Archive - 2010
The 2010 Mammoth High School Cross Country season is off and running, with two large invitationals under its belt. On Sept. 10, Mammoth traveled to the Whittel Warrior invitational in Zephyr Cove at Lake Tahoe, Calif.
More than 30 high schools came together to compete and see who was â€śbest of the best.â€ť Mammoth only brought seven of its members, but showed the much larger schools they should not be overlooked.
One hundred forty-four players raised $35,000 in support of higher education and cultural enrichment at the sold-out 11th Annual Mammoth Lakes Foundation Golf Classic last Sunday, Sept. 12.
Mammoth Lakes Foundation Scholarship students and South Gateway Student Apartment students were among volunteers at Sierra Star Golf Course supporting the Mammoth Lakes Foundation scholarship fund.
Highlights of the scramble tournament included an iPad raffle, Super Ticket raffle, $5,000 putting contest, silent auction, awards party, and closest-to-the-pin prize on all par threes.
Itâ€™ll be some kind of book signing Saturday afternoon, Sept. 25, at the Booky Joint, where John Muir â€śJackâ€ť Laws not only will sign his swell new guidebook, but also will offer some artistic demonstrations.
Laws will sprinkle how-to demos in illustration, painting and sketching at the event, which starts at one oâ€™clock and ends at 3.
Dave Leonard, owner of the bookstore, said Laws is a very entertaining guest, and for the Booky Joint to have him is a real treat.
He said refreshments will be served during the book signing, but the book is a refreshment in itself.
For a one day-hiker in the Minaret Wilderness, an ordinary day-hike on Monday turned into a day-night sojurn, finishing with a helicopter ride.
The hiker, a 22-year-old man who was separated from his friends near Devils Postpile National Monument, spent Monday night in the Minaret Wilderness before being picked up by helicopter Tuesday morning with help from the Mono County Search and Rescue team.
The hikerâ€™s identity and home town were not known as of Tuesday afternoon. He was unhurt, said Pete DeGeorge of the sheriffâ€™s department.
The fiery car accident on U.S. 395 that resulted in the deaths of two teenage cross country runners and a cheerleading coach from Southern California on Aug. 9 was at least partly due to driver error, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
Seventeen-year-old Natalie Nield was driving a Ford SUV headed south a few miles south of Bishop at the time of the accident. The vehicle was registered to Gabrielle Nield.
If people were to canvass the two artists at Bluebird Imaging, theyâ€™d discover that Kendra Knight and Aaron Horowitz are wild about canvas.
â€śThe appeal to me would be that it looks more painterly,â€ť said Knight, half of the husband-and-wife team. Together, they dazzled shoppers at last weekâ€™s Labor Day Festival of the Arts with photographs printed on canvas, then stretched on a 3-D display board.
A former Mammoth Unified School District student and the son of Mammoth Dog Teamâ€™s Jim Ouimet is a suspect in a double homicide in Sparks, Nev, following the stabbing deaths of a two-year-old boy and the boyâ€™s 62-year-old grandmother on Friday, Sept. 17.
Justin Ouimet, 24, was arrested by the Sparks Police officers in the community of Hidden Valley on Saturday, Sept. 18, on charges of attempted burglary and traffic charges, after an investigation pointed to him as a possible suspect.
It doesn’t take a physics professor to tell you that the two-day Everest Challenge bike race attracts an odd set of cyclists.
“There’s something about the human spirit that makes us wonder exactly what we can do,” said race director Steven Barnes, who happens to be an adjunct professor of physics at Cal State-San Bernardino. “This race is out there, pretty close to the limits.”
If you’re a distance runner in Mammoth, chances are you’re already working the outer fringes of sanity, but then there are some events that go beyond that, such as tomorrow’s Moeben Ultra 50K and 25K races in the Mammoth Mountain Bike Park.
Organized by Andrew Kastor and Elaine Smith of the High Sierra Striders, the race begins at the crack of morning, 6:30 a.m., and the runners hope to clear the first part of the race on top of Mammoth Mountain by 11 o’clock. It is shaping up to be quite a challenge for everyone.
The Mammoth Huskies have had a week to lick their wounds, daub their eyes and otherwise try to recover from last week’s 27-0 debacle against Mission College Prep of San Luis Obispo.
At the same time, Head Coach Tom Gault’s coaching staff has two weeks to try to recalibrate last week’s sucky offense and out-of-kilter defense. Whether any of their work pays off will be revealed next Friday night, when the Calvary Murietta Warriors (0-1) come calling at Gault-McClure Stadium.
Rangers in Yosemite National Park said they found and rescued a lost backpacker earlier this month after spotting a makeshift SOS message on the ground.
Rangers picked him up on Saturday, Sept 11, after Mike Arends had spent three unexpected days and nights in the wilnerness near the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne.
An experienced hiker, Arends' self-preservations techniques were just about perfect, and serve as a kind of a blueprint for hikers who stray into the unknown.
On Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, at approximately 6:25 p.m., the Mono County Sheriffâ€™s Department was informed by the Inyo National Forest dispatch center of a large black plume of smoke in the Glass Mountain Range. The smoke was believed to possibly be from a reported overdue aircraft en route to Truckee, Calif., via Bishop. Units from the Mono County Sheriffâ€™s Department, Inyo National Forest, and the Mono County Sheriffâ€™s Search and Rescue Team responded to the area and a ground search was initiated.
This is no ordinary police chief.
Dan Watson, officially Mammoth Lakesâ€™ â€śinterimâ€ť chief who is working on a one-year contract, greets visitors at the police station wearing the most unusual police uniform heâ€™s ever worn.
Striped flannel shirt: Check. Blue jeans. Check. Comfortable shoes. Check. Big smile. Check.
â€śIn my old job in South Pasadena, I always wore a uniform or coat and tie,â€ť said the 59-year-old Watson.
â€śI havenâ€™t worn a coat and tie since I got here.