Archive | December, 2012

Jeanne spent countless hours volunteering for the Mammoth Hospital Auxiliary

Jeanne Standley of Mammoth Lakes has died

Another pillar of community service in Mammoth Lakes has died. Jeanne Standley was 92.  (See Mammoth Hospital Auxiliary statement below.) Jeanne came to Mammoth Lakes some 44 years ago. In a Mercury News story in 2003 on Intrawest, Jeanne was quoted as lamenting the disappearance of the small town she had known for many years. […]

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Mammoth Ice rink and New Year’s Eve

(Press Release) Join us on Monday, December 31, 2012 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at the Mammoth Ice Rink as we countdown to 2013, east coast style! The cover is only $5 and includes skating, rentals, noise makers, and sparkling apple cider ‘toast’ at 9:00 p.m. We’ll also have an open house on the […]

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Military plane crashes at Owens Dry Lake

Just before 4pm Thursday afternoon, several people saw a jet plane crash into the Owens Dry Lake. The pilot ejected and walked away. The Inyo Sheriff’s Department responded immediately to the report and sent units to the reported site. Lone Pine Fire and Ambulance rushed to the scene too. Scanner traffic over the Inyo Sheriff’s […]

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Current Precip Conditions

LADWP snowpack report looks better

In terms of snow and water content, the Eastern Sierra snowpack has started to climb its way above last year’s dismal levels. The peak usually takes place in April, but for right now the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power website snowpack graphs look better. The snow on Mammoth Pass tells the story. Right […]

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Huge crowds for Mammoth holiday

The doomsday talk of earlier Town Council meetings for now lies under a huge blanket of snow and the fact that tourists have packed the town for the holidays. When the Town Council met earlier to vote in their government restructuring plan, they each debated what kind of year Mammoth would have in terms of […]

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Beware avalanche danger

The Tahoe area deaths of a ski-patrol avalanche expert at Alpine Meadows and a snowboarder at Donner Ski Ranch shocked and saddened many. Those deaths and the very real avalanche danger have caused authorities to send out warnings to stay out of the backcountry until the snowpack has settled and solidified. Thursday morning, the Mono […]

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Business Improvement District proposal hung up on retail

As the old year ends, business owners in Mammoth Lakes still debate formation of a Business Improvement District. The biggest challenge, according to Mammoth Lakes Tourism Director John Urdi is which retail stores to include in the new district and how much to tax them. Lodging and restaurants will definitely go into the district. It’s […]

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Deep Springs gender case continues

In the new year, the issue of Deep Springs College going co-ed will remain in Inyo Superior Court. Judge Dean Stout has advised the adversaries in this case to go to mediation on the main issue, but the judge will rule on some issues with court appearances scheduled for February. Earlier in 2012 Deep Springs […]

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CHP Hiring

CHP looks for new officers

CHP TO ACCEPT OFFICER APPLICATIONS  (Press Release) The law enforcement agency will accept applications for three days only in January The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will accept applications in January from individuals interested in a career as a CHP officer.  “This is an opportunity to serve alongside some of California’s finest who provide the highest […]

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Snowy Bishop

It is a white morning in Bishop and the City of Bishop Department of Public Works reminds residents and visitors to be prepared for snow on city streets and sidewalks. Use snow tires or chains on Bishop streets when they are required on Bishop-area highways. A good guideline to determine if snow tires or chains […]

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Nordic trail system ready for skiing

It is ON at the Mammoth Nordic Trail System! Please come out this Holiday weekend and Get your Stride On! Please start your Nordic Adventue at the Nordic Trailhead, right from the front door of the Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center. I will be out early all week making sure you have Excellent Conditions for you, your […]

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