The four-day storm this past week doubled the winter’s total snowpack depth, increasing it from about 55 inches to just over 106 inches and helping to clear the winter of 2011-2012 of the dubious moniker, “the driest winter on record.”
It made it by just a few inches. The snow came down heavy enough to coat Mammoth Mountain with a fine, sturdy base, and it gave thirsty plants and grasses a much-needed boost for the upcoming spring growing season.
When a reverse 911 call alerting some Mammoth residents about power outages went out in the middle of the storms earlier this week, cell phone-only users were by and large left out. The reverse 911 system is dependent upon the fact that landline users are already in a database as customers of their landline company. The same is not true for cell phone users.
The attorney representing Dr. Andrew Bourne said Thursday that emails police say implicate his client in a child sex scandal “seem to be innocuous.”
Ron Bamieh, the attorney, also said he had “concerns about the police investigation.”
Prayers were answered. Snow dances worked. The snow gods listened.
Snow is coming.
Snowfall was down this holiday season at most western mountain resorts but actual occupancy among participating resorts was up 1.3 percent compared to December 2010, when many western destinations were enjoying near-record snowfall and early season conditions.
It’s a July 4 tradition. Mid-afternoon/evening, Mammoth empties out and migrates to Crowley for the fireworks. That bugs town councilman Matt Lehman to no end, so he’s going to put some alternatives before the council at the Feb. 1 meeting. …
Tim Alpers announced today that he will vie with incumbent Vikki Bauer for the Mono County District 3 Supervisor seat. District 3 includes part of Mammoth Lakes,and the communities of Lee Vining, June Lake and points north to Conway Summit.