September 7th, 2012
The first new âcommunityâ project since the construction of The Village broke ground Tuesday.
It is the Mammoth Rock âNâ Bowl, a two-level entertainment/dining facility pushed forward by Mammoth attorney and developer Dan OâConnell and his wife, Andrea, and others in the Mammoth Rock Holding Co.
âThis is indoor entertainment with a community feel to it,â said Andrea OâConnell. âThereâs really nothing to do at night, especially for teenagers. This will help provide a little more of a sense of community.â
Tourism potentate John Urdi says his peeps have partnered up with, among many others, the Bay Area-based Extreme Pizza, which has a top-of-the-menu new pie called the “Wham, Bam, Thank You Mammoth,” a concoction of Italian sausage, roasted red peppers, caramelized onions, parmesan, tomato sauce and mozzarella. …
A great example is one of Sun Valley from the top of Dollar Mountain
when there was nothing there except the lodge. It looked lonely out there in the middle of that wide valley.
There are also some photos of the lodge under construction before there was a chairlift on Dollar.
It has been an unforgettable summer and this weekend kept the momentum going into fall.
With the sounds of bluegrass music coming from the Village and a breathtaking art festival at Samâs Woodsite, life in Mammoth keeps getting better and better.
Summer timeâfor most of usâis the best time to kick back and enjoy the outdoor beauty and calm weather.
Autumn usually slows down, but not for us. Every weekend in September is jam-packed with activities and drinking opportunities.
Itâs not really much of a rivalry game in the ordinary sense.
In a true rivalry, either one team or the other wins, making each game a toss-up, at any level, whether itâs pro, college or high school.
But in the Mammoth-Bishop series, there havenât been a whole lot of Huskies victories over the decades.
Two years ago, when the Huskies last visited Bishop, the final was 59-6, but it wasnât really that close.
Going into that game and asked about the âhighlightsâ of the series, longtime Huskies Head Coach Tom Gault thought for about a tenth of a second and came up empty.
Removal of some of the dead and down trees in Reds Meadow that were dropped by the enormous windstorm last year begins Monday, according to the Inyo National Forest. The tree removal work will take place on approximately 220 acres and will be accomplished under a contract known as the Red Devil Stewardship Sale, according to a press release from the forest service.
Three people have died and a total of eight people have been infected after contact with Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) in Yosemite National Park.
According to park service officials, efforts to contact former visitors who stayed in certain areas of the park are picking up.
On Thursday, Sept. 5, the park released another press release stating that yet another victim had died since last week and two more have been found to be infected with the virus.
A free after-school program has been created for middle and high school youth called Clubhouse Live. The club was established to give kids a place to hang out, finish homework, socialize, and get involved in positive community activities.
The program will begin with a dance party Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The countyâs largest landfill, the Benton Crossing landfill, is living on borrowed time.The landfill sits on Los Angeles Department of Water and Power land, and in the past few years, the city has made it clear it wants the site to be rehabilitated as soon as possible after the landfill is full in 2023âwith no hope of expanding the site to accommodate growth.
This means a new landfill, or exporting waste out of the area, both of which will be expensive.
âHey where did everybody go?â Fido wanted to know. âOne minute this place is hoppinâ crazy wild, and the next, nothing. No new dogs to play with. No new sounds. What happened to the hiss of mountain bike tires on the road? And the squealing kids in the pool?â
âTake it easy, Fido,â I said. âItâs that time of the year. A lot of the visitors have gone home. Theyâre going back to school. Theyâre going back to work. Weâll see them again next summer, I promise.â
âBut, but, but âŠâ
It started with a climbing accident that left local climber and teacher Jim Barnes too injured to climb for a while.
Things did not improve when he stepped on a stingray and his foot got infected.
Not only couldnât he climb, he couldnât walk very far.
For a man accustomed to constant physical activity, it was a time of sheer frustration.
He decided to hop on a road bike and thatâs when the love affair started.
A letter that would alert Mammoth Mountain Ski Area that it is âout of complianceâ with its federal permit to run June Mountain as a ski area is still winding its way through local, regional and Washington D.C. U. S. Forest Service offices and has not been delivered to MMSA, according to forest officials.