The holiday season is in full swing and there are some really good ways to help others living right here in Mammoth and the Eastern Sierra during it. Here is a list we have compiled of some of them; if anyone has more information, please, share it with us, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com so we can spread the information around. Thank you! WG
Mammoth Tree Lighting and community food, toy drive, Dec. 5
In an extremely rare occurrence, a black bear had to be killed by Mammoth officials this past weekend after numerous encounters with a Mammoth resident, including the bear charging the man more than once, made the man fear for his physical safety and shoot the bear with a shotgun.
The incident occurred on Sunday, Nov. 30, at approximately 10:20 a.m., when Mammoth Lakes Police officers and Steve Searles, Mammoth Lakes Wildlife Specialist, responded to a report of a bear being shot in Sierra Valley sites, according to a news release from the Mammoth Lake Police Department.
An eleven-year-old Bishop boy, Matthew Duane, Hanson, is dead after a house fire of unknown origin swept through the North Barlow Lane residence he was in on the morning of Saturday, Nov. 22, according to Inyo County Sheriffâ€™s officials.
The incident occurred shortly after 3 a.m. on Nov. 22 when law enforcement was notified of a house fire on North Barlow Lane in Bishop, according to a news release.
It's about to get mighty windy in the high country, starting overnight Friday, Nov. 21 and extending into Saturday.
Old Time country dance at Crowley Lake Community Center, sponsored by Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation and Eastern Sierra Nordic Association
Some of Mammothâ€™s most extreme athletes are also itâ€™s youngest and least well known athletes, Mammothâ€™s Jr. Nordic Team, coached by Olympian Nancy Fiddler, and co-coached by Bryce Tiernan.
Whether they are hitting the top of 13,000-foot-plus Mt. Morgan or skate-skiing the Bento Crossing Road at record speed, the kids work as hard as their adult counterparts, she said.
There are snowmobile trails, cross country ski trails, OHV trails, motorcycle trails, mountain bike trails, fat-tire bike trails.
Also, there are loop trails, regional trails, local community trails, a trail right at your fingertips in high definition color on your laptop or, maybe, just on a good old fashioned paper map.
Come watch the epic climbing movie, â€śValley Uprisingâ€ť movie at Canyon Lodge this weekend, Saturday, Nov. 22 and help the Mono County Search and Rescue team get the gear and training they need to continue to save lives and help out anyone who needs it in the backcountry.
The party starts at 6 p.m.; the movie starts at 7 p.m. Movie and raffle tickets are available at Mammoth Mountaineering, Footloose Sports, and Mammoth Gear Exchange in Bishop. One complementary raffle ticket per entry, $1 each, $5.00 for 6 tickets, $10 for 12 tickets $15 for 18 tickets, $20 for 25 tickets.
The County of Inyo is inviting the community to head to Big Pine Friday morning to help celebrate the completion of a multi-year campaign to build a new animal shelter.
County officials will host a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony at the new shelter, located on County Road in Big Pine.
The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. and refreshments will be served.
The 2014 Ski Season was set to open at Mammoth Mountain on Thursday, Nov. 13, with layers of executive-level confidence, and layers of artificial snow.
The Mammoth Huskies volleyball team will face the Titans of Grand Terrace High School in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 4A playoffs on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at Mammoth High School.
Firefighters will continue their annual â€śpile burnsâ€ťduring the next several weeks; burning the left over tree branches, brush and debris left behind when summer crews thinned the forest around local communities.
According to Inyo National Forest, the work could begin as soon as next week, should conditions allow.
A raffle and fundraiser for several members of an Eastern Sierra family injured in a three-car accident near Coso Junction on Oct 26 will be held Nov. 19 at Rafters, according to a family friend.
Many Eastern Sierra recreation areas are closed due to the late season, but the southern part of the region, from Bishop south, still has many campgrounds and other facilities open. as this full list, below shows. Also, don't forget, fishing season ends this Saturday, Nov. 15, although "catch and release" options are still open on some water bodies year around, including the Owens River: for a full list go to http://tinyurl.com/ouzs8th
Mono Lake Ranger District