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Archive - Apr 26, 2013


RAW: New Mono transfer station hours next week

April 26, 2013


All Mono County Transfer Stations will have new hours beginning Wednesday, May 1.

In recent years, these facilities have operated different hours during winter and summer seasons. Because this has created confusion among users as well as operational inefficiencies, it has been decided to eliminate the seasonal schedule and to establish consistent, year-round operating hours that provide the greatest benefit to the greatest number of users without reducing actual operating hours.

The new year- round hours are as follows:

Warm temps to cause cold, dangerous river flows

April 26, 2013

Air temperatures will be warm in Mammoth and the Eastern Sierra this weekend, with highs ranging from the 70s at Lake Tahoe to the 80s in western Nevada valleys, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.

‘Fat fish ready to be caught’

April 26, 2013


Dry winter, early spring set up fishing season for success

This year’s Fishing Opening Weekend looks to be one of the best in many years, after a dry winter and warm and early spring have allowed access to more lakes and streams than usual, experts said this past week.

What’s open for Fishing Opener

April 26, 2013


A complete list of open area lakes, campgrounds, and road conditions

Mammoth Lakes area: New Shady Rest and Old Shady Rest campgrounds open.

Roads, facilities opening week by week

April 26, 2013


Plowing began last week; Opening Day deadline set for some roads

High temperatures combined with a light snowpack will allow for an early start to plowing area roads this spring, according to the U.S. Forest Service, Inyo National Forest.

Here’s the latest on some of the road conditions for the most popular areas near Mammoth, according to a forest service news release.

Firewood season opens May 1

April 26, 2013


Residents pay $15 a cord, many areas already snow free

The new firewood season opens May 1, according to national forest officials.

Initial supplies of firewood can be found at Antelope, Smoke, Dry Creek, Hartley, Oh! Ridge and Reversed Peak Forest Management Areas located on the fuelwood map, according to an Inyo National Forest news release.

Final tourism numbers show sharp increase

April 26, 2013


Spring forecast not so hot; summer numbers iffy

Despite an early Easter that presented somewhat of a roadblock, Mammoth’s ski season effectively ended on a robust note, according to figures released last week by Mammoth Lakes Tourism.

The tourism numbers from Mammoth were better, overall, than destinations in the mountain west.

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