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March 3rd

Disabled Sports Paralympic Sport Camp

March 4, 2013

 

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra wrapped up their third Paralympic Sport Camp of the winter season.

The Alpine Ski and Race Camp is one of several DSES Paralympic Sport camps, a recruitment camp for further Paralympic training. 

Half Dome day use permits available

March 4, 2013

 

Half Dome cables day use permits for the 2013 hiking season will be available for reservation starting today, March 1, through Sunday, March 31, Yosemite National Park officials announced.

Permits to hike to the top of Half Dome are required. Reservations will be distributed via a lottery system. Successful parties will be notified in early April.  

A maximum of 300 hikers will be allowed on the Half Dome cables per day.

Water District objects to geothermal expansion

March 4, 2013

 

 Mammoth Community Water District completed its environmental assessment of the proposed expansion of Casa Diablo Geothermal Plant on Feb. 25, according to Irene Yamashita of the Mammoth Community Water District.

While the project’s environmental documents conclude there will be no significant impacts to the Water District, the district remains skeptical.

“The draft document,” Yamashita said, “does not provide sufficient information to support these conclusions.”

March 1st

Record-setting dry spell about to break

March 1, 2013

 

Forecasters predict a foot of snow for midweek

Snow dance, anyone?

Having endured the two driest back-to-back, mid-winter months in recorded history, Mammoth and the Eastern Sierra may get a break beginning Tuesday night, March 5, and Wednesday, March 6, according to the National Weather Service.

How much snow will fall is up in the air, so a good, old-fashioned snow dance still would be appropriate.

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