September 14th, 2012
What to do about June and September, anyway?
These are the dreaded months of the so-called shoulder seasons around Mammoth, but a few impresarios this week made two bold moves to allay the impact of the awkward, seasonal downturns.
The first scheme begins on June 22, when Mammoth will host a Sunday half-marathon from Horseshoe Lake to Old Mammoth Road. It would star members of the Mammoth Track Club and top runners of the vaunted San Diego Half Marathon organization.
Mammoth can be intense in the summer, but the question for some retailers is how much of that should be in tents.
That would be tent sales, specifically, which came before the townâs planning commission Wednesday and drew an intense discussion, spearheaded by the Tent Sale King, Outdoor Sports owner Philip Hertzog.
âWithout these sales in the summertime,â he said, âweâd be out of business. Weâre in a shopping mall (the Sierra Center Mall on Old Mammoth Road) that just went from 80 percent vacant to 90 percent vacant.
Officials from the Inyo National Forest and Bishop Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management announced today that Eastern Sierra fire restrictions put into place June 20 will be rescinded beginning Friday, Sept. 14.
Recent seasonal changes in the fuel moisture, combined with increased humidity and cooler night time temperatures, have prompted the lifting of fire restrictions throughout the Inyo National Forest (lands administered by the Inyo) and the Bishop Field Office lands.
On Tuesday, September 11, agents from the Inyo Narcotic Enforcement Team, with assistance from the Inyo County Sheriffâs Department, California Highway Patrol, U.S. Forest Service, and U.S. Bureau of Land Management, conducted a marijuana eradication operation in the Inyo National Forest.
The Bishop Broncos beat the Mammoth Huskies Friday night, 56-6.
The loss dropped Mammoth to 0-3 on the season. Bishop, with the overwhelming victory, evened its season record to 1-1.
Next week, Mammoth travels to Rosamond. The Roadrunners won their Friday night game at Vasquez, 32-26.
On Thursday, September 6, the Mono County Narcotics Task Force (MONET), along with assistance from the Mono County Sheriff's Department and Mammoth Lakes Police Department, concluded an extensive investigation for the sales of cocaine in the Town of Mammoth Lakes.
MONET agents served a search warrant in the Town of Mammoth Lakes resulting in the arrest of Jack Jerry Colby, age 70, of Mammoth Lakes for suspicion of sales of cocaine.
Community Development Director Mark Wardlaw will be leaving the Town of Mammoth Lakes to lead the new revamped County of San Diego Department of Planning and Development Services.
There are no immediate plans by The Town of Mammoth Lakes to advertise or fill the position.
Prior to becoming the Community Development Director for the Town of Mammoth Lakes in 2005.
The first new âcommunityâ project since the construction of The Village broke ground Tuesday.
It is the Mammoth Rock âNâ Bowl, a two-level entertainment/dining facility pushed forward by Mammoth attorney and developer Dan OâConnell and his wife, Andrea, and others in the Mammoth Rock Holding Co.
âThis is indoor entertainment with a community feel to it,â said Andrea OâConnell. âThereâs really nothing to do at night, especially for teenagers. This will help provide a little more of a sense of community.â
Tourism potentate John Urdi says his peeps have partnered up with, among many others, the Bay Area-based Extreme Pizza, which has a top-of-the-menu new pie called the “Wham, Bam, Thank You Mammoth,” a concoction of Italian sausage, roasted red peppers, caramelized onions, parmesan, tomato sauce and mozzarella. …
A great example is one of Sun Valley from the top of Dollar Mountain
when there was nothing there except the lodge. It looked lonely out there in the middle of that wide valley.
There are also some photos of the lodge under construction before there was a chairlift on Dollar.
It has been an unforgettable summer and this weekend kept the momentum going into fall.
With the sounds of bluegrass music coming from the Village and a breathtaking art festival at Samâs Woodsite, life in Mammoth keeps getting better and better.
Summer timeâfor most of usâis the best time to kick back and enjoy the outdoor beauty and calm weather.
Autumn usually slows down, but not for us. Every weekend in September is jam-packed with activities and drinking opportunities.
Itâs not really much of a rivalry game in the ordinary sense.
In a true rivalry, either one team or the other wins, making each game a toss-up, at any level, whether itâs pro, college or high school.
But in the Mammoth-Bishop series, there havenât been a whole lot of Huskies victories over the decades.
Two years ago, when the Huskies last visited Bishop, the final was 59-6, but it wasnât really that close.
Going into that game and asked about the âhighlightsâ of the series, longtime Huskies Head Coach Tom Gault thought for about a tenth of a second and came up empty.
Removal of some of the dead and down trees in Reds Meadow that were dropped by the enormous windstorm last year begins Monday, according to the Inyo National Forest. The tree removal work will take place on approximately 220 acres and will be accomplished under a contract known as the Red Devil Stewardship Sale, according to a press release from the forest service.