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November 16th, 2012

Wild & Scenic Film Festival comes to the Eastside

November 16, 2012

For the sixth straight year, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival comes to the Eastside, thanks to the Friends of the Inyo.

The films, collected by the South Yuba Rivers Citizens League (SYRCL), will show in Mammoth at the Edison Theatre on Friday, Nov. 30; in Bishop at the Cerro Coso Community College on Saturday, Dec. 1, and in Lone Pine at the Lone Pine Film Museum on Thursday, Dec. 6. All showings begin at 7 p.m. and the $10 ticket prize includes a raffle entry.

Whitmore Pool is a dump

November 16, 2012

In the frantic effort to keep the Whitmore Pool open for next summer, it has been easy to ignore the fact that the pool itself is a dump.

The best thing it has going for it is the 360-degree view, but that really doesn’t have anything to do with the pool itself. The view will stay there, and might even be improved once the unsightly tangle of the antiquated pool is removed.

Off the trail: Three bear night

November 16, 2012

In the dark November night, the snow-struck silence is broken by a cacophony of noise and the floor of the bedroom erupts.

My border collie Skye slams up on top of the bed from the floor, bouncing on her toes, barking at the closed window.

We pull the curtain back, and shine the big flashlight, hastily retrieved from its home under the bed, toward the cars and parking lot just 30 feet from the window.

County give thumbs up to geothermal plant expansion

November 16, 2012

The Mono County Board of Supervisors soundly rejected an appeal of a plan to expand the Casa Diablo geothermal plant Tuesday, after two out of area (mostly) union advocacy groups appealed the project during an almost five-hour public hearing.

It’s the second time the groups have been in Mono County in the past few months. On Oct. 22, the county planning commission approved the project and recommended it to the county supervisors for approval.
The groups filed an appeal shortly after and on Tuesday, they came armed for a fight.

They got one.

RZA takes control of Canyon Lodge

November 16, 2012

The thumping bass swelled as I swaggered up the flight of stairs at Canyon Lodge for Mammoth Mountain’s opening weekend concert with RZA from the Wu Tang Clan.

The forum was lit like a disco, just dark enough to make everyone look sexy but with bright flashes keeping up with every quick beat. The crowd looked mostly young from where I stood at the bar, checking out the night’s vibe.

The battle over the bighorn

November 16, 2012

One hundred years ago, the fleet-footed Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep kept time to the mountains, moving upslope to summer pastures in the spring, downslope to winter ranges in the fall when blizzards beset the high Sierra.

They roamed between Olancha and Bridgeport, walking knife-edged ridges, dodging mountain lions and avalanches, sleeping under a thick blanket of snow when temperatures plummeted to 10 below.

Mammoth Mountain commits to Ski Cross

November 16, 2012

Mammoth Mountain, for six decades a ski racing nucleus, made another big—and fast—commitment to world class ski racing this week.

The home mountain of Ski Cross X Games Gold Medalist John Teller introduced Monday what it called “the nation’s premier Ski Cross junior program.”

“Mammoth is super excited to be essentially on the forefront [of ski cross] on the American side,” said the ski hill’s 36-year-old performance director, Pete Korfiatis, back in Mammoth after seven years coaching the U.S. Men’s Ski Team.

Not all roads are created equal

November 16, 2012

Not all roads are created equal when it comes to winter snow removal priorities and as the first big winter storm of the season bearing down on the Eastern Sierra, it’s worth remembering why.

Both Mono County and the Town of Mammoth Lakes do their own snow removal and over the decades, both have developed a system that classifies snow removal priorities. The system is designed, first and foremost, to make sure critical roads, such as main roads and emergency services, such as police, fire and hospitals, are always accessible in a storm.

There's no business like snow business

November 16, 2012

A series of three winter storms are expected to hit the Eastern Sierra this week, beginning early Thursday evening and extending into Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

The snow is to come in three pulses, one Thursday night into Friday, one Friday evening into Saturday, and the last, Saturday evening into Monday.

“It will be a wet pattern, that we have high confidence in,” said Edan Lindaman, a forecaster with the Reno office of the weather service.

But it’s too soon to know one critical fact—where the storm will hit the Pacific Coast.

'Old Mammoth Road Jam' set for mid-December

November 16, 2012

The owner of Mammoth Outdoor Sports is set to produce a new event next month in the parking lot of the Sierra Center Mall, but town officials said it fell short of a slam-dunk.

What's Up, Up Here? Nov. 16-22 starring Stu Brown, Bill Sauser, Joani Lynch and Team Supershred

November 16, 2012

The peeps at Mammoth Tourism aren’t just sitting around, you know. Expect some big news soon from John Urdi’s team regarding air packages. Mum’s the word for now, but we’d be keeping our eyes peeled for some pretty great bundling options. …

Fido & Me — Thanksgiving Tree

November 16, 2012

“Let’s put up the tree!”

“Fido, what the heck are you talking about?”

“It’s almost Thanksgiving, so let’s put up the tree!”

“Old Boy, I believe you are getting your holidays mixed up. The tree is a Christmas thing, not a Thanksgiving thing. Thanksgiving is about giving thanks for everything we have received. Christmas is about giving—a way to say to someone that they’re important to us.”

Fido scrunched into a sit while he considered all this.

“What’s the tree got to do with it, then?”

“Fido, you ask darned good questions sometimes.”

November 15th

Ski hill opens Stump Alley Express, High Five, Goldrush and 23

November 15, 2012

Mammoth Mountain on Thursday opened another section of trails and lifts, while busy employees scrambled to open runs and lifts out of Canyon and Eagle lodges by Thanksgiving.

Ski area spokesperson Joani Lynch said a Thanksgiving Day push was steamrolling, in advance of an expected weekend of snowfall that could drop about two feet of heavy snow above 9,000 feet, perhaps more above mid-mountain.

November 14th

Snow in forecast for this weekend

November 14, 2012

Snow entered the upcoming weekend forecasts for Mammoth and the Eastern Sierra, athough snowfall amounts remain a bit on the vague side.

By the time the weekend is finished, new snow could be measured in feet, not inches.

November 13th

Town Council moves meeting to TONIGHT (Tuesday)

November 13, 2012

The Mammoth Lakes Town Council has moved its special meeting from Wednesday, Nov. 14 to tonight, Nov. 13, according to Town Clerk Jaimie Gray.

The reason is because of schedule conflicts by some members of the council.

Last week, the council called a special meeting so it could discuss further its proposed "restructuring" methods to help pay the first wave of $2 million-a-year annual payments to Mammoth Lakes Land Acquisition. The town earlier this year accepted a settlement of a $29.5 million, 23-year breach of contract lawsuit as a result of a case that began more than a decade ago.

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