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What's Up, Up Here? News and gossip for June 24-30

June 24, 2011

The venerable Clocktower, armed with a full liquor license, is now more venerable than ever. Times Photo/Andy Rostar

Interim Town Manager Marianna Marysheva-Martinez’s contract runs out at the end of June, but don’t count on it sticking, say Town Hall insiders. Once the Hot Creek judgment lands, the town staff is going to need a whole lot of help, and there’s no help like MMM’s ...

Hoidy-toidy Grinnell College in Iowa put Bishop’s Drew Blumberg on the Dean’s List for the spring semester, and that’s a big darned deal in academic circles. He’s majoring in Biological Chemistry. Parents Stephen and Sandra Blumberg are proud as punch. ...

Canoe tours on Mono Lake begin tomorrow. They run each Saturday and Sunday throughout the season until September. You can sign up online. David Gaines, founder of the Mono Lake Committee, began leading canoe tours on Mono Lake in his early efforts to raise awareness and protect the lake. ...

This came over the Tweetdeck transom this past week, courtesy of Mammoth Track Club runner Josh Cox: “Dear drivers, put down the latte and the phone. The bike lane is our office, we don’t like broken bones.” ...

The indefatigable Cleland Hoff is spreading word about Tuesday’s Mammoth Film jam at the Westin. “Open yourself up to opportunities in commercials, TV, and film in the Eastern Sierra,” says she. Ten bucks gets you in. More details filmmammoth.com/talent.php. ...

For all you aspiring videographers, there is still time to get your work in on time for the vid contest at Mammoth Unbound. There’s $500 in it for you from MMSA. Vid must be shot on Mammoth Mountain, either skiing or riding. It must be between one and three minutes, and you can’t win unless it’s posted to Mammoth Unbound Facebook page before the Fourth. Action! ...

The Mammoth life intersected with the Keflezighi life this past week, tweeted Meb: “While having a nice dinner on the porch, a mother bear and her baby cub strolled down on our street. The girls were excited/nervous to see them. “ ...

Good luck and wishes to Tony Barrett, who resigned from the Planning Commission because of continuing illness. ...

Mammoth Nordic’s Brian Knox says that Mammoth Nordic will bring the cross-country ski grooming program back next fall, “ at the same level of service we established in 2010.” Way to go Brian! Way to go Mammoth Nordic! ...

It’s limited because of snow, but the Mammoth Mountain Bike Park opens today, with discounted rates. Dave Gierman’s crew is hard at work, clearing snow, repairing winter damage and etc. Summer Village Championships can’t be far behind. ...

That was MMSA’s Dan Hansen, back in Minneapolis on vacation, skateboarding with a massive pack on the downtown streets. ...

Bea Beyer brought us her mother’s new book, “Oma’s Memoirs,” World War II and Beyond.” Now 90, her mother has spent much time in Mammoth and is well known by many residents. The book is available at the Booky Joint. ...

This just in: “The Odd Couple” is about to hold auditions (June 28-29 6 p.m., Edison Theatre). But this is the female version. Sounds fun. And it’s going to be directed by Kevin Worden. Got questions? Call Shira Dubrovner at (760) 934-6592. ...

Deena Kastor leads the Mammoth Track Club to Eugene this weekend for the USATF Nationals, which started yesterday. Says our Neighbor Jon R: “There is no greater athletic event this summer than the USA Track & Field Championships at Tracktown USA. ...

Just for the heck of it: “Flags in New Jersey were at half-staff Thursday in honor of E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons, who died of complications from a stroke. We'll miss the Big Man, and so will Bruce.

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