August 17th, 2012
It is already the middle of August and in a couple of months I will have to start doing a pushup or two every day to get back in shape for a winter of (fill in the blank).
MONET agents eradicated a large marijuana operation located on Forest Service lands in the Inyo National Forest this week as part of the campaign of the Mono Narcotic Enforcement Team (MONET) to combat the cultivation of marijuana within Mono County,
Longtime Mammoth resident Bruce Torrence has a new book out, with a book signing at the Booky Joint scheduled for this weekend.
The book, â€śThe Hollywood Canteen Where the Greatest Generation Danced with the Most Beautiful Girls in the World,â€ť documents Torrenceâ€™s long relationship to the world of Hollywood, and most particularly, to the history of the famous canteen that served as a source of solace and entertainment for more than 3 million soldiers who were headed into the inferno of World War II.
Sprint Course (200 meter swim, 6 mile bike; 2 mile run)
Had enough music in the woods yet?
That would be, â€śNo.â€ť
On the heels of Bluesapalooza two weekends ago and Latin music in the Village at the Margarita Festival (see P. 1), comes the Mammoth Festivalâ€”Wine, Music, Food & Art.
This is a Mammoth Mountain Ski Area event, and those people know how to put on a show.
It all began last night on the ski hill with a five-course â€śWinemaker Dinnerâ€ť at Parallax, and then continues tonight (Friday) at the Village, with live music by Berel Alexander during the Mammoth Mountain Community Foundationâ€™s â€śWine Walk.â€ť
The iconoclastic John Vereuck, seen here and there in his MINI Cooper, is back in town after a 25-day, 32-city tour of the U.S.
He joined other MINI mavens in New Jersey for a trip back home.
Highlights? Nashville, he said, followed by a trip to the track at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Town rules regulators say theyâ€™ve received a number of complaints about tent sales in Mammothâ€”an old tune in a new bottle.
Specifically, Mammoth community development director Mark Wardlaw said most of the complaints were directed toward Mammoth Sporting Goods on Old Mammoth Road and at the new Value Sports zone in the Mammoth Luxury Outlet shopping mall.
Wardlaw made his remarks at Wednesdayâ€™s Town Council meeting.
â€śThey do have permits,â€ť he said, â€śbut they are outside complianceâ€ť rules.
The council took no action on the matter.
A 10-year-old boy was pronounced dead and a 6-year-old boy remained missing following an incident near the Vernal Fall Footbridge in Yosemite National Park on Wednesday, Aug. 15, according to park officials.
A family group, from Southern California, was in the Merced River near the Vernal Fall Footbridge Wednesday afternoon around 3 p.m. They had begun their hike at the Happy Isles Trailhead and hiked about one mile, where they stopped at the footbridge.
The Town Council put a firm â€śholdâ€ť on Measure R (recreation) and Measure U (recreation, arts and culture) funds until the town discovers where it is at in terms of its ongoing application for municipal bankruptcy protection.
The move by the council was at the behest of Councilmember Jo Bacon. It passed unanimously.
While town ordinances are in place for residential units, there is no such ordinance covering bear-proof trash bins for restaurants, Town Councilmember Jo Bacon said.
She said she would propose such an ordinance change at a future meeting.
Mammoth Lakes Housing, the public arm of providing affordable housing in town, should be posted as smoke free, said Town Councilmember Rick Wood.
It is not a done deal yet, but MLH is headed that way, he said.
The window of opportunity for opening June Mountain this winter is closed, and June residents now must decide how they will use $100,000 in “bridge” money that the county supervisors agreed to give to help the town weather the coming winter.