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April 7th, 2015

Photo of the day

April 7, 2015

Dave McCoy takes a reading on the snowpack depth, circa 1940s.

April 6th

Winter storm expected to drop as much as one foot above 8,000 feet

April 6, 2015

A winter-like spring storm system will push into the Eastern Sierra early Tuesday with the heaviest snow expected during the daytime hours but also with snow continuing into the night and into Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service, which posted a "Winter Weather Advisory' beginning at 5 a.m. Tuesday, April 7 (http://tinyurl.com/pommzxv). Four to eight inches of snow is expected at the lower elevations with as much as one foot expected above 8,000 feet on the Sierra crest.

April 3rd

Water District increases water restrictions, irrigation allowed two days a week only

April 3, 2015

The Mammoth Community Water District’s (MCWD) Board of Directors voted to raise the District’s water shortage conditions from Level 2 to Level 3 at a special meeting on April 1.

The Level 3 restrictions will go in to effect on April 10. The meeting was convened following the mechanical failure of two of the Water District’s groundwater production wells and a record low snowpack water content measurement on Mammoth Pass, which found that conditions were 98 percent below normal conditions, the lowest April 1 reading ever recorded since 1931.

The weekend forecast: Cold, then warm, then cold, then storm

April 3, 2015

  It was cold start today, but it has been  followed by milder temperatures this afternoon and into Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

April 2nd

What's ahead this weekend

April 2, 2015

Spring Expo, Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra, April 4
Head over to Mammoth Mountain Ski Area from 8:30a.m. to 2 p.m. between Chair 1 and Chair 11 at the big expo tent and try out a mono-ski, bi-ski or ski-bike and help raise money for DSES at the same time. For more info, call DSES at 760-934-0791 or go to www. SpringExpo.com

Ezakimak! April 4

April 1st

Governor Brown issues executive order requiring 25 percent cut in water use

April 1, 2015

A dismal snowpack, measured at one inch of precipitation on Mammoth Pass on March 30 instead of the average for that date of about 42 inches of water, and equally low in the rest of the Sierra, triggered Governor Jerry Brown today, April 1, to issue an executive order requiring all water districts to cut back on water use by 25 percent.

Water district considers more water use restrictions, April 1

April 1, 2015

The Mammoth Community Water District board of directors will consider increasing water use restrictions tonight, April 1 at a special water district meeting. The meeting is at 4:30 p.m. in the conference room at the district facility located one mile east of Old Mammoth Road on Meridian Boulevard, just off Highway 203. The meeting is open to the public. For more information on what the proposed Level Three water restrictions will mean, go to http://www.mcwd.dst.ca.us/ and look under "Conservation" then go to the link to the "Water Conservation Ordinance" item.

Mammoth's water district in court today

April 1, 2015

The Mammoth Community Water District and representatives from the local air pollution control district, as well as other entities involved in an ongoing legal dispute over a proposed geothermal plant, will be in court today before Judge Stan Eller to argue their case regarding a proposed, new, 33-megawatt geothermal power plant.

March 31st

Photo of the day

March 31, 2015

Local metal worker and artist Kevin Scott, of KS Metal Works, at work on a creation in his Mammoth studio.

March 30th

This week in Mammoth and the Eastside

March 30, 2015

 First-ever “Ezakimak”

A run-snowshoe-ski race from the base of Mammoth Mountain (9,000 feet) to the summit (11,053 feet) is set for Saturday, April 4. It begins at 4 p.m. with the race at 7 p.m.

It follows the Kamikaze downhill mountain bike trail, except backward (hence Ezakimak).

See the schedule online via Mammoth Mountain

Fourth Grade Sacramento trip fundraiser at Roberto's, March 31

March 30, 2015

Dine out at Roberto's while supporting a great cause, the Fourth Grade Sacramento Trip to the state capitol, planned for later this year. Roberto's will donate a percentage of sales from lunch and dinner on Tuesday, March 31 to the Fourth Grade Sacramento Trip, where future leaders will learn how their government works.

Try Snowcreek Athletic Club for free for one day, April 1

March 30, 2015

Snowcreek Athletic Club is celebrating April Fools Day, with their No Foolin' Try Us For Free Day! From 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, Snowcreek Athletic Club is offering you a "freebie" to come work out, swim or take a fitness class. Go to http://SnowcreekAthleticClub.com to plan your free day.

March 27th

Glacier Point road opens Saturday, no date yet for Tioga Pass opening

March 27, 2015

The Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park will open for the season to automobile traffic tomorrow, Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 6:00 a.m. All visitor services at Glacier Point will be fully operational. The Bridalveil Creek Campground will open within the next several weeks.

Visitors are urged to drive slowly and with caution, as wildlife may be present on or near the roadway.

Forest seeks comments on Long Valley grouse habitat work

March 27, 2015

Feels like summer out there

March 27, 2015

Weather forecasters at the National Weather Service in Reno say record high temperatures are possible for Friday,

At the same time, they said weak low pressure may move into northern California on Saturday for slight cooling, and a low chance of showers and thunderstorms. 


For more on this week's weather forecast, pick up a copy of the March 26 edition of the Mammoth Times, or subscribe to the E-Edition by clicking here.

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