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November 20th, 2013

Mammoth girls fall at Pomona; terrific season, playoff run reaches end

November 20, 2013

The season for Mammoth's girls volleyball team is over.

Playing on the road at Pomona Tuesday evening, Nov. 19, the Huskies fell in straight sets to Pomona Catholic in the CIF playoffs, 25-16, 25-21, 25-8.

The girls thus come home after a thrilling season, during which they went 22-10-3 overall and were co-champions of the Desert Mountain League. Along the way, they won three playoff matches, two of them at home.

More details of their season will be published in the Nov. 21 issue of the Mammoth Times.

November 19th

RAW: Inyo National Forest releases first draft of updated forest plan

November 19, 2013

The Inyo National Forest has released the forest’s first Draft Assessment Report of its first update to the forest's master planning document in more than 20 years for public review this week, according to a news release from the forest. A public meeting on the document will be held in Bishop on Dec. 5 and comments on the plan are invited.

The assessment is the first phase of the process to revise the 1988 Inyo National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan or plan).
 

November 18th

Snow headed to Eastern Sierra this week

November 18, 2013

Snow is on the way this week, possibly beginning Tuesday and lasting into Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

“A moist Pacific storm will move into the Sierra and western Nevada Tuesday and last into Thursday with periods of light rain and high elevation snow,” tonight’s NWS forecast (Monday, Nov.18) states. “Despite being weak, the storms will have plenty of moisture to work with.”

However, the bulk of the moisture will likely be north of Mono County, the forecast states, although that could change.

Greg Bissonette joins Mammoth Lakes Foundation as new director of development

November 18, 2013

Evan Russell, CEO and President of Mammoth Lakes Foundation, announced the hiring of long-time resident Greg Bissonette as its new Director of Developmen this week.

“We are very excited to have Greg join our team,” Russell said in a news release Monday, Nov. 18. “He brings a proven commitment to the community and the Foundation. We are confident that Greg’s addition to an already outstanding group of dedicated staff will make our work even more impressive as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Foundation in 2014.”

November 17th

Huskies win a heart-stopper, advance to volleyball playoff semifinals

November 17, 2013

Facing two match points and with their season on the line, Mammoth's girls volleyball team rallied late to win, 3-games-to-2, in a heartstopping quarterfinal playoff match against the Santa Clarita Christian Cardinals Saturday evening at Mammoth High School.

With the 25-23, 25-20, 21-25, 20-25, 17-15 victory, the Huskies advance to the semifinals of CIF southern section division 5AA against Pomona Catholic on Tuesday in Pomona.

Having won the first two sets, Mammoth dropped the next two, and fell behind 9-13—just two points away from a Sanata Clarita Chatholic come-from-behind win.

November 15th

Cast Off group will donate next three Saturday proceeds to Mammoth Medical Missions

November 15, 2013

Mammoth Hospital Auxiliary President, Judy Bornfeld, announced that the Auxiliary has pledged all Cast Off proceeds for the next three Saturdays, Nov. 16, 23 and 30, to go to Mammoth Medical Missions to assist with their Philippine relief effort.

In addition, the Auxiliary will match total sales for these three Saturdays, thereby doubling the amount going to them.

Mammoth Medical Missions is a non-profit volunteer organization based in our own town, Bornfeld said in an email.

Mammoth volleyball team wins again, in straight sets; next match on Saturday

November 15, 2013

The Mammoth Huskies Girls volleyball team notched another dominating win Thursday night, Nov. 14, at Mammoth High School against AGBU-Canoga Park in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 5AA playoffs.

The Huskies won in straight sets, 25-22, 25-16, 25-17.

The Titans played well in the first set but but the Huskies really started to roll in the second and third sets.

Next up for the Husky girls is another home match on Saturday, against the winner of the match between Coastal Christian and Santa Clarita Christian.

November 14th

Local docs in typhoon disaster zone

November 14, 2013

Mammoth Hospital orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mike Karch and a group of 15 Mammoth Hospital surgeons, doctors and medical support volunteers are cold, wet and running out of supplies, but still managing to perform as many as 50 surgeries a day in the Philippine disaster zone.

“There are a few times in life when you make a swift, heartfelt decision because you know it’s the right thing to do, even if it means sacrifice, uncertainty and potential danger,” Karch said in a Mammoth Medical Missions update Sunday.

Black Tie celebrates 5 years

November 14, 2013

If there is one thing everyone in Mammoth can agree on, it is that busy holiday weekends tend to be anything but relaxing—for residents and visitors alike.

Just look at any family in line trying to get the entire posse outfitted with skis or boards and boots for a day of fun on the mountain.

Then watch the frantic fleet of employees running a slalom course in the fitting area trying to get the right gear to the right person before their toddler has a meltdown.

Making Mono green

November 14, 2013

BRIDGEPORT—In an effort toward making Mono County more environmentally respectable, the Mono County Board of Supervisors this past week moved forward in its bid toward purchasing more efficient vehicles for its fleet, while also examining building code modifications to help “green” construction projects.

November 12th

South Lake Tahoe man arrested for hit and run accident near Mammoth

November 12, 2013

A South Lake Tahoe man was arrested Sunday after leaving the scene of a car accident on Sunday, Nov. 10 at about 3:45 p.m., according to Mammoth Lake Police officers, who were dispatched to Minaret Road near the Mammoth Scenic Loop for a report of a non-injury traffic collision.

Officers found a full size pickup truck with fresh collision damage, two flat tires and a damaged road sign at that location. Officers discovered that the driver, Brian Bogdanoff, 32, of South Lake Tahoe, had fled the scene of the accident.

November 11th

Veterans gather in Mammoth; low-key ceremony at Fire Station #1

November 11, 2013

Veterans and their families, along with community members and town leaders, gathered Monday, Nov. 11, for the annual Veterans Day flag-raising at Fire Station #1 on Main Street.

Former Mono County Supervisor Duane "Hap" Hazard offered remarks to a gathering of several dozen people, including most of the forces of both the Mammoth Lakes Police Department and the Mammoth Lakes Fire District.

The event was at 9 a.m., and did not last long.

UPDATE NOV 12: Karch, local doctors, performing as many as 50 surgeries a day in Philippines

November 11, 2013

Mammoth Hospital orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mike Karch and the group of 15 Mammoth Hospital surgeons, doctors and medical support volunteers who are still the only medical team on the Philippine island of Leyte are wet and cold, but performing as many as 50 surgeries a day, including an emergency cesarean section in pouring rain, according to Karch's wife, Mammoth Hospital pediatrician Dr. Kim Escudero.

Snowcreek Athletic Club to remain closed for weeks during water damage repairs

November 11, 2013

Snowcreek Athletic Club will be closed at least for the next several weeks, after a massive water main break under the club last week flooded the basement and first floor of the club with more than a million gallons of water.

“At about 2 a.m. Wednesday, the water district saw their pressure going down, but they were not sure why,” said Ralph Lockhart, an owner of the Snowcreek club.

November 7th

S.R. 158 closure extended until Nov. 15 due to Digital 395 work, weekdays only

November 7, 2013

Weather permitting, Caltrans will extend the temporary closure of part of Highway 158 (June Lake Loop) until Nov. 15, weekdays only from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. This closure will expedite Digital 395 work so that it can be completed before significant snowfall in the area.

The established detour route will continue to be available on North Shore Drive (see attached map) which allows access to June Lake through an alternate route.

Mono County appreciates the public’s cooperation and understanding during this construction work.

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