Author Archive | Bob Todd

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Round Fire: Residents may re-enter today

UPDATE: 3:40 PM From CAL FIRE: Credential verification for Repopulation of Paradise & Swall Meadows residents will begin at 4 p.m. We will let residents of both communites; however, Paradise will not have power until around 9pm ### Horrible tragedy in the Eastern Sierra: The Round Fire claimed 40 homes – 39 in Swall Meadows […]

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Update on Round Fire: 7,000 acres, 20 structures

UPDATE: 9:30 AM The Round Fire: Acres: 7,000 – 30 percent contained 20 structures and outbuildings destroyed (preliminary county) 200 personnel; 47 engines; 29 fire crews, two bulldozers One injury to firefighter due to smoke inhalation Significant rain stopped the forward rate of the fire around 2am. Downed power lines and venting propane tanks make […]

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Grand Jury offers report

The Inyo County Grand Jury report for 2013-14 was released earlier this month, giving reports on the Inyo County Jail, the Inyo County Juvenile Detention Facility, the Bishop Police Department, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations (Owens Valley Conservation Camp #26) and Inyo County Water Systems in Lone Pine, Laws and Independence. The full report […]

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‘Greesh': Postcard from Sochi, Finale

Greg Bretz is the two-time United States Olympian snowboarder – his father has been my closest friend for over 40 years. Both are longtime residents of Mammoth Lakes. I call the elder Bretz “Greesh” and the younger Bretz is “Bubba”, and Greesh and Melissa Ness have made the trek to the 2014 Sochi Olympics in Russia. […]

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‘Greesh': Postcard from Sochi

Greg Bretz is the two-time United States Olympian snowboarder – his father has been my closest friend for over 40 years. Both are longtime residents of Mammoth Lakes.   I call the elder Bretz “Greesh” (long story, maybe later; the younger Bretz is “Bubba”), and Greesh and Melissa Ness have made the trek to the 2014 […]

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Video: Great Week At Mammoth Mountain

The Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix concluded with four jam-packed days last week at Mammoth Mountain, culminating with the nominations for the halfpipe and first-ever slopestyle teams for next month’s Olympic Games in Sochi. Shaun White was impressive – as always – qualifying for both teams, and will be gunning for his third straight gold […]

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Dennis Mattinson’s Weather Forecast

Forecast: Owens Valley, Mammoth and Mono County By: Dennis Mattinson, Weather & Atmospheric Forecaster SierraWave Media: Radio – TV – Online News FRI MAR 08 2013 Low pressure that brought snow to the mountains and light rain to some valley locations is now over S. California (between Los Angles and San Diego). It will lift […]

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Dennis Mattinson’s Weather Forecast

Forecast: Owens Valley, Mammoth and Mono County By: Dennis Mattinson, Weather & Atmospheric Forecaster SierraWave Media: Radio – TV – Online News FRI MAR 01 2013 Still looking at sunny skies today and most of tomorrow, with comfortable temperatures. Now Saturday night into Sunday a system will pass through Washington, Oregon and Idaho, with a […]

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