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What's up, up here? August 1 - August 8

August 5, 2013

That was a regular parade of principal wannabesover at the MUSDoffices this past week, as the search narrowed for the team seeking to replace the departed Gabe Solorioat the high school. Lots of shuffling among familiar names are expected, say those in the know. …

Those big, bad Ditch Witchmachines around town are laying in fiber optic lines on behalf of Digital 395, with the first lines going to the emergency sites such as the hospital and the cop shop. …

Roads, trails near Whitney damaged from storms

August 5, 2013

Two separate thunderstorm events that occurred the evening of July 21 and the afternoon of July 28 have caused damage to several roads, trails, and other infrastructure on the Mt. Whitney Ranger District of the Inyo National Forest.

Localized storm cells dropped several inches of water on to mountain slopes causing landslides, debris flows, and major rock fall. As a result, some roads are impassable to passenger vehicles and some roads are impassable to all vehicles and have been temporarily closed.

Mammoth to get high speed broadband by mid-August

August 5, 2013

 

Mammoth and some other Eastern Sierra customers can still expect to see higher broadband speeds by mid-August, but the completion date for the full Digital 395 project has now been moved to the end of October, according to the project’s CEO.

“We, along with about half of the rest of the NTIA (National Transportation and Information Administration) project proponents, asked for and received an extension,” said Michael Ort, the CEO for Praxis Associates.

“We are shooting for Halloween at the latest.”

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