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Mammoth Lakes Community e-News – May 25, 2023

Recreate Safely this Memorial Weekend in Mammoth Lakes

  • Recreate safely this weekend around streams, lakes, and waterways. Significant spring flooding is expected throughout the region from this winter’s record-setting snowfall. All waterways are running at near full capacity – areas at risk of flooding include highways, roads, and recreational sites like campgrounds.
  • The Forest has launched an Inciweb page specifically for updates regarding flooding impacts, road damage, and weather alerts.
  • The Lakes Basin remains closed for vehicle access. Inyo National Forest campground status can be found here – some are open, but many are delayed due to snow and winter damage.
  • Property owners can collect sandbags throughout the weekend from the Town Yard – 299 Commerce Drive.
  • Parks and Facilities currently open include: Whitmore Pool (lap swim only), Whitmore Recreation Area (Ball Fields 1 & 3 and the Synthetic Sports Field & Track), Volcom Brothers Skatepark & Little Brothers Skatepark, and Trails End Park. Click here to view the updated status of Town parks, trails and facilities.
  • Mammoth Mountain Update: Expected lift operations from May 26 – 30 include: Chairs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 23, PG 1&2 and VG (Wind & weather permitting). Hours of Operation: 7:30am-3pm. Scenic rides will operate from 7:30-4pm with the last ride from the top at 3:45pm. The Village Gondola hours of operation are 7:15am-3:30pm.


Town’s Extreme Weather Business Recovery Program Extended to June 7

  • The Mammoth Lakes Town Council approved a $500,000 Business Recovery Program to provide grants to small, local businesses adversely affected by the 2023 Extreme Weather Disaster. This program is designed to provide support funding for small businesses with a grant awards of up to either $5,000 or $7,500 per business.
  • Please review the Town’s Program webpage for additional information, eligibility and submittal requirements and to complete the application.
  • Applications have been extended to 5pm on Wednesday, June 7, 2023.


Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) NOW OPEN! 

  • FEMA has opened a Disaster Resource Center (DRC) at the Mono County Civic Center (1290 Tavern Road) in Mammoth Lakes. The DRC is open daily (except Sunday) from 9am-6pm. The Center is scheduled to be open through at least June 8, 2023.
  • Individuals, families or business owners impacted by the recent disaster may be eligible for financial assistance to support recovery and rebuilding. FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program (IHP) provides financial assistance and direct services to eligible individuals and households affected by a disaster who have uninsured or underinsured necessary expenses and serious needs.
  • SBA Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property, which includes their disaster damaged personal vehicles.
  • It is very important for applicants to initiate an SBA application to ensure recovery options by the June 2, 2023, deadline. The Economic Injury Deadline is Jan. 3, 2024.


Eastern Sierra CEDS Survey Extended to May 29! 

  • Calling all community members! Help us inform our region’s economic development strategy by participating in this survey.
  • The survey can be taken in both English and Spanish online or on paper at the Mammoth Lakes Town Offices (437 Old Mammoth Road, Suite 230) and the Mammoth Lakes Library (400 Sierra Park Road).
  • Click here to complete the online survey before May 29 – thank you!


Mammoth Lakes Film Festival (MLFF) Underway! 

  • MLFF is a five-day festival that screens independent features and shorts in the spectacular setting of Mammoth Lakes—California’s premier mountain resort, high in the Eastern Sierra held over Memorial Day weekend.
  • Named as one of the “Top 50 Festivals Worth The Entry Fee” by Movie Maker Magazine for the past eight years in a row, MLFF showcases the work of emerging, innovative filmmakers against the backdrop of California’s ruggedly beautiful Eastern Sierra.
  • The 9th annual Mammoth Lakes Film Festival will be held from May 24-28, 2023.
  • Visit the MLFF website for film screenings and to purchase tickets.

(From Town of Mammoth Lakes)

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