September 9th, 2013
I am not a typical fan of Shakespeare.
State Route 120 (SR-120) from Groveland, CA into Yosemite National Park will reopen to all vehicular traffic at noon, Friday, September 6, 2013.
Visitors will have full access to Yosemite Valley via SR-120. However, due to continued fire activity in the area stopping along the roadway is strictly prohibited. The public is advised to use extreme caution as firefighting activities continue in this area.
Cherry Lake Road, Evergreen Road, Old Yosemite Road, Harden Flat and all other secondary roads and trailheads off of SR-120 remain closed.
Marianna Marysheva-Martinez resigned her position as Mammoth Town Manager on Monday, Sept. 2, town spokesman Stuart Brown confirmed.
“You’re doing what?!?” Fido wanted to know.
The Mammoth Lakes Town Council and Town Manager Marianna-Marysheva Martinez appear to be headed toward a parting of the ways.
A portion of the Tioga Road, from Crane Flat to White Wolf, will be temporarily closed to all vehicular traffic beginning Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 12 noon, according to Yosemite National Park officials.
The Tioga Road will remain open east of White Wolf to the Tioga Pass Entrance.
The closure is necessary for firefighters to perform fire suppression activities along the road, officials said in a news release.
Suddenlink today increased speeds for its most popular residential Internet services in Mammoth Lakes, with no added charge, and also introduced a new 30-Megabit per second (Mbps) speed option, according to an Aug. 27 news release.
The company also announced that installation appointment times are now available for new Suddenlink high-speed Internet customers, as well as existing customers.
Mammoth's local water district is filing an appeal of the environmental document outlining the plans for a sharp expansion of the Casa Diablo geothermal plant's electric power generation capacity. The plant is located east of Mammoth Lakes, off of Casa Diablo Road.
The 14,300-acre Spring Peak Fire near Bodie was declared 100 percent contained on Tuesday, Aug. 27, according to fire management officials. The fire did not burn any structures in the state park, but it did cause the road to Bodie to be closed for a few days last week.
According to officials Tuesday, "crews were able to complete the last of the containment lines around the perimeter of the fire. This allows the fire to be called 100 percent contained."
A Yorba Linda woman has died after falling 150 feet near the Baxter Pass area of the Sierra backcountry west of Independence, according to the Inyo County Sheriff's office.
On Aug. 23, Inyo County Sheriffâ€™s dispatch was notified of a deceased victim near the Diamond Peak area near Baxter Pass, according to a news release from the Inyo County Sheriff's office.
Patricia Hadley, 54, Yorba Linda, had been hiking with a group and had gone on ahead, the news release states.
A 42-year-old Sonora man on Monday, Aug. 26, was in Renown Hospital in Reno following an accident at Mammoth Mountain Bike Park the previous Saturday afternoon.
UPDATED 5:19 p.m. MONDAY—A 30-year-old man who is suspected of robbing the Mammoth Lakes Bank of America branch Monday morning, Aug. 26, was identified by police as Ryan Ward of Mammoth Lakes.
Ward was taken into custody after Mammoth Lakes police officers followed a tip.
They found Ward at the Motel 6 in Mammoth, according to Police Chief Dan Watson.
The search for a man last seen in Mammoth Lakes July 16 continued Monday, Aug. 26 after a pair of glasses found by a Mammoth Lakes hiker Friday, Aug. 23, near the Inyo Craters trailhead north of Mammoth, could not be positively identified as Matthew Greene's glasses.
Greene, 39, an experienced hiker and climber and a teacher from Pennsylvania, was last seen in Mammoth after dropping off his car for repairs at a repair shop and left no note or indication of where he had gone.
A massive marijuana seizure occurred earlier this week in a steep drainage above Lone Pine called Hogsback Creek, according to the Inyo County Sheriff's Department.
According to a news release from the agency, on Aug. 21,"a massive multiagency eradication operation was successfully accomplished above Hogback Creek west of Lone Pine.
"Inyo Narcotics Enforcement Team (INET) and agents from the United States Forest Service have been investigating this particular grow-site and gathering evidence since May, 2013.