Skip to main content

What's Up, Up Here? Feb. 25

February 26, 2011

Gas prices in Mammoth on Thursday, Feb. 24. Wow!

Mammoth’s Deena Kastor, the Olympic Marathon bronze medalist and American record holder in the marathon and half marathon, gave birth to a baby girl on Monday night, tweeted her Mammoth Track Club teammate, Josh Cox.

“HUGE CONGRATS to Andrew & Deena Kastor on the birth of a healthy baby girl! Piper Bloom Kastor, 6-lbs 5-oz. 19in! WOW!” Cox tweeted just after 9 p.m. PST on Monday. This is the first child for Kastor and her husband Andrew. Kastor, who turned 38 last week, will be aiming to make her fourth Olympic team in 2012. ...

Our hearts go out to John and Lynette Armstrong. John’s a native New Zealander with lots of people in that earthquake devastated country. Lots of other New Zealanders in town, and our thoughts are with you. ...

Girl Scout Cookies arrived this week, but tourism chief John Urdi got a “bonus pack.” Eight boxes of cookies in a package, along with the BlackBerry belonging to Cheryl Witherill, she of the 1849 condos ...

While discussing the roads, the re-paving of Main Street should be good to go this summer, if Caltrans holds to its word. Public Works dude Ray Jarvis said it might include, possibly – can this be true? – bike lanes! ...

It’s not so much the snow that can block aircraft getting in and out here. It’s the ceiling, and that’s at a low, low, low 1,500 feet. ...

That’s Mammoth Mountain marketeer Howard Pickett heading off to next week to meet with United Airlines heavies. The aforementioned Urdie goes along, too. ...

The indomitable Sam Mudie is back in town, tromping the grounds of his Hilton Emporium last Monday (Presidents Day). Enjoying the tromp alongside was the unfaltering Danna Stroud. ...

Meb K just keeps on running. Tweets he on Monday: “Very excited 2 get 535.5 miles for the last 5 weeks There were some good quality workouts 2 go with that mileage. Is it time for new shoes?...”

Mono County’s supervising public safety officer, Robin Delaney, warns that people are tying up 9-1-1 lines with non-emergency cell phone calls, and it’s a national problem, not just us. ...

Everybody raved about last Friday’s powder as best ever. That would include downhiller Stacey Cook, home for a break from the World Cup tour. ...

Post Office hours are about to change, says outgoing postmaster Gary Fultz. Was 7:30 a.m. to 4 o’clock for window service. That’ll change to 8 o’clock. ...

One of the most expensive “hotels” in Mono County is the Mono County jail in Bridgeport. Sheriff Rick Scholl sez it costs $120 a night to keep an inmate there. And no discounts. ...

Town Councilman Matt Lehman last week took a “ridealong” with Officer Ruben Ramos and Chief Dan Watson said any citizen can take a ridealong with a Mammoth cop of choice. Just call the PD in advance and set it up. ...

Our Death Valley watchdog Mica predicts a wildflower bustout in the first two weeks of March, and advises South Death Valley over North. ...

In the Sense of Time Department, Kathy Copeland showed up early for the Planning Commission meeting Wednesday so as to get a good seat for the Tamarack Street discussion. Way early. Like, a month early. Tamarack is on the March 23 agenda. ...

While on topic, that March 23 meeting has been changed to 9 a.m., mostly to accommodate Sharon Clark’s travel plans. She’s headed to South America and needs to catch an L.A. flight. ...

Our pal Jacob R. sez forget paying high prices for those $92 lift tickets on the hill. He got a three-day weekend pass for $180 at a Santa Barbara Costco. ...

One of our Loyal Readers forwards an e-mail exchange with the California Department of Justice’s Patti Freeman, who was surprised to hear that Attorney General Kamala Harris is about to issue new guidelines for medical marijuana. “We do not have a pending opinion on the topic,” writes Freeman, perhaps surprising D.A. George Booth and confusing others. Like us. ...

Many kudos to the helmeted motorcyclist, zooming around Mammoth despite the cold and the wind, presumably not for fun, but who knows? Who are you, anyway? Write to us. ...

Connect to Mammoth Times


Like us on Facebook
 
Follow us on Twitter

 

Classified Ads

Custom Search
Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes