Archive - 2013
Surprise announcement at Town Council
Rusty Gregory, the chief executive officer of Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, will step aside from his duties, he said Wednesday night.
Speaking at a Town Council meeting on June 5, Gregory said he would make a formal announcement later this month.
“We’ve made a lot of … changes,” Gregory said. “In two to three weeks I’ll be announcing who’s going to run Mammoth Mountain Ski Area next. Mammoth Mountain will not be run by me.”
The Kern County Superior Court in Bakersfield dismissed on Thursday, June 6 a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power counter-suit against the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District, according to Ted Schade, the air pollution control officer for the district.
A new focus on regional trail system is critical to economy, advocates say
The numbers speak for themselves.
Of the about $369 million that comes into Mono County every year as a result of direct spending by visitors, $223 million derives from the people who come here in the spring, summer, and fall.
First town council hearing draws critics, supporters
Critics of Mammoth’s proposed tourism-based business improvement district—the TBID—turned out in force this past week as the Town Council continued the process on giving its thumbs-up or thumbs-down on the proposal.
In the first of two scheduled “public comment” sessions, opponents showed up on Wednesday, June 5, at the council chambers, as did Mammoth Tourism Director John Urdi, the chief architect of the TBID measure.
After more than a decade of effort, there is still a long way to go
Fish biologist Dawn Becker Emery is familiar with the concept of swimming upstream these days, after more than a decade of fighting to save an embattled trout native to the Walker River Basin of the Eastern Sierra.
Eric Forsell, formerly with ASICS, was chosen by Mammoth Mountain Ski Area CEO Rusty Gregory to be MMSA’s new chief marketing director after former marketing director, Howard Pickett, recently resigned the post.
According to a Tuesday news release from MMSA, Forsell will “drive all aspects of marketing for the resort including strategy, brand, product development, pricing, distribution and advertising.
The Inyo National Forest announced a special opportunity for personal use fuelwood collection in the Reds Meadow area, June 4-9.
The area will open for fuelwood collection at 9 a.m. and all firewood collection activities must be completed by 4 p.m. each day.
Woodcutters will need to present their 2013 fuelwood permit and tags at Minaret Vista Entrance Station, one mile from the Mammoth Mountain Inn, for entry into the area. This is a one-time event for these six days only.
Controversial system to close, open roads up for public input
Nearly a decade ago, in response to growth in Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) recreation on public lands across the country, inventories and planning for motorized travel management on the Inyo National Forest began, according to an Inyo National Forest news release.
State park sponsors interpretive program
How many times have you heard a bird sing and wondered what it was? Wouldn’t it be satisfying to be able to identify birds by their song or call?
Beginning near the shores of Mono Lake next week, participants in a “Birding by Ear” workshop, sponsored by the state park, will visit a variety of habitats during their choice of two different four-hour workshops (June 8 and June 19), gradually working their way up to an elevation of about 8,000 ft.
One person is missing after being swept over 594-foot Nevada Fall in Yosemite National Park Saturday, June 1 and another has died after a rock climbing accident in the park on Sunday, June 2, according to park service officials.
According to news releases from the park, a 19-year-old Sacramento man was swept over Nevada Fall on Saturday, June 1 and a 28-year-old London man died after being struck by a rock while climbing El Capitan on Sunday, June 2.
A frozen berry product called Townsend Farms Organic Anti-oxidant Blend and sold at many Eastern Sierra stores, including Costco, is at the heart of a Hepatitus A outbreak affecting six victims in California and two in Reno.
So far, there have been no outbreaks in the Eastern Sierra according to local health officials.