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What's Up, Up Here? News and gossip for June 3-10

June 6, 2011

Dr. Mike Karch, the hospital’s crack orthopedist and master Nordic athlete, roasts pigs. Sez he picked up the craft back in Kutztown, Pa., and was overheard offering his spit system to Bill Sauser, the “chef” at the Old Timers’ Day at Hayden Cabin this coming August. ...

In all, 82 crushed and/or ruined cars have been taken off Mammoth’s streets during the spring of the last two years, says Cleanup Man Stuart Brown. ...

The World Masters Athletics Championships are coming this July to Sacramento, and running in the 5,000 meters race will be none other than Rick Wood, who looks to be in fine shape already ...

In case you haven’t noticed, Mammoth Tourism’s new branding campaign launched on Wednesday. Look for the stickers, signs, letterhead and etc. to proliferate quickly. ...

Just for the heck of it: Dave Wilbrecht’s first day as Town Manager began Wednesay, and he sure did look spiffy at the staff table at the Town Council meeting. ...

For a quick rundown of what’s happening this summer, check out mammothfestivals.com. Very nifty. ...
That’s our intrepid firefighter, April Howland, deployed to the Texas wildfires until July 4, due home two days later. ...

At the Hispanic Outreach Committee meeting last week, Mayor Skip Harvey asked one of our reporters why he wasn’t at the Town Council Budget meeting earlier in the day. Said Our Man: “It was about budget and there were no decisions.” Harvey thought for a millisecond and said, “Umm, right.” ...

The U.S. Ski Team has promoted 2011 Alpine International Coach of the Year Forest Carey to men’s speed Head Coach and hired former Austrian World Cup racer Roland Pfeifer to lead the women’s technical team. ...

Meb-the-K Facebooked this past weekend: “I will be running in the original city of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series in my hometown of San Diego! I look forward to seeing family, friends, and fellow runners on the course. That’s this weekend. ...

Mammoth Troops, the group that packs up cookies and goodies and ships them to Mammoth soldiers, is gathering again on June 12. Drop off donations at Mammoth Reservations any time before the 12th. ...

It was a very special memorial service held for longtime Mammothite Jorge Calderon Tuesday at St. Joseph’s. He and wife Cathleen had friends from all over Mammoth, and they filled the church. ...

From the We Move Around Department: Robin Falkingham’s Command Performance ski racing shop is in its eighth location and, so far, not counting. “Our regular customers always find us,” sez he. ...

The Eastside Velo Club out of Mammoth is about to make a big statement in Europe. Leaving today for three weeks of cycling in France and Spain are Lynn and Jerry Jaccobs, Jim and Shawna Pettigrew, Dave Devries and Dennis and Barb Phillips. “A religious pilgrimage,” sez Dennis,” as he and Barb pack for Provence (France) and the Olot region in Spain. Bon voyage! ...

It’s a benefit and fundraiser Kick-Off for the third annual June Lake Loop Mountain Music Festival (July 28-31). Music, wine, spirits and food, not to mention a silent auction on June 10 in the legendary Victory Lodge on Gull Lake. It’s invitation only, but if you’re interested, give Lynda Biederman a call, (760) 648-1017. ...
“The highway looks like a war zone,” said Cheryl Hogan, after driving from Mammoth to Crowley this week. “The poor deer are just getting slaughtered.” ...

Was that Jill Norton of Nik-and- Willies fame over at Bruce Bartlett’s Body Shop gym this week? It sure was and it sure looked like she’s training for somethin’ big.

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