Archive | July, 2017

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It’s official – Mammoth Resorts acquired; Mark Brownlie new COO

Press release Denver, Colorado, July 31, 2017 –The new joint venture formed by affiliates of KSL Capital Partners, LLC (“KSL”) and Henry Crown and Company (“HCC”) today announced the completion of their previously announced acquisition of Intrawest Resorts Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SNOW) (“Intrawest”) and Mammoth Resorts. Through these transactions, Squaw Valley Ski Holdings (“SVSH”), previously owned by affiliates […]

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Town of Mammoth Lakes expands recycling programs

Press release Mammoth Lakes, CA – The Town of Mammoth Lakes (TOML), The Sierra Conservation Project, Inc. (SCP) and Mammoth Disposal (MD) are excited to announce the expansion of current condominium, commercial and recreational area recycling programs in the Town of Mammoth Lakes. TOML, SCP and MD are working on a grant-funded project to expand condominium […]

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Talking trash – and landfills – between Inyo County and LADWP

By Deb Murphy This all started with a Los Angeles Times article by Louis Sahagun two weeks ago. Sahagun reminded the city’s readership of the 100-year history between LA and the Owens Valley. The punch line was the condemnation, or eminent domain, process Inyo had launched in May to acquire the land under three landfills, […]

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Bishop City Council talks cannabis, groundwater agency

By Deb Murphy In what could have been the absolute last cannabis discussion at a Bishop City Council meeting Monday, Councilmember Pat Gardner opened the door a crack for further discussion. The agenda item was a second reading of the ordinance banning commercial operations within the city limits. Again, the pro-cannabis speakers outweighed the antis […]

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Update: BLM, CalFire fire restrictions

BLM press release BLM Announces Temporary Fire Restrictions for the Eastern Sierra BISHOP, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is implementing temporary fire restrictions on all public lands managed by the Bishop Field Office in Inyo and Mono counties, effective July 28. The restrictions will remain in effect until November 6, or until […]

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Ski, ride at Mammoth Mountain through Aug. 6

From Mammoth Mountain Ski Area After an unbelievable winter season, the last day of ski/snowboard operations will beAug 6, 2017. Mammoth Mountain received 618” of snow at Main Lodge [second most on record], and it’s estimated that over 800” fell at the summit. January 2017 produced our snowiest month ever with 246” at Main Lodge. […]

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Comments sought Devils Postpile accessibility plan

NPS press release Devils Postpile National Monument Seeks Public Input on Draft Accessibility Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan The National Park Service has prepared a draft report that provides recommendations to improve the accessibility at Devils Postpile National Monument. As part of the planning process, the National Park Service is seeking public comment on the draft […]

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Officials urge caution concerning hantavirus

CDPH Press release SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reminds individuals to take precautions when entering cabins, trailers and other buildings that may be infested with rodents after the recent diagnosis of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) in a Northern California man. “Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome is a rare, but often fatal disease spread […]

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Let’s be careful out there – summer safety tips

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release As the historic Sierra snowpack continues to melt and create swift moving local waterways, residents and visitors are reminded that the Owens River will continue to pose a significant safety threat due to fast currents and debris. This summer safer waterways are suggested for cooling off; Diaz Lake, Klondike Lake, and […]

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