September 24th, 2010
The question of where itâ€™s appropriate to locate a medical marijuana dispensary popped up again this week when Mono Countyâ€™s Mental Health Director Ann Gimpel asked for approval to move the countyâ€™s Wellness Center from a proposed dispensary site.
Gimpel suggested it might be more appropriate to put the Wellness Center in the Sierra Center Mall with the rest of Mono Countyâ€™s offices, moving it from its current location at the KMMT building on Laurel Mountain Road.
Chances are, when one thinks of soul men, it’s a memory of that old song by Sam and Dave, “I’m a soul man.”
But that wouldn’t be the current usage. “Soul Men” is the name of the first program of Chamber Music Unbound’s winter music series.
Mammoth’s resident Felici Piano Trio will perform Bach, the grand master of the Baroque; the great Classical hero, Beethoven; Chopin, the Romantic piano virtuoso; and the eloquent musical narrator Robert Schumann.
The community is invited to a wedding reception and the party wonâ€™t come to a close until someone is dead!
You havenâ€™t had an invitation like this one before, you say? â€śIâ€™m Getting Murdered in the Morningâ€ť is Playhouse 395â€™s first mystery dinner theater event Oct. 7 - 10 at the Bishop Country Club banquet room.
Audience members are invited to guess who-dun-it, becoming guests at the most unlikely wedding celebration ever attended.
It might have been a bye week for the Mammoth Huskies last week, but that didnâ€™t mean that Head Coach Tom Gault and his coaching crew took the weekend off.
Instead, they got their video equipment in order and traveled to Murrieta, where they watched, analyzed and shot video of Calvary Murrietaâ€™s 16-6 loss to Bloomington Christian â€“ a loss that dropped Mammothâ€™s next opponent to 0-2 for the season.
Calvary Murrieta comes calling tonight at Gault/McClure Stadium, with a JV game at 4 oâ€™clock and the varsity at 7.
Alchemy is a word that can be loosely defined as that which happens when one element becomes another; when one thing transforms to another thing.
When none of the county’s District 4 Supervisor candidates took home 50 percent of the vote in June, it triggered a run-off election for November between the top two vote getters, Tim Hansen and Tim Fesko.
The 2010 Mammoth High School Cross Country season is off and running, with two large invitationals under its belt. On Sept. 10, Mammoth traveled to the Whittel Warrior invitational in Zephyr Cove at Lake Tahoe, Calif.
More than 30 high schools came together to compete and see who was â€śbest of the best.â€ť Mammoth only brought seven of its members, but showed the much larger schools they should not be overlooked.
One hundred forty-four players raised $35,000 in support of higher education and cultural enrichment at the sold-out 11th Annual Mammoth Lakes Foundation Golf Classic last Sunday, Sept. 12.
Mammoth Lakes Foundation Scholarship students and South Gateway Student Apartment students were among volunteers at Sierra Star Golf Course supporting the Mammoth Lakes Foundation scholarship fund.
Highlights of the scramble tournament included an iPad raffle, Super Ticket raffle, $5,000 putting contest, silent auction, awards party, and closest-to-the-pin prize on all par threes.
Itâ€™ll be some kind of book signing Saturday afternoon, Sept. 25, at the Booky Joint, where John Muir â€śJackâ€ť Laws not only will sign his swell new guidebook, but also will offer some artistic demonstrations.
Laws will sprinkle how-to demos in illustration, painting and sketching at the event, which starts at one oâ€™clock and ends at 3.
Dave Leonard, owner of the bookstore, said Laws is a very entertaining guest, and for the Booky Joint to have him is a real treat.
He said refreshments will be served during the book signing, but the book is a refreshment in itself.
For a one day-hiker in the Minaret Wilderness, an ordinary day-hike on Monday turned into a day-night sojurn, finishing with a helicopter ride.
The hiker, a 22-year-old man who was separated from his friends near Devils Postpile National Monument, spent Monday night in the Minaret Wilderness before being picked up by helicopter Tuesday morning with help from the Mono County Search and Rescue team.
The hikerâ€™s identity and home town were not known as of Tuesday afternoon. He was unhurt, said Pete DeGeorge of the sheriffâ€™s department.
The fiery car accident on U.S. 395 that resulted in the deaths of two teenage cross country runners and a cheerleading coach from Southern California on Aug. 9 was at least partly due to driver error, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
Seventeen-year-old Natalie Nield was driving a Ford SUV headed south a few miles south of Bishop at the time of the accident. The vehicle was registered to Gabrielle Nield.
If people were to canvass the two artists at Bluebird Imaging, theyâ€™d discover that Kendra Knight and Aaron Horowitz are wild about canvas.
â€śThe appeal to me would be that it looks more painterly,â€ť said Knight, half of the husband-and-wife team. Together, they dazzled shoppers at last weekâ€™s Labor Day Festival of the Arts with photographs printed on canvas, then stretched on a 3-D display board.
A former Mammoth Unified School District student and the son of Mammoth Dog Teamâ€™s Jim Ouimet is a suspect in a double homicide in Sparks, Nev, following the stabbing deaths of a two-year-old boy and the boyâ€™s 62-year-old grandmother on Friday, Sept. 17.
Justin Ouimet, 24, was arrested by the Sparks Police officers in the community of Hidden Valley on Saturday, Sept. 18, on charges of attempted burglary and traffic charges, after an investigation pointed to him as a possible suspect.
It doesn’t take a physics professor to tell you that the two-day Everest Challenge bike race attracts an odd set of cyclists.
“There’s something about the human spirit that makes us wonder exactly what we can do,” said race director Steven Barnes, who happens to be an adjunct professor of physics at Cal State-San Bernardino. “This race is out there, pretty close to the limits.”