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What's Up, Up Here March 2 2012

March 2, 2012

John Teller. File Photo

June Mountain’s volunteer patrolman, Luke Penrod, proposed to the love of his life, Usha Wilbur, at the top of Chair 7 a couple of weeks ago. ... 

Those darned Wilburs are all over the place. The winner of the June Mountain President’ Day photo contest was Ariel Wilbur.
 
The Town Council caught a real break this month. Because it’s a Leap Year, there are five (count ’em FIVE) Wednesdays in February. Council meets every first and third Wednesday. Next week, it’s back to business as usual. …
 
Mammoth’s John Teller finished second at the Audi FIS World Cup skicross event in Bischofswiesen, Germany last week for his first podium of the season. Canada’s Tristan Tafel took the win with teammate Chris Del Bosco in third. It was Teller’s 30th World Cup start and third World Cup podium.
 
His last podium apperance was in January of 2011 when he won in St. Johann, Austria. There is one more stop on the Skicross circuit set for Branas, Sweden, next weekend. …
 
Here’s MMSA’s social media expert Stephen Krcmar on Facebook: “Mom, I have some upsetting news … I’m dragging our good, liberal family name through the mud: I’m going to be in a Fox News story.”…
 
Just so’s you know: The possession, use, or discharge of pepper spray (including bear spray) in the national parks is prohibited, and has been since 2010. …
 
It’s a bit late to note, but George Washington actually was born on February 11, 1731, based on the Julian calendar then in use in the British Colonies. When the Gregorian calendar was adopted in the English Colonies (1752), he opted to begin observing his birthday anniversary on the equivalent date of February 22, 1732.
 
Advice from our friendly neighbors to the north: Lynda Pemberton of the Chamber of Commerce from Bridgeport responded to our editorial two weeks ago (“The Fourth of July”), writing: “All the money for our fireworks comes from donations. We have a dinner in March, just to raise money for them, last year we took in $11,669, pretty good for a tiny town, I think. This year it is March 10, if someone from down there would like to come and see what we do they would be more than welcome. I am sure your community could raise a lot more. All of our community events are basically run on donations, not a dime comes from the County to put on our events, except for the manpower hours to set up for the Fourth.” …
 
The toughest race in the most beautiful place welcomes all to the June Lake Triathlon Welcome Dinner on Friday, July 6, just in case you’re counting the days. …
 
Those nifty tables at the new-look, new-menu Yodler were crafted by Bob Drake of Drake Wood Milling, and boy are they snazzy or what? ...
 
Andy Selters reminds all of us that the New Moon last month activated Losar, the Tibetan New Year. “So far, just silently giving thanks to the Tibetans I’ve met, and one of the world’s most profound cultures.”…
 
Hope everyone had a great and happy Mardi Gras, “Fat Tuesday.”… 
 
Now it’s well into Lent. No one ever says “Happy Lent,” do they? ...
 
Whoa! John Christy, the Alabama state climatologist, says a careful analysis reveals that snowfall in the Sierra Nevada has remained consistent for 130 years, with no evidence that anything has changed as a result of climate change, according to a study released Tuesday. …
 
Answer to the musical quiz two weeks ago: Wynton Marsalis won Grammys for both classical music and jazz. …
 
Happy Birthday, Liz Fleming, Kimberly Golding and Susan Meade Sanders!

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