Archive - Jan 29, 2011
TransworldWorld SNOWboarding loves John Jackson.
One of the leading voices in the sport gave the Crowley Lake resident its Rider of the Year award, along with the Menâ€™s Video Part of the Year.
It was the second straight year the magazine gave him the two awards, making him a downright celebrity, if he wasnâ€™t already.
The awards were announced last Friday at the 2011 TransWorld SNOWboarding Poll Award show in Denver.
In another era, Jackson might have wanted to call home to tell the news to his mom, Shirley, and track down brother Eric, too.
Town Manager Rob Clark rode into town on the wings of prosperity, when Mammoth was on the rise and could do no wrong.
Six years later, he rides into Ojai, under the shadow of the recession, when Mammoth is on the fade and canâ€™t seem to shake out of it.
From Clarkâ€™s point of view, there were significant victories in his years here, and also defeats.
â€śI think getting our air service going in the middle of the recession was rewarding, and Iâ€™m proud of the staff. They have kept thing going in spite of these different things.
Mammoth Nordic, which since 2002 has groomed its way into the winter experience here, has now announced it is grooming its way back out.
Its leader, Brian Knox, released the news last Friday, writing in an e-mail,
â€śRegrettably, our clubâ€™s passion, funding, equipment and manpower over the last three years has not created a compelling enough case for community Nordic recreation in the eyes of town government.â€ť
Knoxâ€™s announcement immediately sent the townâ€™s recreation department into a scramble.
Short clips about what's happening in our mountain aerie.
Itâ€™s always a high adrenaline day when the Race Department runs a Village Championships Super G race. And so it was this Tuesday. The snow was hard and fast, and Jimmy Morning was going for it when he caught an edge on Terryâ€™s Run, tumbled and fell, bounced and was knocked out cold. After a night in the hospital, he was released, with orders not to ski for two weeks. Concussion. Nothing broken. ...