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Archive - 2014

October 29th

Ch-ch-changes

October 29, 2014

It’s a funny time of year in Mammoth right now.

Tiny steps by council in funding infrastructure

October 29, 2014

The Mammoth Town Council this past week inched its way forward into looking at a complicated financial arrangement that might help in solving several major infrastructure needs.

'Homecoming Court' led by King Stephan, Queen Emilie

October 29, 2014

Seniors Emilie Hodges and Stephan Haakana were named as the 2014 Homecoming Queen and King last weekend, capping Mammoth High School’s “Spirit Week” with ceremonies at Gault/McClure Stadium and at the annual Homecoming Dance afterward.

Rich Boccia named to first 'Mammoth Recreation' Board

October 29, 2014

 

The fledgling Mammoth Lakes Recreation named its first Board of Directors this past week, with one big surprise.

October 28th

Inyo prepares for weekend snowfall

October 28, 2014

The Inyo National Forest this past week began preparations for road closures in the wake of a possible weekend storm.

Specifically, the forest may implement winter closures for roads that access the Reds Meadow Valley and Mammoth Lakes Basin areas of the Inyo National Forest.

For the Reds Meadow Valley Road, the forest will close the gates to Reds Meadow Valley at the end of the day on, Thursday, Oct. 30.  

If snow falls and accumulates on the road on Friday, the road will remain closed for the winter. 

October 22nd

What's up, up here? Oct. 16-23

October 22, 2014

Make way forDeanna Campbell as a new member of the Mammoth United School District Board. With her experience at Cerro Coso, there is obvious room for collaboration/understanding among the Learned Ones. …

Mono Supes approve Conway Ranch plan

October 22, 2014

The Mono County Board of Supervisors this past week approved a Conway Ranch plan, ending 20 years of wrangling over the fate of the lush area nestled at the southern base of Conway Summit and above Mono Lake.

“This is a point in county history that we can be proud of,” said Supervisor Byng Hunt after the board approved creating a “conservation easement” to protect the land “in perpetuity.”

Yosemite eyes 'hikes' in gate, entrance fees for 2015

October 22, 2014

It’s not the “hike” that most visitors have in mind when they pay a visit to Yosemite National Park.

In this case, it’s a “fee hike” that could go into effect early next year, park officials announced Monday, Oct. 20, in a news release.

Yosemite National Park is proposing a new fee structure that would single vehicle entrance fees from $20 to $30 for a seven-day pass. 

The park’s annual pass would increase from $40 to $60. 

October 20th

Volleyball Huskies top Desert Christian for first time in four years

October 20, 2014

The Mammoth Huskies this past week placed themselves firmly in contention for another possible Desert Mountain League title.

Playing with a new lineup and with a fair measure of desperation, the Huskies on Friday, Oct. 17, did what no other Mammoth team had done in four years.

Led by Sierra Gilfoy. Callie Mowat and Amanda Kirkeby, the Huskies defeated Desert Christian in straight sets, 25-21, 25-22 and 25-23 at Mammoth High School.

Huskies look for Homecoming boost

October 20, 2014

Maybe Homecoming can be a charm for the Mammoth Huskies.

Having lost three straight games—the latest a 37-8 mashup at Excelsior (Victorville) on Friday, Oct. 17—the Dogs come back to Gault/McClure Stadium for a collision with Desert Mountain League rival Vasquez on Friday night.

It is Homecoming, and whatever boost that might give the Huskies, they’ll take in.

In their three consecutive defats, Mammoth has been outscored 95-20, the big one a 50-12 defeat at home to Desert on Oct. 10.

Yosemite proposes fee increases for 2015

October 20, 2014

It’s not the “hike” that most visitors have in mind when they pay a visit to Yosemite National Park.

In this case, it’s a “fee hike” that could go into effect early next year, park officials announced Monday in a news release.

Mammoth names Chip White as alpine ski coach

October 20, 2014

Chip White is back, not that he ever really left, exactly.

The former U.S. Olympic Team ski coach, who has lived in Mammoth for 36 years, this past week signed on as the head Alpine coach of the Mammoth Mountain Ski and Snowboard Team (MMST).

Mammoth names Chip White as alpine ski coach

October 20, 2014

Chip White is back, not that he ever really left, exactly.

The former U.S. Olympic Team ski coach, who has lived in Mammoth for 36 years, this past week signed on as the head Alpine coach of the Mammoth Mountain Ski and Snowboard Team (MMST).

White brings 18-years of World Cup and Olympic coaching experience with the U.S. Ski Team and is a long-time member of the Mammoth Lakes community.

October 17th

Mammoth Fire Dept.: It's that time to check wood burning appliances

October 17, 2014

With the change in the seasons, the Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District this week reminded all users of wood burning appliances to make sure their heating system is ready for the upcoming winter.

There are numerous activities that one needs to perform on the system to give you heat and a winter free of problems. The National Fire Protection Association reports that a third of the people using wood type heating have never cleaned or inspected their chimneys or stovepipes, or knew that they needed to.

Law Dogs

October 17, 2014

Ron Cohan is leaving as the commander of the Bridgeport Area of the California Highway Patrol. Chief Dan Watson is leaving as Mammoth Lakes Chief of Police. Ralph Obenberger is leaving as Mono County Sheriff.

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