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August 15th

Softball Standings as of Aug. 15

August 15, 2014

Softball results and standings through Aug. 15 are as follows:

August 13th

July 29th

Mammoth softball results and standings as of July 25

July 29, 2014

The softball resuls and standings as of July 25 are in, and they are as follows:

July 21st

Off The Trail — Broken Finger Peak

July 21, 2014

The old mining road that struggles up the side of Broken Finger Peak isn’t most people’s idea of an ideal backcountry trip.


It’s 20 feet wide, and hot, even at 12,000 feet. It’s exposed, dropping like a shot down toward Pine Creek Canyon more than 5,000 feet below. It’s littered with old machinery, four-decade-old broken Coke bottles with half-inch thick glass, pieces of sun-beaten plastic and wire of indeterminate origin and use.

July 11th

Mammoth softball results and standings for July 7-10

July 11, 2014

Updated softball results  for Mens League and Co-ed League, with standings, are as follows:

 

 

MENS SCORES

Village Championships Results for July 8

July 11, 2014

The Village Championships Cross-Country results for July 8 are as follows:

 

July 10th

New records at Freedom Mile

July 10, 2014

People clad in red, white, and blue attire lined Old Mammoth Road last week in anticipation of the annual Independence Day Parade, but first they watched nearly 450 runners competing for top honors in the Ninth Annual Footloose Freedom Mile.

“We weren’t just competing for the win—we were competing for pie,” said race winner Gabe Proctor, 24. “When I heard Deena was making pies for the winners, I knew I had to race.”

July 8th

Off The Trail — The Longest Day

July 8, 2014

During the last hour before the sun sets on the longest day of the year, the shadows cast on the rock-ribbed ground of this high alpine pass are long and lean and cleanly drawn.

 

Village Championships Results for July 1

July 8, 2014

 

Mountain Bike racers were back in action Tuesday, July 1 at Shady Rest Park with another round of racing.

June 27th

Village Championships Results for June 24

June 27, 2014

Luke Wynen, Kevin McBride, Ingrid Braun and practically the entire Mike Karch clan came up big at the Village Championships Cross-Country mountain bike races this past week at Shady Rest Park.

Racing on Tuesday, June 24, Wynen won the Expert 1-Lap in 27-minutes, 42 seconds, followed by Andreas Braun, Tod Hensley and Clayton Mendel. 

June 5th

Off The Trail - Shifting Ground

June 5, 2014

The mountains are down on the ground, washed from their customary serene height by a rampaging enemy, water.

Fifteen feet above the rutted road, mud as thick as a two-story building looms above the big red truck, dwarfing it.

Embedded in the thick, grey mud, whole trees, big trees-—junipers and Jeffrey and white pine and pinyon—tangle and twist in their death throes; Pompeii in the Sierra.

Mammoth Track Club kills it in San Diego

June 5, 2014

The newest member of the Mammoth Track Club did not take long to make a bold statement last weekend.

Shadrack Biwott, who until recently ran for the University of Oregon, was the top American male in the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon on Sunday, June 1 took 6th place, with MTC’s Gabe Proctor placing 8th, in a field of nearly 25,000 runners.

June 3rd

Move over, Meb; Shadrack Biwott arrives in Mammoth

June 3, 2014

The newest member of the Mammoth Track Club did not take long to make a statement last weekend.

May 29th

What’s open, what isn’t: latest on on local trails, roads, campgrounds

May 29, 2014

The drought winter has allowed more access to Mammoth-area trails, roads and campgrounds than is normal for late May and June, but many high country trails are still covered in snow if they are above 10,000 elevation and/or if they are on north-facing, shaded slopes.

Several campgrounds are also still closed, due to issues with infrastructure or access.

According to the Inyo National Forest, the following is a list of the status of most of the area roads, campgrounds and trails, with a new update expected on Friday, May 30. That update will be posted at mammothtimes..com.

'Elevated' levels of mercury found at Mill City site

May 29, 2014

A toxic and carcinogenic heavy metal, mercury, has been detected near the Mill City Stamp Mill area in Old Mammoth at levels high enough to trigger a clean up effort but the mercury is not likely to pose a risk to Mammoth’s drinking water supply—nor to people accessing the Mill City area for recreational purposes, scientists said Tuesday.

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