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The weekend forecast: Cold, then warm, then cold, then storm

April 3, 2015

  It was cold start today, but it has been  followed by milder temperatures this afternoon and into Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

What's ahead this weekend

April 2, 2015

Spring Expo, Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra, April 4
Head over to Mammoth Mountain Ski Area from 8:30a.m. to 2 p.m. between Chair 1 and Chair 11 at the big expo tent and try out a mono-ski, bi-ski or ski-bike and help raise money for DSES at the same time. For more info, call DSES at 760-934-0791 or go to www. SpringExpo.com

Ezakimak! April 4

Governor Brown issues executive order requiring 25 percent cut in water use

April 1, 2015

A dismal snowpack, measured at one inch of precipitation on Mammoth Pass on March 30 instead of the average for that date of about 42 inches of water, and equally low in the rest of the Sierra, triggered Governor Jerry Brown today, April 1, to issue an executive order requiring all water districts to cut back on water use by 25 percent.

Water district considers more water use restrictions, April 1

April 1, 2015

The Mammoth Community Water District board of directors will consider increasing water use restrictions tonight, April 1 at a special water district meeting. The meeting is at 4:30 p.m. in the conference room at the district facility located one mile east of Old Mammoth Road on Meridian Boulevard, just off Highway 203. The meeting is open to the public. For more information on what the proposed Level Three water restrictions will mean, go to http://www.mcwd.dst.ca.us/ and look under "Conservation" then go to the link to the "Water Conservation Ordinance" item.

Mammoth's water district in court today

April 1, 2015

The Mammoth Community Water District and representatives from the local air pollution control district, as well as other entities involved in an ongoing legal dispute over a proposed geothermal plant, will be in court today before Judge Stan Eller to argue their case regarding a proposed, new, 33-megawatt geothermal power plant.

Photo of the day

March 31, 2015

Local metal worker and artist Kevin Scott, of KS Metal Works, at work on a creation in his Mammoth studio.

This week in Mammoth and the Eastside

March 30, 2015

 First-ever “Ezakimak”

A run-snowshoe-ski race from the base of Mammoth Mountain (9,000 feet) to the summit (11,053 feet) is set for Saturday, April 4. It begins at 4 p.m. with the race at 7 p.m.

It follows the Kamikaze downhill mountain bike trail, except backward (hence Ezakimak).

See the schedule online via Mammoth Mountain

Fourth Grade Sacramento trip fundraiser at Roberto's, March 31

March 30, 2015

Dine out at Roberto's while supporting a great cause, the Fourth Grade Sacramento Trip to the state capitol, planned for later this year. Roberto's will donate a percentage of sales from lunch and dinner on Tuesday, March 31 to the Fourth Grade Sacramento Trip, where future leaders will learn how their government works.

Try Snowcreek Athletic Club for free for one day, April 1

March 30, 2015

Snowcreek Athletic Club is celebrating April Fools Day, with their No Foolin' Try Us For Free Day! From 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, Snowcreek Athletic Club is offering you a "freebie" to come work out, swim or take a fitness class. Go to http://SnowcreekAthleticClub.com to plan your free day.

Glacier Point road opens Saturday, no date yet for Tioga Pass opening

March 27, 2015

The Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park will open for the season to automobile traffic tomorrow, Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 6:00 a.m. All visitor services at Glacier Point will be fully operational. The Bridalveil Creek Campground will open within the next several weeks.

Visitors are urged to drive slowly and with caution, as wildlife may be present on or near the roadway.

Feels like summer out there

March 27, 2015

Weather forecasters at the National Weather Service in Reno say record high temperatures are possible for Friday,

At the same time, they said weak low pressure may move into northern California on Saturday for slight cooling, and a low chance of showers and thunderstorms. 


For more on this week's weather forecast, pick up a copy of the March 26 edition of the Mammoth Times, or subscribe to the E-Edition by clicking here.

Bishop launches free wifi throughout Main Street area

March 26, 2015

Bishop's Main Street is now a free wifi zone, according to the Bishop Chamber of Commerce. I-Main now provides free wifi in public spaces along Main Street from Lagoon Street to MacIver Street and into the Bishop City Park. I-Main users will be greeted with a “splash page” hosted at www.bishop.community.

Record high temperatures expected Friday, some relief over weekend

March 26, 2015

Weather forecasters at the National Weather Service in Reno said Wednesday that record high temperatures are possible for Friday.

At the same time, they said weak low pressure may move into northern California on Saturday for slight cooling, and a low chance of showers and thunderstorms.

“Well above average temperatures continue early next week under high pressure,” the NWS said.

“The main forecast concerns through the end of the week will be the potential for record temperatures on Friday and low chances for showers/thunderstorms on Saturday afternoon and evening north of

Business After Hours this evening at Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa

March 24, 2015

Join Chamber of Commerce members at the next Business After Hours this Tuesday, March 24 at the Sierra Nevada Resort from 5-7 p.m.

Meet at Duke's Bar in the lobby for a prohibition themed evening with a moonshine martini tasting and appetizers to match. Don't forget that Cub Club will be open from 4-9 pm if your kids need something to do.

Photo of the day

March 24, 2015

Poconip fog and hoarfrost on trees on the shore of Mono Lake. March, 2015. Photo/Wendilyn Grasseschi

Tree thinning starts near town, includes Old Shady Rest Campground area

March 24, 2015

A mechanical thinning project will begin this week in the Old Shady Rest Campground and surrounding area, according to the Inyo National Forest. That means the sound of chainsaws and big equipment might be audible to users of the highly popular area behind Shady Rest, but the thinning project is considered to be a critical part of wildfire prevention work near Mammoth, forest authorities said. Routes into the areas being thinned will be closed to public access as a matter of public safety.

Hiker lifted out of backcountry after breaking leg near Matterhorn Peak

March 23, 2015

On Saturday, March 21, the Mineral County Sheriff’s Office, in Hawthorne, NV, received a 911 call regarding a hiker who had broken their leg in a fall near Matterhorn Peak, approximately 15 miles southwest of Bridgeport in the Sawtooth Mountain Range.

Missing hiker found

March 23, 2015

Missing Yosemite National Park hiker, Michael “Mic” Dahl, was found alive Monday morning, March 23 at approximately 11 a.m., in Yosemite National Park, according to Yosemite National Park authorities. Dahl was spotted by visitors on the Yosemite Valley Loop Trail. The visitors recognized him from the missing persons flyer.

Search contines for hiker missing in Yosemite since Saturday

March 23, 2015

Yosemite National Park Rangers and search volunteers continue to search for Michael “Mic” Dahl, a 20 year old male, from southern California. Dahl, has been missing since Saturday morning, March 21, 2015.

A student at University of California, Santa Barbara, Dahl arrived in Yosemite on the morning of Saturday, March 21, with three friends. He was discovered missing by his friends after a planned day hike.

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