Archive - Mar 3, 2013
Ski P.E. program alive despite cost of moving to Mammoth Mountain
“I really thought we would sell enough lemonade to keep June open,” a third grader from Lee Vining Elementary School said to kindergarten teacher Anna Strathman.
But their plea fell on deaf ears, so they redirected the money to cover the increased cost of running the Ski P.E. program at Mammoth Mountain.
A 21-year-old female from Mammoth was sexually assaulted at 1:40 a.m. on Feb. 20 just outside The Tap bar.
A tall, skinny male of unknown race, his face obscured by the hood of his black puffy jacket, approached her from behind and grabbed her breasts.
Footprints took officers from near the bar toward a condominium complex on Meridian where they became jumbled with other footprints.
Winter is still alive—and roaring—March 8-9, when the Eastern Sierra makes way for the June Lake Snowmobile Rally.
The main event is the Snowmobile Poker Run Saturday, March 9. The weekend begins with Friday’s welcome party with live music, dinner specials, and poker run registration.
The Snowmobile Poker Run is comprised of a 15-mile course, from June Lake Junction to Bald Mountain Scenic Look-out and begins with an open start.
There will be a $500 grand prize for best hand.
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that nearly 100,000 visitors in 2011 spent $3,642,000 in Devils Postpile National Monument and in communities near the park.
That spending supported 43 jobs in the local area.
“Devils Postpile National Monument helps sustain the local economy with ecotourism,” Superintendent Deanna Dulen said. “The national monument brings visitor spending to the surrounding communities and helps support local jobs.”
Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra wrapped up their third Paralympic Sport Camp of the winter season.
The Alpine Ski and Race Camp is one of several DSES Paralympic Sport camps, a recruitment camp for further Paralympic training.
Half Dome cables day use permits for the 2013 hiking season will be available for reservation starting today, March 1, through Sunday, March 31, Yosemite National Park officials announced.
Permits to hike to the top of Half Dome are required. Reservations will be distributed via a lottery system. Successful parties will be notified in early April.
A maximum of 300 hikers will be allowed on the Half Dome cables per day.
Mammoth Community Water District completed its environmental assessment of the proposed expansion of Casa Diablo Geothermal Plant on Feb. 25, according to Irene Yamashita of the Mammoth Community Water District.
While the project’s environmental documents conclude there will be no significant impacts to the Water District, the district remains skeptical.
“The draft document,” Yamashita said, “does not provide sufficient information to support these conclusions.”