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What's Up, Up Here? All the news and gossip for March 18-24

March 19, 2011

World champion mountain biker “Insane Wayne” Croasdale and his pup, Musha, hit Lower Rock Creek trail Sunday afternoon. Photo/Michael Grasseschi

Maggie and Buck Wahl are back from Laos, Cambodia and Thailand, and those pictures on Facebook belong in a museum or something, sez us. ...

Good for Kelly Bahr, who as an animal care volunteer for Eastern Sierra Wildlife Care, did heroic work giving help to a Golden Eagle that was rescued from the shoulder of Highway 6 near Benton. ESWC Director Cindy Kamler ordered therapy, and tests revealed the eagle sadly, had acute lead poisoning and it subsequently died.

The women of the Eastside Velos called to tell us that they have switched from the “Bad Girls” theme (as reported here last week) to an “All that Glitters” theme for their Pampered Pedal ride to Bishop, May 7. ...
While United’s turnback rate was 34 percent this winter, Alaska/Horizon was just 13 percent. “United’s pilots just weren’t used to flying in here,” theorizes Tourism Chief John Urdi. ...

Johnny Teller’s last big weekend on the World Cup ski cross circuit is this one, and Uncle Mike at the Alpine Garage says he can’t wait for him to come home. “I get my wingman back. He gets home, I’m taking the first flight out to Mexico!” ...

While Teresa Brooks was driving into Mammoth on Wednesday, she spied a huge, vivid rainbow spanning the sky from the fire station over Crowley Lake. ...

We note that Danna Stroud, former Marketing and Recreation chief for Mammoth, has not been resting on her laurels. Or hardys, for that matter. She is the new chair of the board of ESIA, the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association. ...

Starting today, bikinis and swimsuits take over Mammoth Mountain for the Second Annual College Games. Colleges from all over California will compete (in swimsuits) in a series of events such as the Six Legged Race, Toga Jam, Musical Chairs, Blue Balls and Slippin’ Gals. Competition closes Sunday. Can’t wait. ...

The first thing that happened at the somnambulant Mobility Commission meeting was that Ray Jarvis fixed the time on the clock. “Just like a Public Works guy,” said commissioner John Vereuck. ...
Welcome to the world! Lynda Salcido has a new grandson! ...

“Spa” is now a verb, according to radio ads from Double Eagle. Innerestin’ usage. “After you spa,” ...

Hello Judge Mark Magit – make that goodbye Long Valley Fire Protection District Commissioner Mark Magit. And thank you for a job well done!...

Just for the heck of it: The chimin’ Lutherans do all of us a favor by that 2 o’clock serenade. ...

Mammoth Mountain’s Dan Hansen tweaked his knee on the snowboard cross course last weekend. “I was going big!” exclaimed he. “A little too big, apparently.” ...

That was a nice feature story in the February issue of Science magazine about Roland Knapp, our esteemed field ecologist at the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Lab here. ...

The July 9 June Lake Triathlon is being billed as the “Toughest Race in the Most Beautiful Place,” and that sounds good to us. Two-time Ironwoman Alana Levin and nine-time Hawaii Ironman Chris Morgeson are hosting Triathlon Training Camps in preparation, beginning April 5. Locals like Crowleyite Liz Fleming are already gearing up. ...

Councilman John Eastman, collaring Fire District Chief Brent Harper at a council meeting, said from the dais, “While you’re here, can I take advantage of you quickly?” Guffaws abounded. ...

A pair of Western Meadowlarks trilled their spring greetings to morning walkers along Crowley Lake Drive Tuesday We missed ‘em while they were away. ...

The coolest free music venues in town are at Eagle, Main and Canyon Lodges, in the afternoons on weekends. And what’s really cool is that those venues support local musicians. Tomorrow Jonathan Siebrandt and Lava Moon at 2:30. ...

Plans to honor Mammoth’s Olympians, such as Andrea Mead Lawrence, Nancy Fiddler are in the works, as Mammoth volunteer coordinator extraordinaire Elizabeth Tenney plots possible public art for her pocket park near her proposed Mammoth entrance sign out near the new courthouse.

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