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What's Up, Up Here? All the news and gossip for March 25-31

March 26, 2011

Rush hour n Mammoth after a storm. Times Photo/George Shirk

Ryan Hall’s favorite coffee is Peet’s Au Lait, he tweets, so if you wanna run fast and long, there’s a tip. ...

The Fred Hall Show in San Diego is this weekend, and Quiz for the Week: “Who the heck is/was Fred Hall?”
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Our faithful tweeters, meanwhile, say that if you haven’t latched on to Steven M. Bumgardner (YosemiteSteve), you’re missing out. ...

MLPD Sergeant John Mair will be sworn in as the newest lieutenant on today at one o’clock at the Cop Shop. ...

Christian Fuller, who just got back from running the New York Half-Marathon, is getting ready to play all comers in a chess exhibition at the Snowcreek Club, March 28. ...

We enjoyed Debbie Christiana Bailey’s Facebook posting: “I love the variety of weather we have in Mammoth Lakes! Forecast: snow, heavy snow, flurries, chance of snow, snow showers, light snow, blizzard, white-out conditions........and the list goes on.” And the snow goes on. ...

The life of a long-distance runner sometimes ain’t what it oughta be. This from Josh Cox: “I’m sleep deprived: Before gassing up I tried inserting my ATM card into the receipt dispenser.” ...

It was good to see Tony Barrett out and about the other day. Said he’s been battling a nasty pneumonia. ...

The recent storm knocked out power in Yosemite Valley and roads were closed. By yesterday, the park had “limited services. ...

Fun opening to the Roxy Chicken Jam last night at Hyde. Acoustic sets from pro snowboarder Eddie Wall and Kellen Malloy, with Kellen spinning will be spinning afterwards in the gondola. ...

That was an awful familiar credit line in last Sunday’s New York Times, which covered the Rothchild-Kay wedding at McCoy Station ...

Angela Bizzarri, Jennifer Rhines, Jonathan Pierce, and Scott Bauhs will begin their outdoor track seasons at the Stanford Invitational this weekend. Go runners, go! ...

Advice to Town Council from a former city wag: “If you can’t swim, don’t go into the deep end.” ...

And speaking of the council, the members sure know how to have a fun Friday night. Will meet today in closed session to discuss implications of the $30 million California Supreme Court decision against the town. ...

Just for the heck of it: Major League Baseball begins one week from tonight, and if that’s not spring, what is? ...

Poor John Urdi. the tourism boss will miss his first Opening Day at Fenway Park in 23 years (!) because he lost his contact in the front office. To the Texas Rangers! “Guess I will try to see them in L.A.” sez he. ...

Famed photographer TJ at Mammoth Mountain made some great images over the years, and Dave McCoy has posted a bunch of classics on his website. ...

Sometimes snow can really slow up a ski area. Thursday’s practice session for the women snowboarders competing in this weekend’s Roxy Chicken Jam had their day wiped out and moved it today. Crossed fingers proliferate. today. ...

Acoustic Lava Moon Duo this weekend at Little Eagle Lodge. “We’re back to where it all began” said Jonathan Siebrandt. ...

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