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November 21st, 2014
It's about to get mighty windy in the high country, starting overnight Friday, Nov. 21 and extending into Saturday.
Old Time country dance at Crowley Lake Community Center, sponsored by Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation and Eastern Sierra Nordic Association
Some of Mammothâ€™s most extreme athletes are also itâ€™s youngest and least well known athletes, Mammothâ€™s Jr. Nordic Team, coached by Olympian Nancy Fiddler, and co-coached by Bryce Tiernan.
Whether they are hitting the top of 13,000-foot-plus Mt. Morgan or skate-skiing the Bento Crossing Road at record speed, the kids work as hard as their adult counterparts, she said.
There are snowmobile trails, cross country ski trails, OHV trails, motorcycle trails, mountain bike trails, fat-tire bike trails.
Also, there are loop trails, regional trails, local community trails, a trail right at your fingertips in high definition color on your laptop or, maybe, just on a good old fashioned paper map.
Come watch the epic climbing movie, â€śValley Uprisingâ€ť movie at Canyon Lodge this weekend, Saturday, Nov. 22 and help the Mono County Search and Rescue team get the gear and training they need to continue to save lives and help out anyone who needs it in the backcountry.
The party starts at 6 p.m.; the movie starts at 7 p.m. Movie and raffle tickets are available at Mammoth Mountaineering, Footloose Sports, and Mammoth Gear Exchange in Bishop. One complementary raffle ticket per entry, $1 each, $5.00 for 6 tickets, $10 for 12 tickets $15 for 18 tickets, $20 for 25 tickets.
The County of Inyo is inviting the community to head to Big Pine Friday morning to help celebrate the completion of a multi-year campaign to build a new animal shelter.
County officials will host a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony at the new shelter, located on County Road in Big Pine.
The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. and refreshments will be served.
The 2014 Ski Season was set to open at Mammoth Mountain on Thursday, Nov. 13, with layers of executive-level confidence, and layers of artificial snow.
Firefighters will continue their annual â€śpile burnsâ€ťduring the next several weeks; burning the left over tree branches, brush and debris left behind when summer crews thinned the forest around local communities.
According to Inyo National Forest, the work could begin as soon as next week, should conditions allow.
A raffle and fundraiser for several members of an Eastern Sierra family injured in a three-car accident near Coso Junction on Oct 26 will be held Nov. 19 at Rafters, according to a family friend.
Many Eastern Sierra recreation areas are closed due to the late season, but the southern part of the region, from Bishop south, still has many campgrounds and other facilities open. as this full list, below shows. Also, don't forget, fishing season ends this Saturday, Nov. 15, although "catch and release" options are still open on some water bodies year around, including the Owens River: for a full list go to http://tinyurl.com/ouzs8th
Mono Lake Ranger District
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.