September 17th, 2010
It will take a lot to replace the diabolically clever Oren Tanzer at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area’s Unbound Terrain parks, but Josh Chauver is ready to give it a try.
Chauvet, who worked as the director of the Unbound parks from 1998-2002 before leaving to pursue other interests, yesterday was named “Action Sports Brand Manager” for the resort, according to Daniel Hansen, public relations manager.
When I picked up the phone last Thursday morning to hear an unknown caller telling me my fiercely independent, 67-year-old mother had taken a bad fall and likely broken her leg, my first impulse was to call an ambulance and head out there.
Mom was out at one of the hot springs, several miles from a paved road, and I knew it would take some effort to get her safely back to Mammoth to the hospital.
The Mammoth Times this past week launched a re-designed website at mammothtimes.com, and at the same time announced its presence on Facebook and Twitter.
It’s bureaucracy at its best: a decade-plus wait to plant shrubs and flowers in a tiny town whose main street is also a national highway.
One third of America belongs to the public. In the Eastern Sierra, the percentage of public land ownership is even greater.
This recession that has caused so much misery has a few bright spots in it for Mammoth, not least of which is the growth at Cerro Coso Community College.
If people were to canvass the two artists at Bluebird Imaging, they’d discover that Kendra Knight and Aaron Horowitz are wild about canvas.
Mammoth Lakes police shot and killed the infamous marauding Lakes Basin bear on Tuesday afternoon, ending a saga that put Falls Tract residents under siege.
The bear was responsible for at least 19 cabin break-ins, the MLPD said in a news release.
The bear, a "light colored, three-year-old female," was busted while she was actively breaking into cabins, the police said.
Next weekend's Millpond Music Festival in Bishop is offering free admission after 4 p.m. Sunday, an event official said today.
Lynn Cooper, Executive Director of the Inyo Council for the Arts, said the free admission is funded WESTAF and the California Arts Council/DOJ fund.
"We understand that these are tough economic times for many people, and we're very happy to be able to offer a few hours of high-quality, free entertainment for area families," Cooper said.
He's a self-described "people person" kind of guy, a 59-year fan of big-game hunting and little bit of golf. He's a collector of police helmets and has has two English bobby hats in his office, alongside a fur-lined Russian police hat.
Meet Mammoth Police Chief Dan Watson in this week's Mammoth Times. â€“ GS
A 68-year-old bike racer was seriously injured Sunday morning at about 8:40 after he hit a piece of wood on the road, sending his bike into a â€śhigh speed wobbleâ€ť for about 130 feet. The rider was ejected over the handlebars of his bike and landed in the number two eastbound lane, sustaining major injuries, according to the Bridgeport California Highway Patrol. The rider was headed east on the right side of the road, traveling with another rider, when the accident occurred. He was traveling at a rate of about 30 m.p.h, according to the CHP.
Well, we knew the Mammoth Huskies weren't going to go undefeated, but still, last weekend hurt.
Coming off an opening-game victory against L.A. Baptist, the Huskies on Friday night were whomped by the visiting Mission College Prep of San Luis Obispo, 27-0. On the bright side, sort of, the varsity did a bit better than the junior varsity, which lost, 32-0.
Mammoth Times Photo/Susan Morning
Fall Century Ride
Riding against fierce headwinds on one section of the High Sierra Fall Century route and battling equipment problems along the way, the kids of Mammoth Mountain Ski Team all completed the High Sierra Fall Century bike ride last Saturday.
"We had a great, great time," said one of the teams' coaches, Kevin Francis. "One of them had a flat tire but got help from a couple of women riders, and one of them bonked, but we got some food into him and he finished the ride."
Having little sense of the difference between, say, the â€śPistolâ€ť offense of the Nevada Wolf Pack and the Pro Set of Fresno State, Mammoth photographer Brandon Russell has found himself in a most improbable spot.
That would be the College Football Hall of Fame.
â€śCrazy, huh?â€ť said the 28-year-old Russell, a University of Nevada-Reno graduate and a noted action sports photographer.
Russell said he really doesnâ€™t know the intricacies of the sport he photographs so well, but last season, Nevada hit gold, er, silver, and Russell was there to capture it.
Smoky days likely
to continue; all
for rest of season
Eastern Sierra residents have been hit hard in the past few weeks by smoke from a big fire on the Westside, and itâ€™s not over yet.
Although cooler days accompanied the latest storm system that moved into the Sierra beginning Wednesday, the same storm system came with strong winds blowing west from the San Joaquin Valley.