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February 24th, 2012

Briefly February 24

February 24, 2012

Free Tax Aide
The AARP Tax-Aide Foundation, partnered with the Mammoth Lakes Library and Cerro Coso Community College is offering free tax help, preparation, and e-filing.  The program assists low and middle-income taxpayers. The volunteer counselors are trained and certified through the IRS/AARP training program each year and are qualified to assist with most all of the tax issues you face. 

High Sierra Striders raise $15,000 at fundraiser

February 24, 2012

The Mammoth Track Project got a big boost last week at a fundraiser at Rafters that raked in $15,000.

Nordic ski training log: A weekly workout log preparing for the Mammoth Biathlon—Week 3

February 24, 2012

Taking up new sports, embracing new hobbies, seeking new experiences—these are all things that keep us young in spirit, healthy in mind.

Nike Chosen North American Finals

February 24, 2012

The North American finals for the Nike Chosen Tour went down Saturday and into the night at Mammoth Mountain. During the daytime jump session, Mammoth local, Jeremy Page won best trick with a frontside double cork 1080. Come night time, Michael Gray won best trick with a 270 onto the closeout rail, 450 out, and Melissa Evans took first in the ladies division. The night time rail session top honors went to Mammoth local Jaeger Bailey. Bailey will now be headed to Austria to take on the rest of the world. Photo/Jesse Barlet

Regarding Mammoth Lakes Public Arts Commission

February 24, 2012

I am one of the Public Arts Commission (PAC) members. I have been on the PAC since its inception. I am resigning, not out of a sense of pique over the Town Council’s decision last Wednesday to give the gateway monument project $250,000 of PAC funds, but out of a recognition of the realities of the situation.

We want to help in picking up sticks!

February 24, 2012

Regarding “Pick up sticks … the really huge ones,” (Jan. 13, 2012), the Student Conservation Association is sharpening its crosscut saws and hoping to do our part to help open hiking and riding trails on the Inyo National Forest, specifically within the Mammoth Ranger District.
 

Many questions, not many answers for town and MLLA

February 24, 2012

Like just about everybody else in town, we have a few questions regarding the dispute between Mammoth and the Mammoth Lakes Land Acquisition settlement.

Fido & Me: Strangers

February 24, 2012

Fido is off his feed.

Feeling the gas price blues: ‘The same thing happened last year,’ Urdi says

February 24, 2012

It’s not just Mammoth and the Eastern Sierra that are feeling the hurt of retail gasoline prices.

New Ansel Adams Wilderness map released: It’s a 32-inch by 45-inch waterproof wonder

February 24, 2012

The Forest Service has released its new map of the popular Ansel Adams Wilderness, managed by the Inyo and Sierra National Forests, said Inyo spokeswoman Nancy Upham.

Avalanche Center asks Mono County for funds: Bauer willing to grant center $12,624

February 24, 2012

Avalanches are a thing mountain-bound June Lake residents know a lot about. 

What's Up, Up Here February 24 2012

February 24, 2012

The World Snowboarding Championships halfpipe finals went down at Oslo Winterpark where Iouri Podladtchikov (SUI) and Kelly Clark (USA) were officially crowned the 2012 Halfpipe World Champions. …

February 21st

Repertory Theatre's 'Lend Me A Tenor' Takes Center Stage: Performance runs until Feb. 26 at the Edison Theatre

February 21, 2012

Sometimes you just crave a little comedy. Yet when the local cinemas are only playing R-rated thrillers and Oscar-bait dramas—and every television show seems forensics-based—it’s nice to get out of the house and visit the Edison Theatre—a place where the seats are comfy and the sweet comedy of Lend Me A Tenor keeps the laughs going. 
 

Mammoth Nordic school teams head to state championships next week

February 21, 2012

The Auburn Ski Club (ASC) was the scene this past Friday, Feb. 10, for numerous highly competitive high school and middle school League Nordic races.

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