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What's Up, Up Here? Oct. 5 - Oct 11

October 5, 2012

On Aug. 31, Boy Scout Troop 1210 from Rancho Santa Margarita arrived at Brown's Town just outside of Bishiop. Accompanied by scout leaders and family members, they had come north to help Biego Bennett (in uniform) carry out his Eagle Scout project at Eastern Sierra Wildlife Care. Photo/Submitted

 

A big thank you to Andrea Walkerand everyone at Stellar Brewfor catering and to Michael Edelshtainof Mammoth Creek Innfor hosting our Mammoth Sierra Magazine Launch Partythis past Wednesday. The food was fabulous, the company was fantastic, and the presidential debate was muted. …

Laura Beardsleyis the new executive director of the Friends of the Inyo, taking over from Stacy Corless, who now is riding herd with the Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation. …

The Mammoth Roller Rinkfinishes its summer season this Saturday, so get your skate on from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. while you can! …

Also closing after this weekend: both Sierra Star and Snowcreekgolf courses. Great, long seasonat both this year. …

And while we’re at it, better get on up to Rock Creek Resortfor Sue King’stasty Pie-in-the-Skyconcoctions. After next weekend, no more. …

Just for the heck of it: Bob Melvin. …

The Weather Channelsays that (starting this winter) it will be naming winter storms just like the National Weather Servicenames summer hurricanes. The Weather Channel said most of the winter storm names will be of Greek and Roman decent, with the first three being Athena, Brutus and Caesar. …

Sixty-one-year-old endurance athlete Marshall Ulrichof Idaho Springs, Colo., and Bay Area firefighter Dave Heckman, 38, this summer walked the perimeter of Death Valley National Parkduring the hottest part of summer, completely unaided and unassisted. They began on July 22 and concluded 16 days later on Aug. 7. …

Welcome back to the States, U.S. Ski Teamracer Travis Ganong, a lifelong Mammothist who spent 33 of 45 days in Chile. Good ski racing for one of our best racers. …

Over thar on the West side, armed robbersmay have made off with as much as $2 million in goldand gemsfrom the California State Mining and Mineral Museum in Mariposa, and a statewide hunt for the thieves is on. …

Mammoth Movesis in its third week and the crowd keeps on growin.’ We support this idea simply to get out of the office in the middle of the day and enjoy the beautiful Eastern Sierrasurroundings ... right here in town! This upcoming Wednesday (Oct. 10), join Robin Roberts, director of Mono County Behavioral Health, for a 30-minute exercise session. This time, the group is meeting at Mammoth Creek Parkat 12:10 p.m. …

Our local Edison Theatrelaunched its first show of the season yesterday (Thursday) with the show The Marvelous Wonderettes. Shira Dubrovnerdirects it with musical direction by Stephanie Everson, starring Kristin Reese, Jacqueline Marie, Leigh Ann Battista, and Amy Grahek. You have until Oct. 21 to enjoy a trip back to 1958. ...

Why the Irishrun: Sez Irish Labour Senator Jimmy Harte, “Jogging is like sex—you don’t have to be good at it to enjoy it. Everyone can jogat some pace.” Um, right. …

Need a job? Need to hire qualified people? Look no further than Saturday’s (Oct. 6)job fair, brought to you by the Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce. Four training sessions will be available in addition to on-the-spot interviews. Starts at 11 a.m. at the Westin(Red Fir Room). …

Last Mondaywas the anniversary of the creation, by Congress, of Yosemite National Park. President Benjamin Harrison signed it into law, but you knew that, right? …

The Mono Lake communityis grieving with the passing of Ranger Jim Pence. While at home on Sept. 27, Jim died of heart attack. He was 49. Jim had recently retired in May as a California State Park Rangerafter 30 years of service. He had served as a ranger for the Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reservesince 2006. …

Sugar Bowl Ski Resorthas inked a deal making it the operator of the Royal Gorge Cross Country Resort, America’s largest cross-country operation. In early August, a consortium of conservation groups announced an intention to purchase the 3,000-acre property atop Donner Summitafter the previous owner, Kirk Syme, defaulted on his $16.7 million loanin June 2011. While the consortium collects funds, Sugar Bowl will take out a mini-lease with the bank that technically still holds the property. …

In the new “2011 California Bear Take Report” issued Oct. 1 by the California Department of Fish and Game, the population of black bears was 5,000 fewerthan the department estimated for 2010 and nearly 10,000 fewersince 2009—a combined reduction of approximately 25 percent of the population in just the past two years. The Humane Society of the United Statessays it’s because of pressure from poaching, habitat loss, road mortality, pollutionand recreational hunting including harassment practices like the use of hounds, which will be prohibited on Jan. 1.

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