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November 5th, 2014

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.

Emergency food supplies available, if you need them

November 6, 2014

Due to holiday closures, some IMACA food distribution dates in November and December have changed

NOVEMBER:
USDA Commodities Tues Nov 11:
June Lake ~ 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Community Center, 90 W Granite Ave
Lee Vining ~ 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Presbyterian Church, 126 Mono Lake Ave
USDA Commodities Wed, Nov 12:
Mammoth Lakes ~ 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. CCC Office, 625 Old Mammoth Rd
Walker ~ 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Antelope Valley Senior Center, 399 Mule Deer Rd
Bridgeport ~ 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Medical Clinic, 221 Twin Lakes Rd
Mobile Food Bank Thurs., Nov 20:

October 30th

Urdi signs new 4-year contract

October 30, 2014

John Urdi is here for four more years.

Homicide "person of interest" living in Mammoth arrested on outstanding warrant

October 30, 2014

A Mammoth man was arrested on Oct. 29 on an outstanding warrant as a "person of interest" in an Orange County homicide case, according to Mammoth Lake Police. According to the police, the man, Jose Cardenas Zuniga, 38, was living in Mammoth under an alias, and was arrested at his place of employment in Mammoth at about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.

October 29th

'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.

Police Blotter: Oct. 23-30

October 29, 2014

 

Stealing from employer

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.

Ch-ch-changes

October 29, 2014

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

Vasquez shuts out Huskies, 21-0

October 29, 2014

The problem with having a Homecoming game so close to Halloween is that a good-time vibe can turn scary in about 24 minutes flat.

Desert Scorpions sting V-ball Huskies

October 29, 2014

The Mammoth Huskies volleyball teams both lost tough matches to the Desert Scorpions Tuesday evening, Oct. 28, at Mammoth High School.  

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

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. 

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