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What's Up, Up Here? Mar. 29 - Apr. 5

April 1, 2013

Mammoth High School student Alexis Rousek has a unique take on the best way to eat a Peep. She won second place in the high school’s “make a Peep diorama” contest, right behind first place winner Karrina Lopez, whose diorama featured a pile of multi-colored Peeps lifting a balloon into the air—a clear take on the movie “Up.” Photo/ Wendilyn Grasseschi

 

The lineup for next August’s Bluesapaloozais in, with Joan Osborneand John Hammondheadlining, along with a spate of other wowsers. Festival is Aug 1-4in case you forgot. ...

New at Mammoth Mountain is brand-man Neil Sogard, a veteran ski industry insider, whose brother, Eric, just so happens to be a second baseman for the Oakland Athletics. …

Police Chief Dan Watson’sson-in-law, a mascot for the L.A. Kingshockey team, met the President this past week when the Stanley Cup champsvisited the White House. The Kid, who protects his identity, wore a jacket and tie to the ceremony. “I didn’t even know he had a jacket and tie!” the Chief enthused, proudly. …

Here’s a first: Jazz Jubilee Queen Flossie Coulterannounced that the Edison Theatrewill be one of the venues for this year’s jazzfest, and that Shira Dubrovnerwill manage that venue when the syncopators and improvisors come to town. …

A Saugus woman snowboarder, Kathleen Willhide-Michiulis, 45, and her husband, Bruno Michiulis, are suing the ski area in connection with a 2011 accidentin which she became entangled in a snowcat’s tiller. The complaint was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, according to City News Service. Along with Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, the snowcat’s manufacturer, Kassbohrer Gelandefahrzeug, and Kassbohrer All Terrain Vehicles Inc., the subsidiary retailer that sold the machine to the resort, are named in the civil action. …

Mono County planning commissioner extraordinaire Steve Shipleywill finally have a little free time after 12 yearsserving on the Mono County Planning Commission. Shipley stuck it out through the seemingly endless booms and busts of the last decades, and managed, according to his many admirers, to keep a cool head and impartial analysis, even in the most heated discussions. …

That was Marianna Marysheva-Martinezat the Chamber of CommerceLuncheon this week, doing her best to educate local businesspeople why we really do need a director of economic development. …

Organizers of the 2014 Winter Olympicsin Sochi, Russia, are so worried about a potential lack of snow they are storing 450,000 cubic litersof it “high up in the mountains” in seven storage areas—just in case conditions are too warm during the games. “I want to assure all the competitors that there won’t be any shortage of snow next February even if we encounter even warmer temperatures next year,” said Sergei Bachin, director of a ski resort that will host some events. …

Just for the heck of it: The Mammoth Track Clubopens spring practice on April 2 at 7 a.m. at the Whitmore Track & Field Facility. …

Kay Ogdenis leaving her position as Associate Director of the Sierra Nevada Allianceto begin work as the Eastern Sierra Land Trust Executive Directorin May. K.O. will take over from current ESLT director and co-founder, Karen Ferrell-Ingram. …

And while we’re with the land trust, Marguerite Burkham, who recently moved our way from the Show-Me State, is the new membership and communications coordinator. …

Guessing game now officially on for the opening of Tioga Pass. Last year, after sub-normal snowfall, it opened on May 7. The year before, with record snowfall, it opened on June 18. …

RIP to Whaleback Mountain Ski Resortin Enfield, N.H. Eight years after it re-opened, Whaleback ended up weighed down by more than $1 million in outstanding debt, so it’s moving to liquidate and sell off its assets, according to co-owner and two-time Olympic skier Evan Dybvig. Just guessing, but we don’t think that Whaleback was on the Peer Resort Tour, just completed by the Junies. …

In the IAAF World Cross Country Championshipslast Sunday (March 24) in Bydgoszcz, Poland (try saying THAT five times in a row), the American women, bronze medalistsin each of the last two world cross country championships, were fourth this time, behind Kenya, Ethiopia, and Bahrain. Neely Spencefinished 13th and was the top American in the 8-K. Emily Infeldwas 21st. Deena Kastor, at age 40, a week after a third-place 2:32:39 at the L.A. Marathon, was 34th. …

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival—Los Angeles, hosted by the Mono Lake Committeeearlier this month, teamed up with Barefoot Wine & Bubblyto celebrate Mono Lake Committee co-founder Sally Gaines, one of Barefoot’s seven “Soles of the Year!”The lineup for next August’s Bluesapaloozais in, with Joan Osborneand John Hammondheadlining, along with a spate of other wowsers. Festival is Aug 1-4in case you forgot. ...

New at Mammoth Mountain is brand-man Neil Sogard, a veteran ski industry insider, whose brother, Eric, just so happens to be a second baseman for the Oakland Athletics. …

Police Chief Dan Watson’sson-in-law, a mascot for the L.A. Kingshockey team, met the President this past week when the Stanley Cup champsvisited the White House. The Kid, who protects his identity, wore a jacket and tie to the ceremony. “I didn’t even know he had a jacket and tie!” the Chief enthused, proudly. …

Here’s a first: Jazz Jubilee Queen Flossie Coulterannounced that the Edison Theatrewill be one of the venues for this year’s jazzfest, and that Shira Dubrovnerwill manage that venue when the syncopators and improvisors come to town. …

A Saugus woman snowboarder, Kathleen Willhide-Michiulis, 45, and her husband, Bruno Michiulis, are suing the ski area in connection with a 2011 accidentin which she became entangled in a snowcat’s tiller. The complaint was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, according to City News Service. Along with Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, the snowcat’s manufacturer, Kassbohrer Gelandefahrzeug, and Kassbohrer All Terrain Vehicles Inc., the subsidiary retailer that sold the machine to the resort, are named in the civil action. …

Mono County planning commissioner extraordinaire Steve Shipleywill finally have a little free time after 12 yearsserving on the Mono County Planning Commission. Shipley stuck it out through the seemingly endless booms and busts of the last decades, and managed, according to his many admirers, to keep a cool head and impartial analysis, even in the most heated discussions. …

That was Marianna Marysheva-Martinezat the Chamber of CommerceLuncheon this week, doing her best to educate local businesspeople why we really do need a director of economic development. …

Organizers of the 2014 Winter Olympicsin Sochi, Russia, are so worried about a potential lack of snow they are storing 450,000 cubic litersof it “high up in the mountains” in seven storage areas—just in case conditions are too warm during the games. “I want to assure all the competitors that there won’t be any shortage of snow next February even if we encounter even warmer temperatures next year,” said Sergei Bachin, director of a ski resort that will host some events. …

Just for the heck of it: The Mammoth Track Clubopens spring practice on April 2 at 7 a.m. at the Whitmore Track & Field Facility. …

Kay Ogdenis leaving her position as Associate Director of the Sierra Nevada Allianceto begin work as the Eastern Sierra Land Trust Executive Directorin May. K.O. will take over from current ESLT director and co-founder, Karen Ferrell-Ingram. …

And while we’re with the land trust, Marguerite Burkham, who recently moved our way from the Show-Me State, is the new membership and communications coordinator. …

Guessing game now officially on for the opening of Tioga Pass. Last year, after sub-normal snowfall, it opened on May 7. The year before, with record snowfall, it opened on June 18. …

RIP to Whaleback Mountain Ski Resortin Enfield, N.H. Eight years after it re-opened, Whaleback ended up weighed down by more than $1 million in outstanding debt, so it’s moving to liquidate and sell off its assets, according to co-owner and two-time Olympic skier Evan Dybvig. Just guessing, but we don’t think that Whaleback was on the Peer Resort Tour, just completed by the Junies. …

In the IAAF World Cross Country Championshipslast Sunday (March 24) in Bydgoszcz, Poland (try saying THAT five times in a row), the American women, bronze medalistsin each of the last two world cross country championships, were fourth this time, behind Kenya, Ethiopia, and Bahrain. Neely Spencefinished 13th and was the top American in the 8-K. Emily Infeldwas 21st. Deena Kastor, at age 40, a week after a third-place 2:32:39 at the L.A. Marathon, was 34th. …

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival—Los Angeles, hosted by the Mono Lake Committeeearlier this month, teamed up with Barefoot Wine & Bubblyto celebrate Mono Lake Committee co-founder Sally Gaines, one of Barefoot’s seven “Soles of the Year!”The lineup for next August’s Bluesapaloozais in, with Joan Osborneand John Hammondheadlining, along with a spate of other wowsers. Festival is Aug 1-4in case you forgot. ...

New at Mammoth Mountain is brand-man Neil Sogard, a veteran ski industry insider, whose brother, Eric, just so happens to be a second baseman for the Oakland Athletics. …

Police Chief Dan Watson’sson-in-law, a mascot for the L.A. Kingshockey team, met the President this past week when the Stanley Cup champsvisited the White House. The Kid, who protects his identity, wore a jacket and tie to the ceremony. “I didn’t even know he had a jacket and tie!” the Chief enthused, proudly. …

Here’s a first: Jazz Jubilee Queen Flossie Coulterannounced that the Edison Theatrewill be one of the venues for this year’s jazzfest, and that Shira Dubrovnerwill manage that venue when the syncopators and improvisors come to town. …

A Saugus woman snowboarder, Kathleen Willhide-Michiulis, 45, and her husband, Bruno Michiulis, are suing the ski area in connection with a 2011 accidentin which she became entangled in a snowcat’s tiller. The complaint was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, according to City News Service. Along with Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, the snowcat’s manufacturer, Kassbohrer Gelandefahrzeug, and Kassbohrer All Terrain Vehicles Inc., the subsidiary retailer that sold the machine to the resort, are named in the civil action. …

Mono County planning commissioner extraordinaire Steve Shipleywill finally have a little free time after 12 yearsserving on the Mono County Planning Commission. Shipley stuck it out through the seemingly endless booms and busts of the last decades, and managed, according to his many admirers, to keep a cool head and impartial analysis, even in the most heated discussions. …

That was Marianna Marysheva-Martinezat the Chamber of CommerceLuncheon this week, doing her best to educate local businesspeople why we really do need a director of economic development. …

Organizers of the 2014 Winter Olympicsin Sochi, Russia, are so worried about a potential lack of snow they are storing 450,000 cubic litersof it “high up in the mountains” in seven storage areas—just in case conditions are too warm during the games. “I want to assure all the competitors that there won’t be any shortage of snow next February even if we encounter even warmer temperatures next year,” said Sergei Bachin, director of a ski resort that will host some events. …

Just for the heck of it: The Mammoth Track Clubopens spring practice on April 2 at 7 a.m. at the Whitmore Track & Field Facility. …

Kay Ogdenis leaving her position as Associate Director of the Sierra Nevada Allianceto begin work as the Eastern Sierra Land Trust Executive Directorin May. K.O. will take over from current ESLT director and co-founder, Karen Ferrell-Ingram. …

And while we’re with the land trust, Marguerite Burkham, who recently moved our way from the Show-Me State, is the new membership and communications coordinator. …

Guessing game now officially on for the opening of Tioga Pass. Last year, after sub-normal snowfall, it opened on May 7. The year before, with record snowfall, it opened on June 18. …

RIP to Whaleback Mountain Ski Resortin Enfield, N.H. Eight years after it re-opened, Whaleback ended up weighed down by more than $1 million in outstanding debt, so it’s moving to liquidate and sell off its assets, according to co-owner and two-time Olympic skier Evan Dybvig. Just guessing, but we don’t think that Whaleback was on the Peer Resort Tour, just completed by the Junies. …

In the IAAF World Cross Country Championshipslast Sunday (March 24) in Bydgoszcz, Poland (try saying THAT five times in a row), the American women, bronze medalistsin each of the last two world cross country championships, were fourth this time, behind Kenya, Ethiopia, and Bahrain. Neely Spencefinished 13th and was the top American in the 8-K. Emily Infeldwas 21st. Deena Kastor, at age 40, a week after a third-place 2:32:39 at the L.A. Marathon, was 34th. …

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival—Los Angeles, hosted by the Mono Lake Committeeearlier this month, teamed up with Barefoot Wine & Bubblyto celebrate Mono Lake Committee co-founder Sally Gaines, one of Barefoot’s seven “Soles of the Year!”

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