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January 4th, 2013

The Looney Bean’s Lela Williams is on a mission

January 4, 2013

 

‘Every Seventh’ project a quest of hope, compassion

Lela Williams has seen things most people could not bear and done things most people could not stand.

The co-owner of the Looney Bean said she has watched her family lose everything and flee to America with only what they could carry; she has run from gunmen, leaving her vehicle behind, disappearing into the jungle like a wraith.

What a difference a year makes

January 4, 2013

 

Mammoth is at about 50 percent of normal precipitation for the year

In one short month, Mammoth and the Eastern Sierra broke out of a year-long drought and landed squarely in the middle of an average winter—at least so far.

As of Jan. 2, Mammoth Pass was at about 50 percent of its average moisture for the entire winter, and at about 100 percent of the average amount of moisture it normally gets as of that date, according to Los Angeles Department of Water and Power data.

Nancy Upham retires after 28 years

January 4, 2013

 

Nancy Upham probably knows more about the huge Inyo National Forest than anyone else

Stretching from Tioga Pass south to Olancha, taking in every peak in the Sierra between, the giant Inyo National Forest pretty much dominates everything that does—and does not—happen in the southern half of the Eastern Sierra.

This week, this land of granite peaks and mile-high meadows lost its most familiar and constant voice when Public Affairs Officer Nancy Upham retired Jan. 3.

‘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.

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