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What's up, up here? Oct. 23 - Nov. 6

November 6, 2014

That was a very fine showing in the New York City Marathon by former Mammoth Track Club gazelle Meb Keflezighi, who, at 39, finished fourth in spite of very nasty winds and cold temps (for New York) during the race. Deena, meanwhile, said the crosswinds almost blew the field clean off the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. …

Proposal to bus Bridgeport students to Coleville nixed

November 6, 2014

A proposal to bus Bridgeport Elementary School sixth-to-eighth-graders to Coleville Elementary School due to falling enrollment in the Bridgeport school was soundly opposed by most parents and is not likely to go forward in any form, said Don Clark, superintendent of the Eastern Sierra Unified School District.

A meeting regarding the subject was held on Oct. 15 he said, with about 50-60 parents attending.

Their message was clear.

“They were not interested,” he said in a recent interview.

Emergency food supplies available, if you need them

November 6, 2014

Due to holiday closures, some IMACA food distribution dates in November and December have changed

NOVEMBER:
USDA Commodities Tues Nov 11:
June Lake ~ 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Community Center, 90 W Granite Ave
Lee Vining ~ 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Presbyterian Church, 126 Mono Lake Ave
USDA Commodities Wed, Nov 12:
Mammoth Lakes ~ 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. CCC Office, 625 Old Mammoth Rd
Walker ~ 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Antelope Valley Senior Center, 399 Mule Deer Rd
Bridgeport ~ 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Medical Clinic, 221 Twin Lakes Rd
Mobile Food Bank Thurs., Nov 20:

Urdi signs new 4-year contract

October 30, 2014

John Urdi is here for four more years.

Homicide "person of interest" living in Mammoth arrested on outstanding warrant

October 30, 2014

A Mammoth man was arrested on Oct. 29 on an outstanding warrant as a "person of interest" in an Orange County homicide case, according to Mammoth Lake Police. According to the police, the man, Jose Cardenas Zuniga, 38, was living in Mammoth under an alias, and was arrested at his place of employment in Mammoth at about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.

'Homecoming Court' led by King Stephan, Queen Emilie

October 29, 2014

Seniors Emilie Hodges and Stephan Haakana were named as the 2014 Homecoming Queen and King last weekend, capping Mammoth High School’s “Spirit Week” with ceremonies at Gault/McClure Stadium and at the annual Homecoming Dance afterward.

Rich Boccia named to first 'Mammoth Recreation' Board

October 29, 2014

 

The fledgling Mammoth Lakes Recreation named its first Board of Directors this past week, with one big surprise.

Police Blotter: Oct. 23-30

October 29, 2014

 

Stealing from employer

Tiny steps by council in funding infrastructure

October 29, 2014

The Mammoth Town Council this past week inched its way forward into looking at a complicated financial arrangement that might help in solving several major infrastructure needs.

Inyo prepares for weekend snowfall

October 28, 2014

The Inyo National Forest this past week began preparations for road closures in the wake of a possible weekend storm.

Specifically, the forest may implement winter closures for roads that access the Reds Meadow Valley and Mammoth Lakes Basin areas of the Inyo National Forest.

For the Reds Meadow Valley Road, the forest will close the gates to Reds Meadow Valley at the end of the day on, Thursday, Oct. 30.  

If snow falls and accumulates on the road on Friday, the road will remain closed for the winter. 

Mono Supes approve Conway Ranch plan

October 22, 2014

The Mono County Board of Supervisors this past week approved a Conway Ranch plan, ending 20 years of wrangling over the fate of the lush area nestled at the southern base of Conway Summit and above Mono Lake.

“This is a point in county history that we can be proud of,” said Supervisor Byng Hunt after the board approved creating a “conservation easement” to protect the land “in perpetuity.”

Yosemite eyes 'hikes' in gate, entrance fees for 2015

October 22, 2014

It’s not the “hike” that most visitors have in mind when they pay a visit to Yosemite National Park.

In this case, it’s a “fee hike” that could go into effect early next year, park officials announced Monday, Oct. 20, in a news release.

Yosemite National Park is proposing a new fee structure that would single vehicle entrance fees from $20 to $30 for a seven-day pass. 

The park’s annual pass would increase from $40 to $60. 

What's up, up here? Oct. 16-23

October 22, 2014

Make way forDeanna Campbell as a new member of the Mammoth United School District Board. With her experience at Cerro Coso, there is obvious room for collaboration/understanding among the Learned Ones. …

Yosemite proposes fee increases for 2015

October 20, 2014

It’s not the “hike” that most visitors have in mind when they pay a visit to Yosemite National Park.

In this case, it’s a “fee hike” that could go into effect early next year, park officials announced Monday in a news release.

Mammoth names Chip White as alpine ski coach

October 20, 2014

Chip White is back, not that he ever really left, exactly.

The former U.S. Olympic Team ski coach, who has lived in Mammoth for 36 years, this past week signed on as the head Alpine coach of the Mammoth Mountain Ski and Snowboard Team (MMST).

Mammoth Fire Dept.: It's that time to check wood burning appliances

October 17, 2014

With the change in the seasons, the Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District this week reminded all users of wood burning appliances to make sure their heating system is ready for the upcoming winter.

There are numerous activities that one needs to perform on the system to give you heat and a winter free of problems. The National Fire Protection Association reports that a third of the people using wood type heating have never cleaned or inspected their chimneys or stovepipes, or knew that they needed to.

Hazmat team at big-rig crash scene on U.S. 395 near Bodie Road

October 10, 2014

The hazardous chemicals and diesel fuel that leaked into Virginia Creek late last week after the driver of a big rig fell asleep and allowed the truck to drift off the road into the creek have been cleaned up, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Wood stove replacement program opens again in Mono County

October 8, 2014

In response to popular demand, Mono County and Mammoth Lakes officials announced this past week the return of the Woodstove Replacement Program for property owners who want to upgrade from wood-burning stoves and fireplaces to cleaner and more efficient heating systems. 

MLR set for Oct. 27 liftoff

October 8, 2014

By the end of the month, the nascent Mammoth Lakes Recreation will have funding, a budget, and a board of directors.

 

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