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Dennis Mattinson’s Weather Forecast

AREA FORECAST: Owens Valley / Mammoth Lakes / Mono County FROM: Dennis “dmatt” Mattinson, Weather and Atmospheric Forecaster FOR: Sierra Wave Media / Radio / Television / Online  TUE JAN 23 2018    WEATHER DISCUSSION:   Ridging continues over the area into Wednesday, before the next storm sends the ridge eastward. Strong winds Wednesday in Mono County (45 […]

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Richard ‘Dick’ Robinson: 1943-2017

Richard “Dick” Robinson 1943-2017 Richard “Dick” Robinson, the Man, the Myth, the Legend, was born October 4th,1943 passed away in his sleep on December 18th at the age of 74.  Richard leaves behind two brothers, Mike and Tom, and three children: Rick, Jolie, and Jay. His four grandchildren– Dylan, Nicole, Jessica, and Jack– were his […]

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Big Pine reclaimed water project

By Deb Murphy And the winner is….. Following a couple of community workshops and a broad range of potential end uses for the first reclaimed water project in the Owens Valley, consultants RO Anderson’s report came as no surprise. The firm zeroed in on the most practical, most do-able of roughly 18 possibilities: provide irrigation […]

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Update on MCWD request for environmental review

By Deb Murphy Armed with what he sees as a flaw in the impermeable barrier between Mammoth’s town water supplies and Ormat Technologies’ expanded geothermal facility, district general manager Patrick Hayes asked the Mammoth Town Council last Wednesday to put the item on a future agenda. Mayor John Wentworth agreed, but he may be the […]

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Wounded Warriors and Operation Mountain Freedom

Press release Operation Mountain Freedom brings Wounded Warriors to Mammoth Mountain Ski Area January 22nd to 26th, 2018 Wounded, injured, and ill service members and veterans from across the country will participate in adaptive skiing, snowboarding, and community programs. Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra, in partnership with Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, will welcome 58 participants to […]

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Mammoth Youth Cheer shines at Jamz event

On Saturday, January 13th, 10 Mammoth High Middle School girls from Mammoth Youth Cheer earned second place in their division at the Jamz Palms and Pyramid competition at Long Beach State’s Walter Pyramid Event Center. In the photo are the girls: Top row L to R: Michelle Elizarraraz, Mia Williams, Ciera Morrow, Zoey Moore, Melannie […]

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Report from Mammoth Town Council meeting

By Deb Murphy Depending on your point of view, Mammoth Town Council is either in the throes of analysis paralysis or moving in a deliberative way toward the town’s cannabis ordinances. One thing is really not debatable: if Mammoth’s going to levy taxes on sales, it’s got to figure that out fast to get the […]

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CAL FIRE Chief Melendrez thanked for great effort

Press release CAL FIRE Division Chief Paul Melendrez of the Owens Valley Division was recently recognized by Mono County District Two Supervisor Fred Stump and Fire Chief Dave Doonan of the White Mountain Volunteer Fire Department. Chief Melendrez, along with a crew from the Mono County Road Department quickly acted on a residential structure fire off Highway […]

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Op-ed: USDA Forest Service and wildfires

USDA Forest Service doesn’t leave when the fire is out By Randy Moore, Regional Forester, Pacific Southwest Region, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service   Natural disasters can occur at any given time and in any given area. The size, duration and damages are usually unpredictable. The devastation, destruction and cost of California wildfires are […]

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Denis Tillemans: 1946-2018

Denis Tillemans was born March 31st, 1946 and peacefully passed through on January 14, 2018 joining in heaven with his St. Monica High School sweetheart and wife of 44 years, Colleen Tillemans. Denis was a US Marine and Loyola Marymount graduate who utilized employment at the LADWP as a means to move from Southern California […]

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