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Search for missing Mammoth-bound plane called off in Yosemite

December 28, 2012

 

Crews will wait for spring to solve case

Yosemite National Park officials on Thursday suspended the multi-agency search for a lost airplane that went missing over the park on Dec. 17, said park spokesperson Kari Cobb.

Cobb said the single-engine plane was last detected via radar over the North Dome area in the park.

Fido & Me Breaking Trail

December 28, 2012

 

“I’m breaking trail!”

Fido was exuberant. Elated. Jubilant.

“Look at ME! I am almost beyond words!”

“That’ll be the day, Fido. There hasn’t been a moment when you were without words. Even in your sleep, you’re one big, red chatterbox.”

“Let’s go over here,” he said, plowing through the snow. “No, let’s go over here!”

A sonnet for Fido

December 28, 2012

 

honestly,

i dont have a dog.

and truthfully,

i used to laugh at your column (blush).

but lately,

i look forward to it.

i open the paper like a child on Christmas morning,

anxious to see what you might say.

i am not sure what occurred first.

my patient understanding or

your improvement in article,

but just the same,

it happened.

thank you for brightening my day(s).

Samantha from Sacramento

Predictions for 2013

December 28, 2012

 

Having digested the whole of 2012, we’re looking forward to the New Year. Honestly, there was no way we could have predicted the events of the year just past, but we think we’ve got a pretty good handle on what’s to come, that is, if the Good Lord’s willing and the creek don’t rise.

1. President Barack Obama will appoint Marianna Marysheva-Martinez to replace Timothy Geithner as the new Secretary of the Treasury. Americans will spend-spend-spend, all the while complaining she makes too much money.

Weather report: Baby, it’s cold outside

December 28, 2012

 

No big snowstorms in forecasts

 

After producing six feet of snow in six days, Ullr, the Norse god of snow, is about to take a rest.

But Höðr, the Norse god of cold, strode into Mammoth and the Eastern Sierra Wednesday night and it looks like he’s setting up camp for a while.

December 25th

BULLSEYE! Another storm making mayhem in Mammoth

December 25, 2012

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Mammoth and the Eastern Sierra, in effect from 4 p.m. Tuesday to 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Forecasters called for up to two feet of fresh snow west of U.S. 395 and six to 10 inches east of the highway.

Snow is to begin Tuesday afternoon, becoming moderate to heavy at times Tuesday evening through Wednesday afternoon.

As for wind, the weather service predicted wind gusts to 50 mph along Highway 395 and gusts to 90 mph
over the Sierra ridges.

December 21st

RAW: Trolley to run until 2 a.m. beginning Dec. 21

December 21, 2012

Off the trail- Winter Solstice

December 21, 2012

 

The morning sky has not yet begun to lighten as the truck bounces over the white, moonlit ground, tires sinking nearly to the rim in deep, snowy ruts.

To the west, Laurel Mountain and Mt. Morrison are limned in light, stars brilliant, waiting.

Tomorrow, when the sun rises, the days will begin to lengthen, one minute more every morning, one minute more every evening, every day until the Summer Solstice in June when the cycle reverses.

But not today.

‘Atmospheric river’ pattern threatens to flood California

December 21, 2012

 

Scientists say the state should brace for more devastating storms to come

As the Eastern Sierra braces for a big winter storm this weekend, no one here in snow country is complaining about the forecast.

Enjoy it while you can.

Caused by something meteorologists call an “atmospheric river,” warmer, wet storms are predicted to be come more common in the near future, giving the Sierra comparatively more of its moisture in storms that are dominated by rain, not snow.

Mammoth Mountain High Altitude Training Center a reality at last

December 21, 2012

 

‘Slopeside Center’ revamped; hundreds of athletes here

Sometimes, dreams really do come true.

Dave McCoy’s vision of a high-altitude training center at Mammoth Mountain—a dream that has passed through generations of racers and coaches—will come to fruition Thursday afternoon (Dec. 27).

Mammoth Mountain High Altitude Training Center a reality at last

December 21, 2012

 

‘Slopeside Center’ revamped; hundreds of athletes here

Sometimes, dreams really do come true.

Dave McCoy’s vision of a high-altitude training center at Mammoth Mountain—a dream that has passed through generations of racers and coaches—will come to fruition Thursday afternoon (Dec. 27).

Mammoth Ski Cross against the world

December 21, 2012

 

Mammoth’s newly formed SX Team was on the road the past two weeks competing in the opening two Ski Cross World Cups of the 2013 season; Dec 7 at Nakiska, Alberta, and Dec. 12 at Telluride, Colo.

Lead by John Teller, Mammoth local and XGames Gold Medalist, the team brought back a host of results.

Mammoth gets new Assistant Fire Chief

December 21, 2012

 

Frievalt comes from Sparks

It didn’t take long for fireman Frank Frievalt to spring into action.

Less than 12 hours after he was introduced to the Mammoth Town Council as the fire district’s new assistant chief, the former Sparks operations chief was spotted along some businesses on Old Mammoth Road.

Dressed in his Mammoth Fire District uniform, Frievalt was engaged in explaining why some water systems were on the blink, and to be aware that some sprinkler systems might not be up to snuff.

June Mountain may be harder to close than to open again

December 21, 2012

 

Opens Forest Service, Mammoth Mountain to potential liability

June Mountain Ski Area just might be more difficult to keep closed than it is to keep open.

Although the ski area will not open this winter, the mountain itself is still there—big, gorgeous, tree-free, covered in a deep blanket of white—and it’s proving irresistible to some snowmobilers and backcountry skiers.

There’s only one problem.

It might get them hurt, or even killed.

Making a difference, one vote at a time

December 21, 2012

 

Three of the five Mono County supervisors leave at the end of the year, but not without making changes to the region that will likely be felt for generations 

 

Tuesday, Dec. 18 was the last day at the dais for three of Mono County’s five county supervisors—Vikki Magee Bauer, Duane “Hap” Hazard and Tim Hansen—but it was not the end of their influence on the local region.

Far from it.

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