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Recent storms double Mammoth's snowpack

January 27, 2012

The four-day storm this past week doubled the winter’s total snowpack depth, increasing it from about 55 inches to just over 106 inches and helping to clear the winter of 2011-2012 of the dubious moniker, “the driest winter on record.” 

It made it by just a few inches. The snow came down heavy enough to coat Mammoth Mountain with a fine, sturdy base, and it gave thirsty plants and grasses a much-needed boost for the upcoming spring growing season.

Reverse 911 warning system accessible to cell phone users too

January 24, 2012

When a reverse 911 call alerting some Mammoth residents about power outages went out in the middle of the storms earlier this week, cell phone-only users were by and large left out. The reverse 911 system is dependent upon the fact that landline users are already in a database as customers of their landline company. The same is not true for cell phone users.

Bourne's emails 'innocuous' attorney says

January 20, 2012

The attorney representing Dr. Andrew Bourne said Thursday that emails police say implicate his client in a child sex scandal “seem to be innocuous.”
 
Ron Bamieh, the attorney, also said he had “concerns about the police investigation.” 

Tim Alpers to run for county supervisor

January 20, 2012

 

Planning commission approves cell tower site in Crowley

January 20, 2012

 

Three storms stalk Mammoth

January 20, 2012

Prayers were answered. Snow dances worked. The snow gods listened.
 
Snow is coming. 
 

Time in the sky with SKYTIME

January 20, 2012

National ski resort wildcards: holidays, economy and snowfall

January 20, 2012

Snowfall was down this holiday season at most western mountain resorts but actual occupancy among participating resorts was up 1.3 percent compared to December 2010, when many western destinations were enjoying near-record snowfall and early season conditions. 
 

What's Up, Up Here? All the news and gossip for Jan 20-26

January 20, 2012

It’s a July 4 tradition. Mid-afternoon/evening, Mammoth empties out and migrates to Crowley for the fireworks. That bugs town councilman Matt Lehman to no end, so he’s going to put some alternatives before the council at the Feb. 1 meeting. …
 

Tim Alpers announces he will run for Bauer's county supervisor seat

January 19, 2012

Tim Alpers announced today that he will vie with incumbent Vikki Bauer for the Mono County District 3 Supervisor seat. District 3 includes part of Mammoth Lakes,and the communities of Lee Vining, June Lake and points north to Conway Summit.

Bourne's contract terminated, more charges for both Walker, Bourne, expected

January 18, 2012

Dr. Andrew Bourne's contract with Mammoth Hospital has been terminated, according to spokeswoman Lori Ciccarrelli, "because he cannot fulfill its terms at this time."

Tioga Road to close tonight (Tuesday)

January 17, 2012

The Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park will close at 7 p.m. this evening,Tuesday, Jan.17, park officials said.
 

“A series of wet weather systems, with the possibility of heavy snow at the higher elevations, are predicated over the next several days,” said Kari Cobb, Yosemite spokesperson.
 

“This possible precipitation, coupled with cold temperatures, will result in hazardous driving conditions on the road.”
 

Big 'Welcome Home' party for Keflezighi Tuesday evening

January 17, 2012

Mammoth will throw a “WELCOME HOME” party for Olympian Meb Keflezighi this evening at the Village, according to the Mammoth Visitors Bureau.   

Bourne, Walker, free on $750,000 bail in child sex case, Bourne resigns from school board

January 14, 2012

Bail was reduced from $1 million each to $750,000 each for Dr. Andrew Bourne and Joe Walker Tuesday at a hearing in Santa Barbara.

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Four candidates announce run for county supervisor

January 13, 2012

Local elections are still six months out, but that hasn’t stopped a crop of candidates for Mono County Supervisor announcing their run for three open seats.

Eight-year-old Mammoth girl calls 911, likely saves family’s life

January 13, 2012

It was the smoke alarm shrieking into the deepest hours of the night that woke eight-year-old Hana MacLean of Mammoth Lakes and probably saved her life.
 
It was Hana, though, who likely saved her parents lives shortly thereafter.
 
It was sometime around midnight on Jan. 10 and Mammoth was fast asleep, including Hana. 
 

Planning Commish plans a scaleback

January 13, 2012

 

Mammoth, Eastern Sierra to get 11 new buses

January 13, 2012

 

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