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December 29th

Braun takes oath as Mono Sheriff

December 30, 2014

Ingrid Braun, the Mammoth Lakes Police Department reserve officer and a veteran LAPD officer, was sworn in as Mono County Sheriff on Monday, Dec. 29.

The ceremony, conducted in Bridgeport included Shannon Kendall, the deuty clerk of court, who administered the oath of office.

Braun fills the position left by Sehriff Ralph Obenberger, whom she defeated in a landslide election victory last June 3..

More details on Braun and the Sheriff's office will appear in the Mammoth Times street edition on Thursday, Jan. 1.

December 15th

Tioga, Glacier Point roads closed for season

December 15, 2014

Tioga and Glacier Point Roads closed for the season as of today, Dec. 15, according to the National Park Service. Here's what they said"

December 12th

New snow allows more lifts to operate this weekend; Canyon, Eagle set for Dec. 17

December 12, 2014

 Mammoth Mountain Ski Area on Friday claimed 12-16 inches of new snow at mid-day Friday, Dec. 12.

Wind and weather permitting, a ski area spoksperson said the resort expected to expand its terrain this weekend to include Rollercoaster Express, High Five Express, Chair 13, Chair 14, and Chair 23.

Canyon and Eagle lodges are expected to open on Wednesday, Dec 17, the ski area announced.



December 8th

Distance runner Lauren Kleppin: Moving fast, moving up

December 8, 2014

Friday morning. 8:05 a.m. Mid-July. My sports watch stares back at me with its familiar gray face.

Weather Service: 'Significant Storm' on its way

December 8, 2014

A developing storm in the Gulf of Alaska is on track to tap into a plume of deep moisture lifting north toward the West Coast starting late Wednesday, the National Weather Service reported.

December 4th

Kids, families still need help during the holidays; here is how

December 4, 2014

The holiday season is in full swing and there are some really good ways to help others living right here in Mammoth and the Eastern Sierra during it. Here is a list we have compiled of some of them; if anyone has more information, please, share it with us, or email us at or so we can spread the information around. Thank you! WG


Mammoth Tree Lighting and community food, toy drive, Dec. 5

December 1st

Bear killed by authorities after repeatedly charging Mammoth man

December 1, 2014

In an extremely rare occurrence, a black bear had to be killed by Mammoth officials this past weekend after numerous encounters with a Mammoth resident, including the bear charging the man more than once, made the man fear for his physical safety and shoot the bear with a shotgun.

The incident occurred on Sunday, Nov. 30, at approximately 10:20 a.m., when Mammoth Lakes Police officers and Steve Searles, Mammoth Lakes Wildlife Specialist, responded to a report of a bear being shot in Sierra Valley sites, according to a news release from the Mammoth Lake Police Department.

November 24th

Boy, 11, dies in Bishop house fire

November 24, 2014

An eleven-year-old Bishop boy, Matthew Duane, Hanson, is dead after a house fire of unknown origin swept through the North Barlow Lane residence he was in on the morning of Saturday, Nov. 22, according to Inyo County Sheriff’s officials.

The incident occurred shortly after 3 a.m. on Nov. 22 when law enforcement was notified of a house fire on North Barlow Lane in Bishop, according to a news release.

November 21st

High Wind Warning for Mammoth

November 21, 2014

It's about to get mighty windy in the high country, starting overnight Friday, Nov. 21 and extending into Saturday.

Jr. Nordic Team’s fundraiser this Friday

November 21, 2014

Old Time country dance at Crowley Lake Community Center, sponsored by Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation and Eastern Sierra Nordic Association

Some of Mammoth’s most extreme athletes are also it’s youngest and least well known athletes, Mammoth’s Jr. Nordic Team, coached by Olympian Nancy Fiddler, and co-coached by Bryce Tiernan.
Whether they are hitting the top of 13,000-foot-plus Mt. Morgan or skate-skiing the Bento Crossing Road at record speed, the kids work as hard as their adult counterparts, she said.

November 20th

Inyo forest recreation meeting tonight, Bishop

November 20, 2014

There are snowmobile trails, cross country ski trails, OHV trails, motorcycle trails, mountain bike trails, fat-tire bike trails.

Also, there are loop trails, regional trails, local community trails, a trail right at your fingertips in high definition color on your laptop or, maybe, just on a good old fashioned paper map.

November 19th

Climbing movie "Valley Uprising," Search and rescue fundraiser, Nov 22

November 19, 2014

Come watch the epic climbing movie, “Valley Uprising” movie at Canyon Lodge this weekend, Saturday, Nov. 22 and help the Mono County Search and Rescue team get the gear and training they need to continue to save lives and help out anyone who needs it in the backcountry.

The party starts at 6 p.m.; the movie starts at 7 p.m. Movie and raffle tickets are available at Mammoth Mountaineering, Footloose Sports, and Mammoth Gear Exchange in Bishop. One complementary raffle ticket per entry, $1 each, $5.00 for 6 tickets, $10 for 12 tickets $15 for 18 tickets, $20 for 25 tickets.

November 13th

Ribbon cutting for new animal shelter Friday, Nov. 14

November 13, 2014

The County of Inyo is inviting the community to head to Big Pine Friday morning to help celebrate the completion of a multi-year campaign to build a new animal shelter.

County officials will host a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony at the new shelter, located on County Road in Big Pine.

The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. and refreshments will be served.

November 12th

What's up, up here? Nov. 7-13

November 13, 2014

On Opening Day, snowmaking helps

November 13, 2014

The 2014 Ski Season was set to open at Mammoth Mountain on Thursday, Nov. 13, with layers of executive-level confidence, and layers of artificial snow.

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