Archive | December 27, 2012

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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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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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