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November 6th, 2014
Itâ€™s been a long, hard eight years of 60- to 80-hour workweeks, but in early December, brothers Juan and Jesus Hernandez will become the new owners of the Mammoth Pita Pit franchise.
The two Mammoth residents will take the reins from longtime owner Doug Hanna, who recently took a job in Portland with the corporate branch of the company.
The two brothers earned the right to control their own destiny the old-fashioned way: by working their way up from the very bottom of the pay scale to the top through long hours, tenacity, and a lot of nights of little sleep, Hanna said.
Rusty Gregory was back in black.
No one really knows the price of a lift ticket for the 2014-15 ski season at Mammoth Mountain.
That was a very fine showing in the New York City Marathon by former Mammoth Track Club gazelle Meb Keflezighi, who, at 39, finished fourth in spite of very nasty winds and cold temps (for New York) during the race. Deena, meanwhile, said the crosswinds almost blew the field clean off the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. …
A proposal to bus Bridgeport Elementary School sixth-to-eighth-graders to Coleville Elementary School due to falling enrollment in the Bridgeport school was soundly opposed by most parents and is not likely to go forward in any form, said Don Clark, superintendent of the Eastern Sierra Unified School District.
A meeting regarding the subject was held on Oct. 15 he said, with about 50-60 parents attending.
Their message was clear.
â€śThey were not interested,â€ť he said in a recent interview.
Due to holiday closures, some IMACA food distribution dates in November and December have changed
USDA Commodities Tues Nov 11:
June Lake ~ 4 p.m. â€“ 6 p.m. Community Center, 90 W Granite Ave
Lee Vining ~ 1 p.m. â€“ 3 p.m. Presbyterian Church, 126 Mono Lake Ave
USDA Commodities Wed, Nov 12:
Mammoth Lakes ~ 10 a.m. â€“ 12 p.m. CCC Office, 625 Old Mammoth Rd
Walker ~ 1 p.m. â€“ 2 p.m. Antelope Valley Senior Center, 399 Mule Deer Rd
Bridgeport ~ 2 p.m. â€“ 3 p.m. Medical Clinic, 221 Twin Lakes Rd
Mobile Food Bank Thurs., Nov 20:
John Urdi is here for four more years.
A Mammoth man was arrested on Oct. 29 on an outstanding warrant as a "person of interest" in an Orange County homicide case, according to Mammoth Lake Police. According to the police, the man, Jose Cardenas Zuniga, 38, was living in Mammoth under an alias, and was arrested at his place of employment in Mammoth at about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Seniors Emilie Hodges and Stephan Haakana were named as the 2014 Homecoming Queen and King last weekend, capping Mammoth High School’s “Spirit Week” with ceremonies at Gault/McClure Stadium and at the annual Homecoming Dance afterward.
The fledgling Mammoth Lakes Recreation named its first Board of Directors this past week, with one big surprise.
The Mammoth Town Council this past week inched its way forward into looking at a complicated financial arrangement that might help in solving several major infrastructure needs.
The Inyo National Forest this past week began preparations for road closures in the wake of a possible weekend storm.
Specifically, the forest may implement winter closures for roads that access the Reds Meadow Valley and Mammoth Lakes Basin areas of the Inyo National Forest.
For the Reds Meadow Valley Road, the forest will close the gates to Reds Meadow Valley at the end of the day on, Thursday, Oct. 30.
If snow falls and accumulates on the road on Friday, the road will remain closed for the winter.
The Mono County Board of Supervisors this past week approved a Conway Ranch plan, ending 20 years of wrangling over the fate of the lush area nestled at the southern base of Conway Summit and above Mono Lake.
“This is a point in county history that we can be proud of,” said Supervisor Byng Hunt after the board approved creating a “conservation easement” to protect the land “in perpetuity.”
It’s not the “hike” that most visitors have in mind when they pay a visit to Yosemite National Park.
In this case, it’s a “fee hike” that could go into effect early next year, park officials announced Monday, Oct. 20, in a news release.
Yosemite National Park is proposing a new fee structure that would single vehicle entrance fees from $20 to $30 for a seven-day pass.
The park’s annual pass would increase from $40 to $60.