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What's Up, Up Here? News and gossip for April 15-21

April 16, 2011

Mule deer are in migration mode.

Is there ever such a thing as too much ice cream? Pita Vasquez, a Cerro Coso College student, took full advantage of the Ben and Jerry’s free cone day, eating 13 cones in an afternoon. “I never want to eat ice cream again. I had seriously all of them,” she said. Her friend, Bailey Morley, a Mammoth High School senior, had even more — 17 — and was of the same mind. “I feel so bad,” she said late Wednesday night. ...

A sure sign of spring, the Eastside’s herds of mule deer are on the move again, crossing the highways on their way to greener pastures – and too often, being hit by cars. Be careful, deer hearts. ....
Seems as if the snow in Bloody Couloir didn’t melt last year. Let’s compete with Panamint for ‘longest glacier in the Eastern Sierra’...er, would you believe ‘youngest’?
In the Whoops Department, we reported Wild Iris’ Susi Bains telling Council that sexual abuse reports were up 30 percent from last year. Wrong. She actually said that child abuse reports were up nearly 30 percent. ...

Great to see Dieter Fiebiger moving about nicely after suffering five broken ribs in a fall from the roof of his Alpine Garage. Nasty. ...

Happy Birthday, Powder Dan Molnar! ...

And while we’re at it, Happy 60th to MMSA’s Jack Copeland, who received a magnificent (if that’s the word) birthday cake at the Chamber Mixer the other night. Another word might be, um, lurid. ...

As soon as Sandy Hogan learned about the hiring of Dave Wilbrecht as Mammoth’s Town Manager, she drove right over to the Sierra Center Mall’s county offices to give him a hug. She whiffed, but only because he was in Bridgeport, carrying out his county duties. ...

That was a swell bash by the Eastside Velo Club at Restaurant Skadi last Tuesday. Chieftain John Armstrong announced the season schedule and chef Ian Algerøen fixed up a swell pasta and salad feast. ...

Sue Hiyashi, owner of Ben & Jerry’s, commented on ice cream luck that free cone day happened on Tuesday, when it was sunny, rather than on Wednesday, which was snowy and blowy. Lucky. ...

How about those USC fans showing up at the bird feeders? That would be the cardinal-capped Cassin’s Finches intermingling with the gold-vested Lesser Goldfinches. YAY!...

Alma and Ricardo Rodriguez are stretching their wings, ready to fly to a larger apartment in Crowley. Good timing as they just added niece Daisy, two hamsters, and two fish to their household. ...

Debbie Boucher, retired Mammoth teacher, just got word that her first novel, “Back to Normal,” has been nominated as Forward Magazine’s 2010 book of the year award in the fiction/romance category. ...

The local book group known as “Feed and Read” took on “Run to Win” this month and were thrilled when Mammoth resident Meb Keflezighi showed up to answer questions and show pictures of his native Eritrea. ...

The best trick to ensure bad weather is to book RecStrats facilitator Austin McInerney (Berkeley) on any flight to Mammoth. Happened again on Wednesday. ...

Great to see Mitch Weber back in town, he of TelemarkTips.com, a darned good guy and terrific skier. ...
Monday is Patriots Day in Beantown, and we’re rooting for Mammoth Track Club’s Alistair Cragg in the Boston Marathon. ...

Speaking of Patriots Day, we think Israel Bissell’s ride to Philadelphia was much the more daring, but who ever wrote a poem about Israel Bissell, hey? ...

Mammoth Mountain is disabling one of its (two) Facebook pages soon, so heads up if you’re not switched on to the right one. ...

We’re feelin’ bad for super-athlete Nancy Bristow, whose beloved and well-known dog Gator is seeing the light.

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