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Archive - Aug 8, 2013

RAW: New cell tower proposed for Mammoth Fire Station

August 8, 2013

According to Mammoth Lakes Fire Chief Brent Harper, AT & T has approached Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District with a proposal to install a cell tower at Station #2, 1574 Old Mammoth Road.

The proposed cell tower would be approximately 43 feet tall and use a “pine tree” design located at the front of the building.

The Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District Commissioners and the administration want to ensure that the public is aware of the project and has a chance to comment.

Fido and Me - Tennis, anyone?

August 8, 2013

“Phtooey. Pfft, Pfft.”

“Gee whiz, Fido, if I’d have known you were going to react like this, I’d have never brought you to the tennis courts. Maybe you want to sit outside the fence, and I’ll just bank the ball against the wall for a while.”

“But I like tennis balls!”

“Maybe you like them a little bit to much, Mr. Beeg. The idea is to treat the ball with tenderness—like an egg.”

“I don’t do tenderness very well.”

Aspen Fire nearly contained

August 8, 2013

With the Aspen Fire largely contained, wildfire experts this past week began to analyze why this particular fire was so nasty.

First, by Central Sierra wildfire standards, it was in fact a big fire for the type of terrain, firefighters said.

As for its impact, particularly in populated areas such as Mammoth Lakes, people cannot recall anything quite like it—not, anyway, since the Rainbow Fire threatened to burn down the town in August 1992.

Kelly Clark, Mammoth Mountain Foundation form partnership

August 8, 2013

Two Mammoth-based nonprofit organizations have created a new scholarship program for student-snowboarders in Mammoth.

Olympic Gold Medalist and Mammoth resident Kelly Clark this past week announced she is throwing her Kelly Clark Foundation energy into the Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation, the Mammoth Ski and Snowboard Team programs, and to the Mammoth Unified School District.

‘Little Brothers’ Skate Park gets town OK

August 8, 2013

Young skateboarders and beginning riders won a victory this past week when the town approved the construction of “Little Brothers” Skate Park, to be situated alongside the larger Volcom Brothers Skate Park at the Trails End recreation complex.

The addition of the new skate park will help younger riders, said JLA Foundation president Jane Baer, who led the effort.

Construction on the project, which is funded entirely by JLA and in-kind donor contractors, is to begin this month and would be completed before the snow season.

Higher Internet speeds still on tap for mid-August

August 8, 2013

Suddenlink is still on track to deliver higher broadband speeds to its Mammoth Lakes customers by mid-August, according to Suddenlink spokesman Pete Abel on Wednesday.

The company expects to test the Digital 395 system this week and into next week, with a delivery date sometime soon after, he said.

He did not provide an exact date.

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