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‘Mammoth Lakes Recreation’ explains itself to public

March 20, 2014

Despite nine months of meetings, passage by the Town Council and a month’s worth of scoping, the nascent “Mammoth Lakes Recreation” NGO still has a problem.

That is, most people really don’t know what it is.

“It’s a little tricky,” said Mammoth Mayor Rick Wood, a member of the MLR Formation Committee, which completed its third meeting on Monday, March 17.

RAW: Search and Rescue team seeks volunteers; recruitment night Wednesday, March 19

March 18, 2014

The all-volunteer Mono County Search and Rescue team saves, rescues, finds, or helps dozens of people every year in some of the most extreme conditions and terrain the Eastern Sierra has to offer. It is one of the hardest working, most rewarding jobs out there, and this Wednesday, March 19, the annual recruitment night will show you why.

Who should come?
Mono County residents, at least 18 years of age.
Avid outdoorsman/woman who enjoys all the Eastern Sierra has to offer in terms of outdoor recreation.
Someone who wonders if you could be doing more.

RAW: Big plans for rec center, Whitmore area need public input this Thursday, March 20

March 17, 2014

Get involved and help us make recreation in Mammoth Lakes better now and in the future by showing up this week to help prioritize a recreation center, outdoor events venue, a performing arts center, how to complete the Whitmore recreation area, how to finish planning for Mammoth Creek Park and more.

RAW: Steve Searles, the 'Bear Whisperer,' launches new bear awareness social media outreach effort

March 13, 2014

Mammoth Lakes Wildlife Specialist Steve Searles, better known as The Bear Whisperer, isn’t afraid to make a fool of himself in the name of coexistence with bears, especially this year when a winter drought will make food sources for bears, scarce.

Join the technology-challenged Searles as he navigates his new smartphone and social media of the 21st century.

The March 13 Mammoth Times is on the racks

March 13, 2014

The March 13 edition of the Mammoth Times is on news racks and in the mail.

This week, we take a look at the Mammoth real estate situation. Mammoth is on the brink of a surge in the market, reports Wendilyn Grasseschi in a P. 1 lead story.

Large DWP solar project proposed near Manzanar outrages locals

March 13, 2014

In the face of sustained public outcry over a potential deluge of large-scale, industrial solar and wind projects throughout Inyo County, the county board of supervisors agreed Tuesday to postpone a March 18 vote on a county General Plan amendment that many fear will open the flood gates to such development.

RAW: New, final Tuolumne River Plan released

March 13, 2014

Yosemite National Park announces the release of the Final Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The plan is the result of using the best available science, resource stewardship, and public input to create a robust vision for the Tuolumne River Corridor for the next 15-20 years. The Tuolumne River flows through the northern portion of Yosemite National Park and is one of the two federally designated Wild and Scenic rivers within Yosemite.

Mammoth poised for real estate growth

March 13, 2014

Mammoth is poised for growth of large-scale commercial and residential real estate development—if it can create “a new story” that will offset the old story of financial ruin.

And it can, according to some of Mammoth’s longtime real estate experts.

Tim Fesko’s ‘Excellent Adventure’

March 13, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—It could have been an ordinary, ho-hum trip Back East.

But when Mono County Supervisor Tim Fesko is involved, hardly anything seems ordinary, and there is no ho-hum in his makeup.

Room reservation for the National Association of Counties Convention?

Cancelled, for unexplained reasons.

A five-inch snowfall that paralyzed the federal government?

Check.

The nearly impossible task of educating America on the perils of the Bi-State Sage Grouse Listing?

Don’t get him started.

June Mountain to stay open to April 20

March 13, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—More cold weather would help, not to mention snow.

But whatever happens in the next five weeks, Mono County Supervisor Tim Alpers said the June Mountain Ski Area will stay open through Easter Sunday, April 20.

“They’re going to make it work, whatever the circumstances are,” Alpers said from the dais at a meeting of the Mono County Board of Supervisors here on Tuesday, March 11.

Eight candidates for council; five for Board of Supervisors

March 13, 2014

Unlike the last go-around, Mammoth will have an actual election this year.

 

Wildlife care volunteers wanted; spring brings influx of new animal babies

March 11, 2014

The non-profit Eastern Sierra Wildlife Care organization has been rescuing injured and orphaned wildlife for almost 20 years here in the Eastern Sierra; everything from golden eagles to squirrels, from ravens and foxes, from baby mink to young hawks that have fallen from the nest too early.

What's up, up here? | March 6-12

March 6, 2014

Overheard on the political front: “OK, Shields and Colin, it’s up to you. Run, or be OK with Bigtime Danger ’round here.” …

 

Mammoth moves to regulate 'E-Cigs'

March 6, 2014

 

Hard on the heels of an emotional vote by the Los Angeles City Council, Mammoth’s legislators this past week charged forward with a plan to regulate electronic cigarettes.

 

Mammoth Times offers exciting, new opportunities

March 6, 2014

I read a business article that struck a chord in me.

The March 6 Mammoth Times is on the racks, in the mail

March 6, 2014

 

The March 6 edition of the Mammoth Times is on news racks and in the mail, and there’s a treat tucked inside.

The new, 32-page issue of Mammoth Sierra Magazine is included, featuring the portrait photography of Joel St. Marie and his “Movers and Shakers” project.

Council gives itself pay raise in split vote; first salary hike since 1985

March 6, 2014

In a municipality where twists and turns have been the norm for three decades, at least one thing has remained constant: members of the Town Council are paid $300 a month, plus some health benefits.

Lehman officially bows out of Town Council race

March 3, 2014

Saying it was "a hard decision for me," Mammoth Town Council Member Matthew Lehman said this past week that he would not seek re-election in the upcoming June 3 town elections.

"It's official," he said on Monday, March 3, in a telephone interview. "I will not be running for re-election."

RAW: Half Dome Cables Day Use Permits available for reservation starting March 1

March 1, 2014

Half Dome cables day use permits for the 2014 hiking season will be available for reservation starting Saturday, March 1, through Monday, March 31. 

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