 4 race, given Fesko's lead.

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