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November 30th, 2012

Mammoth Rotary donates $2,500 to Sandy victims

November 30, 2012

Imagine lining up dollar bills stretching from Mammoth Lakes to Staten Island, N.Y., and that would be just short of the amount of money the local Rotarians are sending to Superstorm Sandy victims.

“Rotary is all about helping people and placing ‘service above self,’” said Mammoth attorney Mike Bornfeld after he led an effort to send $2,500 to hard-hit Staten Island.

The Mammoth Rotary Club raised the money Nov. 3 at its poker tournament. The following week, the club sent a check to the Rotary Clubs of Staten Island.

Mammoth offers class on child sexual abuse prevention

November 30, 2012

A local woman who believes Mammoth Lakes has had more than its share of child sexual abuse is stepping up to offer a class to prevent the crime.

Donna Lisa Knowles, a mother and local real estate agent, said she has had enough of the silence and the reality of child sexual abuse in Mammoth.

Six ancient works of art stolen from Volcanic Tablelands

November 30, 2012

As federal land managers continue investigating the theft of several priceless, Native American artifacts from an area north of Bishop, residents have an opportunity to help protect culturally sensitive sites in the future and possibly help capture those responsible for the recent crimes.


The Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association announced it is accepting donations that can be used for a number of projects, from ongoing monitoring to apprehending the thieves who used rock saws and pry bars to steal several prehistoric works of art from the Volcanic Tablelands north of Bishop.

Cell service expected in Crowley , Bridgeport by Dec. 10

November 30, 2012

The permits, the arguments, the appeals, and the “Mono pine” discussion that divided Crowley Lake the last time a cell tower was proposed are long gone, and Crowley Lake should get cell service early next month.

The power to the site was turned on this week. Residents now have to wait for Verizon, the service provider, to finish some last minute equipment testing, said Robert MacLachlan, project manager for Vista Towers, the private developer and builder for the tower.

“My understanding is that Verizon is aiming for Dec. 10,” he said.

The Chamber

November 30, 2012

The Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce is about to lose its leader.

We know that this is not exactly Front Page news, but it ought to be.

In other towns and cities, the Chamber is a big-time player in a variety of ways, and not just for the promotion of big and small business interests.

Strong chambers of commerce provide leadership in areas that stretch across the political and economic landscapes. There is hardly a government entity in the United States that does not take into account “what the Chamber has to say.”

Fido & Me — Formal Fido

November 30, 2012

“A new cummerbund and bow tie!” Fido yowled. “That can mean only one thing! Hey hey hey hey! It’s party season!”

Fido pawed the flat box in delight. He tossed the green and red ribbon into the air.

“It’s my favorite-favorite-favorite time of the season!”

“I know, Old Boy,” I said. “I take it you’re all set for some holiday cheer, and now you have a brand new set-up for your black tie events.”

“These are just the right color,” he muttered. “How did you know?”

“It was just last week, Fido. You remember Bark Friday, don’t you?”

“But there was so much going on!”

November 28th

RAW: Snow stake, road sign vandalism could be dangerous

November 28, 2012

The Mammoth Lakes Police Department is investigating multiple vandalism to street signs and snow stakes that occurred overnight on Friday, Nov. 23.

A total of 29 snow stakes were discovered bent over with some of them in traffic lanes. The majority of them were on Main Street east of Minaret.

The others were near the Village on Hillside, Canyon, Minaret, and lower Lakeview.

What's Up, Up Here? Nov. 22-29 'All the News That Fits, We Print!'

November 28, 2012

It’s official: Vons’ big remodel is set for April with the pharmacy and Starbucks moving up to the old Elegant Bath space next to the Minaret Cinema and to the atrium space within the mall. Also up for a re-do is the outside of the building, with special emphasis on fixing the “skateboard steps” conundrum. …

Planners go back to the future ... again

November 28, 2012

The Mammoth Lakes Planning Commission took a giant leap into the future Tuesday, stepping in the Wayback Machine for solutions to some ancient issues.

Under the macroscope, as it were, was how Mammoth is to deal with its sign ordinances (specifically banners); how it deals with special events; and how it is to manage outdoor sales (specifically tent sales).

If it seemed like the commission was plowing old ground, it was.

But with a zoning code update scheduled for early next year, the old issues resurfaced in a 9 a.m. workshop with business owners.

Whitmore Pool moves closer to bailout and rescue

November 28, 2012

Whitmore Pool, scheduled to close next summer because of austerity cuts by the Town of Mammoth Lakes, may yet stay open.

The town’s recreation commission, to meet at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, will consider moving $185,000 in Measure R tax funds to save the pool from going under.

The proposed bailout is part of a broader consideration of which projects are to receive funding in the latest round of Measure R requests, from cross-country ski trail grooming to rehabilitating the community tennis courts.

Fido & Me — Fido the Bomb

November 28, 2012

“WE’RE UNDER ATTACK!”

Fido buried his nose under the couch. He would have scrunched all the way under, but biscuits have taken their toll. Even if he were slender, he wouldn’t fit.

“THERE’S ANOTHER ONE!” he yelped, and dug his nose deeper under the couch. I noticed he was shaking, too.

“Fido, just what in the world are you doing?”

“Are you deaf, man?” Fido wanted to know.

“I didn’t hear anything unusual, Old Boy, except for the sweet sound of avalanche control on The Mountain. Right on time. Must be 6:30 a.m..”

“You call that sweet? Have you been watching the news?”

November 27th

After losing home, local couple still give thanks

November 27, 2012

Paradise resident Allen Weidner was on his way home from the bottom of the Sherwin Grade when he saw flames shooting into the early evening sky on Nov. 7.

He shot up the hill, fearing the worst. The flames were immense, leaving little doubt this was more than a simple, easily stopped fire and from what he could see, it was either his home or his next-door neighbor’s.

When he got to the ring of fire trucks and emergency vehicles, he almost turned around right there.

On the right track

November 27, 2012

Under a canopy of gray skies, with rain and snow pierced by occasional shafts of sunlight, the Mammoth Track held its grand opening on Saturday, Nov. 17.

Some last-minute finishes remain before it becomes a fully functional facility, but the surface and infield were in great shape—enough for a victory lap by scores of runners and community members.

The track closed again right after the ceremony near the Whitmore Ballpark on Benton Crossing Road, but it will reopen soon to the public, pending certification.

Even so, the ceremony was altogether fitting.

November 16th

RAW: Mammoth Lakes' Chapter 9 Bankruptcy petition dismissed

November 16, 2012

The Town of Mammoth Lakes announced today the dismissal of its bankruptcy case by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Holman. The dismissal follows the recent historic settlement of a 2008 legal judgment and cancellation of the related airport Development Agreement. The judge’s order is attached to this press release.

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