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November 21st, 2014

High Wind Warning for Mammoth

November 21, 2014

It's about to get mighty windy in the high country, starting overnight Friday, Nov. 21 and extending into Saturday.

Jr. Nordic Team’s fundraiser this Friday

November 21, 2014

Old Time country dance at Crowley Lake Community Center, sponsored by Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation and Eastern Sierra Nordic Association

Some of Mammoth’s most extreme athletes are also it’s youngest and least well known athletes, Mammoth’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.

November 20th

Inyo forest recreation meeting tonight, Bishop

November 20, 2014

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.

November 19th

Climbing movie "Valley Uprising," Search and rescue fundraiser, Nov 22

November 19, 2014

Come watch the epic climbing movie, “Valley Uprising” 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.

November 13th

Ribbon cutting for new animal shelter Friday, Nov. 14

November 13, 2014

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.

November 12th

On Opening Day, snowmaking helps

November 13, 2014

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.

What's up, up here? Nov. 7-13

November 13, 2014

November 10th

Fire crews will work on prescribed burns while weather holds

November 10, 2014

Firefighters will continue their annual “pile burns”during 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.

Three Eastern Sierra women injured in Oct. 26 car accident, baby escapes serious injury

November 10, 2014

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.

Recreation facilities closing down, fishing season ends Nov. 15

November 10, 2014

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

November 6th

Mammoth brothers set to buy Mammoth Pita Pit

November 6, 2014

It’s been a long, hard eight years of 60- to 80-hour workweeks, but in early December, brothers Juan and Jesus Hernandez will become the new owners of the Mammoth Pita Pit franchise.

The two Mammoth residents will take the reins from longtime owner Doug Hanna, who recently took a job in Portland with the corporate branch of the company.

The two brothers earned the right to control their own destiny the old-fashioned way: by working their way up from the very bottom of the pay scale to the top through long hours, tenacity, and a lot of nights of little sleep, Hanna said.

November 5th

Rusty: 'This is the year we fight another day'

November 6, 2014

Rusty Gregory was back in black.

Ski Area moves toward 'airline pricing'

November 6, 2014

No one really knows the price of a lift ticket for the 2014-15 ski season at Mammoth Mountain.

What's up, up here? Oct. 23 - Nov. 6

November 6, 2014

That was a very fine showing in the New York City Marathon by former Mammoth Track Club gazelle Meb Keflezighi, who, at 39, finished fourth in spite of very nasty winds and cold temps (for New York) during the race. Deena, meanwhile, said the crosswinds almost blew the field clean off the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. …

Proposal to bus Bridgeport students to Coleville nixed

November 6, 2014

A proposal to bus Bridgeport Elementary School sixth-to-eighth-graders to Coleville Elementary School due to falling enrollment in the Bridgeport school was soundly opposed by most parents and is not likely to go forward in any form, said Don Clark, superintendent of the Eastern Sierra Unified School District.

A meeting regarding the subject was held on Oct. 15 he said, with about 50-60 parents attending.

Their message was clear.

“They were not interested,” he said in a recent interview.

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