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September 20th, 2010
Rangers in Yosemite National Park said they found and rescued a lost backpacker earlier this month after spotting a makeshift SOS message on the ground.
Rangers picked him up on Saturday, Sept 11, after Mike Arends had spent three unexpected days and nights in the wilnerness near the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne.
An experienced hiker, Arends' self-preservations techniques were just about perfect, and serve as a kind of a blueprint for hikers who stray into the unknown.
On Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, at approximately 6:25 p.m., the Mono County Sheriffâ€™s Department was informed by the Inyo National Forest dispatch center of a large black plume of smoke in the Glass Mountain Range. The smoke was believed to possibly be from a reported overdue aircraft en route to Truckee, Calif., via Bishop. Units from the Mono County Sheriffâ€™s Department, Inyo National Forest, and the Mono County Sheriffâ€™s Search and Rescue Team responded to the area and a ground search was initiated.
This is no ordinary police chief.
Dan Watson, officially Mammoth Lakesâ€™ â€śinterimâ€ť chief who is working on a one-year contract, greets visitors at the police station wearing the most unusual police uniform heâ€™s ever worn.
Striped flannel shirt: Check. Blue jeans. Check. Comfortable shoes. Check. Big smile. Check.
â€śIn my old job in South Pasadena, I always wore a uniform or coat and tie,â€ť said the 59-year-old Watson.
â€śI havenâ€™t worn a coat and tie since I got here.
The Great Bear Siege is over in the Lakes Basin.
Having heard scads of complaints from cabin owners in the Falls Tract, Mammoth Lakes police shot and killed the infamous marauding Lakes Basin bear on Tuesday afternoon, ending a saga that left residents angry and confused.
The bear was responsible for at least 19 cabin break-ins in the area, the MLPD said in a news release. The tract is near Lake Mary.
The bear, a â€ślight colored, three-year-old female,â€ť was busted while she was actively breaking into a cabin, police said.
It will take a lot to replace the diabolically clever Oren Tanzer at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area’s Unbound Terrain parks, but Josh Chauver is ready to give it a try.
Chauvet, who worked as the director of the Unbound parks from 1998-2002 before leaving to pursue other interests, yesterday was named “Action Sports Brand Manager” for the resort, according to Daniel Hansen, public relations manager.
When I picked up the phone last Thursday morning to hear an unknown caller telling me my fiercely independent, 67-year-old mother had taken a bad fall and likely broken her leg, my first impulse was to call an ambulance and head out there.
Mom was out at one of the hot springs, several miles from a paved road, and I knew it would take some effort to get her safely back to Mammoth to the hospital.
The Mammoth Times this past week launched a re-designed website at mammothtimes.com, and at the same time announced its presence on Facebook and Twitter.
It’s bureaucracy at its best: a decade-plus wait to plant shrubs and flowers in a tiny town whose main street is also a national highway.
One third of America belongs to the public. In the Eastern Sierra, the percentage of public land ownership is even greater.
This recession that has caused so much misery has a few bright spots in it for Mammoth, not least of which is the growth at Cerro Coso Community College.
If people were to canvass the two artists at Bluebird Imaging, they’d discover that Kendra Knight and Aaron Horowitz are wild about canvas.
Mammoth Lakes police shot and killed the infamous marauding Lakes Basin bear on Tuesday afternoon, ending a saga that put Falls Tract residents under siege.
The bear was responsible for at least 19 cabin break-ins, the MLPD said in a news release.
The bear, a "light colored, three-year-old female," was busted while she was actively breaking into cabins, the police said.
Next weekend's Millpond Music Festival in Bishop is offering free admission after 4 p.m. Sunday, an event official said today.
Lynn Cooper, Executive Director of the Inyo Council for the Arts, said the free admission is funded WESTAF and the California Arts Council/DOJ fund.
"We understand that these are tough economic times for many people, and we're very happy to be able to offer a few hours of high-quality, free entertainment for area families," Cooper said.
He's a self-described "people person" kind of guy, a 59-year fan of big-game hunting and little bit of golf. He's a collector of police helmets and has has two English bobby hats in his office, alongside a fur-lined Russian police hat.
Meet Mammoth Police Chief Dan Watson in this week's Mammoth Times. â€“ GS