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Janu-buried – For Real!

After the 3-week pummeling of snow from the mega AR events in January, Mammoth Mountain now boasts the most snow in North America – more than 500 inches this season! To put it in perspective, from December 26 through January 17, Mammoth Mountain received 240 inches or a whopping 20 feet of snow. It is fair to say that the Town was literally buried, with many residents and visitors hunkered down in their homes for three weeks only venturing outside for the most basic necessities, and of course to constantly shovel the front door, decks and driveways. It was unreal!  February is off to a spectacular start with stunning blue skies and exceptional conditions, with another 1-2 feet of snow forecast this weekend. This edition of Town e-News features what was and what is coming in Mammoth Lakes with the opportunity to refamiliarize yourselves with the spectacular winter-wonderland known as the Eastern Sierra. Enjoy – you’ve earned it!

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What is the Town doing to House our Workforce?

We hear this a lot from people, so we took our housing message to the streets and presented the Town of Mammoth Lakes Housing Program to our community. The main takeaway from our message is that there are 272 affordable unitseither under construction, entitled, or recently acquired through a buy-down program. The goal of the Mammoth Lakes’ housing program is to provide safe, decent, and affordable housing to meet the needs of existing and future residents, with the current focus being on rapidly expanding the availability of affordable workforce housing throughout the community in the near-term (present to end of 2023) to support housing at all economic levels. The Town completed a Community Housing Action Plan in 2017 to “Live, Work and Thrive!” which set a goal of providing 200 – 300 community housing units within 5 years through a combination of new development, redevelopment, housing programs, and policies. Click here to learn more about Housing Now! and what the Town is doing to house our workforce.

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The Parcel Construction Update

Construction at The Parcel reached a major milestone at the end of November, with placement of all of the approximately 100 prefabricated building modules onto the 2nd floor podium of both buildings, topping out both buildings at their final four-story height. The buildings are currently being further weather-proofed and interior construction of utilities and finishes is being completed throughout the winter months. Installation of structural steel framing for the single-story childcare center and community space at the south side of Building A will continue as long as weather permits. Further site work, including installation of dry utilities, roads and sidewalks, is suspended until the spring. Phase 1 of The Parcel, aka “The Sawyer” incudes 81 apartment units within 2 buildings, at several affordability levels and with a variety of unit sizes between studio and 3 bedroom, as well as a community space, childcare facility, and a public park. Units are expected to be available for occupancy this fall.

Anyone interested in living at The Parcel should contact the property manager, Buckingham Property Management, at (855) 452-8250 (option 0) for additional information or to be placed on the waiting list. #theparcelnews

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Plaza Suite Opens at the Edison Theatre on February 9

Hilarity abounds in this portrait of three couples successively occupying a suite at the Plaza. A suburban couple take the suite while their house is being painted and it turns out to be the one in which they honeymooned 23 (or was it 24?) years before and was yesterday the anniversary, or is it today? This wry tale of marriage in tatters is followed by the exploits of a Hollywood producer who, after three marriages, is looking for fresh fields. He calls a childhood sweetheart, now a suburban housewife, for a little sexual diversion. Over the years she has idolized him from afar and is now more than the match he bargained for. The last couple is a mother and father fighting about the best way to get their daughter out of the bathroom and down to the ballroom where guests await her or as Mother yells, “I want you to come out of that bathroom and get married!” The Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre presents Plaza Suite from February 9-19, 2023 (Thurs – Sat @ 7pm Sun @4pm) at the Edison Theatre – 100 College Parkway. Click here to learn more or to purchase your tickets.

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Fly to Mammoth Lakes this Winter!

Air service to Mammoth Lakes was expanded this winter to offer more reliability and better connections through the Eastern Sierra Regional Airport, 40 minutes south of Mammoth Lakes, on United Airlines. Fly direct from Denver (DEN) or San Francisco (SFO) or connect from hundreds of cities across the country. Winter service will operate to Bishop (BIH) through March 21, 2023. Fly with Advanced Airlines from Burbank (BUR), Hawthorne-LA (HHR) and Carlsbad (CLD) directly into Mammoth Lakes (MMH). For those flying into LAX, there is a free shuttle to your flight out of Hawthorne (must be reserved in advanced). Winter service to Mammoth Lakes (MMH) will operate through April 10, 2023.

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Town Meetings and Community Event Calendar

  • February 7 – Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting
  • February 8/9 – Mammoth Lakes Recreation Allocations Committee Meeting
  • February 9 – Mammoth Trails Committee Meeting
  • February 14 – Planning and Economic Development Commission Meeting
  • February 15 – Town Council Meeting
  • March 1 – Town Council Meeting
  •  Visit the Town’s website for meeting agenda’s and to watch the meeting’s live or view the Mammoth Lakes Events Calendar.
  • Meetings held in Suite Z (Council Chambers, Minaret Village Mall) unless noted.

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Stay Informed with Town News delivered to your inbox or phone!

The Town manages several informative and timely e-newsletters and public service announcements to increase community awareness and comprehension of Town activities, programs, projects, and services. Please click here to opt-in – its fast and easy, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter @TownofMammoth and through our local media partners.

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Recreation for All – Donate Today!   

This February will mark three years since the creation of the Tony Colasardo Scholarship Fund. Parks and Recreation has helped over 100 kids participate in our many summer camps and programs and in partnership with the Colasardo family, we are asking you to continue to support recreation for all!

The Tony Colasardo Scholarship Fund provides full or partial scholarships for the many popular camps and recreation programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department. Tony Colasardo was a long-time Recreation Commissioner who was a passionate advocate for inclusion and social equity and believed that every child regardless of income level, ability, race or gender should have access to the benefits of parks and recreation.

These scholarships are intended to remove any financial impediment facing a family when deciding to participate in our many camps or programs. We are fundraising for the first two weeks of February. Last year we raised $15,000 – let’s get to $20,000 in 2023. THANK YOU! 

CLICK HERE TO DONATE

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FREE Friday Night Skate!

Get your skate on and join us for a FREE Friday night skate tonight, Friday, February 3 from 7-10pm. Admission is free and rentals are subject to availability. For the latest schedule at the outdoor ice rink, please click here!

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Community Recreation Center (CRC) Update

Crews continue to build out the interior of the CRC. Work continued on the mechanical and Zamboni rooms, installation of the HVAC system, rink lighting and fire suppression system. The Town appreciates the community’s understanding and patience as we work towards enhancing our community recreation amenities. Look for the weekly #crcupdates on the Town’s Facebook page. On December 7, 2022, the Town of Mammoth Lakes, Mammoth Lakes Tourism (MLT), and Mammoth Lakes Recreation (MLR) launched an historic new, community-driven partnership with National Hockey League (NHL) franchise, the LA Kings. As part of the expansive, multiyear partnership, brokered by AEG Global Partnerships, the partners have teamed up to launch LA Kings Ice at Mammoth Lakes – the Town’s first indoor Olympic-sized ice rink. Read the Press Release.

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Town Manager Appoints Sergeant Casabian as Acting Chief of Police

Town Manager Daniel C. Holler appointed Sergeant Daniel Casabian as Acting Chief of Police for the Mammoth Lakes Police Department (MLPD) effective January 8, 2023. The appointment was made as Chief Davis is out on leave. The Department has an effective team of four well trained and experienced sergeants who provide operational leadership and support. The appointment of the Acting Police Chief provides continuity of leadership and establishes the necessary command structure for the Department. Read More…

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Parks, Facilities and Trails Update

Please click here to view the status of our parks, facilities, MUP’s and sidewalks. and winter trails. The Mammoth Outdoor Ice Rink is OPEN – subject to snow/weather conditions. Click here to view the updated schedule. During winter storm cycles, many of the trails will be closed while staff work to clear priority routes.

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Work for the Town!

The Town is currently recruiting for the following positions: Recreation Instructor – Mountain Bike or Skateboard, Recreation Leader I – Summer Counselor, Police Officer Recruit, Police Officer (Lateral), Code Compliance Officer, Outdoor Recreation Host, MLPD Reserve Officer, Recreation Coordinator – Adult Leagues, Recreation Leader II – Summer Camps, and Temporary Airport Maintenance Worker. To be considered for an open recruitment, all applicants must submit an online application.

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MLPD Ride-Along Program

The Mammoth Lakes Police Department has a Ride-Along Program to encourage community involvement in the law enforcement process. Interested citizens and students can fill-out an application for this program which allows them to ride as a passenger in a patrol vehicle for the day.  If you are interested in a Ride-Along, please do not hesitate to contact us for the application at (760) 965-3700.

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Attention Snowmobilers!

In the Town of Mammoth Lakes, beyond the Shady Rest “slow zone” around the softball fields, geothermal pipelines that run above ground are now marked with yellow/black/red bamboo poles about 20 feet apart. Please use caution riding in this area by slowing down and staying on the groomed trail when you are within a quarter mile of the parking lot. Please do not ride your snowmobile over these pipelines. This is a temporary solution while we work to install more appropriate signage and highly visible markings. Thank you for being safe on your snowmobile! Need a map? Download it on our snowmobiling page either in PDF or georeferenced on Avenza for free.

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Be SnowSmart this Winter!

Mammoth Lakes receives some of the heaviest snowfall in California. Driving during a winter storm puts yourself, your passengers, those traveling around you, and plow and emergency crews at risk. Plan to travel after the roads are plowed or use FREE public transit. Please visit the SnowSmart website for tips and for updated road conditions visit roads.dot.ca.gov or call (800) 427-7623.

Child Safety

  • Keep children indoors and they should not play in yards, build snow forts or dig caves near the road while it’s snowing.

Pedestrian Safety

  • Don’t walk in-front or around snow removal equipment and GIVE THEM SPACE!

Back Off

  • While driving, stay at least 50 feet behind snow removal equipment.

Slow Down

  • When chain control conditions are in effect, the maximum speed limit is 25 mph.

Protect Your Property

  • It is a violation to park on any roadway from November 1 through April 30 and park all vehicles/inside the orange snow stakes.

Light It Up

  • Leave the exterior lighting of your home on at night during winter storms and identify the entrance to your driveway with reflective poles.

Snow Storage

  • Do not place cleared snow in the roadway or within 10ft. from road’s edge and all snow must be stored on your property.

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Please Leash Your Dog!

It is unlawful for any dog owner to allow their dog to run at large within the Town of Mammoth Lakes Municipal Boundary. The Eastern Sierra offers an incredible outdoor playground for dog owners to play and walk with your dog(s) off-leash. The Town is moving forward with plans for a dog park with construction expected to commence in the fall of 2023. Thank you for your commitment in keeping Mammoth Lakes safe and beautiful for all to enjoy! Learn more about Dog Resources, Licensing, Education and Enforcement.

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