August 17th, 2012
The window of opportunity for opening June Mountain this winter is closed, and June residents now must decide how they will use $100,000 in “bridge” money that the county supervisors agreed to give to help the town weather the coming winter.
It is not just a marketing campaign slogan. This summer so far has been shaping up to truly be the “best summer ever,” according to Mammoth Tourism director John Urdi.
“What do we have on tap today?” Fido wanted to know.
It is not as if Harry Blackburn hasn’t seen this kind of thing before.
The lightning-caused fire near Mono Lake was declared 100 percent contained Wednesday, and firefighters are increasingly being moved from the Indian Fire to other fires in the state and country.
Inyo National Forest Supervisor Ed Armenta is pleased to announce that the long-anticipated opening of the new Bristlecone Pine Forest Visitor Center has been scheduled for Saturday, September 1.
A grand opening celebration is slated to take place at Schulman Grove with music starting at 1:00 pm and the formal ceremony at 2:00 pm. The celebration will include music by the Idle Hands String Band, guest speakers, a Paiute blessing, an art exhibit, a ribbon cutting and much more. Interpretive programs and patio talks will be offered throughout the day.
The recent diagnosis of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) in two Californians, one of whom died and whom might have been exposed to the virus at a cabin in Yosemite National Park, has prompted Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state public health officer, to remind Californians to take precautions to prevent exposure to the virus that causes HPS at their places of residence, work, and recreation.
A ten-year-old boy was pronounced dead and a six-year-old boy remains missing following an incident near the Vernal Fall Footbridge in Yosemite National Park on Wednesday, Aug. 15, according to park officials.
A family group, from southern California, were in the Merced River near the Vernal Fall Footbridge yesterday afternoon around 3:00 p.m. They had begun their hike at the Happy Isles Trailhead and hiked approximately one mile, where they stopped at the footbridge.