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March 13th, 2014
BRIDGEPORT—More cold weather would help, not to mention snow.
But whatever happens in the next five weeks, Mono County Supervisor Tim Alpers said the June Mountain Ski Area will stay open through Easter Sunday, April 20.
“They’re going to make it work, whatever the circumstances are,” Alpers said from the dais at a meeting of the Mono County Board of Supervisors here on Tuesday, March 11.
Unlike the last go-around, Mammoth will have an actual election this year.
The non-profit Eastern Sierra Wildlife Care organization has been rescuing injured and orphaned wildlife for almost 20 years here in the Eastern Sierra; everything from golden eagles to squirrels, from ravens and foxes, from baby mink to young hawks that have fallen from the nest too early.
Overheard on the political front: “OK, Shields and Colin, it’s up to you. Run, or be OK with Bigtime Danger ’round here.” …
Hard on the heels of an emotional vote by the Los Angeles City Council, Mammoth’s legislators this past week charged forward with a plan to regulate electronic cigarettes.
I read a business article that struck a chord in me.
The March 6 edition of the Mammoth Times is on news racks and in the mail, and there’s a treat tucked inside.
The new, 32-page issue of Mammoth Sierra Magazine is included, featuring the portrait photography of Joel St. Marie and his “Movers and Shakers” project.
In a municipality where twists and turns have been the norm for three decades, at least one thing has remained constant: members of the Town Council are paid $300 a month, plus some health benefits.
Saying it was "a hard decision for me," Mammoth Town Council Member Matthew Lehman said this past week that he would not seek re-election in the upcoming June 3 town elections.
"It's official," he said on Monday, March 3, in a telephone interview. "I will not be running for re-election."
Half Dome cables day use permits for the 2014 hiking season will be available for reservation starting Saturday, March 1, through Monday, March 31.
The Feb. 27 issue of the Mammoth Times is now on news racks throughout the Eastern Sierra, as well as in the mail for subscribers.
This week's paper is loaded.
We look at the future of snowmaking at the June Mountain Ski Area; how high school kids can get a tuition break to the University of Nevada, Reno; and a fascinating tale of a Long Beach-to-Reno bus that had mechanical difficulties, resulting in the carbon monoxide poisoning that sickened many of its passengers.
With the Main Street Plan in its rearview mirror and town zoning code updates about to follow suit, the town’s planning commission this past week brought back an old chestnut.
The General Bikeway Plan, first unveiled nearly two decades ago and revisited four times since then, got another look on Wednesday, Feb. 26, by the town’s re-named Planning and Economic Development Commission.
The biggest change in how wildfires are funded in generations could allow firefighters to “get ahead” of potentially catastrophic fires by giving them the funds to do the preventative work that keeps wildfires from spreading, according to National Forest Service officials.
The new rules, proposed this week by President Barack Obama, would set aside a national fund for fighting fire.
What is being called “the biggest storm in two years” is forecast to dump as much as four feet of snow on the Sierra crest and Mammoth Mountain Ski Area and several feet of snow in the town of Mammoth by the end of this weekend, according to forecasters.
The storm—actually two storms separated by one day—will come in beginning Wednesday afternoon and exit late Saturday, with some lingering snow showers lasting late into the weekend and possibly into Monday as well, according to the National Weather Service.