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Archive - 2014

May 29th

The Mammoth Times Endorses | Fernie, Richardson and Wentworth for Town Council; Johnston, Corless for Board of Supervisors; Braun for Sheriff; Beck for Assessor

May 29, 2014

The editorial staff at the Mammoth Times has gone to great lengths to aggressively cover the campaigns leading up to the election on June 3.

 

New issues emerge at Council candidate forum

May 29, 2014

With just one week until Election Day, the eight candidates for Town Council threw a little more gas on the fire this past week, introducing new campaign issues at a candidates forum at the Forest Service Auditorium.

May 27th

Small plane goes down on Sherwin Creek Road; couple, dog, survive

May 27, 2014

A San Jose couple and their dog walked away from a plane crash with only minor injuries after the pilot crash-landed the plane on Sherwin Creek Road Saturday, May 24.

His Cessna 182 experienced engine trouble while flying from the Bishop airport over Mammoth Pass toward San Jose.

According to Mammoth Lakes Fire Chief Brent Harper, the pilot, Paul Cianci, San Jose, knew he had engine trouble while flying over the pass around 3 p.m. and started to look for an open spot to land the plane.

May 22nd

A tip of our hat

May 22, 2014

It’s been a long, exhausting, and—at times—stressful campaign season (so far) for those running, working behind the scenes, and covering it all.

 

Council winners face steep learning curve

May 22, 2014

Whoever wins the race for the three open Town Council seats on June 3, the “new majority” will come face-to-face with a steep learning curve.

 

MLR reaches the finish line; Council passes it, 5-0

May 22, 2014

Mammoth Lakes Recreation, 11 months in the making, won a crucial victory this week when the Town Councl voted unanimously to move it into its final fomation stage.

The council's 5-0 vote came despite some citizen criticism that the formation of the non-governmental organization (NGO) it was too much, too soon.

Another year of double normal snow needed

May 22, 2014

Reno National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Smallcomb gave the latest update on the three-year drought and what it will take to bring it to its knees Tuesday, May 20.

It wasn’t pretty.

“We have what we call a ‘structural deficit’ in terms of moisture that is very deep,” Smallcomb said in an interview prior to his talk at the Green Church Tuesday.

That deficit is so deep that it will take a huge winter to simply catch up, he said.

Snowmaking process begins for June Mtn.

May 22, 2014

 

Note: A previous version of this story state that the Mono County Board of Supervisors would eventually have to vote on whether or not to approve the environmental analysis for the proposed test wells. The final decision is made by the U.S. Forest Service, Inyo National Forest. The Times regrets the error.

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area recently triggered the search for water for snowmaking on June Mountain Ski Area and the Inyo National Forest is now taking comments about the proposal, according to forest authorities.

Off The Trail - Oasis

May 22, 2014

The roaring wind picked up the foot-thick dust at bottom of the old dry lake and threw it at the truck, slamming millions of sharp-edged particles against window and door and windshield.

It was impossible to talk, even in the sealed cab, and so we didn’t, focusing instead on keeping the big truck upright and moving forward on the sand-drenched road.

It was almost dusk, and what light there was, was gone; swallowed whole by the raging wind and dust.

A tip of our hat

May 22, 2014

It’s been a long, exhausting, and—at times—stressful campaign season (so far) for those running, working behind the scenes, and covering it all.

We have less than two weeks left until Election Day, and this causes us to reflect on the past several months.

Amid our reflection, we couldn’t help but refer to the various businesses and community members who have engaged forcefully in the campaigns—some before the season even started.

May 20th

Who is Shields Richardson?

May 20, 2014

Richardson, 60, first started visiting Mammoth when he was 14, making the trip from Newport Beach with his dad, Jack, and skiing Mammoth Mountain on (now) impossibly long skis.

 

Who is Colin Fernie?

May 20, 2014

Fernie, 30, is a native of Columbus, Ohio, where his father taught childhood education in the graduate school at Ohio State University.

 

'Absentee' candidates Richardson, Fernie return to the fray

May 20, 2014

Two of the heavyweight candidates for Town Council returned to their campaigns this past week, after having missed a combined 33 days of on-the-ground campaigning.

 

Pierrel undaunted in council campaign

May 20, 2014

Town Council candidate Deb Pierrel this past week said her campaign is stronger than ever, despite a public kerfuffle involving her business debts.

 

Low cost dog vaccination, license clinic set for June 21

May 20, 2014

It's time to renew Town of Mammoth Lakes dog licenses for the upcoming fiscal year.

Join us for our annual license sale/vaccination clinic in the Police Department parking lot on Saturday, June 21 from 4 p.m to 5:30 p.m.

If your dog does not need a rabies vaccination update, you can just purchase a license for $20 if your animal is spayed/neutered or $50 if it is not.

You don't need to bring your pet to the clinic unless it needs a vaccination update.

Dr. Gaylon TeSlaa and the staff of Alpen Veterinary clinic will be on hand with low cost vaccinations for both dogs and cats.

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