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Archive - Apr 15, 2013


Mammoth Lakes runners safe in Boston, Kastor says

April 15, 2013

Runners from the Mammoth Track Club and representatives of Mammoth Lakes are apparently safe in Boston, where two bombs killed two and injured dozens more near the finish line at the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15.

The track club’s Josh Cox, a distance runner, sent a tweet saying “I'm safe. Scary.”

Meb Keflezighi, who did not run in the race but was in Boston to promote his foundation, also tweeted that he too was safe.

What's Up, Up Here? April 12- 18

April 15, 2013


A very swell time around here this past week, with Karla Souzaand Luis Mendezin town, and if you don’t know who they are, you’re not up to speed on the biggest film stars in Mexico. They starred in the brand new “Nosotros los Nobles,” and were here for a little rest and relaxation. By the way, Souza was big-time in Aspenbefore re-locating to Mexico City, in case you were wondering. …

Dave McCoy declines street name change

April 15, 2013


A proposal to change the name of Minaret Boulevard to McCoy Boulevard in honor of the founder of Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, came to a screeching halt on Monday, April 15.

Just hours before Mammoth Lakes Tourism Chief John Urdi and others were set to meet in order to hammer out details on the proposal, Mammoth Lakes Foundation CEO Evan Russell sent an email on McCoy’s behalf to stop the effort.

The reason, Russell said in the email, is that Dave McCoy himself asked the effort not go further.

Gobi Desert dust storm article causes ‘diplomatic brouhaha’

April 15, 2013


March 22 event got international attention

A deluge of white dust that blanketed the Owens and Long Valley region this past Sunday was not from China’s Gobi—unlike the white haze that hit the region three weeks ago Friday.

Both local and federal air pollution measurement instruments traced the thick white haze on March 22 to the Gobi Desert. A dust storm there had also been plaguing the Chinese city of Beijing a few days earlier.

Yosemite budget cuts snow removal of Tioga Pass

April 15, 2013


Park has only eight days to plow Tioga Pass before Memorial Day holiday

Threats that the sequester might slow down efforts to open Tioga Pass appear to be true after Yosemite National Park officials acknowledged this week that a $2.4 million cut to the park’s budget includes cuts to snow removal.

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