November 10th, 2014
A raffle and fundraiser for several members of an Eastern Sierra family injured in a three-car accident near Coso Junction on Oct 26 will be held Nov. 19 at Rafters, according to a family friend.
Many Eastern Sierra recreation areas are closed due to the late season, but the southern part of the region, from Bishop south, still has many campgrounds and other facilities open. as this full list, below shows. Also, don't forget, fishing season ends this Saturday, Nov. 15, although "catch and release" options are still open on some water bodies year around, including the Owens River: for a full list go to http://tinyurl.com/ouzs8th
Mono Lake Ranger District
Itâ€™s been a long, hard eight years of 60- to 80-hour workweeks, but in early December, brothers Juan and Jesus Hernandez will become the new owners of the Mammoth Pita Pit franchise.
The two Mammoth residents will take the reins from longtime owner Doug Hanna, who recently took a job in Portland with the corporate branch of the company.
The two brothers earned the right to control their own destiny the old-fashioned way: by working their way up from the very bottom of the pay scale to the top through long hours, tenacity, and a lot of nights of little sleep, Hanna said.
Rusty Gregory was back in black.
No one really knows the price of a lift ticket for the 2014-15 ski season at Mammoth Mountain.
That was a very fine showing in the New York City Marathon by former Mammoth Track Club gazelle Meb Keflezighi, who, at 39, finished fourth in spite of very nasty winds and cold temps (for New York) during the race. Deena, meanwhile, said the crosswinds almost blew the field clean off the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. …
A proposal to bus Bridgeport Elementary School sixth-to-eighth-graders to Coleville Elementary School due to falling enrollment in the Bridgeport school was soundly opposed by most parents and is not likely to go forward in any form, said Don Clark, superintendent of the Eastern Sierra Unified School District.
A meeting regarding the subject was held on Oct. 15 he said, with about 50-60 parents attending.
Their message was clear.
â€śThey were not interested,â€ť he said in a recent interview.
Due to holiday closures, some IMACA food distribution dates in November and December have changed
USDA Commodities Tues Nov 11:
June Lake ~ 4 p.m. â€“ 6 p.m. Community Center, 90 W Granite Ave
Lee Vining ~ 1 p.m. â€“ 3 p.m. Presbyterian Church, 126 Mono Lake Ave
USDA Commodities Wed, Nov 12:
Mammoth Lakes ~ 10 a.m. â€“ 12 p.m. CCC Office, 625 Old Mammoth Rd
Walker ~ 1 p.m. â€“ 2 p.m. Antelope Valley Senior Center, 399 Mule Deer Rd
Bridgeport ~ 2 p.m. â€“ 3 p.m. Medical Clinic, 221 Twin Lakes Rd
Mobile Food Bank Thurs., Nov 20:
John Urdi is here for four more years.
A Mammoth man was arrested on Oct. 29 on an outstanding warrant as a "person of interest" in an Orange County homicide case, according to Mammoth Lake Police. According to the police, the man, Jose Cardenas Zuniga, 38, was living in Mammoth under an alias, and was arrested at his place of employment in Mammoth at about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Seniors Emilie Hodges and Stephan Haakana were named as the 2014 Homecoming Queen and King last weekend, capping Mammoth High School’s “Spirit Week” with ceremonies at Gault/McClure Stadium and at the annual Homecoming Dance afterward.
The fledgling Mammoth Lakes Recreation named its first Board of Directors this past week, with one big surprise.
The Mammoth Town Council this past week inched its way forward into looking at a complicated financial arrangement that might help in solving several major infrastructure needs.