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Saving 10 percent on fuel could help county cut costs, supervisor says

August 31, 2012

One way to cut county expenses is to cut fuel use by the county by 10 percent, says Mono County Supervisor Larry Johnston. He pushed the idea during this week’s county budget hearings, hoping to gain some traction.

Although the supervisors did not immediately endorse Johnston’s idea, they said the idea merited further discussion.

Measure S needs citizen oversight committee members

August 31, 2012

Mammoth Unified School District is soliciting letters of interest from interested community members and staff to service on the district’s Measure S Citizens’ Oversight Committee. The purpose of this committee will be to inform the community concerning the expenditure of the Measure S parcel tax revenue. Anyone interested should direct a letter of interest to the district office by the close of business today (Friday).

Fido & Me — Storytime at Mammoth Rocks

August 31, 2012

“What a cute boy!” said the stranger.

“Who, me?!?!?” Fido asked, blushing.

The stranger walked over to Fido, who was blissfully sitting under a table at last weekend’s “Mammoth Rocks/A Taste of the Sierra” festival in the Village. He was manning the booth for the paper.

“Are you the dog in the paper all the time?” she said.

“That’s me!” Fido said, and he wagged his stump.

“Want to hear a story?” Fido said to the woman.

“Why, yes, Fido,” she responded. “I love stories.”

Fido wormed his way from beneath the table—not an easy thing to do for a big, red, 80-pound chow mix.

Softball teams finish season

August 31, 2012

Mammoth’s softball teams finish their seasons this week with dizzying rounds of multiple playoffs.

Monday, Aug. 27, was the start of the single-elimination playoffs, with Greyhawk, Originales, Grumpy’s Holy Rollers, Austria Hof-Thunderstruck, Guerreros and Los Mayas in the hunt.

As a reward for finishing first in the regular season, XRC won a first-round bye.

On Tuesday and Thursday, the two Co-ed Divisions (14 teams total) began tournament play, and to try to name a favorite would be futile.

What's Up Up Here? Aug 31-Sept. 6, starring Deb Pierrel, Michael Plapp, Meb, and more

August 31, 2012

The shovel goes into the ground on Tuesday for the long awaited, much anticipated Gateway Monument signs on S.R. 203 coming in and out of town. Elizabeth Tenney, Jim Tenney, Bruce Woodward and et al showed up at the Town Council meeting Wednesday to make sure it was really going to happen. Critics of the thing stayed home in droves, save one. …

No TV this year for Huskies, Broncos

August 31, 2012

For the first time in 12 years, high school football has disappeared from the airwaves.

KSRW (Sierra Wave) sports director Bob Todd said the station dropped the broadcasts “for a number of reasons,” but declined to go into specifics.

The decision is a blow to high school sports fans, as well as to the teams themselves, said Huskies Head Coach Marty Thompson.

“It’s a huge deal to those people who watch the games, and it was a great tool for us.”

It also was a public service that not many communities have ever had a chance to experience.

Labor Day Arts Festival marks end of summer

August 31, 2012

The calendar doesn’t lie.

If it is Labor Day Weekend in Mammoth, that means it is Gaye Mueller’s turn to take over Sam’s Woodsite with another Labor Day Arts Festival.

It is the 43rd festival, making it new wine in an old bottle, but just a short walk away, the first-ever Mammoth Bluegrass Festival takes over the Village.

No one knows how that will work, given this is the first-ever dual event for the weekend, but Mueller said she’s fired up and ready to go.

August 28th

RAW: Bristlecone Pine Forest Visitor Center opens Sept. 1

August 28, 2012

The Bristlecone Pine Forest Visitor Center celebrates its grand opening on Sept. 1, following a fire that completely destroyed the popular visitor center several years ago.

August 26th

Conway Ranch plans big dump of Alpers trout for Labor Day Weekend

August 26, 2012

The following locations will be stocked with Alpers Trophy Trout from Conway Ranch courtesy of the Bishop Chamber of Commerce: 

• Intake II 

 

Adult Softball League starts playoffs; XRC favorite in men’s division, wide open in co-ed tourney

August 26, 2012

Mammoth’s softball teams finish their seasons this week with dizzying rounds of multiple playoffs.

Monday, Aug. 27, is the start of the single-elimination playoffs, with Greyhawk, Originales, Grumpy’s Holy Rollers, Austria Hof-Thunderstruck, Guerreros and Los Mayas in the hunt.

August 24th

Downright dirty, freakin' filthy, 'Mud Run' on Mammoth Mountain

August 24, 2012

For those who have ever harbored a fantasy of getting down and dirty in public, with knowns and unknowns, Saturday, Aug. 25, is the day for you and Mammoth Mountain is the place.

It is the Mammoth Mud Run—six kilometers of downright down-and-dirty, commencing on the hill in the morning and ending only when the last contestant gulps down his or her last throatful of pumice-laced mountain juice.

It is actually no joke. It is an endurance athletic event, as hyped by, among others, Deena Kastor, on her social media musings.

The “race,” as it were, is split into different levels.

What we're reading in Mammoth

August 24, 2012

A totally random sampling of what Mammothites are reading, culled from here and there, appearing every now and then.

Fido & Me — Glued In

August 24, 2012

“Today we’re going to do some weather stripping,” I said to Fido.

“Hey hey hey hey! I LOVE weather stripping,” he said. “It’s only just about my favorite thing in the whole wide world.”

Fido paused.

“What’s weather stripping?”

“It’s when you have an opening in a door or a window that you want to block. You see that small little sliver at the bottom of our door? I’m going to fix that, and I’m not going to buy a new door. I’m going to fetch some weather stripping from the hardware store, install it, and things will be hunky-dory for the winter. No drafts this year, no siree.”

Mammoth's grizzled Old Timers gather (again) at Hayden Cabin

August 24, 2012

It is one of those odd summer rites that only the most local of locals acknowledges.

The Old-Timers’ Barbeque at The Hayden Cabin Historical Museum has been going on since the Old Timers were Young Timers—way, way back in the day.

Therefore, it’s a perfect venue for New Timers and visitors. Not only can they chat with the Old Timers, they also can see the new wonders of the cabin and museum.

Tallus promotes Mammoth at ESPY awards

August 24, 2012

Tallus was invited to be one of six vendors in the gifting lounge at the ESPYs on July 10 and 11—ESPN’s annual sports awards show, held this summer in Los Angeles, according to a recent press release.

At the two-day event, athletes, business agents and corporate clients, such as Microsoft and executives from ESPN, got acquainted with Mammoth, some having never been to the mountain resort town before.

“It was great exposure for the town,” said Tallus General Manager Craig Copeland in the press release.

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