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January 4th, 2013

‘Kamikaze Bike Games’ set for September

January 4, 2013

 

Questions remain as to who pays, who profits

A new bike festival is officially on track for Sept. 4 to 6 in Mammoth, but it will not be a done deal until financing is solidified.

The “Kamikaze Bike Games” is to be organized and hosted by Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, with proceeds set to go to the Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation.

What's Up, Up Here? Jan. 4 - 10

January 4, 2013

 

Whoa! Meb Keflezighi, Mammoth’s most famous Olympian, is re-locating the family to San Diego, although he’ll still keep his digs up here and will train here, too. Then again, San Diego is warmer, there is no winterto speak of and, well. …

Chemotherapy Center grand opening at Mammoth Hospital

January 4, 2013

 

Mammoth Hospital announced the opening of a newly renovated and redesigned Chemotherapy Infusion Center, to facilitate access to cancer care services in the Eastern Sierra.

The new chemotherapy center was made possible by donations from Dave and Roma McCoy, as well as Medical Imaging Director, Dr. Yuri Parisky in collaboration with Dancing with the Docs.  

Interior designer Nicole Cavanaugh of Cavanaugh Design Group and Nancy Ballard, Executive Director of Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo volunteered their time to bring the outdated room to life.

Some rural dwellings can now be built with less red tape

January 4, 2013

 

The Mono County Board of Supervisors recently passed a “Limited Density Owner Built Rural Dwellings,” ordinance which allows “for the legal construction of seasonally or permanently occupied residential dwellings located in rural areas and that are solely occupied as the residence of the owner or the owner’s family.”

Mammoth Hospital receives national accreditation

January 4, 2013

 

Mammoth Hospital achieved national accreditation from DNV Healthcare, the only hospital accreditation program approved by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that integrates the ISO 9001 Quality Management System with the Medicare Conditions of Participation.

DNV’s National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations (NIAHO) accreditation program requires hospitals to evaluate the continuum of patient care throughout its facilities and take measured steps to improve when it is warranted.

January 3rd

Rapper Frank Ocean arrested for marijuana possession near Tom's Place

January 3, 2013

On Monday, Dec. 31 at approximately 4:30 p.m., a Mono County Deputy Sheriff, with the assistance of a California Highway Patrol Officer, observed a black BMW traveling at a high rate of speed, southbound on U.S. 395 near Tom’s Place.

The vehicle was stopped by the deputy. As the deputy approached the vehicle, a strong odor of marijuana came from inside the car. Christopher Breaux, aka Frank Ocean, 25, Beverly Hills, had a small bag of marijuana on his person. Breaux was cited for possession of marijuana and released.

December 30th, 2012

Performing Arts in 2012 was diverse

December 30, 2012

 

In 2012, theater audiences were entertained by several diverse productions, from Sierra Classic Theatre’s emotionally complex “Proof” to Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre’s musical sensation “The Marvelous Wonderettes.”

The 2012 Festival Season was 'The Best'

December 30, 2012

 

Even before it started, town leaders pushed forward with a “Best Summer Ever” marketing campaign, with more hope than actual promise.

Sports took center stage in 2012

December 30, 2012

 

It seemed like every time a sports fan turned around, there was something to catch his or her attention.

Avalanche danger high throughout the Eastern Sierra

December 30, 2012

 

The latest rounds of new storms were welcome for many people in the Eastern Sierra, but the Mono County Search and Rescue teams are on high alert for avalanches, a spokesman for the county’s Sheriff’s Department said.

What's Up, Up Here? Dec. 28-Jan. 3; News snippets from here and there

December 30, 2012

That was nasty business at Alpine Meadows last week when longtime ski patroller Bill Foster, 53, a veteran member of the Alpine ski patrol team was killed in an avalanche. He died on Christmas Day at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno after being caught in an intentionally triggered slide the day before. Our advice: Don’t ever, ever, ever take the patrollers for granted. Bill had logged 28 years at Alpine. …

December 28th

The Mammoth Times 2012 Persons of the Year: Dave Wilbrecht, Marianna Marysheva-Martinez

December 28, 2012

 

Town Manager Dave Wilbrecht and Assistant Town Manager Marianna Marysheva-Martinez are this year’s Mammoth Times “Persons of the Year,” announced Publisher and Editor Aleksandra Gajewski.

The Year in Review: Mammoth Lakes 2012- A Tale of Two Cities

December 28, 2012

Back from the abyss

If ever there was a year more topsy-turvy, nobody in Mammoth can remember it.

From the blackness of the first six months (bankruptcy, record-bad snow season, mass layoffs at the ski area, etc.), Mammoth emerged at the end on a very bright note.

It was almost like falling in love all over again.

Mono County 2012: Musical chairs

December 28, 2012

A continuous revolving door

There were so many old faces leaving and new faces arriving in Mono County during 2012, it was almost enough to suffer whiplash.

The 2012 elections brought a new majority to the Mono County Board of Supervisors, as candidates Tim Fesko, Fred Stump, and Tim Alpers replace Supervisor Tim Hansen, Duane “Hap” Hazard, and Vikki Magee Bauer, respectively.

The 2012 bankruptcy

December 28, 2012

To the edge and then back again

Practically everyone calls it “The Bankruptcy,” even though Mammoth never actually crossed that line.

The town came close enough, though, and it seemed at times as if the eyes of the nation—and certainly California—were focused on Mammoth in the same way television crews and bystanders wait nearby to see the precise moment when the house slides off the cliff.

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