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March 2nd, 2012

What's Up, Up Here March 2 2012

March 2, 2012

June Mountain’s volunteer patrolman, Luke Penrod, proposed to the love of his life, Usha Wilbur, at the top of Chair 7 a couple of weeks ago. ... 

Briefly March 2 2012

March 2, 2012

Hetch Hetchy update
The Yosemite Restoration Campaign (YRC), sponsored by Restore Hetch Hetchy (RHH), filed papers Wednesday with the San Francisco Department of Elections, beginning the process of qualifying an initiative for the November 2012 San Francisco ballot.

Retracing John Muir’s favorite Valley spots

March 2, 2012

As one of Yosemite Conservancy’s Outdoor Adventures in 2012, visitors to Yosemite National Park this summer can take a step back in time by retracing Muir’s steps with his great-great-grandson Robert Hanna and Muir actor Frank Helling. 

Grand Prix Championships this weekend: For Mammoth, the 16th year
 in a row

March 2, 2012

It’s no accident if you happen to see a whole lot of professional skiers and snowboarders in town this weekend.

Nordic ski training log: A weekly workout log preparing for the Mammoth Biathlon—Week 4

March 2, 2012

In just three weeks of training on skate skis, I have gone from total beginner, having trouble even figuring out how to get into my skis and strap on my poles, to a level far beyond what I would have imagined. 

February 27th

John Stavlo appointed to fill vacancy on Mammoth Unified School District board

February 27, 2012

Mammoth resident John Stavlo was appointed to a Mammoth Unified School District vacancy on Feb. 23. The vacancy was left after former board member Dr. Andrew Bourne resigned from the position in January. 

February 24th

Mediation last hope for lawsuit settlement: Process a required step in town’s aim for relief

February 25, 2012

Before the Town of Mammoth Lakes can be forced into municipal bankruptcy, there is one more step to go.
 
That step would be mediation.
 
Anyone who has been through a nasty, contentious divorce knows what this is about. A professional mediator—a third party—steps in between the two sides and tries to bring them together into a settlement.

Bringing two worlds together: Wangdowa Sherpa starts nonprofit to bring school, clinic to his mountain home

February 24, 2012

Mammoth Lakes resident Wangdowa Sherpa might be the only man in town who considers the 14,000-foot peaks outside of town to be a bit short.

More faces join the county election race: Locals vote in June

February 24, 2012

Mono County’s three open county supervisor district seats are getting crowded as potential candidates add their names to the list. 

Briefly February 24

February 24, 2012

Free Tax Aide
The AARP Tax-Aide Foundation, partnered with the Mammoth Lakes Library and Cerro Coso Community College is offering free tax help, preparation, and e-filing.  The program assists low and middle-income taxpayers. The volunteer counselors are trained and certified through the IRS/AARP training program each year and are qualified to assist with most all of the tax issues you face. 

High Sierra Striders raise $15,000 at fundraiser

February 24, 2012

The Mammoth Track Project got a big boost last week at a fundraiser at Rafters that raked in $15,000.

Nordic ski training log: A weekly workout log preparing for the Mammoth Biathlon—Week 3

February 24, 2012

Taking up new sports, embracing new hobbies, seeking new experiences—these are all things that keep us young in spirit, healthy in mind.

Nike Chosen North American Finals

February 24, 2012

The North American finals for the Nike Chosen Tour went down Saturday and into the night at Mammoth Mountain. During the daytime jump session, Mammoth local, Jeremy Page won best trick with a frontside double cork 1080. Come night time, Michael Gray won best trick with a 270 onto the closeout rail, 450 out, and Melissa Evans took first in the ladies division. The night time rail session top honors went to Mammoth local Jaeger Bailey. Bailey will now be headed to Austria to take on the rest of the world. Photo/Jesse Barlet

Regarding Mammoth Lakes Public Arts Commission

February 24, 2012

I am one of the Public Arts Commission (PAC) members. I have been on the PAC since its inception. I am resigning, not out of a sense of pique over the Town Council’s decision last Wednesday to give the gateway monument project $250,000 of PAC funds, but out of a recognition of the realities of the situation.

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