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July 6th, 2012

New B&B in Mammoth

July 6, 2012

Sharon Harvey, past President of the Mammoth Lakes Women’s Club, and her husband Dave, recently opened Mammoth’s newest bed and breakfast, The Swiss Chalet Inn Bed & Breakfast.

The Mammoth Lakes Women’s Club and the Harveys will host an open house and invite the public to tour the new establishment on Wednesday July 11, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 101 Hill Street, in Old Mammoth.

Mammoth Lakes Women’s Club’s monthly meeting will be held after the event starting at at 7 p.m.

Upcoming walks, campfire programs at Devils Postpile

July 6, 2012

Now that the Reds Meadow Road is open again, there is a lot going on in the Valley. Here’s a summary of some of the events:

Weekly ranger-led walk to Devils Postpile: This one hour, one-mile walk includes topics such as wildlife, resource conservation, and the geology of the Devils Postpile formation. It begins every day at 11 a.m. at the Devils Postpile Ranger Station (shuttle stop #6).

Recycling facility study can wait a while longer

July 6, 2012

A $25,000 study to assess whether Mono County and the Town of Mammoth Lakes need another, bigger re- cycling facility is a “last resort,” pending more discussion and cooperation between the two governments, the county supervisors agreed Tuesday.

Both are struggling to meet new state requirements that force municipalities to recycle more of their garbage. Solving “the garbage question” is a high priority for both governments, given high costs and low revenues due to a huge decline in construction revenues.

Senior services get 90-day contract extension

July 6, 2012

Mono County seniors will continue to get all the services they currently receive—from Meals on Wheels to other in-home service—for at least the next 90 days after the Mono County Board of Supervisors agreed to extend a current agreement with Inyo County for 90 more days.

But in the long run, a final solution regarding how to serve the county’s seniors still needs to be put into place, county officials agreed.

Election certified Tuesday

July 6, 2012

The Mono County Board of Supervisors voted to certify the election results Tuesday. The election delivered Tim Alpers and Fred Stump as two new county supervisors, with a runoff election between candidates Bob Peters and Tim Fesko this November.

Digital 395 should break ground this month

July 6, 2012

The equipment is on the ground, the crews are ready to go, the studies have been done. Digital 395 is almost ready to break ground in Mono County. Almost.

“All that’s missing is a few, federal right-of-way permits that are still in the appeal process and some last minute work we are doing with the (Native American) tribes,” said private side developer for the project, Michael Ort.

That leaves Ort with about a year to actually construct the project and he said Monday that he is completely confident that the deadline will be met.

Mammoth Track project breaks ground July 9

July 6, 2012

A year-round running track project near the Whitmore Pool site will break ground on Monday, July 9, according to representatives from the High Sierra Striders group.

The nonprofit has been the track’s biggest advocate and fundraiser. One of its biggest fundraisers occurred at Wednesday’s July 4 Footloose Freedom Mile race. Member Elaine Smith broke the news about the track to about 350 cheering race participants.

The top of the world

July 6, 2012

High up in a big, rock-strewn Sierra basin, below a little-known ridge that overlooks everything, a little turquoise lake disappears into a big hole in the ground, water rushing down, sounding like nothing so much as a bathroom shower drain.

Another lake—rockbound and swimming-warm even in late June—lies teal and clean down the road a ways and another—dark blue and icy—lies a bit farther on.

Community expresses concerns about June Mountain closures

July 6, 2012

“If you think you can wait until November to decide to reopen this mountain, you can’t,” said June Mountain Ski Area’s general manager, Carl Williams, to a packed room of citizens at the Mono County Board of Supervisors meeting in Bridgeport on Tuesday.

Williams’ comments capped an emotional hour and a half as residents and June Mountain aficionados spoke at length about the impact Mammoth Mountain Ski Area’s closure of June for the summer and coming winter (announced publicly June 21) would have on the unincorporated community of June Lake.

Fido & Me —Ursus Familiarus

July 6, 2012

“I’m a BEAR!!!!”

 

What's Up, Up Here? Mammoth news and gossip for July 5-12; this week starring Byng Hunt, Tom Crowe, Elaine Smith and Tom Cruise!

July 6, 2012

July 5th

Mammoth area man dies in car accident

July 5, 2012

A Mammoth area man died Saturday, June 30 and passengers in another vehicle were seriously injured after the vehicle the Mammoth man was driving crashed into another vehicle near the Obsidian Dome Road intersection with U.S. 395.

Although the final cause of the accident is still under investigation, the Mono County Sheriff's report indicates that the man, Randy Sly, 53, failed to stop at the intersection and collided with a Jeep SUV that was traveling on U.S. 395 and unable to stop.

July 4th

Devils Postpile talks, walks kick off this week

July 4, 2012

UPCOMING WALKS AND CAMPFIRE PROGRAMS AT DEVILS POSTPILE

Now that the Reds Meadow Road is open again, there is a lot going on in the Valley. Here's a summary of some of the events:

Ranger-led walk to Devils Postpile
This 1 hour, 1 mile walk includes topics such as wildlife, resource conservation, and the geology of the Devils Postpile formation. It begins every day at 11:00am at the Devils Postpile Ranger Station (shuttle stop #6).

Evening Campfire Programs

July 2nd

It's official: Mammoth to declare bankruptcy; Wood: 'A necessary and unavoidable step'

July 2, 2012

The worst possible outcome for Mammoth Lakes has come true.

The town decided to declare municipal bankruptcy Monday morning, July 2. The Town Council took the action unanimously.

"It's wish this hadn't happened," said Mayor Matthew Lehman, "but it's not the way the cards fell for us."

The town immediately issued a press release regarding the Town council decision.

Mammoth Track Club’s Morgan Uceny wins trip to London in 1,500 meters

July 2, 2012

For such a small little town, Mammoth came up big in the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials last week.

The latest hammer blow came on Sunday night, when Morgan Uceny easily won the 1,500 meters in 4-minutes, 4.59.4 in Eugene.

Uceny won over second-place Shannon Rowbury and third-place Jenny Simpson, both of whom joined Uceny on the U.S. team.

"I felt awesome up there," she said of her consistent lead in the wind-blown race. "I always had an exrta gear that I might have needed to respond if I needed to. But I knew as long as I ran smart, there was no way I could lose the race."

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