April 13th, 2012
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:
The Mammoth Biathlon this year was an unqualified success, its coordinator said this week, but the annual event still lacks one critical piece.
The fight over Mammoth Creekâ€™s water will stay in Mono County and the Mammoth Community Water District will get some help from the county and the Town of Mammoth Lakes in that fight.
At a court hearing Thursday in Mammoth, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the water district agreed to keep the argument in Mono County, with the caveat, proposed by DWP, that a â€śneutralâ€ť judge was assigned to the cases from now on.
The driving force behind the Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation and the Mammoth Invitational is someone most Mammothites wouldn’t recognize even if they knocked him over on the slopes.
Mammoth marathoner Meb Keflezighi continues to reap the rewards of his first-place finish at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials and his placement on the U.S. Olympic Team.
We were watching golf on TV and Fido could not stay awake.
He was not disinterested, though.
The Mammoth Lakes Police Department will host its third Community Police Academy starting April 19 and lasting for six weeks.
Mono County utilizes what is known as the CodeRed Emergency Alert System when a critical incident or emergency situation takes place within the county. This system is a database of resident and citizen information for use only in critical and emergency situations.
The Mammoth Community Water District (MCWD) will be replacing sub-standard sewer pipeline with 2,540 feet of larger, standard PVC pipes throughout sections of Mammoth beginning this May. The project will affect two streets tin Mammoth; Meridian Boulevard and Center Street, according to the district.