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September 7th, 2012
The first new âcommunityâ project since the construction of The Village broke ground Tuesday.
It is the Mammoth Rock âNâ Bowl, a two-level entertainment/dining facility pushed forward by Mammoth attorney and developer Dan OâConnell and his wife, Andrea, and others in the Mammoth Rock Holding Co.
âThis is indoor entertainment with a community feel to it,â said Andrea OâConnell. âThereâs really nothing to do at night, especially for teenagers. This will help provide a little more of a sense of community.â
Tourism potentate John Urdi says his peeps have partnered up with, among many others, the Bay Area-based Extreme Pizza, which has a top-of-the-menu new pie called the “Wham, Bam, Thank You Mammoth,” a concoction of Italian sausage, roasted red peppers, caramelized onions, parmesan, tomato sauce and mozzarella. …
Removal of some of the dead and down trees in Reds Meadow that were dropped by the enormous windstorm last year begins Monday, according to the Inyo National Forest. The tree removal work will take place on approximately 220 acres and will be accomplished under a contract known as the Red Devil Stewardship Sale, according to a press release from the forest service.
Three people have died and a total of eight people have been infected after contact with Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) in Yosemite National Park.
According to park service officials, efforts to contact former visitors who stayed in certain areas of the park are picking up.
On Thursday, Sept. 5, the park released another press release stating that yet another victim had died since last week and two more have been found to be infected with the virus.
A free after-school program has been created for middle and high school youth called Clubhouse Live. The club was established to give kids a place to hang out, finish homework, socialize, and get involved in positive community activities.
The program will begin with a dance party Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The countyâs largest landfill, the Benton Crossing landfill, is living on borrowed time.The landfill sits on Los Angeles Department of Water and Power land, and in the past few years, the city has made it clear it wants the site to be rehabilitated as soon as possible after the landfill is full in 2023âwith no hope of expanding the site to accommodate growth.
This means a new landfill, or exporting waste out of the area, both of which will be expensive.
It started with a climbing accident that left local climber and teacher Jim Barnes too injured to climb for a while.
Things did not improve when he stepped on a stingray and his foot got infected.
Not only couldnât he climb, he couldnât walk very far.
For a man accustomed to constant physical activity, it was a time of sheer frustration.
He decided to hop on a road bike and thatâs when the love affair started.
A letter that would alert Mammoth Mountain Ski Area that it is âout of complianceâ with its federal permit to run June Mountain as a ski area is still winding its way through local, regional and Washington D.C. U. S. Forest Service offices and has not been delivered to MMSA, according to forest officials.
Thirty-five years ago Wednesday, something extraordinary in the course of human history occurred.
A tiny, nondescriptâbut powerfulâspace-faring craft, called Voyager, took to the stars, loaded with greetings, images, music, and art gathered from across the planet Earth and imprinted on an old-fashioned record.
Its mission was simpleâto say hello to anyone, anything, that might be listening.
The Inyo National Forest, Mammoth Ranger District is announcing the beginning of the wind-fallen tree removal work in Reds Meadow Valley, for hazardous fuels reduction. The tree removal work will take place on approximately 220 acres and will be accomplished under a contract known as the Red Devil Stewardship Sale.
For safety, visitors to the Reds Meadow Valley are urged to not enter areas where tree removal work is in progress and to drive slowly on the Reds Meadow Road because of increased traffic associated with tree removal activities.
After months of wavering, the Mono County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to fund air service subsidies, joining the Town of Mammoth Lakes and Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.
Four additional cases of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) stemming from infections that occurred after staying in cabins in Yosemite National Park were reported today, Friday, Aug. 31, according to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).
Two others have now died of the Hantavirus, three have recovered and one is hospitalized but improving, according to park officials. This brings the total number of people infected with the hantavirus who visited Yosemite National Park to six.âšâš
The June Lake community is alive with ambitious plans for this winter, despite a brief tussle between Mono County Supervisors over how to monitor and allocate the $100,000 the supervisors gave the community as âbridgeâ money.
At the top of the list are expanded cross-country ski and snowshoe trails, a snow play area, a Holiday Village atmosphere, an ice-skating area and, even, dog sled rides.
Mono County is still in relatively good financial shape compared to most counties in California, but its emergency reserve fund is down sharply since 2008.
On top of that, current anemic property tax revenues mean tight times ahead.
âWe are in pretty good shape, but since the housing crisis hit in 2008, we have cut the reserve from $5.8 million to its current number of $1.6 million and I believe itâs time to begin rebuilding,â said Brian Muir, the countyâs finance director.
âItâs all right that we have done this; thatâs what the reserve is for. But it is time to rebuild.â
Travelers and visitors headed into the Sierra Nevada for the Labor Day weekend are invited to enjoy free downloads of a new mobile phone app for the National Geographic Sierra MapGuide by searching for the âSierra MapGuideâ on your iPhone or Android mobile device.
Sierra Nevada travel tips, restaurants, tourist information and more are now as close as your smartphone thanks to these new apps available for iPhone and Droid devices.