September 7th, 2012
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 Samâ€™s Woodsite, life in Mammoth keeps getting better and better.
Summer timeâ€”for most of usâ€”is 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.
Itâ€™s 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 itâ€™s pro, college or high school.
But in the Mammoth-Bishop series, there havenâ€™t 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 wasnâ€™t really that close.
Going into that game and asked about the â€śhighlightsâ€ť 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 countyâ€™s 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 2023â€”with 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.
â€śHey where did everybody go?â€ť Fido wanted to know. â€śOne 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€ť
â€śTake it easy, Fido,â€ť I said. â€śItâ€™s that time of the year. A lot of the visitors have gone home. Theyâ€™re going back to school. Theyâ€™re going back to work. Weâ€™ll see them again next summer, I promise.â€ť
â€śBut, but, but â€¦â€ť
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 couldnâ€™t he climb, he couldnâ€™t 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 thatâ€™s when the love affair started.
A letter that would alert Mammoth Mountain Ski Area that it is â€śout of complianceâ€ť 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.
Thirty-five years ago Wednesday, something extraordinary in the course of human history occurred.
A tiny, nondescriptâ€”but powerfulâ€”space-faring craft, called Voyager, took to the stars, loaded with greetings, images, music, and art gathered from across the planet Earth and imprinted on an old-fashioned record.
Its mission was simpleâ€”to say hello to anyone, anything, that might be listening.
The Inyo National Forest, Mammoth Ranger District is announcing the beginning of the wind-fallen tree removal work in Reds Meadow Valley, for hazardous fuels reduction. 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.
For safety, visitors to the Reds Meadow Valley are urged to not enter areas where tree removal work is in progress and to drive slowly on the Reds Meadow Road because of increased traffic associated with tree removal activities.
On Friday afternoon, if you were trying to drive up Canyon Blvd, you would have been surprised to see a sight unique to this town—a large gathering of mud covered teams dressed in strange but matching outfits all showering together in the middle of the road.
The Labor Day Doubles Tennis Tournament was held at Snowcreek Athletic Club on Saturday-Monday, September 1-3.
Blue skies and warm temperatures greeted the 73 players, their families and the many spectators who enjoyed the competitive matches over the three-day weekend.
Along with players from Mammoth, Swall Meadows, Crowley and Bishop, the draw sheets also listed players from Bakersfield, Southen California, Hawaii and Nevada. On Sunday evening tournament entrants and their guests enjoyed the playersâ€™ party hosted by The Bistro at Snowcreek.
After months of wavering, the Mono County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to fund air service subsidies, joining the Town of Mammoth Lakes and Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.