I will miss you, my little one. Rest in peace.
Posted on 08 October 2012.
I will miss you, my little one. Rest in peace.
Posted on 08 March 2012.
District 9 Director Tom Hallenbeck announced on March 8 that the Crestview Safety Roadside Rest Area, located on U.S. 395 eight miles south of the junction of State Route 158 (June Lake) and approximately 7 miles north of Mammoth Lakes, Calif will open on March 9.
Crestview Rest Area is one of three rest areas located in the Eastern Sierra owned and maintained by Caltrans and serviced under contract by Desert Area Resources and Training.
Crestview Safety Roadside Rest Area was closed on Nov. 30, 2011 due to winter conditions. -Caltrans
Posted on 01 August 2011.
Crestview in Mono County is scheduled for closure Aug. 2-5.
Coso Junction in Inyo County is scheduled for closure Aug. 8-11.
Boron in Kern County is scheduled for closure Sept. 7-27.
Please slow for the cone zone. -Caltrans
Posted on 07 April 2011.
Sports will soon replace snow at Shady Rest Park, but will AYSO replace the Women’s Club in running the Snack Shack? (Photo: Kirkner)
Recreation Commission works to set policy on who should operate Shady Rest shack
Since 2003 the Mammoth Lakes’ Women’s Club has been operating the Shack during the summer baseball and soccer months. They took over eight years ago when AYSO asked them to operate the food hut. Today, AYSO wants those operation rights back.
Currently there is no policy dictating how the Town-owned shack should be run. Until now, operations have been performed on handshake deals. However, with two groups vying for operation rights, the Town’s Recreation Commission has been tasked with setting a formal policy for running the shop.
On April 5 at the regular Recreation Commission meeting, commissioners set about accomplishing this task.
“We are not determining today who will run the shack, we are just trying to come up with a policy,” explained Commission Chair Bill Sauser. Still, the commission heard from both groups that wish to operate the shack.
Women’s Club President Sharon Harvey explained that the revenue from the shack is the club’s main source of fundraising for the year. The goal of the Women’s Club is to raise money and donate it to different organizations in town. So the wealth is spread around.
After taking over the soccer events in 2003, the Women’s Club was then asked by the Town in 2006 to provide food for the Little League Baseball team events as well, which the Club agreed to do, even though, according to Harvey, baseball runs at little to no profit.
“Not only do we provide food for the kids, but we also make them ask for their food politely and we make them figure out how much change they are due when they pay,” explained Debby Christiana Bailey, a member of the Women’s Club.
Dan O’Connell, representing AYSO, attended the meeting to make the case for the soccer teams.
“There were 450 kids in AYSO last year,” O’Connell explained. “It’s our families that are paying, so it’s a no brainer to have AYSO running the snack shop.”
O’Connell felt that each organization running events at Shady Rest Park should have the option to operate the snack shack; a “right of first refusal” if you will.
One of the Commission’s concerns was whether or not AYSO would stick with the operations or take over for one year and then lose interest in running the shack next year, leaving the Town without a group to operate the shop since they would have kicked the Women’s Club out.
“In all fairness though, the Women’s Club may not want to run it forever either,” said Heidi Presson, also representing AYSO.
“We have a very motivated Board right now,” O’Connell explained, “and we need the money, especially for the Hispanic kids [which make up a large portion of AYSO’s numbers].”
Nancy Liebersbach, however, warned AYSO that they know not what they were asking when requesting to take over the shack. Liebersbach and her husband were some of the first people involved in running the shack and always found parents with enough time to help out in short supply, leaving Nancy to work the shack for 12 hours a day, every weekend.
“It wasn’t a good profit and it was too much trouble,” she said. Liebersbach added that the Hispanic population is not cash poor and doesn’t “need the help we’re talking about.”
The Commission determined that it would be best to delegate a committee that would include members of both parties that are requesting to operate the shack, as well as two commissioners. Commissioners Teri Stehlik and Sean Turner volunteered to sit on the committee. The group will attempt to determine the best policy during the next month and bring it back to the Commission at its May 3 meeting.
A representative from Little League assured everyone that their group had no interest in running the snack shack.
“You can have it,” she said.
Posted on 03 March 2011.
On Tuesday, March 2 at approximately 3:45 p.m., Mono County Sheriff’s Department dispatch received a call regarding a man found bleeding from a possible attempted suicide in his vehicle near Shady Rest Park. Mammoth Lakes Police Department Officers arrived on scene first, located the victim, and transported him to Mammoth Hospital to tend to his injuries.
Mono County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on scene to conduct the investigation. Upon examination of the vehicle, a .22 rifle, an empty package of sleeping pills, and several alcohol containers were located inside. There was no evidence that the rifle was fired. The incident is still under investigation. -MCSD
Posted on 05 February 2011.
The U.S. Forest Service has received an OHV grant from the State of California to support motorized and non-motorized recreation planning efforts for the “Shady Rest” area within the Town of Mammoth Lakes. The desired outcome of the planning process is to design, review, and approve the development of a new motorized staging area.
A series of public meetings will discuss current and future recreation uses and review site development options. Information from the public meetings will be used to help develop a proposed action released to the public.
The meetings will be held on Thursday, Feb. 10: “Existing Condition, Current Uses and Needs Assessment,” Thursday, Feb. 17: “Multiple Uses, Recreation Development Options” and Thursday, March 3: “Presentation and Review of Recreation Alternatives.”
All meetings will be held at the auditorium of the Mammoth Lakes Ranger Station and begin at 5:30 p.m., with an expected 1.5-hour meeting time.
For further questions regarding the recreation planning process, contact Jon Kazmierski, recreation officer for the Mammoth Lakes and Mono Lake Ranger Districts, at 760.924.5503 or firstname.lastname@example.org.