Archive | January, 2012

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Public remembrance

As the community of Mammoth Lakes tries to deal with the tragic events surrounding the life and death of Dr. Andrew Bourne over the last month, friends and family work to accommodate a growing number who will publicly remember Bourne on Saturday.  Dr. Michael Karch emailed word of yet another change of location for this […]

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Ubehebe all over again?

Does a volcanic eruption lurk somewhere beneath Death Valley? A team of scientists at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory say they have uncovered evidence that suggests the Ubehebe (U-bee-hee-bee) Crater last erupted only 800 years ago, not thousands of years ago as earlier thought. The website LiveScience.com reported their findings. Researchers recently said that Death […]

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Mammoth Town Council election

In June, two seats on the Mammoth Town Council will go up for election.  Nomination papers will become available through the Town Clerk starting February 13th.  The seats that will open up are currently held by Jo Bacon and Skip Harvey.  Here is the news release from the Town Clerk on the upcoming election: A […]

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DUI case: car into condo

Mammoth Police responded to an accident that sent a car into a condo.  The driver of the car was arrested for driving under the influence.  Here is the complete police release: “On Sunday, January 29 at approximately 12:55 p.m., Mammoth Lakes Police, Fire, and Paramedic units were dispatched to the area of Minaret and Chateau […]

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Dennis Mattinson’s Weather Forecast

FORECAST: The Owens Valley, Mammoth and Mono County By: Dennis Mattinson, Weather & Atmospheric Forecaster Sierra Wave Radio – TV – Online News www.easternsierraforecast.com TUESDAY 31-JAN-2012 Well, here we are in the last day of January 2012. Many of you have ask me, when will this drought end. The answer is not soon. The forecast […]

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Mammoth Town Council: recognition, recreation and a closed session

Earlier this month, fire struck a home in Mammoth Lakes.  A smoke alarm awakened an 8-year-old girl inside.  Her alert reaction, fire officials said, likely saved her mother, step father and family pets. At Wednesday night’s Town Council meeting, fire officials will present Hanna Babula, 8, with a plaque recognizing her bravery in that incident.  […]

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Englishman walks for hospice

Dr. Colin Skinner of England has walked thousands of miles to raise awareness and money for hospice.  His current journey started in North Dakota, and he plans to end it in San Francisco.  Weather and conditions as he snowshoed through Yosemite caused him to rest a bit in the Eastern Sierra. On Saturday, the Mono […]

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Accidents down, speeding tickets up

When CHP Captain Andrea Witmer stood up recently to talk to the Bishop City Council, she revealed large downturns in accidents and a sharp upturn in speeding citations.  Captain Witmer told Sierra Wave later that she and her officers have focused all year long on the three big violations – speed, seat belts and driving […]

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