April 20th, 2012
The signs of spring are all around and many people are eager to begin spring cleaning of their garages, sheds, and barn. It is important to know what steps can be taken to protect against a hantavirus infection.
The Mammoth Town Council Wednesday named Joyce Turner to the Measure U steering committee. She replaces John Wentworth, who recused himself from the committee because of a conflict of interest. The committee is a council-appointed group who will vet Measure U applications as they come in.
The Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park opened for the season Friday. There will be limited visitor services available at Glacier Point. Vault toilets will be available, and there will be no running water.
One of the most dangerous spots of U.S. 395 is about to be fixed, Mammoth Public Works Director Ray Jarvis said.
If things go just exactly right and the weather cooperates in September, the new Mammoth Track near the Whitmore ballfields will have an infield and a polyurethane track surface by the end of the warm months.
The Mammoth Mountain Village Championships ended its season last week, and it was one for the books.
Mammoth High School distance runner Toby Qualls won in the 3200m Russell Cup Invitational last Saturday, but it wasn’t just his competition that was the obstacle.
Fido is putting on the dog.
“I think you should give me a good brushing.”
Yakima, Wash., is looking for a city manager, and they’re down to four candidates, one of whom is none other than Marianna Marysheva-Martinez. …
The Technical Rescue Instructional Project (TRIP) is a local nonprofit aiming to increase technical rescue competence in the recreational climbing community and public safety sector through the provision of affordable rescue training.
While TRIP has developed a standardized curriculum, its trainings have the feel of being custom tailored to the skill sets of the student and range from safe rappelling practices to advanced casualty rescues in completely vertical environments.
Itâ€™s been a dismal winter.
As of Thursday afternoon when the Mammoth Times went to press, the snowfall at Mammoth Pass was at 48 percent of normal for the year. The water content in that snowfall was even lowerâ€”20 percent of normal. The cumulative Owens River Basin snowfall is at about 35 percent of normal. The state gives the central Sierra, where Mammoth Lakes lies, an average of about 28 percent of normal for April 1 this year.
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Several new cases of whooping cough cases in young children in the Mammoth/Crowley Lake area has been confirmed as of this morning, and the Mono County Health Department is also investigating and/or treating several dozen people who are suspected to have the disease, according to county health officials.
A total of about 100 people in the area have so far been affected by the disease in some fashion, whether they are caregivers, victims or included in the investigation.
Here's the latest details from the health department: