March 13th, 2014
Mammoth Lakes Wildlife Specialist Steve Searles, better known as The Bear Whisperer, isnât afraid to make a fool of himself in the name of coexistence with bears, especially this year when a winter drought will make food sources for bears, scarce.
Join the technology-challenged Searles as he navigates his new smartphone and social media of the 21st century.
The March 13 edition of the Mammoth Times is on news racks and in the mail.
This week, we take a look at the Mammoth real estate situation. Mammoth is on the brink of a surge in the market, reports Wendilyn Grasseschi in a P. 1 lead story.
In the face of sustained public outcry over a potential deluge of large-scale, industrial solar and wind projects throughout Inyo County, the county board of supervisors agreed Tuesday to postpone a March 18 vote on a county General Plan amendment that many fear will open the flood gates to such development.
Yosemite National Park announces the release of the Final Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The plan is the result of using the best available science, resource stewardship, and public input to create a robust vision for the Tuolumne River Corridor for the next 15-20 years. The Tuolumne River flows through the northern portion of Yosemite National Park and is one of the two federally designated Wild and Scenic rivers within Yosemite.
Mammoth is poised for growth of large-scale commercial and residential real estate development—if it can create “a new story” that will offset the old story of financial ruin.
And it can, according to some of Mammoth’s longtime real estate experts.
BRIDGEPORT—It could have been an ordinary, ho-hum trip Back East.
But when Mono County Supervisor Tim Fesko is involved, hardly anything seems ordinary, and there is no ho-hum in his makeup.
Room reservation for the National Association of Counties Convention?
Cancelled, for unexplained reasons.
A five-inch snowfall that paralyzed the federal government?
The nearly impossible task of educating America on the perils of the Bi-State Sage Grouse Listing?
Don’t get him started.
BRIDGEPORT—More cold weather would help, not to mention snow.
But whatever happens in the next five weeks, Mono County Supervisor Tim Alpers said the June Mountain Ski Area will stay open through Easter Sunday, April 20.
“They’re going to make it work, whatever the circumstances are,” Alpers said from the dais at a meeting of the Mono County Board of Supervisors here on Tuesday, March 11.
The track season opens next week in Mammoth, and if members of the Mammoth Track Club are on the giddy side, it’s no wonder.
Two new members of the club, which is now sponsored by ASICS, turned in noteworthy performances at the L.A. Marathon on Sunday, March 10, giving the club fuel for its first practice of the season on Tuesday, March 18.
The first practice, which starts at 7 a.m., is open to the public, said Coach Andrew Kastor.
The non-profit Eastern Sierra Wildlife Care organization has been rescuing injured and orphaned wildlife for almost 20 years here in the Eastern Sierra; everything from golden eagles to squirrels, from ravens and foxes, from baby mink to young hawks that have fallen from the nest too early.
The Mammoth Track Club came up big Sunday at the L.A. Marathon, with both Lauren Kleppin and Gabe Proctor turning in the best American times.
Training cancelled, race on hold, event postponed due to weather…those are just some of the phases that have plagued the Mammoth Mountain Ski Team U14s for the entire 2013-2014 season.
As a result by March 2 the U14s had completed just four USSA races for the entire season. And it didn’t look like this was going to change this past week as one of the largest storms this season dumped three and a half feet of new snow just prior to the Stacey Cook SG Challenge, scheduled for March 1-2.
Overheard on the political front: “OK, Shields and Colin, it’s up to you. Run, or be OK with Bigtime Danger ’round here.” …
Hard on the heels of an emotional vote by the Los Angeles City Council, Mammoth’s legislators this past week charged forward with a plan to regulate electronic cigarettes.
I read a business article that struck a chord in me.
The March 6 edition of the Mammoth Times is on news racks and in the mail, and there’s a treat tucked inside.
The new, 32-page issue of Mammoth Sierra Magazine is included, featuring the portrait photography of Joel St. Marie and his “Movers and Shakers” project.