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Bringing two worlds together: Wangdowa Sherpa starts nonprofit to bring school, clinic to his mountain home

February 24, 2012

Mammoth Lakes resident Wangdowa Sherpa might be the only man in town who considers the 14,000-foot peaks outside of town to be a bit short.

More faces join the county election race: Locals vote in June

February 24, 2012

Mono County’s three open county supervisor district seats are getting crowded as potential candidates add their names to the list. 

Briefly February 24

February 24, 2012

Free Tax Aide
The AARP Tax-Aide Foundation, partnered with the Mammoth Lakes Library and Cerro Coso Community College is offering free tax help, preparation, and e-filing.  The program assists low and middle-income taxpayers. The volunteer counselors are trained and certified through the IRS/AARP training program each year and are qualified to assist with most all of the tax issues you face. 

Feeling the gas price blues: ‘The same thing happened last year,’ Urdi says

February 24, 2012

It’s not just Mammoth and the Eastern Sierra that are feeling the hurt of retail gasoline prices.

New Ansel Adams Wilderness map released: It’s a 32-inch by 45-inch waterproof wonder

February 24, 2012

The Forest Service has released its new map of the popular Ansel Adams Wilderness, managed by the Inyo and Sierra National Forests, said Inyo spokeswoman Nancy Upham.

Avalanche Center asks Mono County for funds: Bauer willing to grant center $12,624

February 24, 2012

Avalanches are a thing mountain-bound June Lake residents know a lot about. 

What's Up, Up Here February 24 2012

February 24, 2012

The World Snowboarding Championships halfpipe finals went down at Oslo Winterpark where Iouri Podladtchikov (SUI) and Kelly Clark (USA) were officially crowned the 2012 Halfpipe World Champions. …

Repertory Theatre's 'Lend Me A Tenor' Takes Center Stage: Performance runs until Feb. 26 at the Edison Theatre

February 21, 2012

Sometimes you just crave a little comedy. Yet when the local cinemas are only playing R-rated thrillers and Oscar-bait dramas—and every television show seems forensics-based—it’s nice to get out of the house and visit the Edison Theatre—a place where the seats are comfy and the sweet comedy of Lend Me A Tenor keeps the laughs going. 
 

Mammoth Nordic school teams head to state championships next week

February 21, 2012

The Auburn Ski Club (ASC) was the scene this past Friday, Feb. 10, for numerous highly competitive high school and middle school League Nordic races.

Valentine Reserve walks and talks for 2012: A rare treat for summer in Mammoth

February 21, 2012

Among the many treasures of Mammoth is the Valentine Reserve, a patch of forest reserved for research by University of California, Santa Barbara, and visiting academics.
 
It’s normally closed to the public, but every now and then, the reserve opens its gates for entertaining walks and talks.
 
This season’s schedule was announced last week by Leslie Dawson, the education coordinator at the reserve.

Nordic ski training log: A weekly workout log preparing for the Mammoth Biathlon—Week 2

February 21, 2012

There is an old Chinese saying, “all good things come in pairs.” 

Yodler returns to its roots: Executive Chef designs new menu

February 21, 2012

I usually dislike surprises. 

Town council boosts 'Gateway Project'

February 20, 2012

There’s still a heartbeat in Elizabeth Tenney’s “Gateway Project.” 

Walker due in court again

February 20, 2012

Joe Walker’s Feb. 10 Santa Barbara court hearing was continued to March 9, but it will only be a scheduling hearing, not a hearing where substantial evidence is presented before the court.

UPDATE Feb. 21 As many as eight candidates seek three county supervisor seat

February 20, 2012

All three of Mono County's open county supervisor district seats are getting crowded, as potential candidates add their names to the list. 

Here's a brief look at all three:

Nicotine patch giveaway a big success in Inyo and Mono Counties

February 20, 2012

Efforts to give away free nicotine patches in Inyo and Mono County paid off this past summer, with Mono County showing the biggest relative increase (since last year) compared to all the rest of the counties in the state.

Gifted Summer Program Scholarships available for Mammoth students

February 20, 2012

The National Society for the Gifted and Talented (NSGT) is offering $10,000 in scholarships for Mammoth Lakes area students to apply toward selected summer programs. Several scholarships are being offered by the society: six at $1,000 each, six at $500 each, and four at $250 each. The scholarships can be used by the student to help pay tuition for a gifted summer program of their choice. 

Owens Dry Lake dust mitigation plan challenged by DWP

February 20, 2012

 

What's Up, Up Here February 17 2011

February 20, 2012

Ladies (and man slaves!)—mark your calendars! Pamper Pedal 2012 is slated for Saturday, May 12. This year’s theme is “Nature Girl.”
 
January 2012 was the fourth warmest for the contiguous U.S. This scenario was in stark contrast to Alaska where several towns had their coldest January on record. Go figure. …
 

IAG expresses frustration at county supervisors

February 20, 2012

For the past seven years, longtime local businessman John Frederickson and a group of intrepid fish-lovers have been trying to raise fish in the ponds and canals of the historic Conway Ranch, hoping to fill the gap left by a state fish hatchery program in rapid decline.

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