Archive - 2014
The Inyo National Forest just released a good summary or road and trail conditions, along with tips on fall colors. Take a look!
Mono Lake Ranger District
All roads are open: Bodie (Highway 270), Lundy Canyon, June Lake Loop (Hwy 158), Monitor Pass, Panum Crater, Parker Lake, Sonora Pass (Hwy 108), Saddlebag Rd., South Tufa, Hwy 120 E, Tioga Pass (Hwy 120 W).
The Conway Fire is now mapped at 50 acres as of Saturday morning, Sept. 13 and is burning in sagebrush with some scattered pinyon pine and juniper trees, according to Inyo National Forest officials. Fire crews were able to walk the fire perimeter of the fire last night to accurately map it; this reflects the reduced acreage. The fire is 25 percent contained.
Night crews made excellent progress last night. There is initial fireline around the Conway Fire at this time. Fire crews will continue to strengthen and improve these lines today and are mopping up to cool the fireâ€™s edge.
A motorcylist traveling on S.R. 108 died on Thursday, Sept. 11, from injuries he suffered when his three-wheeled vehicle veered off the road, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A 27-year old Mammoth man died in a swimming accident at Grant Lake on Thursday, Sept. 11, according to the Mono County Sheriff's Department.
Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg News takes you to the south lawn of the White House and Lower Manhattan as President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, and First Lady Michelle Obama join Americans in observance of a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks 13 years ago today.
In the highly anticipated announcement, Apple unveils a bigger, better, thinner, and expensive iPhone. Jen Markham has all the details.
The wildfire that exploded Sunday afternoon Sept. 7 in Yosemite National Park that cast a thick pall of smoke over northern Mono County and forced the rapid evacuation of hundreds of hikers and Half Dome climbers by helicopter by Sunday evening has increased to 2,582 acres and is continuing to burn toward the upper elevations of the park, park officials said Monday morning, Sept. 8.
The fire is burning in the wilderness of the park near and/or in the Clouds Rest outcropping and Little Yosemite Valley, on both sides of the Merced River.
The 81-year-old comedy icon has died.
About the only voice in the Ormat Technologies/Mammoth Community Water District dispute that is almost never heard from these days might be the most important player—the Bishop field office of the federal Bureau of Land Management.
On the verge of making good on its first major environmental policy priority, the Mammoth Town Council on Wednesday found itself unexpectedly stopped in its tracks.
Just when you think there couldn’t be a whole lot more tweaking left for Mammoth’s signature road cycling event, along comes Bill Cockroft and the Eastside Velo Club to add more features.
The body that was found behind a Mammoth home early Monday morning, Sept. 1, has been identified as 29-year-old Robert Scott Barsan of Reno, according to the Mammoth Lakes Police.
The identification of the body, found by a Mammoth resident behind a home on Pinecrest Avenue, was released at about noon on Tuesday, Sept. 2, after Barsanâ€™s next of kin were notified, said Police Chief Dan Watson.
The 2014 Mammoth Fall Century and Gran Fondo cycling event expects approximately 1,200 cyclists in Mammoth Lakes Saturday, Sept. 6, and as a result, traffic patterns on a number of roads will change to accommodate the riders.
Cyclists will ride on highways S.R. 203, U.S. 395, S.R. 120, and Benton Crossing Road throughout the day.