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Fire near 5 Bridges burns more than 100 acres

Saturday fire broke out in the Five Bridges area northeast of Bishop. In such a dry year, fears came to the forefront that this fire could spread very dangerously. Units from all over the Eastern Sierra responded. At last word the fire had burned 113 acres and was expected to be contained Monday. The cause […]

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Turners open new tasting room in former Whiskey Creek

  New Craft Beer Tasting Room with a Mammoth View Mammoth Brewing Company revives storied Whiskey Creek location, appealing to both local community and craft beer enthusiasts in the region and beyond (Press Release)  MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. (April 16, 2014) – Mammoth Brewing Company announced today that it will open a new tasting room in […]

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Motorcycle vs. pick-up

(CHP Press Release)  On Friday, April 18, 2014, at approximately 1:15 PM, Party #1, a 61 year old male from South Lake Tahoe, California, was riding a 2002 Harley-Davidson motorcycle and was traveling southbound on State Route (SR) 182 at an unknown speed. Party #2, a 50 year old male from Winnemucca, Nevada, was driving […]

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Dennis Mattinson’s weather forecast

FORECAST: Owens Valley, Mammoth and Mono County  FROM: Dennis Mattinson, Weather and Atmospheric Forecaster / Sierra Wave Media: Eastern Sierra News / TV – 33 FRIDAY APR 18 2014 Weak weather system passes thru today, bringing us high clouds, a chance of showers and afternoon thunderstorms over the mountains and a little cooler temperatures. This […]

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Mammoth Town Council supports MCWD over ORMAT plans

The powers-that-be in Washington reportedly want the project done. The Forest Service and BLM signed off on ORMAT geothermal’s environmental document in a record 7 days. In the face of an apparent fast track, plans for geothermal expansion and up to 16 new groundwater wells have caused grave concerns about impacts on Mammoth’s town water […]

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TreePeople works for local water supply in LA

If Andy Lipkis succeeds, eventually his work may help the Owens Valley and other places from which Los Angeles sucks water. Gigi Coyle of Big Pine introduced Lipkis recently when he offered a talk at the Mountain Light Gallery in Bishop about what he does. More than 50 came to hear about TreePeople, the organization […]

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CHP arrest driver on DUI, speeding, drugs and assault

(CHP Press Release)  On Tuesday April 15, 2014, at approximately 7:30 P.M., a California Highway Patrol officer, assigned to the Mammoth Lakes Resident Post,  observed a red Toyota Scion traveling southbound on US-395, north of SR-203, at 100 miles per hour.  Once behind the vehicle, the officer recognized it as a vehicle which had been contacted multiple times earlier […]

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Fun day remembering Norman Clyde

Birthday Bash Celebrates Norman Clyde, a Sierra Original  By Jon Klusmire Norman Clyde remains a larger-than-life figure whose accomplishments as a mountaineer and climber are sometimes overshadowed today by a focus on a small number of personal quirks and amazing accomplishments that have also added to his status as a legendary figure in the history […]

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Dennis Mattinson’s weather forecast

FORECAST: Owens Valley, Mammoth and Mono County  BY: Dennis Mattinson, Weather and Atmospheric Forecaster / Sierra Wave Media: Eastern Sierra News / TV-33 THURSDAY APR 17 2014 A weak system drops down into N. CA later today, bringing a chance of showers mainly over the mountains, tonight into Friday. Thunderstorms are possible into Saturdayas the system kicks […]

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Public passion against DWP’s solar ranch

When Los Angeles Department of Water and Power official, MichaelWebster, travelled to Independence to explain the City’s Solar Ranch project, he heard some angry and some frank comments against LADWP’s plans. The LA Times quoted Supervisor Jeff Griffiths as saying that the skills of the opposition are “unprecedented” and may be a rebirth of “historic […]

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Mammoth Town Council candidate forum

Eight Mammoth Town Council candidates fielded individual questions from moderator Brent Truax Tuesday evening at the Mammoth Chamber of Commerce forum. Some got specific in their answers. Some didn’t. The rules of the forum allowed candidates to pick their own topics to discuss if they had the time. Here are a few examples of questions […]

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